University profile

Keele University

2019/20 edition

About Keele University


Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that we meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, our principles resonate now more than ever.

Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, many of our students and staff live, study and work here. It’s a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We operate on a human scale, providing people the space to think and plenty to do, with a vast array of clubs, societies, activities and volunteering opportunities. We successively rank at the very top of student satisfaction surveys. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

Whether it’s Medicine and Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, whatever your area of study, we deliver a unique and international learning experience for postgraduate students. We teach in small groups, provide one-to-one access to our academics and value the quality of our teaching as highly as our research.

For postgraduates our rural campus community provides an environment that is focused, relevant and mature. You will have full access to our respected academics. You will benefit from a reputation for excellence in research. Our Institute of Liberal Arts & Sciences will provide you with a hub for debate, academic enquiry, interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as fresh thinking for the great challenges the world faces today.

It’s little wonder our students and alumni are as individual as the University itself: progressive and accomplished, clear about who they are and what they want to be, equipped to meet some of the big challenges the world today presents, for the good of society and enterprise. It’s the Keele difference.

Find out more about Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research opportunities, visit our virtual Postgraduate Open Day, and find out more about our Postgraduate Bursaries and Scholarships

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.

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.​

What can I study?

Keele offers a variety of postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines including:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Counselling
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Geography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

In addition, Keele has five Research Institutes, each of which is responsible for its own research, in the following areas:

  • Environment, Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics
  • Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
  • Primary Care & Health Sciences
  • Research Institute for Social Sciences
  • Research Institute for the Humanities



Keele offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students. These vary from year-to-year, so for up-to-date information please go to our website.

Entry requirements and applying to Keele

The particular entry requirements for each course are given under the course description in the prospectus. More information about applying can be found on the website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we will usually ask you to take one of the internationally recognised English Language qualifications for entry to Keele, such as IELTS, Cambridge ESOL Examinations or the TOEFL examination.

If you do not currently have the required level of English language you must either retake your language test or attend and successfully complete an appropriate English Language summer school (pre-sessional) course before the start of your studies.

Support for students


The Student Support services offer general advice and support to students. ASK (Advice and Support at Keele), run by the Students' Union, offers free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of issues including debt management, immigration and visa issues, employment, civil rights, and a range of other matters. There is a professional counselling service, disability and dyslexia support, a medical service and dental practice on campus

More information about becoming a postgraduate student at Keele.

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