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Cranfield University 

We are a specialist postgraduate university located in Bedford with easy access to London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Oxford.  Our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe. Our graduates are in demand and their association with Cranfield brings benefits throughout their careers.

Our student cohort represents 110 countries and we have a student to staff ratio of 8:1.  (HESA 2018/19)

GREAT Scholarships 2022

Cranfield University has three postgraduate scholarships available for the 2022-23 academic year for students from China (one), Ghana (one) and India (one). 

The scholarships are for full-time master’s course in the areas of Environment and Agrifood, Energy and Power, Water and Design, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transport, School of Management and Forensics. Please see the university website for details of all eligible subjects.

China - Visit this link to the university's website to find out more and apply 

Ghana - Visit this link to the university's website to find out more and apply 

India - Visit this link to the university's website to find out more and apply 

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Cranfield University 

Key subjects showcase

Environment and Agrifood 

For the past 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academe for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air.

Our education, research and consultancy is enhanced by our world-class facilities including the National Reference Centre for Soils, which houses the largest collection of its kind in Europe and is recognised as the UK’s definitive source of national soils information.

Water, Energy and Power 

Cranfield’s expertise in energy and power covers a range of the potential energy solutions, from our ongoing relationship with oil and gas, to our developing reliance on renewable energy from the world around us. The changing energy landscape presents exciting opportunities and the potential for the UK to lead in new technologies and services.  

The Water theme at Cranfield University is home to two internationally recognised centres of excellence: Cranfield Water Science Institute and the Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D). Our MSc courses in Water and Design Thinking, together with our world-class learning environment, play a key role in providing the skills and expertise to address these fundamental global changes.


We provide world-class and niche research, education, training and consultancy in manufacturing and play a key role in ensuring that the UK remains at the cutting edge of manufacturing research.

Our world-class facilities include the Ultra Precision Machining Laboratory, which houses a range of ultra-precision diamond turning machines and is the UK's national facility for large x-ray optics manufacture.