You have the choice of two specialist options which you chose once you commence your studies: Flight Dynamics or Aerodynamics.
Why this course?
Aerodynamics and flight dynamics will remain a key element in the development of future aircraft and in reducing civil transport environmental issues, making significant contributions to the next generation of aircraft configurations.
In the military arena, aerodynamic modelling and flight dynamics play an important role in the design and development of combat aircraft and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). The continuing search for aerodynamic refinement and performance optimisation for the next generation of aircraft and surface vehicles creates the need for specialist knowledge of fluid flow behaviour.
Cranfield University has been at the forefront of postgraduate education in aerospace engineering since 1946. The MSc in Aerospace Dynamics from Cranfield University stems from the programme in Aerodynamics which was one of the first masters' courses offered by Cranfield and is an important part of our heritage. The integration of aerodynamics with flight dynamics reflects the long-term link with the aircraft flight test activity established by Cranfield.
Graduates of this course are eligible to join the Cranfield College of Aeronautics Alumni Association (CCAAA), an active community which holds a number of networking and social events throughout the year.
Industry driven research makes our graduates some of the most desirable in the world for recruitment in a wide range of career paths within the aerospace and military sector. A successful graduate should be able to integrate immediately into an industrial or research environment and make an immediate contribution to the group without further training. Increasingly, these skills are in demand in other areas including automotive, environmental, energy and medicine. Recent graduates have found positions in the aerospace, automotive and related sectors.
- BAE Systems
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
- Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
- Rolls-Royce plc
More informationVisit official programme website
- Flight Experimental Methods (Group Flight Test Report)
- Individual Research Project
- Compressible Flows
- Control Systems
- Experimental Aerodynamics
- Flight Dynamics Principles
- Flying Qualities and Flight Control
- Launch and Re-Entry Aerodynamics
- Multivariable Control for Aerospace Applications
- Supercritical Aerofoil Design
- Technology for Sustainable Aviation
Suitable if you have an interest in aerodynamic design, flow control, flow measurement, flight dynamics and flight control.
- 12 months
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
DisciplinesAerospace Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 491 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- A first or second class UK Honours degree or equivalent in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline.
- Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.
International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- PgCert Full-time: £4,600
- PgCert Full-time: £8,700
- ISTAT Foundation Scholarships
- GREAT China Scholarship
- GREAT Thailand Scholarship
- The Cranfield Scholarship
- Masters Loan from Student Finance England
- Santander Scholarship
- Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
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