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Cranfield University

Overview of Cranfield University

Cranfield University is the only postgraduate university in the United Kingdom. The main campus is located at Cranfield in Bedfordshire, and the second campus at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire is the United Kingdom’s Defense Academy. The Cranfield campus also has on campus a semi-operational airport and is used as part of teaching and research on aerospace.

Their educational portfolio is renowned for its relevance to business and industry as an exclusively postgraduate university. They are the largest UK provider of engineering master-level graduates and offer an MBA flagship, extensive customized executive education world-class, and professional development programs.Our work informs government policy and leads the way in the production, in partnership with industry, of cutting-edge new technologies and products.

Location

Cranfield campus is located roughly 50 miles (80 km) north of central London and adjacent to the village of Cranfield, Bedfordshire. The closest major cities are Milton Keynes and Bedford, both of which are about 8 miles (13 km) away. Cambridge is about 48 km (30 miles) west of the city. Shrivenham is approximately 73 miles (117 km) west of London, adjacent to the village of Shrivenham, 7 miles (11 km) from the center of the nearest town, Swindon, and approximately 23 miles (37 km) from Oxford. Cranfield campus is located in the Cambridge – Milton Keynes –Oxford corridor, where there are plans to connect these towns and boost financial development. There are also plans for a tram system between Milton Keynes and Cranfield University, although this is still at an early point of planning.

Alumni
  • Sarah Willingham – British entrepreneur, investor and consumer champion.
  • John Thomas McFarlane – British businessman
Fun Facts
  • Cranfield is the only university in the United Kingdom with its own airport and Aircraft Vehicle Design and Airport Planning and Management learners are given the chance for test flights to know the physics and technology of the aerospace vehicle design industry.
  • Cranfield is situated in a quiet and peaceful environment – not something that fits everyone, but it means you're away from the chaos of the town!