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We’re Keele University and we’re different.


Situated at the heart of England, we are world-renowned for our breath of teaching and research that tackles the world’s most urgent problems. Founded in 1949, we value our excellence in teaching as highly as our global research. We are committed to providing our students with outstanding teaching facilities which include the David Attenborough Laboratories and Keele Business School. Our 600-acre green campus is close to the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the city of Stoke-on-Trent which offers great links to major cities by train with Manchester and Birmingham only 45 minutes away and London 90 minutes. Our campus provides a range of amenities, including accommodation, cafes, a convenience shop, post office, library and pharmacy. You can take a tour of our campus and facilities via our 360° virtual tour.

Study opportunities for you

We offer taught master's degrees and postgraduate research programmes across a wide range of subject areas. Whether you want to progress your career in Health, Humanities, Business, Social Sciences or Natural Sciences, Keele has a diverse suite of courses to enable you to expand your opportunities.

In addition to our on-campus postgraduate courses, we have developed a suite of 100% online Master’s programmes that give you the flexibility and freedom to study from anywhere in the world. We have also introduced distance learning to our postgraduate research provision. Distance learning research degrees enable you to benefit from our excellent reputation for research opportunities and high-quality supervision whilst studying remotely.

Our Student Community

Our student body represents over 120 different nationalities - it’s safe to say we are a welcoming campus that recognises the benefits of such a diverse student population. We offer a dedicated postgraduate association (KPA) which represents the postgraduate student voice. The KPA offers postgraduate students support on various areas such as finance, study, social events and conferences.

Key Facts

We strive to give our students the best overall university experience. Our suite of facts, figures and achievements is evidence this commitment.

  • Top 10 in UK for research opportunities offered to postgraduate students (PRES 2019)
  • Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2020)
  • Top 10 for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide, 2020)
  • 35th place in the Guardian University Guide 2021

Postgraduate open afternoons

We host a number of Postgraduate Open Afternoons throughout the year which give you the opportunity to visit our campus and learn more about Keele and postgraduate life in general. You can learn more about our postgraduate open afternoons and book onto an event here.

How to apply

You can apply directly via our course pages. Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications including English language, academic transcripts and references.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees vary between programmes and are set at different levels for home and international students.

Please see our tuition fees page for more information. We offer a range of postgraduate bursaries and scholarships, including our 20% alumni tuition fee discount (terms and conditions apply).

Contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1782 732000

Email: enquiries@keele.ac.uk

Department / School information and available programmes:

Keele University School of Medicine has a range of taught Masters courses, all of which are in modular format and which can be accessed as short courses or with credits transferable between Masters level courses elsewhere in the Faculty of Health. Many courses are available to health professionals from disciplines other than medicine and are relevant to clinicians engaged in primary and secondary care.

Keele runs a popular ‘Teaching the Teachers’ course for health professionals and also a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Medical Education which is accredited by the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Keele’s innovative Masters in Medical Science includes core modules and a wide range of optional modules, helping you to complete the Certificate, Diploma or Masters via a pathway that suits you. The award has been mapped against the revised Good Medical Practice from the GMC and can help you demonstrate your commitment to maintaining your fitness to practice for when recertification is introduced as part of medical re-licensing.

Why choose Keele?

• Keele University is located right in the middle of England, about an hour from Birmingham and an hour from Manchester. It’s a research-led university with excellent teaching quality and graduate employment rates.
• Keele is one of the UK’s largest and most attractive university campuses, with 650 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes.
• The number of permanent academic staff employed at Keele is one of the highest in the UK, which means that there is always consistency in the teaching and support.
• The Keele Postgraduate Association provides excellent social facilities for postgraduates, and also represents their interests to the university.
• There are about 600 full-time postgraduate taught courses on campus and about the same number of postgraduate part-time students. The total number of full-time students at Keele is about 7,000. The size means that there is a genuine community on campus.
• You will be taught by experts in each subject, with national and international research reputations.
• You’ll benefit from the latest thinking in all subject areas.
• There is an induction week for international postgraduates, giving plenty to help in settling in and sorting out practical issues before the start of teaching. An International Student Support Office is available to help international students.
• English language support is available to all students during their studies.
• International postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation on campus provided they apply for this by 30th June.
• Keele offers excellent value for money: tuition and accommodation fess are competitive and there is no application fee.

For further information regarding all postgraduate courses at Keele University School of Medicine, please email postgradmedenquries@pmed.keele.ac.uk

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