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Cranfield University

Cranfield University was established in 1946 and its name was College of Aeronautics. The major growth and development started in the 1950s and 1960s. Institute was focusing on the research and development and design of aircraft. Slowly and steadily the university started focusing on the management and manufacturing of aircraft equipment and changed its name from College of Aeronautics to Cranfield University. In the following years the university received partnership opportunities from the Defence Academy,UK. Currently the university has two campuses one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. The university promotes diverse culture, opportunities for sports and social activitie..

Cranfield University
Cranfield University
Cranfield University
College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
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Institution
Campus
College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Cost of Living
£12,006
Intake
August/September/October/November 2022
January/February/March 2023

Cranfield University was established in 1946 and its name was College of Aeronautics. The major growth and development started in the 1950s and 1960s. Institute was focusing on the research and development and design of aircraft. Slowly and steadily the university started focusing on the management and manufacturing of aircraft equipment and changed its name from College of Aeronautics to Cranfield University. In the following years the university received partnership opportunities from the Defence Academy,UK. Currently the university has two campuses one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. The university promotes diverse culture, opportunities for sports and social activities. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

Keystatistics

Total Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
4,825 4,825 2,052 5:1

Notable Alumni

  • Ronald Ayers MBE (MSc Aerodynamics 1956), Chief Aerodynamicist, Bloodhound SSC

  • Pekka Erkama (MSc Human Factors and Safety Assessment in Aeronautics 2013), Founder and CEO, Huperman, Captain, Finnair, and Founding Partner, Chairman of the Board, Qreform

  • Alan C Brown (Diploma in Aircraft Engineering 1951), Former Director of Engineering, Lockheed

  • Ralph Hooper OBE FREng FRAeS (MSc Design 1948), prestigious aeronautical engineer

  • Awarded OBE in 1978 (Military Division)

  • Mohamed Juman (PhD in the School of Engineering 2003), Chairman of AMJ Projects W11, Managing Director and Founder, Mena Aerospace

  • Dr Sarah Qureshi (MSc by Research in the School of Engineering 2008, PhD in Aerospace 2016), CEO and Co-founder, Aero Engine Craft Limited

  • Lieutenant General Obed Akwa (MSc Global Security 2003), Chief of Defence Staff, Ghana

  • Major General Isidore Edet (MSc Security Sector Management 2013), General Commanding Officer, Nigerian Army (GOC 81 Division)

  • General Sir Richard Barrons KCB, MBE, OBE, CBE, ADC Gen (Master of Defence Administration 1990), Retired British Army Officer

  • Ivan Dvořák (MSc Global Security 2000), Policy Adviser to the Chief of General Staff of the Czech Armed Forces, former Senior Defence Adviser at Czech Mission to the UN

  • Nigel Curson (MSc Offshore Engineering 1984), Executive Director and Vice President – Technical Excellence, Penspen

  • Kevin Fong OBE (MSc by Research in the School of Engineering 2008), Consultant Anaesthetist, University College London, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Doctor, and Innovation and Engagement Fellowship, Wellcome Trust

  • Awarded OBE in 2019 for services to Medicine and Healthcare

  • Neil Saunders (MSc Underwater Technology and Subsea Engineering 1998), President and CEO Oilfield Equipment, Baker Hughes a GE Company

  • Charan Sekhon (MSc Energy Conservation and the Environment 1997), Senior Environment Officer & EDI Project Coordinator (East Anglia), Environment Agency, and Founder and Chair, SEVA Trust UK

Post Graduate

Offshore Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Management and Entrepreneurship MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management opt..
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Gun Systems Design MSc
Tution Fees
£31,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Advanced Materials MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Advanced Chemical Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Gas Turbine Technology option - MSc in Thermal Pow..
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Aviation Digital Technology Management MSc
Tution Fees
£22,150
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Aerospace Vehicle Design MSc
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Process Systems Engineering MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Military Vehicle Technology MSc
Tution Fees
£31,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Energy Informatics MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Structural Design option - MSc in Aerospace Vehicl..
Tution Fees
£24,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Software Engineering for Technical Computing optio..
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Land Reclamation and Restoration MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Food Systems and Management MSc
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Advanced Water Management MSc (formerly Environmen..
Tution Fees
£21,500
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime MSc
Tution Fees
£20,000
Duration
 1 Year 

Post Graduate

Counterterrorism, Risk Management and Resilience M..
Tution Fees
£20,000
Duration
 1 Year 
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IELTS requirements

IELTS Academic
6.5 overall and 5.5 in all skill components.

TOEFL iBT
92 total and minimum skill component scores of 18 reading, 17 listening, 20 speaking and 17 writing.

PTE Academic 
65 overall and 59 in all skill components.

Cambridge Assessment English tests
Cambridge English Scale score of 180 overall and 160 in all skill components.

Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III 
Only Pass required.

Currently the university is also accepting additional tests taken in 2021

IELTS Indicator 
6.5 overall and 5.5 in all skill components.

TOEFL iBT Home Edition
92 total and minimum skill component scores of
18 reading, 17 listening, 20 speaking and 17 writing.

Linguaskill General
Cambridge English Scale score of 180 overall and 160 in all skill components.

LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator    
High Pass overall and 33 in all skill components.
 

Entry Requirements

Our general entry requirement is a UK Honours degree (minimum second class lower) or international equivalent. Our Admissions Office staff have extensive knowledge of a wide range of qualifications from all over the world and will assess your qualifications against our UK entry requirements. Applications are considered on an individual basis and the information provided here is intended as a general guide. Holding this level of qualification does not guarantee entry and some programmes may have higher entry requirements.

Requirements for individuals from India

Bachelor degree with Honours or a Bachelor degree in a professional subject. Full entry requirements for individual courses can be found on the individual course pages. Please read them carefully as there can sometimes be additional requirements.
 

Accommodation

Once you get an offer for a one full-time course at the Cranfield campus, you will be eligible to apply for accommodation. The course offer will come with your official student (EVE) portal login id and password. You might see high demand for the oncampus accommodation. The whole process is first come first serve basis, so it is highly recommended to apply as soon as possible after receiving your EVE login information in order to secure. 

Applications are prioritized on the basis of:

  • Medical reasons

  • New students

  • Current students

If you think due to any reason your application requires consideration then you must let the university know the university. University may request you to supply a current medical letter from your doctor which explains why your application for on-campus accommodation should be prioritized.

Scholarship 

  • Academic Excellence Senior Status Law Scholarship

  • Academic Excellence International Masters Scholarship

  • Inlaks Scholarships (University Courses) - Scholarship per student - Rs. 75,46,000

  • Jared J. Davis Grant Max scholarship per student - Rs 73,240 (1,000 USD)

  • GyanDhan Scholarship Max scholarship per student - Rs 1,00,000

  • TOEFL Scholarship Program in India (Masters) Max scholarship per student - Rs 5,28,710 (7,000 USD)

  • Golden Key Graduate Scholar Award Max scholarship per student - Rs 1,88,825 (2,500 USD)

  • Lady Meherbai D.Tata Education Trust Scholarship 

  • Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)-Max scholarship per student - Rs 15,86,130 (21,000 USD)

  • The Financial Sumo Educational Scholarship Program Max scholarship per student - Rs 75,530 (1,000 USD)

  • QS Scholarship For Academic Excellence Max scholarship per student -Rs 7,54,600 (10,000 USD)

Some key facts of Cranfield University

  • Cranfield University has half of all aerospace engineering master's students in the UK study at Cranfield each year.

  • More than half of Cranfield University’s students are over 30 years of age.

  • Cranfield University’s  academics deliver courses in over 40 countries outside the UK.

  • More than half of our students and learners study part-time.

  • Approximately 7,000 people come to Cranfield each year to benefit from our executive and professional development programmes.

  • We have over 20 international alumni communities across the world, including China, India, Russia, Switzerland and Brazil.

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College Rd, Cranfield, Wharley End, Bedford MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

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