We’re Keele University and we’re different
Founded in 1949, we value our excellence in teaching as highly as our global research. At Keele, we are committed to providing our students with outstanding teaching facilities on campus which include the newly developed David Attenborough Laboratories and Keele Business School. Our students will benefit from our highly rated library facilities and have one-to-one support from our established academics. Keele has a beautiful 600-acre campus in North Staffordshire and is located beside the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and evolving city of Stoke-on-Trent. Our central location in England gives our students convenient access to and from Birmingham and Manchester, by train just 45 minutes away and London just 90 minutes.
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, Keele can offer you a course to help progress your career opportunities.
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.
In addition to our on-campus postgraduate courses, we have introduced 100% online Master’s programmes that give you the flexibility and freedom to study from anywhere in the world. This allows you to study alongside your current role and around your other lifestyle commitments.
Our campus and thriving postgraduate community
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 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, pharmacy 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.
Keele continually strives to give our students the best overall university experience. Find out Keele’s latest facts, figures and achievements:
- Shortlisted for University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2020)
- 97% of our research classified as world leading, or of international importance in the latest Research Excellence Framework
- Top 10 in UK for research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (PRES 2019)
- Top 10 in England for student satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table 2021)
- 96% graduate employability (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)
- No.1 in England for Forensic Science (The Complete University Guide 2021)
- 35th place in the Guardian University Guide 2021
- Guardian University League Table 2021:
o No. 2 for both Radiography and Physiotherapy
o No. 4 for Medicine (behind Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton Sussex Medical School)
o Top 10 for Geography
o Top 20 for Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy, and Neuroscience
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.
Fees and funding
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. Other main costs are your accommodation and living costs.
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.
If you are a Keele Alumni from the UK or EU studying an on-campus postgraduate (to at least 120 credits) you can benefit from the 20% discount on your tuition fees. Find out more about our Keele Alumni discount.
UK or European Union admissions contact
UK/EU Admissions Office
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
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1782 692326
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