Our research is world leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on specialist sectors and collaboration with industry and government we help change the way society thinks, works and learns.

You can be a part of this by studying a research degree at Cranfield – either by undertaking a bespoke research project, applying for one of our research degrees or by considering one of the funded research opportunities below.

These are often full-time over three years although part-time opportunities also exist

Support during your study

Throughout your studies, you will benefit from the support of experienced faculty and from the stimulation that comes from being part of a vibrant research community. You will work with your supervisor in partnership; your supervisor will provide guidance on the nature of research and the standards expected, and you will have the opportunity to develop into a fully competent researcher, using the wide range of resources available at Cranfield.

Search for research opportunities by selecting your area of interest below or by using our search.

Alumni scholarship

Cranfield alumni registering for a self-funded research degree may be eligible for a scholarship of up to 20% of the total fee.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funded studentships

Following the announcement by UKRI that their funded studentships should be opened up to both home and international students from the 2021/22 academic year. Cranfield University has published its policy on UKRI International Fees for research degrees.