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
Top 20 in the world for international student ratio
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023
UK #1 for staff-to-student ratio (1:8)
Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) 2018–19
Cranfield University specialises in management and technology degrees, giving you a postgraduate education that can advance your career.
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in the UK for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
in the UK for Business and Management Studies
in the UK for Engineering research power
Top 200 in the world for Environmental Sciences
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.
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.
Top 3 reasons to choose Cranfield
- Engaging academic community — great minds come together at Cranfield
- Lovely campus with lots of wildlife and surrounding nature
- The University has its own research airport and other outstanding research facilities
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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 degree preparation courses
- Live and study in London then progress to Cranfield
- Guaranteed entry to a Cranfield University degree*
*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance.
- A degree preparation course (also known as a pathway course) helps you improve your English language level, academic skills, and subject knowledge.
- If you pass your degree preparation course at the required level and with good attendance, then you are guaranteed entry to your chosen degree at university.
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)
of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
Management School (AMBA; EQUIS; AACSB International)
of aerospace heritage, and a university-owned airport
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.