Academic offerings

At the Centre for Design Engineering,
we are passionate about life-long learning



Want to study
Design Thinking?

Explore our award-winning Master of Design (MDes) course



Want to do a
Doctorate (PhD)?

We offer a variety of PhD studentships and research opportunities



Want to study
a short course?

We offer a variety of short courses to help your career



Want to do an
MSc by Research?

We offer a variety of commercially-relevant research courses



Design Thinking

We offer a vibrant, applied and accredited postgraduate MDes course to suit a range of professionals and students. Studying at the Centre for Design Engineering means working closely with our partners in industry, Government or the NGO sector.

​The design sector offers a wealth of stimulating employment opportunities for ambitious graduates with the mix of advanced knowledge and practical experience that a Cranfield University degree provides.​

Our course is also available part-time and is designed to suit those currently in employment.



PhD degrees

Looking to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation? Our centre is proud to offer exciting multidisciplinary PhD opportunities that enable students to explore a diverse range of fields and develop the skills and expertise necessary to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market. Join our talented community of researchers and take advantage of unparalleled resources and cutting-edge facilities to pursue your passions and achieve your goals. Apply now and embark on a journey of discovery and knowledge!



Short courses

How can you help your business and employees reach their full potential? Have you considered in-company training, tailored to your business needs?

Our insight is rooted in our powerful industry links, world-class research and what works in practice. As such, we can make a real difference to you and your organisation, whether you are a multi-national company, a growing SME or a small start-up. Benefit from having tailored-made courses specific to your business needs, at a time and place that suits you. 



MSc by Research

Discover exciting opportunities to pursue your research interests and broaden your horizons with our inter-disciplinary research-based MSc course. With a diverse range of subjects and access to cutting-edge resources, our course is designed to help you develop a wide range of skills and make a lasting impact in your field. Join our vibrant research community and unlock your potential today!

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