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. How well our academics perform is illustrated in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, which found that 97% of our research was world leading or of international importance. Being student-focused is evident in the fact that Keele has been ranked number one for student satisfaction three years in a row (National Student Survey, 2014, 2015 &2016). Keele was also recently awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017 which aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching and learning, and named University of the Year for Student Experience 2016 (Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide).
Students come to Keele not just because of the academic reputation, but also the beautiful and spacious campus, set in over 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes. The self-contained campus has a small and cosmopolitan community of student and staff, many of whom live there. As well as student and staff residences, there is also a 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. Through the dual honours system, undergraduate 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 in professional subjects include Biomedical Science, Law, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. Some of the Master’s degrees offered are Biomedical Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Finance, Human Resource Management, Computer Science, International Relations, Law, Management, Physiotherapy and Psychology. There are a number of scholarship schemes on offer for International students, including some that are funded by external bodies, for example, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Santander Universities and Chevening. Keele graduates are confident and well educated with a broad experience that makes them highlyemployable; 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).
It’s the Keele difference.