36 months
4208 GBP/year
4208 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Cranfield University's Defence and Security (Leadership and Management) Programme offers three degree streams to provide blended, flexible education suitable for a range of learners engaged in the complex, evolving defence and security environment.

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Key facts

Cranfield University 's Defence and Security (Leadership and Management) course is intended for the following range of students:

  • recent graduates wishing to extend their knowledge and skill within the domains of technology, engineering and leadership and management,
  • experienced and or qualified engineers, scientists, managers or leaders wishing to extend their skills or apply them in new areas.

The programme provides innovation in the concept and delivery. All streams have common core modules providing essential professional competencies and all five of these core modules are delivered entirely at a distance across all streams providing flexibility for the learner. Each stream further provides depth in specialist topics aligned with their relevant range of disciplines. 

Many of the elective modules are delivered as residential modules. These combine face to face lecturing, workshops and group work with use of our facilities including laboratories, simulation labs, and computer labs as examples

Your career

The course aims to ensure that graduates are better prepared to tackle the current and emerging demands of defence and security.  Given the rapidly changing nature of this environment the education will allow graduates to recognise emerging trends and respond effectively and proactively.  As the course ties together a broad technical and business base and is supported by a wide range of public and private sector organisations the qualification will be noteworthy on the CV’s of those wishing to move into strategic and operational positions in the defence and security sector. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Decision Analysis and Support
  • Leadership and Management
  • Stakeholder Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Instructional Practice
  • Strategic Leadership in the Security Sector
  • Negotiations
  • Foundations of Programme and Project Management 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 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, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4208 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12625 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    4208 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12625 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
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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.



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