Keele University



Quick Facts

  • 1st for Student Satisfaction 2014 & 2015 (National Student Survey 2015)
  • 97% of research was classified as world leading, or of international importance (REF 2014)
  • Top 10 University for Employment (HESA – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015)

Keele University is situated on an estate with extensive woods, lakes and parkland, formerly owned by the Sneyd family. The Sneyds came into possession of the Keele estate in the mid-16th century. Before the Sneyds the area was owned by the Knights Templar, a medieval Military Order. The first Keele Hall was built in 1580 and it was rebuilt in 1860. The Hall is a major conference, wedding and banqueting venue and has Grade II listing from English Heritage for its architectural importance. The University itself was founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949 and received its Charter as the University of Keele in 1962.

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 a number of our staff live, as well as 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 Health, Humanities and Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, whatever your area of study, we deliver a unique and international learning experience. 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.

Keele and Canada
Every year Keele University welcomes excellent students from Canada. This tradition has resulted in a large Canadian Alumni base. Keele’s alumni know that everything is a lot easier when you are part of a network. Keele in Canada can help keep you in touch with Keele University and with other Keele graduates, as well as make new connections wherever you go. To learn more visit Keele In Canada.

Schools and Departments
The University of Keele is structured under 3 faculties.

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences contains the Schools of:

  • Public Policy and Professional Practice (Education, Social Work, Gerontology, Health Policy, Public Policy, Clinical Management and Leadership)
  • Economic & Management Studies (Economics, Health Planning and Management, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations, Management)
  • Humanities (American Studies, English, History, Languages, Music, Music Technology, Culture and Creative Arts)
  • Law (Professional Ethics, Law)
  • Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE)
  • Sociology and Criminology

The Faculty of Natural Sciences contains the Schools of:

  • Computing & Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • Earth Sciences & Geography
  • Psychology
  • The Faculty of Health contains the Schools of

Health & Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing & Midwifery

For information on international student fees (non-EU), click here.

Newcastle offers a range of International Scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Nearly 10,000 students with 850 staff.

Entrance Requirements
Sign up to connect with a Future Project Education Advisor for specific course details and entry requirements.

As an international student coming to Keele for the first time, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to live and study alongside British students, in a safe and welcoming environment. We have over 3,000 room and we offer a variety of types and costs within our five halls of residence.

University accommodation represents great value for money. Residency fees cover Internet connection, personal possessions insurance and all utility services. Fees vary according to hall and/or room facilities.

24/7 opening at the newly renovated Campus Library during semester and seven days a week during vacations, with group and individual study areas available. Eduroam WiFi is available in study bedrooms and across campus. On-line access to thousands of academic journals and e-books plus around 600,000 print books. A short-term and long-term laptop loan scheme is available allowing you to borrow an Dell Latitude Laptop for up 7 hours or two weeks. The Health Library at Royal Stoke University Hospital is also open seven days a week throughout the year.

Our Student Services Centre is your one stop shop for information, support and guidance, offering specialist drop in sessions every weekday for you to talk to one of our advisers about managing money, immigration, cultural and academic adjustment, support in University accommodation and your well-being.

The campus also has a full range of facilities and services including bars, restaurant, shops, a leisure centre, bank, nursery, GP. There is an inter-denominational chapel for Christian worship in a variety of styles, and an Islamic Centre.

Located in Staffordshire, at the heart of the UK, Keele is easily accessible from anywhere in the country. Set in over 620 acres of woodland, parkland and formal gardens, the University is within an hours drive of Manchester and Birmingham, and just one and a half hours by train to London.

Local buses run between campus, the hospital site and surrounding towns every 15 minutes.

Living in North Staffordshire
Keele is in North Staffordshire halfway between Manchester and Birmingham. The University is on a hill overlooking the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme (two miles from Keele) with Stoke-on-Trent (and its main shopping area Hanley) just a couple of miles further.

There is a thriving student life around the campus and a wide range of café-bars, restaurants and pubs in Newcastle and clubs in Hanley.

Theatre lovers will enjoy the New Vic in Newcastle and the Regent in Hanley, while the latest films are shown at the multi-screen cinema in Newcastle. The UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, is around 45 minutes from the University. The beautiful Peak District is only 20 miles away from Keele. See Peak District- things to see and do for more information.

Keele’s central location means it is easy to get anywhere in the country, with the M6 and rail links close at hand. Manchester and Birmingham are each an hour’s drive away, while London is 90 minutes by train.