Study at Cranfield University

Cranfield University is an exclusively postgraduate institution that specialises in science, technology and management courses. It is a stimulating and cosmopolitan learning environment, with 3,800 international students from over 100 countries.

Kaplan International College London (KIC London) offers international students the perfect preparation for a business, science or engineering postgraduate degree at Cranfield University. Students who successfully complete their course at KIC London to the required level are guaranteed admission to the University.

To apply and read more, visit the KIC London website.

Or, if you want to learn more about studying a master’s degree, visit our UK postgraduate Study section.

Pre-Master’s courses

KIC London’s graduate Pre-Master’s courses are designed for international students looking to progress to a postgraduate degree at Cranfield University. The College runs the following:

  • Pre-Master’s in Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Pre-Master’s in Science and Engineering


The Pre-Doctorate course provides specialist modules that equip international students with a broad set of academic and research skills needed for a doctoral degree at Cranfield University. It is taught at KIC London, Kaplan’s London-based international college.

In addition to helping international students develop transferable skills and language abilities, students benefit from our expert academic counselling, which will help them decide on the university and doctoral degree course that is right for their needs.

Doctoral-level students are guaranteed an interview with the University where research areas match, upon which they may be offered a place of study.

Find out about our Pre-Doctorate course.

Enhanced university preparation

Enhanced university preparation (EUP) is an optional extra term that can be added to the beginning of a standard two-term preparation course. EUP is designed to give students the best opportunity to develop their study skills and improve their understanding of the English education system.

Preparatory English courses

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for their preparation course at KIC London will be offered a Preparatory English course to boost their language skills.

A guaranteed place in a UK university

As well as applying to Cranfield University, students at KIC London will also be able to apply to numerous other UK universities. The Multi-Progression Pathway offers students studying a three-term preparation course in Business, Law and Social Sciences at KIC London, the option to progress in to other UK universities.
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Cranfield University is one of the top five research-intensive universities in the UK. Many of its postgraduate degree courses are professionally accredited, and regulated by notable professors at the forefront of research. It conducts world-class research across its schools, equipping students with valuable specialist skills.

A great environment to learn
Cranfield’s two campuses are based in idyllic locations in the counties of Bedfordshire and Wiltshire. The University is minutes away from the attractions of Milton Keynes and Bedford, and just 50 minutes from London.

Good employment prospects
Graduates benefit from a strong alumni network that supports them after graduation. 93% of Cranfield students are engaged in relevant work or research within six months of graduation (Higher Education Statistics Agency).

Industry partners
Cranfield works with over 750 businesses in 40 countries, helping graduates develop business contacts with top companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Rolls-Royce and BP.

A leader in research and technology
Cranfield University contributes to cutting-edge research. It has world-class facilities, equipment and software – including state-of-the-art laboratories, a flight deck simulator and motorsport facilities used by Formula 1 teams.

  • Ella Grice

    Ella Grice
    Accommodation and Arrivals Manager

    "I want students to be comfortable with their accommodation, to feel they are really going ‘home’ at the end of a day at college."

  • Iain Brennan

    Iain Brennan
    Head of Student Services

    "There's no better feeling than seeing students change from being shy and quiet to confident and independent."

  • Andy Quin

    Andy Quin
    College Director

    "I'm responsible for the running of KIC London, relations with our partner universities and finance planning. Our aim: send students to their chosen university!"

  • Simeon Brookstone

    Simeon Brookstone

    "I'm involved in student finance, HR and facilities. Finance can be a sensitive issue. I build a rapport with students so that they can talk openly to me."