Cranfield Health, Cranfield University

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Cranfield Health , Vincent Building , Cranfield , Bedfordshire , MK43 0AL


Cranfield University is the UK’s only wholly postgraduate institution specialising in science, management and engineering. We continue to build on our worldwide reputation for expertise in health, the environment, energy, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and defence. Our mission to transform knowledge into ingenious solutions in science, technology and business management has led to partnerships with the world’s most successful, cutting-edge organisations.

Cranfield Health was launched in 2006 to provide research, education and consultancy to healthcare, food and related industries, responding to international needs in a rapidly-changing world.

We are committed to developing the technology and techniques which have a global effect on people’s lives and their ability to enjoy good health. In order to achieve this we work closely with industry, government agencies and charitable groups to address key issues.

We are proud to offer a large new purpose-built facility including well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories, now housed in Cranfield Health’s new home – the Vincent Building.

Our leading academic and research staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds and conduct research in three main areas:

* Translational Medicine – ageing, immunology, regenerative medicine, telecare and healthcare operations management.
* Biotechnology – biosensors and biomarkers, smart materials, bioinformatics, health monitoring and diagnostics.
* Food Security and Environment – food quality, nutrition, plant science, agriculture and soil science, water, air and building research.

Operating at the leading-edge of research and development continually informs our suite of teaching programmes, ensuring they meet the future requirements of employers and students.

For more information and to download our corporate brochure click here.

To visit us:

Register for one of our Open Days, held in February, May, June, August and November.

For course enquiries please contact our Enquiry Office:
T: +44 (0)1234 758008

About Us

As a wholly postgraduate University, Cranfield offers a professional environment in which to study and enhance your health career.

By operating at the leading-edge of health research and development, Cranfield Health’s suite of teaching programmes are continually informed, ensuring they meet the future requirements of employers and students.

We offer a variety of postgraduate level taught courses and research degree opportunities. All our taught courses are available on a full and part-time basis. Part-time students are often in full-time employment and take from two-three years to complete the course. For full details on each of our courses click here.

There is plenty of flexibility and we recognise that many students will need to balance their studies with their career. The courses are modular and students can select modules throughout the academic year to fit in with other commitments. Most modules require students to spend one week only on campus. Students can continue with coursework assignments at a convenient time and location. Modules on our Executive MSc Programme are condensed into three days.

Programme structure
The majority of our courses comprise a taught module element and an individual research project. Some courses also comprise a group project or integrated portfolio. Part-time students normally carry out the individual research project in their place of work, allowing them to make an immediate impact in their own working environment.

Modules are campus based, unlike distance learning providers, with our courses you will receive strong support from fellow students and peers and direct access to teaching staff.

Modules are delivered by our leading academics and researchers and external speakers from industry – commercial and non commercial organisations.

We provide extensive support to students during their study – whilst on and off-campus. 24 hour distance learning support is provided to all students via ‘Blackboard’, a virtual learning environment to which all students on the course are automatically registered. Blackboard is the primary means of contact by all University staff for information (including course handbooks, timetables and lecture materials). In addition, the Course Director will provide you with email and telephone support, if required.

Location and on-campus accommodation
Our Cranfield campus in located between Milton Keynes and Bedford. It’s also only an hour away by road or rail to Oxford and Cambridge and London. Good quality, reasonably priced short term accommodation is available on campus should you wish to stay whilst studying for individual modules.

Why Cranfield Health?
• new dedicated facilities as part of a £35 million University investment
• exclusively postgraduate university - offering a professional environment in which to study
• superb academic support - we have an excellent staff-to-student ratio
• extensive industry links
• excellent employment prospects –93% of Cranfield students are engaged in relevant work or research within six months of graduation.
• excellent networking opportunities.


Cranfield Health was formed in 2006, amalgamating the existing Cranfield Institute of Biotechnology, the Institute of Environment and Health and combining the new Translational Medicine group and Food Security group.

Cranfield Health moved from our Silsoe campus to a large new purpose-built facility on the Cranfield Campus in 2008. The school is growing at a rapid-rate through acquisition of new research projects, consultancy and postgraduate and continuing education.


Cranfield Health offers the following Postgraduate-level taught programmes:

Advanced Biosciences MSc Programme (October start)
Analytical Biotechnology MSc
Medical Diagnostics MSc
Molecular Medicine MSc
Nanomedicine MSc
Translational Medicine MSc

Applied Bioinformatics MSc

Clinical Research MSc Programme (October start)
Clinical Information Management MSc
Clinical Research MSc
Clinical Research Management MSc

Executive MSc Programme (January start)
Clinical Research MSc
Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs MSc (starts through-out the year)
Quality Management in Scientific Research and Development MSc

Modules on the Executive MSc Programme can be studied as individual short courses.

Health Sciences MSc Programme (October start)
Food Chain Systems MSc
Health and the Environment MSc
Toxicology and Epidemiology MSc

Short courses
We offer a number of short courses within our specialist areas, delivered by our academics as well as industry experts. We also develop and deliver tailor-made training and development programmes for an organisations’ individual needs. For more information on our short course offering, please click here.