Keele University

Keele University



We’re Keele University and we’re different 
Founded in 1949 we’re proud to be celebrating our 70th anniversary. At Keele we are committed now, more than ever, to our founding ethos of supporting and developing confident, academically astute and critical thinking students. We place our students at the heart of what we do, because we want our students to continue to progress in their chosen career and make a positive impact in the world we live in.

Teaching excellence and globally impacting research
We pride ourselves on our supportive and innovative teaching and research-led University status. With excellence in both teaching and research, Keele has achieved a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and 97% of our research classified as world leading or of international importance in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework.

Study opportunities for you
We offer taught master's degrees and postgraduate research across a wide range of subject areas, along with leadership and continuing professional development (CPD) programmes. Whether you want to develop your career in Health, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, you will benefit from the expertise of our highly respected academics, mirrored by our TEF Gold award in Teaching Excellence, who are involved with cutting-edge and innovative research across many sectors.

As a postgrad, you will work closely with colleagues related to your area of study and research, alongside those from other disciplines across the university. These connections are facilitated by spaces and events where you are able to thrive. Our interdisciplinary institutes are undertaking cutting edge research that aims to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. They bring students, academics and researchers together from across the University, and serve as hubs that stimulate collaboration and debate.

Our campus and thriving postgraduate communityKeele University
The student body at Keele represents over 120 different nationalities, so it’s safe to say we are a welcoming campus and that we truly recognise the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.

Keele campus is vibrant and friendly, nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK in Staffordshire, England. With town life on your doorstep, including Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme just a short drive away and only a 45 minutes from Manchester and 1.5 hours from London on the train, Keele offers great links to major cities.

Our campus provides a range of amenities, including accommodation, cafes, convenience shop, bank, post office, library and much more. Keele continues to score highly in student satisfaction. It is also one of the few universities that offers a Postgraduate Association (KPA), which is an equivalent SU, but specifically for our postgraduate students. The KPA offers postgraduates support on various aspects, such as finance, study and social events and conferences.

Key facts

  • A reputation for excellence in research - 97% of our research was classified as world leading, or of international importance in the Research Excellence Framework (2014).
  • 32nd place in the Guardian University Guide 2020Keele University
  • Keele also ranked joint 2nd in England for student satisfaction for Course and Teaching in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2020, subject areas ranked in the UK Top 10 includes:
    • Medicine (3rd) - In England, Medicine at Keele is ranked 2nd behind only Oxford
    • Politics (including International Relations - 4th)
      • Politics and International Relations is ranked 3rd (in England) closely behind Oxford and Cambridge.
    • Nursing & Midwifery (6th)
    • Pharmacy & Pharmacology (10th)
  • Global top 20 for campus sustainability – UI Green Metric ranking
  • 96% graduate employability – HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017
  • Keele investments, include central science laboratories and business school
  • Committed to sustainable futures

Postgraduate open afternoons
We hold a number of Postgraduate Open Afternoons each year which give prospective students the opportunity to visit the campus and learn more about Keele and postgraduate life in general.

During the open afternoon session you will be able to talk directly to an academic associated with your course of interest. Please book your attendance in advance to ensure that we can arrange for an academic from your course area to be available at the event for you.

How to apply 
On each of our course pages you will find a link to the application form for that particular programme. There is no application fee. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications including English language, academic transcripts and references. 

Find out more about applying

Fees and funding 
Costs of taught postgraduate programmes are tuition fees and your accommodation and living costs. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as IT equipment, the library and other support services. Fees vary between programmes and are set at different levels for home, EU and international students. Please see our tuition fees page for more information.

A range of bursaries and scholarships are available to postgraduate students. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others scholarships will be awarded automatically.

For all Keele Alumni there is a discount available. Find out more

Contact us
UK or European Union admissions contact 
UK/EU Admissions Office
Tawney Building
Keele University
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1782 734010

Keele International is the first point of enquiry for international students applying for postgraduate taught courses.

International admissions contact 
Keele International Recruitment

IC2 building
Keele University
United Kingdom
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1782 733501
Fax: + 44 1782 734238

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