Integrated study abroad at Cranfield University

Responsible Management

The international cooperation between Cranfield University and Leuphana University Lüneburg gives you as a student of the programme Management & Entrepreneurship the opportunity to complete an international course of studies with integrated semesters abroad in Cranfield, UK - and to receive a degree from each of the two universities after successfully completing both years of study.


The double degree is centred on the fact that success in business is not just about what you know, but about how you apply what you know. This is why the main objective of the international cooperation is to create responsible management thinking, improving business performance and inspiring the next generation of business leaders.

The international cooperation features a distinctive blend of theory with practical application through highly experiential simulations, consulting, competitions and project work. A three-month paid placement project will provide you with invaluable practical work experience and will enable you to apply what you have learnt during the course in an organisational environment. During this programme, you will broaden your management knowledge and gain the potential to build a global network of contacts.


The international cooperation between Cranfield University and Leuphana University Lüneburg will take place in Lüneburg, Germany, and Cranfield, UK, whereby students will spend the first year of the programme in Lüneburg and the second year in Cranfield.

If you decide to register for the double degree, you will need to prepare your application during your first semester at Leuphana University Lüneburg.

In Lüneburg, the first and second semesters of the Master's programme Management & Entrepreneurship must be completed. In Cranfield, you continue your studies in the course MSc Management, which must be completed as well. Description of modules

Master's Dissertation

Towards the end of your time in Cranfield, you will begin writing your dissertation. You can choose whether to write your master's dissertation in Cranfield or Lüneburg:

Within the course of the Masters of Management dissertation at Cranfield University you will undertake a three-month paid placement project. If you decide to write your dissertation at Leuphana University, a placement in Germany is possible, too. In either case the dissertation will be drawn up in the English language. Depending on your topic, it is also possible to have a joint supervision by professors from Cranfield and Lüneburg.

Leuphana University Lüneburg recognises the credits awarded at Cranfield depending on the equivalence of topics. Cranfield University recognises the master's dissertation if written in Lüneburg. To accelerate and simplify the recognition procedure, you will conclude a learning agreement in advance (during your second Leuphana Semester) with your Leuphana programme director.

After two years of study, you will be awarded the two degrees MSc Management & Entrepreneurship and MSc Management and therefore be extremely well-prepared for an international career in both academia or business.

In the event that a student should fail the Cranfield MSc it is still possible to recognise credits awarded in Cranfield and progress onto year two at Leuphana University Lüneburg, but in such cases the student would only be eligible to write the master's dissertation in Lüneburg and receive the MSc degree from Leuphana University.


Career Porspects

The combination of the Leuphana degree and the Cranfield degree will fast-track your career, enabling you to go further and to progress more quickly. The Cranfield Career Development Service offers comprehensive counselling and guidance to help you develop a set of career management skills that will remain with you throughout your career. During your degree course you will receive support to help plan an effective strategy for your personal and professional development, whether you are looking to secure your first management role, or wanting to take your career to the next level.


get to know us

Leuphana University Lüneburg is a young and dynamic public university renowned for its innovativeness and unique university model within the German academic landscape. Based on a comprehensive and holistic education philosophy it considers itself a humanist, sustainable and application oriented university.

Cranfield University, and especially the Cranfield School of Management, is an impressive environment with a professional, cosmopolitan learning community and an outstanding reputation, being consistently ranked among the Top 15 best international business schools by Bloomberg. The Cranfield School of Management is one of the very few business schools holding the “Triple Crown”, i.e. being accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Admission Requirements

Your admission route starts as an enrolled student in Lüneburg for the Master's programme Management & Entrepreneurship.

The MSc Management at Cranfield University is subject to further specific admission requirements.

  • a first degree with a good overall grade (UK honours 2:1 or equivalent) this equates to a German grade ≤1.9

Applicants whose native language is not English require one of the following:

  • IELTS - 7.0 overall and 6.5 in the writing component
  • TOEFL - 100 and a writing score of 21
  • Pearson PTE Academic - 68
  • Cambridge English Scale - 190
  • Cambridge English: Advanced - C
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency - C
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English III - pass

Detailed information Cranfield University.

The selection of programme participants is made in coordination between both universities. Selection interviews will be held in April at the latest.


Students interested in the double degree programme 2024/2025 should first contact Dr. Francine Uwera. They then need to register via the portal for stays abroad of the International Office starting November 13, 2023, and no later than November 30, 2023. Documents required: Certificate of enrollment and data protection declaration (all and non-EU). Candidates are selected based on their written documents and individual interviews with program managers.

At a Glance

Degrees awarded: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management & Entrepreneurship from Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Management from the Cranfield University.
Application period: November 13, 2023 to November 30, 2023 (for the 2024/2025 double degree programme).
Study places: 6
Start date at Leuphana University: Every winter term (October)
Start date at Cranfield University: Every winter term (September)
Extent: 120 CP (ECTS incl. recognisation by Cranfield)
Duration: 4 semesters - 1st year in Lüneburg, 2nd year in Cranfield
Study type: Full-time
Language: English, German
Fees/Contributions: The degree course at Leuphana University Lüneburg is only subject to semester contributions (about 320 € per semester).
Process and roles: Information sheet on process and roles for the programme (currently only available in German language)

At Cranfield University, tuition fees for 2024/25 have been set at £16,959 (subject to change). This is exclusive of accommodation, study tour, study materials and general living costs. However, the fees include a month's stay in Spain (flight, accommodation and breakfast included) as well as the arrangement of a 3-month internship in the United Kingdom (UK), which may be paid extra. As a double-degree student from Leuphana University Lüneburg you may be eligible for a discount on tuition fee. You can also arrange payment in installments with the University of Cranfield.

Programme directors

Leuphana University

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Deller
Universitätsallee 1, C6.108
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1851

Cranfield University

Cranfield School of Management
Prof. Michael Dickmann, PhD
College Road
Cranfield MK43 0AL