Cranfield University was founded in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics. Nowadays, it is the largest provider of postgraduate education in the fields of engineering and offers a world-class MBA, as well as customised executive education and professional development programmes. Courses at Cranfield University are relevant to today’s industries and equip students with the necessary skills and tools that are sought after by global employers. The school has state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. It works closely with partners in the industry and academic institutions around the world, in order to provide its students with a real-world learning environment. Cranfield is proud to have been rated as “world leading” and “internationally excellent”. The university has had global impact on industry, government and businesses. It is a multicultural campus, hosting students from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. The employment rate is very high and promising- Cranfield is in the top 1 per cent of institutions in the world who are in CEO positions, as stated by the Centre of World University Rankings in 2017. Many of the UK’s postgraduate aerospace engineers attended the programmes at Cranfield (about 75% to be exact). Over 50% of the students are over 30 years old.
Write your review for this UniversityWrite review
I am doing a PhD in Cranfield University. The study environment is great with a lot of possibilities for experimental researches. My supervisors are very competent and well recognised internationally which is a sign of the quality of the research going on here.
However there is a lack of technician support in some areas that could be problematic if one is not fully autonomous, as well as a lack of money to renew some of the experimental and characterization devices when they are broken.
I like the fact that the surroundings are quiet and the proximity with London for weekend trips.
I am doing my PhD at Cranfield University. It has been a great experience so far for my professional and personal enrichment. It is a multicultural environment where everybody has the chance to know many people from all around the world. It is also a good University because of the many collaborations with Industry. This represents a great opportunity for all the students who want to complete their studies and face the working environment.
It is a bit isolated (in the middle of nowhere as many says) but pubs, social activities to meet people and be involved are not missing.
I would highly recommend Cranfield, come and join us!
I did my PhD at Cranfield University and I think it is a great university to study at. The level of education is very high, students have access to many educational and accommodation facilities, the University is constantly developing and offers a variety of interesting courses/projects. The University has many societies/clubs and being a member of such is a great opportunity to socialise, improve your skills and simply make friends. I think that the atmosphere at Cranfield is friendly and warm. I would recommend it to anyone, who is looking to do a postgraduate course.
Overall, Cranfield University is an Institution with a difference. Her uniqueness comprises of but not limited to a PG University only, core and specific focus on key drivers of the now and future world in Aeronautics, Water, Waste, Energy, Oil and Gas, Subsea, and management but with that base of historical fundamentals, and seasoned professors that drive the required change. The environment and location is perfect for any type of persons that wishes to study either part-time or full-time (on or off campus)
As a dynamic Institution, admission to The University is not limited to what your 1st degree was but gives applicants the opportunity to engage in a new career offered in the university with knowledge from your first degree. Although it’s a huge leap but the professors are there to help secure a balance and application to achieving the student’ dream career.
Following the high level of research ongoing in the university, to be honest, 1year is not enough to complete the programme. I will recommend an extra 6 months for completion of a master’s degree or scrap the master’s degree and leave the Masters of Research (MRes), which is currently a two-year programme in the university. This will give student the opportunity to work towards a PhD if they decide to in future. The absence of Under Graduate is great as it helps keep the University’s reputation.
Great Libraries with online access to over millions of academic publications but needs improvement in terms of space and workforce for people with needs.
Overall, I will recommend the University to anyone who is ONLY seriously-minded pursuing a life career because it is not a place for jokes 🙂
Cranfield University is well known for its first class Aeronautical centre but it is also a hub for groundbreaking research in major disciplines including energy, water, waste management, agrifood and manufacturing. Included in the mix is Cranfield school of management which ranks very high in the business spectrum. It is strictly a post-graduate environment so there is some sort of matured atmosphere to it and although its lack of undergraduate school may seem to some as limiting, I think this has played to its strengths. The only thing I would like to see change is to increase the duration of its masters’ programme as it always seems cramped for just 12 months – suggest eighteen months to two years.
The University is renowned for its excellence within the field of management.It is a high acclaimed and influencial institution, regarding the job market and also has one of the longest-running business schools in the UK.Professors are renowned and of high calibre and I suggest it as the ideal institution for any prospective student who wishes to undertake an Msc in the field of management.