• Awarded Gold in Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
• University of the Year for Student Experience by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
• 1st for Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016
• 1st for Graduate Employability by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016
• 1st for Affordability by marbles.com 2016
• 1st in England for Student Satisfaction with Course in Guardian University League Table 2017 and 2018
• 1st in the NSS for subjects including Chemistry, Geology, Physical Geography & Environmental Science, and Physics & Astronomy – and has 19 other subject areas in the top 10
• 1st for ‘Good Support and Welfare’ in the Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2017
• No. 1 in the UK for Forensic Science, and in the Top 10 for Physiotherapy, Nursing, American Studies and Pharmacy by The Complete University Guide 2018
• Top 5 in the Times Higher ranking of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
• 97% of Keele’s research was classified as world-leading or of international importance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014
• 17 different scholarship schemes for International students, including eight funded by external bodies such as the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Santander Universities and Chevening.
circa 10,000 2016/17
12% of total students population
•Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
•Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
•Faculty of Natural Sciences
Keele University is a world-class campus university founded more than 60 years ago to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world; this innovative approach still resonates today.
Keele is committed to being a ‘research-led and student-focused’ University. We value the quality of our teaching as highly as our research. Students come to Keele because of this academic reputation; the courses which are relevant to careers; and the beautiful and spacious campus. Although set in over 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes, the campus has a small and cosmopolitan community of student and staff, many of whom live on campus.
The campus is self-contained with student residences, teaching buildings, library, mosque, restaurants and cafes, Students’ Union, shops, a bank, sports centre and medical centre. There are great indoor and outdoor sporting and leisure facilities, with 100 sports clubs and societies to choose from; our Student Union was voted 4th best in the UK for nightlife by Which?.
Keele claims to have re-invented the dual honours degree in its modern form. When the university was founded there was a deliberate aim to break away from the pattern of specialised honours degrees. Consequently, most students studied a range of modules across the different faculties. Keele still upholds the principles of flexible interdisciplinary study—nearly 90% of undergraduate students still pursue a dual-honours degree course (one of the highest in the UK).
We offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes across three faculties: Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. At undergraduate level, through the dual honours system, students can choose from over 500 different subject combinations enabling them to study two subjects to degree level. Popular combinations include Chemistry and Forensic Science; Marketing and Media; and Human Geography and Politics. Single honours courses in professional subjects including Biomedical Science, Law, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy are also available. Master’s degree courses are offered in the fields of Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Finance, Human Resource Management, Computer Science, International Relations, Law, Management, Media, Physiotherapy and Psychology.
Keele graduates are confident and well educated with a broad experience that makes them highly employable; it’s little wonder that Keele was voted No. 1 in the UK for Graduate Employment in 2016 (HESA -Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016).
It’s the Keele difference.
International Student Support provides specialist help and advice to international students with any visa or immigration queries, information on working in the UK, and assistance with any personal or academic issues.
International Student Fees 2017/18:
Undergraduate: £13,000 – £16,000 depending on subject taken.
Additional Fees for Medicine and Pharmacy.
Postgraduate Taught: £13,350 – £14,470 depending on subject taken.
Postgraduate Research: £12,500 – £23,000 depending on subject taken.
International Student Fees 2018/19:
Undergraduate: £13,200 – £17,000 depending on subject taken.
Additional Fees for Medicine and Pharmacy.
Postgraduate Taught: £13,550 – £ 14,970 depending on subject taken.
Postgraduate Research: £14,000 – £23,300 depending on subject taken.
Keele International Student Scholarship (KISS) for international fee paying students:
Undergraduate: £2,000 per year (excludes Medicine)
Postgraduate: £3,000 for the year
Rolling applications throughout the year
Further information on all available scholarships for international students: www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/internationalfunding
For 2017/18 prices vary from £88 – £155 per week depending on type of room and facilities.
Other budget and living costs: www.keele.ac.uk/studyabroad/studentscomingtokeele/budgetlivingcosts
Areas Of Study
Academic Schools within the University are organised within the three following Faculties:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
- School of Humanities
- School of Law
- School of Social Science and Public Policy
- School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
- Keele Management School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences:
- School of Health & Rehabilitation
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing & Midwifery
- School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Natural Sciences:
- School of Computing and Mathematics
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
- School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
- School of Psychology
Employability and Careers
Keele University’s Careers and Employability Centre provides guidance, advice and information to help students achieve their career plans through a wide range of services, resources and activities: access to Careers Advisers, drop-in sessions, guidance interviews, and careers e-guidance, as well as workshops and presentations.
Keele was voted No. 1 in the UK for Graduate Employment in 2016; 97.5% of graduates in 2015 were in a job or further study within 6 months of graduation (HESA -Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016).