Keele University

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Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located midway between Birmingham and Manchester, it is situated just a few miles away from the urban centres of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent, and 20 miles from the Peak District, a picturesque national park renowned for its natural beauty.

Key statistics

Total UG Students Total PG Students International Student Student Faculty Ratio
7,915 2,205 22% 13:9

The university itself sits in the middle of a 630 acre estate surrounded by woods, lakes and parkland.

The university’s founding ethos ‘the pursuit of truth in the company of friends’ still guides the institution, with teaching conducted in small groups and a reputation for world-leading research undertaken in a thriving campus-based community.

The University also boasts a 70 acre development site for its Science and Innovation Park with 40 companies employing over 600 people currently hosted on its existing Science and Business Park.

Keele prides itself on being one of the most environmentally aware universities in the UK, emphasising sustainability and ethical choices in its campus initiatives. Keele has an international reputation with a diverse postgraduate community.

Keele offers a distinctive range of degree programmes: dual honours, interdisciplinary single honours and major-minor degrees. Many students and staff live on campus, making for a good atmosphere.

The university performs well in student rating – last year it achieved 93% in the overall student satisfaction survey. The latest national research audit also described the university's research activity in 10 disciplines as being "world-leading" in terms of the impact it has had on society.

Its location is home to a wealth of biodiversity and resources that allow students and staff to engage with the sustainability agenda. They include a scheme where students can grow their own food on campus, an allotment scheme open to the public, and an arboretum with over 240 varieties of cherry trees, recently awarded National Collection status by the conservation charity, Plant Heritage.


Notable Alumni

·        Dr Maggie Atkinson − Children’s Commissioner for England.

·        Laurence Mann − Personal Political Secretary to the Prime Minister.

·        Jamie Aitchison − BAFTA winner TV coverage of 2012 Paralympic Games.

·        Dominic Coles − BBC Director of Operations.

·        Jonty Bloom − BBC Business & Economics Correspondent.

·        Steve Jackson − Co-Founder Games Workshop.

·        Dr David Collett − Director of VSO, now Chief Executive of WaterAid.

English Language Requirements

Most undergraduate courses require the following level of English for year one entry:

 

Course

IELTS

 

 

International Foundation Year

5.0 (subtests 5.0)

 

 

International Degree Programme

5.5 (subtests 5.5)

 

 

International Year One

4 term: 5.0 (subsets 5.0)
3.5 or 3 term: 5.5

 

 

Undergraduate Year 1 (except for the

courses listed below)

6.0 (subtests 5.5)

 

 

Undergraduate Law Year 1

6.5 (subtests 5.5)

 

 

Undergraduate Pharmacy Year 1

7.0 (subtests 6.5)

 

 

Undergraduate Physiotherapy Year 1

7.0 (subtests 6.5)

 

 

Undergraduate Nursing Year 1

7.0 (subtests 7.0)

 

 

Undergraduate Year 2 entry (except for Law courses)

6.0 (Reading and Writing

6.0, Listening and Speaking

5.5)*

 

 

Undergraduate Year 2 entry (Law courses)

 

6.5 (Reading and Writing

6.0, Listening and Speaking

5.5)

 

 

 *students may be allowed to enter year 2 with a lower component score at the discretion of the University

 

English language requirements for post graduates: IELTS

Subject Area

IELTS

Science (with the exception of Psychology), Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy

6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any subtest

Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, Public Policy and Social Sciences (including Psychology)

6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any subtest

Education and Law

7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any subtest

 

Undergraduate Year 1

 AISSC or CBSE boards: 75% and above in 12th grade required. 2 years of study must have been completed. 

 

 

ISE - All India Senior School Certificate, from State Board: 80% and above in 12th grade required. 2 years of study must have been completed

 

 

Postgraduate 2.1

From a 3 year Bachelor's degree - 1st class (65% or above) (except for Universities of Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai where they can accept 60%). From a 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree accept 60% or above. The institution must be recognised on NARIC.

 

Postgraduate 2.2

From a 3 year Bachelor's degree - 1st class (60% or above) (except for Universities of Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai where it can accept 55%). From a 4 or 5 year Bachelor's degree accept 55% or above. The institution must be recognised on NARIC. 

 

 Research programmes – entry to  research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

 

 

 

Both single and mixed-sex accommodation is available,

 All rooms have wireless internet.

Facilities vary between halls, but all have their own common rooms and launderettes.

University accommodation represents great value for money. Residency fees cover Internet connection, personal possessions insurance and all utility services. 

Fees vary according to hall and/or room facilities. 

General Scholarships and Discounts 

Award

Amount

Eligibility

 

 

Keele International Student Scholarship (KISS)

£2000 per year

New self funded international fee paying students applying for entry to a Keele undergraduate degree programme (excluding Medicine).

 

 

Keele Foundation Progression Bursary

£1000 per year

Students progressing from the International Foundation Year or International Degree Programme Foundation to Year One of a degree course.

 

 

International Study Centre High Achievers' Bursary

£2000 per year

Students progressing from the Keele International Study Centre to year 2 of an undergraduate degree course (2016-17 only).

 

 

Early Payment Incentive

£500

All new self-funded international fee paying students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postgraduate Awards and Discounts

The following scholarships may be targeted at specific subjects and talent areas. In some cases you may be required to make an independent application, for others the scholarship will be awarded automatically.

Please refer to individual schemes for further details.

General Scholarships and Discounts 

Award

Amount

Eligibility

 

 

Keele International Student Scholarship (KISS)

£3000

All self-funded international fee paying students applying for a taught master's programme.

 

 

International Smart Minds

£5000

All self-funded international fee paying students applying for a taught master's programme.

 

 

International Study Centre High Achievers' Bursary

£3000 per year

Student progressing from the Pre-Masters Programme in the Keele International Study Centre to a taught master’s degree (2016-17 only)

 

 

Keele Graduate Bursary

15% tuition fee discount

Students who have graduated from Keele or a Keele programme delivered overseas, or who undertook a study abroad placement/exchange programme at Keele.

 

 

Early Payment Incentive

£500

All new self-funded international fee paying students.

   

 

 

Course Specific Scholarships

Award

Amount

Eligibility

 

 

School of Law Postgraduate Fee Bursaries

50% tuition fee discount

International applicants who have accepted a place on a School of Law PGT programme.

 

 

 

Country Specific Scholarships

Award

Amount

Eligibility

 

 

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Full tuition fees and living expenses

Applications are open to students from developing countries within the Commonwealth who intend to study one of the following courses:


MA Criminology and Criminal Justice 
MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology 
MA Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice 
MA Diplomatic Studies 
MA Environmental Politics and Climate Change 
MA Global Security 
MA Politics and International Relations

 

 

External - Chevening Scholarships

Tuition fees, living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, additional grants to cover essential expenditure.

Citizens of a Chevening-eligible country who hold a degree that is equivalent to or higher than an upper-second class (2:1) honours degree in the UK before applying, and who have completed at least two years' work experience before applying. 

 

 

 

There are numerous other scholarships.Please refer university website for detail qualifications required.


Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1949

CampusRURAL

IntakeSeptember

Fees

Full-time UG & PG Fees 12,200 GBP to 23,000 GBP according to your course.

Cost of Living

Living costs, sometimes called maintenance, includes; accommodation, food, clothing, books, entertainment and travel in the UK. As per UK Visas and Immigration, estimated living costs for an international student on a degree course are estimated to be £9,135 per 9-month academic year (£1015 per month), or £12,180 for a full year. These figures are approximate and vary with different lifestyles.

Ranking of Universities

The Complete University Guide 2018 :  48

World University Rankings 2017 :  401-500

The Guardian University League Tables 2018 :  36

QS World University Ranking 2018:   601-650

Address

Keele University Keele Staffordshire ST5 5BG

University Website

http://www.keele.ac.uk