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About Keele University
Founded in 1949, Keele is proud of its excellence in teaching and global research. Centrally located in England, Keele is in North Staffordshire, less than an hour from Manchester and Birmingham and only 90 minutes from London by train. Keele has the largest single-site campus in the UK with over 600 acres of beautiful countryside, offering the benefits of a spacious campus setting, whilst still offering easy access to both town and city life.
Alongside teaching facilities, the Keele campus provides student accommodation, highly rated library facilities, restaurant and cafes, Students’ Union, shops, bank, sports centre, pharmacy and health centre, to give its students a complete self-contained study and leisure environment.
Keele is a global university with a diverse student population representing over 120 different nationalities. We are proud of our welcoming campus community and truly recognise the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas. We offer our international students excellent support, before and during their studies at Keele, including pre-sessional English language courses.
Keele’s reputation and area of expertise ranges across Medicine and Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, with each faculty providing a diverse array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that offer an international learning experience and exposure to critical and current research.
Why Choose Keele University?
- Consistently ranked in the Top 3 in England for student satisfaction (of broad-based universities), NSS 2014-2019
- TEF Gold, awarded in the Teaching Excellence Framework
- 97% of research world leading, or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Top 175 in the world for Psychology, Top 250 for Social Sciences, and Top 300 for Education subjects (2020 Times Higher Education World University)
- Continued investment; 2019 saw the opening our £45 million investment 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)
- We guarantee on-campus accommodation for all international students, (meeting deadline), with the option to live on campus for the duration of your course
- Wide choice of degree programmes across 3 faculties with single honours, combined honours, integrated masters and professionally accredited degrees available to undergraduates
- Top 5 most beautiful universities in the UK (Times Higher Education, 2018)
- With over 600 acres, we have the largest single-site campus in the UK with outstanding facilities
- Well established study abroad programme offering semester and year-long exchange to over 80 partner universities across the world
- The University is home to a 70-acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park
Awards & Achievements
- Top 5 in the Teaching Excellence Framework (Times Higher ranking of the TEF broad-based universities 2017)
- Keele is ranked in the UK Top 10 (Combined TEF and REF League Table – analysis by Lancaster University published in Times Higher Education, March 2018)
- Joint 1st in England for student satisfaction with course (Guardian University League Table, 2019)
- Ranked 32nd overall (Guardian University League Table 2019)
- Ranked in the UK top 50 overall (Times Good University Guide 2019)
- Ranked 52nd overall (The Complete University Guide 2020)
- Top 10 for Medicine, Politics, Nursing & Midwifery, Pharmacy & Pharmacology – (Guardian League Table 2020)
- In the UK Top 10 for Forensic Science, Nursing and Medicine (The Complete University Guide 2020)
- 96% graduate employability (HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017)
- Global top 20 for campus sustainability (UI Green Metric rankings, 2018)
- Joint top for ‘Good library and library opening hours’ (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018)
- Ranked in Global top 250 for ‘international outlook’ (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)
- Ranked in the top 100 in Europe (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019)