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Spotlight on Cranfield University in the UK

Katie Schenk - June 24, 2016

Spotlight on Cranfield University in the UK

Cranfield is unique – and everyone affiliated with the university knows it. In its earliest incarnation, Cranfield was known as the College of Aeronautics. In 1946, the college formed at Cranfield RAF station in Bedfordshire. With a commitment to applied research in the science and technology disciplines, the college soon developed into university, bringing in more schools and focusing on areas outside of STEM interests.

Though management has been taught since the 1950s, the School of Management officially formed in 1967. It was a natural step as there has always been a need for management of scientific and technology projects at every level of business and public work.

Today, Cranfield welcomes over 4000 students to its ranks annually and students have come from over 106 different countries to take advantage of opportunities that this university offers. Disciples naturally include aerospace and defense alongside management and manufacturing. Prodigy financing is available for students enrolled in the MBA programme as well as most STEM Masters courses.

Cranfield School of Management

While it’s hardly the biggest school in the United Kingdom, Cranfield has consistently been rated as one of the top business schools in the world according to the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. Graduates of the School of Management have an average total salary increase of £31,576, and 64 percent are employed in the UK. 90 percent of grads are employed within three months of graduation.

MBA candidates from eligible countries can apply for up to 100 percent financing from Prodigy Finance. Minimum loans begin at £10,000 and loan recipients will have a six-month grace period after completing full-time studies. There is no deadline to apply for Prodigy loans for a Cranfield University MBA, however there are four application rounds to the school itself.

Cranfield STEM Courses

It’s difficult to compare the education and courses offered by Cranfield University with programmes at other schools. The level of research and the opportunity to work on incredible projects are as unique and incomparable as the university itself. Programmes at Cranfield include:

  • Aerospace
  • Agrifood
  • Defence and security
  • Energy
  • Environmental Technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Transport Systems
And, Prodigy funding is available for the majority of STEM courses; a complete list can be found through the Cranfield University website. The Prodigy finance options for full-time STEM programmes is similar to those offered for business and management students – and refinancing options will be available soon.

Applications to Cranfield are often completed online, though the requirements vary between departments. Should you have any questions about application to the programmes at Cranfield, you can consult the university directly.

Want more information on Prodigy loans for students at Cranfield University?

Prodigy Finance has worked closely with the financial aid departments at Cranfield University to provide as many students as much flexibility as possible to secure funding for their education. If you’re interested in any of the loan products available for Cranfield University, please take a look at Prodigy’s “Get a Loan” page.


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