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Cranfield University

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.

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History

The forerunner of Cranfield University was the College of Aeronautics, created in 1946 and based at the RAF station in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. 

In 1967, the School of Management was founded, so 2017 marks our 50th anniversary.

Education

The only wholly postgraduate University in the UK, our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments and an international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe. The result is a long track record of creating leaders and innovators in our specialist areas of science, technology, engineering and management.  Our graduates are in demand and their association with Cranfield brings benefits throughout their careers.

Research

Cranfield University is a centre of transformational research, postgraduate education and professional development, inspiring the next generation of leaders in technology and management.

Career

We can help you find the job you want after leaving Cranfield.  While you are a student we will work with you to identify suitable opportunities and support you throughout the job application process.  

We offer a range of services to support you, including:

  • Career information and tailored resources
  • Career coaching and one to one appointments
  • Free access to VMock - our 24/7 CV critiquing system which offers customised suggestions for CV content, assesses core competencies based on employer criteria and Cranfield CV standards
  • Psychometric test practice and case study interview examples

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
690 29
2018
719
2017
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

As one of our students at Cranfield University, you will benefit from our stimulating and professional learning environment giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills to achieve a global career, as well as the chance to make worldwide friendships along the way.

Housing services

At the Cranfield campus there are a wide range of accommodation options, from halls of residence to shared houses, apartments for couples and houses for families, all managed in accordance with the Universities UK/GuildHE Code of Practice for University Managed Student Accommodation.

Library services

You can search nearly 200 academic and leading commercial databases, enabling you to find current, relevant information and explore applied subjects in great depth. This will not only help you succeed at Cranfield; potential employers will value your familiarity with the specialist resources widely used within their industry as well.

ICT services

  • We offer high speed networking and wireless connectivity, providing you with access to a wealth of online services including our virtual learning environments, library resources, secure file store and university email.
  • Our IT services are accessible from both on and off campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, giving you the flexibility to work whenever and wherever you prefer. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Both Cranfield and Shrivenham are fully self-contained centres of academic excellence, set in extensive grounds in classic English countryside, just short distances from towns, cities and many other places of interest.  
  • Excellent transport links make it easy to get around and explore, with London, one of the world’s most global and cosmopolitan cities, just 50 miles from Cranfield and 80 miles from Shrivenham.
  • On campus, there is a true sense of community, helping you to forge friendships during your studies and leisure time, in a safe and peaceful environment.  Whatever your recreational, social or sporting interests, there are many opportunities to make friends and have a great time.

Sports facilities

  • Facilities at the Cranfield campus include our sports centre, which incorporates a fitness centre, playing fields, sports pitches and several tennis courts, while Shrivenham has its own golf course, outdoor heated swimming pool and riding stables.
  • At Cranfield, the fitness centre contains an extensive range of cardiovascular and resistance machines and free weights. The centre prides itself on offering excellent value for money, while catering for the varied needs of its members. So whether you want to lift weights or improve your general fitness, this is the place for you.
  • A number of our sports clubs also operate within the multi-purpose area of the gym and compete in inter-university and local leagues.

Student clubs

The Cranfield Student Association is run by a team of elected students and supported by a small team of staff. The aim of the CSA is to support and represent Cranfield University students, promote student welfare and organise social, cultural and sporting activities. Together with support from current students, the CSA student officers and school representatives also aim to ensure all students are provided with the support and services they need.

Accreditation

Cranfield is the first University in the UK to receive accreditation from the European Logistics Association.

Cranfield, England, United Kingdom

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