Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university in Keele, approximately 3 miles from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Keele was granted university status by Royal Charter in 1962 and was founded in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire.
Keele occupies a 625-acre (250 ha) rural campus close to the village of Keele and consists of extensive woods, lakes and Keele Hall set in Staffordshire Potteries. It has a science park and a conference centre, making it the largest campus university in the UK. The university's School of Medicine operates the clinical part of its courses from a separate campus at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The School of Nursing and Midwifery is based at the nearby Clinical Education Centre.
Why Choose Keele University?
- Consistently ranked in the top three in England for student satisfaction (of broad-based universities), NSS 2014-2019
- Top 175 in the world for Psychology, Top 250 for Social Sciences, and Top 300 for Education subjects (2020 Times Higher Education World University)
- £45 million invested to redevelop our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths facilities on campus
- 96% of our graduates were in a job or further study six months following graduation (DLHE, 2017)
- Everything is on your doorstep at Keele. Our beautiful campus is self-contained with student accommodat
- Everything is on your doorstep at Keele. Our beautiful campus is self-contained with student accommodation, teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre, bars and medical centre all within just a few minutes’ walk.
- Having a postgraduate degree could lead to improved career prospects. 25% of the population has an undergraduate degree compared with just 11% having a postgraduate degree. Gain an edge in the competitive jobs market with a postgraduate degree. A postgraduate degree could also lead to an improved salary. On average, postgraduates earn £6,000 more a year than graduates (Graduate Labour Market Statistics, 2018), and earn more than £200,000 of added lifetime earnings (Sutton Trust, 2013)
- If you’ve previously graduated from Keele or a Keele programme delivered overseas you can get a discount of 20% off the taught postgraduate course fee.
- The Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) is one of the few Students’ Unions in the country specifically representing postgraduate students. The KPA exists to enrich your overall experience whilst studying at Keele. As well as conferences and networking opportunities, the KPA arranges social activities and events and has its own Clubhouse on campus.