Defence and Security Programme, M.Sc. | Part time | Cranfield University | Cranfield, United Kingdom
12 months
30900 GBP/year
28325 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Defence and Security Programme from Cranfield University offers three degree streams in Engineering, Leadership and Management and Technology, which all contain extensive elective choices to meet the varying requirements of both learners and employers. There are two learning routes to the Defence and Security Programme. One is a traditional MSc route and the other is a Capstone MSc route.

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As part of the MSc route, you can decide whether you want either an increased depth or greater breadth of understanding. Within this route, you can select elective modules specific to their chosen stream, or alternatively choose two modules from across any of the three streams. Like our other degrees, this MSc route within the Defence and Security Programme from Cranfield University  is completed with a thesis.

The Capstone route is mostly delivered at distance, making it both more flexible and more affordable. Unlike the traditional MSc route that includes the completion of a thesis, the Capstone MSc route instead contains a Capstone Development and Exploitation module followed by a Capstone Portfolio Project. The Project is made up of multiple pieces of work that can be applied to your business case, with direct impact and exploitation potential within the your business context.

Programme Structure

  • Through the difference in routes, you can choose how and what you’ll learn, in a way that can fit in with your lifestyle and work commitments. Whether you’re a new graduate, a previous apprentice, someone with years of experience looking for senior positions, or even wanting to transition between disciplines, this programme has the flexibility to suit you.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (usually science or engineering). Alternatively, a lesser qualification with relevant professional experience may be acceptable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30900 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    28325 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28325 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • PgDip Part-time £21,535
  • PgCert Part-time £5,665
  • MSc Capstone Part-time £11,330
  • PgCert Capstone Part-time £5,665

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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