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Become a leader in Aerospace

Find out how you can shape the future of air travel. Develop the next generation of aircraft.

At the forefont of aerospace technology providing postgraduate education for nearly 70 years. We are the UK's top destination for aerospace engineering postgraduate students.

We are committed to continuing the tradition of sending industry-ready graduates out into the workplace. Our strong academic teaching standards are complemented with a practical emphasis on group projects and research, using industry-standard software and our aerospace facilities.

Our postgraduate aerospace courses give you the skills and practical experience.


We partner with multinational, international and national organisations at the leading edge of their respective fields.


We attract top quality staff from across the world, many of them are world-leading in their area of expertise. The diverse mix of backgrounds and experiences creates a rich teaching and research environment.


94% of Cranfield graduates are in relevant employment or further study six months after graduation, securing jobs in some of the world’s leading companies.

Your Career

Our specialist qualifications in Aerospace are your passport to an exciting career in an industry where skills shortages exist throughout the world.


Scholarships and bursaries are available to contribute towards fees, and/or living costs for graduates applying for full-time Masters courses in Aerospace. Access to loan schemes is also available.

Networking Opportunities

Our considerable network of contacts gives you the opportunity to build useful connections with industry. Join our 60,000+ diverse, dynamic and unique alumni community.

Research-informed teaching

Some areas of research informing our courses include advanced nozzle aerodynamics and aircraft integration, aeroengine design and performance optimisation with Rolls-Royce, and the technological assessment in cabin architectures and systems for future airlines.

Industry relevant courses

We design our courses with employers and combine high-calibre teaching with practical work experience, giving you an unparalleled competitive edge.


  • "From day one I was taught how to think critically and apply the knowledge gained through the industry informed lectures. By applying this to a group and individual project, I've learned how to create and defend my ideas by applying the most up to date techniques and using the most advanced tools available today. Our lectures address the most current aerospace issues so that we discover what is expected of us in today’s environment"

    Robert Martin
    MSc Aerospace Vehicle Design, 2016

Professor Iain Gray CBE
Director of Aerospace

Professor Iain Gray leads the aerospace capabilities across the University and their strategic relationships with the world’s major aerospace industrial organisations. Iain has 27 years industry experience in the aerospace sector including roles at British Aerospace and BAE Systems. He held various engineering positions before taking on the roles of Director of Engineering, then Managing Director at Airbus UK. He became the first Chief Executive of Innovate UK following its establishment in 2007 until he joined Cranfield in 2015.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and was awarded the Royal Aeronautical Society Gold Medal in 2007. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011. Iain was made a Fellow of Cardiff University and in the New Year’s Honours 2014 awarded a CBE for his contribution to innovation, science and technology


Your course will be held at the Cranfield campus – a tranquil environment offering just the place to focus on your studies and work with a professional and international community.

We are located just outside the village of Cranfield between Bedford and Milton Keynes. There is plenty to do in the area and several historical cities can be visited on day trips. Several airports are easily accessible, offering a gateway to explore Europe and afar. There are also convenient transport links by rail and road.


Our specialist qualifications in Aerospace are your passport to an exciting career in a global industry.

Our MSc courses are developed to reflect the changing needs in the Aerospace sector.



College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 12345 758008