Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.
We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national, and global level.
Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries, and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.
Study opportunities for you
We offer taught master's degrees and postgraduate research programmes across a wide range of subject areas. Whether you want to progress your career in Health, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, Keele has a diverse suite of courses to enable you to expand your opportunities.
In addition to our on-campus postgraduate courses, we have developed a suite of 100% online master’s programmes which give you the flexibility and freedom to study from anywhere in the world. We have also introduced distance learning to our postgraduate research provision. Distance learning research degrees enable you to benefit from our excellent reputation for research opportunities and high-quality supervision whilst studying remotely.
Our student community
Our student body represents over 120 different nationalities - it's safe to say we are a welcoming campus that recognises the benefits of such a diverse student population. The Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) is dedicated to postgraduates and representing the student voice, offering postgrads support in various areas such as finance, study, social events, and conferences.
Britain’s best university, as ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards 2022).
80% of our research was classified as world leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2021).
Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021).
Global Top 200, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.
UK Top 10 for research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (PRES, 2019).
Postgraduate open events
Hosted throughout the year, these events give you the chance, either in-person or virtually, to explore our campus and learn more about the Keele postgraduate experience. Discover more and register for a Keele postgraduate open event.
Postgraduate Open Event details:
The dates of our Postgraduate Open Events are as follows:
Wednesday 14 February 2024
Wednesday 1 May 2024
Wednesday 4 December 2024
How to apply
You can apply directly to a Keele postgraduate taught programme via our course pages. Our postgraduate taught study - how to apply page contains further information. Applications must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications including English language, academic transcripts, and references. For those looking to pursue research degrees, visit our how to apply – postgraduate research page for further information.