Where to study UK universities Cranfield University

Cranfield University

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Cranfield University

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate UK university, offering world-leading research facilities and state-of-the-art technology. 

Why choose Cranfield?

88% of research ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

5th in the UK for international student ratio 

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

1:5 staff-to-student ratio

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2021–22 

Cranfield University specialises in management and technology degrees, giving you a postgraduate education that can advance your career. 

Ready to find a degree at Cranfield University? 


in the UK for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 

in the UK for Business and Management Studies 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 

in the UK for Engineering research power 

Times Higher Education Interpretation of the Research Excellence Framework

Top 200 in the world for Environmental Sciences 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Take a closer look at Cranfield University 

Here’s why our students love Cranfield

Cranfield is in a peaceful part of England where international students can concentrate on their studies and join a thriving academic community. 

A plane belonging to Cranfield University

Cranfield is where you can share ideas and make advancements for society. 

You can join others who want to see the bigger picture and find solutions to global challenges. 

A student in the rain in London

At Cranfield, Lucy prepared for a high-flying career 

Your route to Cranfield University 

If you want to study at Cranfield University but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at our International College in London and progress to the University. 


Off campus

Kaplan International College London

  • Off-campus degree preparation courses 
  • Live and study in London then progress to Cranfield 
  • Guaranteed entry to a Cranfield University degree* 



Degree preparation online

  • Study a degree preparation course online with Kaplan Pathways
  • Guaranteed entry to your chosen on-campus Cranfield University master’s degree*
  • Explore your degree options via digital degree preparation on our Degree Finder

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance. 

Life on campus

Cranfield’s main campus is located outside the village of Cranfield in the English county of Bedfordshire. 

At Cranfield, you’ll enjoy teaching from experts, cutting-edge facilities and a focused working environment.


countries are part of Cranfield’s alumni network


of research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Times Higher Education Interpretation of Research Excellence Framework) 

6-time winner 

of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education


Management School (AMBA; EQUIS; AACSB International) 

70 years 

of aerospace heritage, and a university-owned airport

£35 million  

innovative centre focusing on the integration of advanced technologies

Download useful information

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  • Kaplan International College London brochure 
  • Degree preparation course information 
  • Cranfield University flyer 

Any other questions?

Where is Cranfield — is it near London? 

Cranfield is located in the county of Bedfordshire, which is between Birmingham and London. A train from nearby Milton Keynes to London takes 35 minutes.  

Is Cranfield a nice place to live? 

Cranfield is a lovely place to live. The village of Cranfield is an attractive place with a wide range of amenities, so you’ll find everything you need. If you decide to live on site at the University, then you can enjoy a true sense of community, where you can make friends and pursue your interests.

Are there international students at Cranfield?

Cranfield University welcomes students from over 100 countries every year. So, if you choose to study there, you’ll be part of an international community where cultural diversity is valued and appreciated. 

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