Cranfield University


Cranfield’s mission to transform knowledge into ingenious solutions in science, technology and management places us at the forefront of some of the world’s most practical, cutting-edge projects.

From unique cabin evacuation research to finding life on Mars, from a frost blanket for racecourses to zero-emission cars, and from the next generation of anti-landmine devices to a new blood glucose monitor, Cranfield’s focus is squarely on the application of its research.

Highly ranked and internationally recognised Cranfield School of Management is a part of Cranfield University.

The Cranfield campus is based just outside the village of Cranfield, between the vibrant towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford.

Shrivenham campus is set in and around the beautifully landscaped gardens of Beckett House, a manor house on the edge of Shrivenham village. The secure campus is home to the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom which is a military and academic community providing postgraduate education in strategy, leadership, management and the application of technology to defence. This rural location is home to over 1500 students, with nearly three times that number using us as the hub for their flexible distance learning. The atmosphere is mature, relaxed and informal.

At our Shrivenham campus, students will find a convivial mix of cultures (military and civilian), backgrounds and nations with an established and supportive infrastructure for everyday living and a wide range of social and sporting opportunities.

  • Year established
  • Location
    Central England
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Academic specialism

Cranfield has a global reputation for inspirational teaching and research, industrial-scale facilities and superior links with industry and commerce. And as a wholly postgraduate institution, Cranfield is the first choice for ambitious and skilled individuals wishing to enrol on Masters’, Doctorate and professional development programmes.

University’s passion for the areas of expertise we operate in - aerospace, automotive, defence, energy, environment, healthcare, management, manufacturing and security – makes the university uniquely placed for both students and corporate partners alike.


Cranfield University
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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Cranfield is set in a leafy green campus in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside.

The University is easily accessible from London, Oxford, Cambridge and Birmingham, making it simple for recruiters and practitioners to visit on a daily basis. London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 60 and 90 minutes away respectively, and offer connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

Public buses run to and from Cranfield and there is also a regular campus bus shuttle service to Milton Keynes train and bus station. Trains run frequently from Milton Keynes to Central London and take just 45 minutes. The nearest towns of Milton Keynes and Bedford are only a few miles away and offer a wide range of sporting and entertainment facilities.