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 Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom

We’re Keele University and we’re different.


Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.

We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.

Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Where is Keele?

Located in the Staffordshire countryside, but within easy reach of the bustling town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the vibrant city of Stoke-on-Trent, Keele offers the best of both worlds: a close-knit campus community and an exciting local area to explore.

Discover a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and entertainment venues all on your doorstep.

Jump on the train and we’re less than an hour away from the bright lights of both Manchester and Birmingham too.

Welcoming International Students

With over 120 nationalities studying with Keele, international students are welcomed to our global community, with dedicated support, scholarships and preparatory courses to support you through your application, enrolment and beyond.


Our facilities support students to expand their knowledge and develop the skills they’ll need in their careers. That’s why we continue to invest; providing students with innovative teaching and world-class facilities to enable them to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.


Interdisciplinary research has always been at the heart of what we do and, 70 years later, it still is. Our research is changing the world for the better. In collaboration with our global partners, we’re tackling some of society’s most urgent problems – including global health, food security and the climate crisis.

Sector leaders in sustainability

We’re proud to be one of the first UK universities to declare a ‘climate emergency’, as well as having ambitious targets to be carbon neutral by 2030.

In 2021 we were named Global Sustainability Institution of the Year, and also completed the installation of 12,500 solar panels and two wind turbines on campus, to generate up to half of our electricity requirements.

Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA)

The Keele Postgraduate Association is a Students' Union that specialises in representing the interests of postgraduate students. As one of only two postgraduate student unions in the UK, they pride themselves as a unique body. Their rich heritage bolsters their image as a high performing postgraduate union, founded at Keele University in 1963!

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