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Keele University, UK

  • Staffordshire, England
  • Rank

    751–800

  • Established

    1949

Overview

Total No. of International Students

3000+

Keele University is a world-renowned University and known for its teaching and research facilities. It laid its foundation in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire and gained university status in 1962. The university is spread over a vast area of 600 acres in Newcastle. The Keele University acceptance rate is 14% which is rarely selective. Students must apply to this university on time to get the offer letter. It works with the motto of “Thank God for All”. Some famous courses of the University are business, engineering, computing, IT, pharmacy, and medical sciences.

 

Why choose Keele University?

Keele University, or the University of Keele, is a public-civic research university in UK, established by the vice chancellor of Oxford University. It is voted one of the most beautiful universities present in the heart of England and also has a high student satisfaction rate.

Keele University was the first university in the UK to start a counselling service for students. The university has taught more than 100,000 students from 160 countries. Hence, it is the top-rated among international students. Check out some more features below:

Academic Life

It is always better to get into a university which provides academic support. At Keele, students receive all the academic and career-related support. Students learn career-related skills and excel in those to become the first choice of employers. They can learn a second language and can travel abroad to get industrial exposure. All these facilities are only available if you become a student at Keele. Therefore, the students at this university feel very proud to study here.

Sustainability-Embedded Institution

Keele University is the first UK University to declare a climate emergency. The university intends to become a carbon-neutral university by 2030. Keele University has successfully installed 12,500 solar panels and 2 wind turbines. These installations fulfil half of the electricity requirement of the university.

The university is doing intensive research into climate change and renewable technologies. Till now, Keele University has invested more than £1.2 million in reducing carbon emissions and will invest more till they achieve 100% carbon neutrality. It also ranks in the top 40 universities in the world for sustainability.

Health and Well-Being Support

Keele University is known for providing excellent support facilities to its students. The University support staff is available 24 hours. Students can easily contact the support team by booking a video session from the website if they are not well or face any health-related issues.

Keele University provides free counselling and health services. Students can contact and can discuss their problems with the support team at any time of the day. The team guarantees to keep things confidential. Counselling sessions are one of the best services provided to students at Keele University.

 

Key Features

Keele University is one of the finest universities in Britain. Being a global university, it has various things to offer its students. Here are some key features that provide insight into the university.

  • Single, biggest and amazing campus in Britain.

  • 1st UK University to start counselling service.

  • Ranked Britain’s best university for student satisfaction.

  • More than 96% of the graduate employability rate.

  • Won the title of Global Sustainability University of the year.

  • More than 80% of the research is world-leading or excellent.

  • Over 120 nationalities are studying.

  • The average salary for international students is ranging from £24,000 - £27,000 Starting.

Keele University Courses & Fees

Keele University Courses

Keele university courses include undergraduate, postgraduate-taught and postgraduate-research programs. The University is home to some of the best courses in UK. Students can choose their desired programs to study in UK.

Keele University Fees

Keele University fees depend upon the course chosen by the students. The fee structure for the Undergraduate programs ranges from £14,000 to £25,000. On the other hand, for the postgraduate courses, the fee ranges from £16,000 to £25,000. The doctoral programs are available at very affordable prices at Keele’s. Courses like Medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other medical-related programs have a fee of £24,000 or more. Here is the table for the fee structure and living expenses.

 

Keele University Fees and Cost of Living

Courses

Fees

Undergraduate

£17,100-£28,000 Per Year

Postgraduate

£17,100-£28,000 Per Year

Doctoral

£15,650

Living Expenses

£128.24 Per Week (approx.)

Accomodation

£4873.12-£7509.18 for 38 Weeks

Application fee

No Fee

 

The living expenses in Newcastle, England, are not higher than in London. The cost of living in Newcastle ranges from £8000- £10,000. Students can easily bear these living expenses and can work in nearby cities to bear their expenses.

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Keele University Ranking & Intakes

Keele University Rankings

There are two types of ranking given to the university. One is world ranking, and the other is national ranking. The acceptance rate is 80%. Keele University Ranking lies in the top 100 universities in the UK and in the top 1000 universities in the world.

 

Keele University Ranking

Ranked By 

Ranking 

QS World University Ranking

781-790

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Ranking

601–800

US News & World Report - Global Universities

953

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings

52

The Guardian University UK Rankings

32

 

The ranking for the Keele university courses in UK also plays an important role. Many programs of the university possess a good ranking. The medical courses of the university rank 4th in the UK. Programs like Environmental Studies, Geography, Nursing, midwifery and pharmacy rank in the top 20 in the UK. You can check the rankings of some courses below in the table. These rankings are awarded by the Complete University Guide ranking which provides the rank by calculating the ten indicators.

 

Complete University Guide UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Business & Management Studies

56

Accounting & Finance Ranking

57

Medicine

23

Nursing

12

Law

42

Computer Science

46

Biological science

36

Physics and Astronomy

35

Psychology

56

Communication and Media

18

Sociology 

53

 

Check the Ranking for some courses ranked by The Guardian for 2022 in the table below. The Guardian University Ranking works on the nine indicators. These nine indicators calculate the overall facilities of the universities given to the students.

 

The Guardian UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Business & Management & Marketing

80

Accounting & Finance Ranking

63

Economics

31

Physics

22

Media and film studies

37

Politics

26

Sociology and Social

53

Medicine

9

Law

42

 

Times Higher Education UK Rankings 2023 for Courses

Ranked By

Ranking

Life Sciences

401-500

Arts & Humanities

501-600

Clinical and Health 

401-500

Law

201-250

Psychology

401-500

Communication and Media

501-600

 

Keele University Intakes

The major intake in the UK is the September intake. So, most universities offer their maximum program in September only. Keele University in UK offers admission in 2 major intakes in September and January. Students can enrol themselves in any of the two intakes to study in UK.

 

Keele University Intakes

Intakes

Month of intakes

Application Deadline

Autumn

September

8 December 2025

Admission Criteria

The admission criteria for Keele University are higher for some programs. Students need to check the university website for course-specific details. The general information on the University admission criteria is mentioned in the table.

 

Keele University Entry Requirements

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Post Graduate

Doctorate (PhD)

Academics*

70% Above

70% Above

70% Above

IELTS**

5.5 with bands at 5.5 minimum

6.0 with bands at 5.5 minimum

6.0 with bands at 5.5 minimum

PTE

42-49 with no bands below 42

50-57 with no band below 50

50-57 with no band below 50

TOEFL

72 (components - listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17 minimum)

78 (components - listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17 minimum)

78 (components - listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17 minimum)

Duolingo

Not accepted

Not accepted

Not accepted

MOI

Accepted

Accepted

Not accepted

LOR 

Requires One

Requires One

Requires One

Work Experience

-

Min. 3 Years

Min. 3 Years

 

  • Academics* - Some courses have higher requirements than 60% in academics. Medical courses require more than 90% in class 12th for bachelors in UK. Students of state boards need more than 70% to 95% in their 12th to get admission to Keele University’s undergraduate courses.  

  • English language test (IELTS**) – Some courses like medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, have higher IELTS requirements. For them, the required score is 7.0, not less than 7.0 in any band. 

  • Students having more than 70% in the English subject in class 12th need not give the IELTS exam. They are eligible for the IELTS waiver.

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Keele University Scholarships

Scholarships at Keele University are available to international students. It is also available to students who belong to the least developed nations. Students can check the University website for more scholarships in UK details.

S.No. Scholarship Name Max Scholarship amount Scholarship Type Number of Awards
1 Keele International Excellence Scholarship Up to £2500
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