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Keele University's rural campus community provides postgraduate students with an environment that is focused, relevant and mature. Students have full access to respected academics, and will benefit from Keele's reputation for excellence in research. One of the few universities with a Postgraduate Association (KPA) to represent and support postgraduate students, including an on-campus clubhouse to study, relax and interact with peers and academics over a meal and drink.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

2,361 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 31%
  • Part Time 69%

Domicile

  • UK 89%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 20 605 625
Nursing 5 265 270
Psychology 15 135 150
Medicine 45 90 135
Education 25 105 135
Other 15 110 125
Physiotherapy 5 100 105
Business & Management Studies 15 75 90
Social Policy 5 65 75
Social Work 10 65 75
Law 15 55 65
Biological Sciences 20 40 60
Sociology 15 35 50
Politics 15 30 50
English 10 30 40
Philosophy 20 15 40
Geography & Environmental Science 5 25 35
Medical Technology 20 15 35
Communication & Media Studies 5 25 35
Chemistry 20 10 30
History 5 20 25
Computer Science 10 10 20
Geology 20 0 20
Anatomy & Physiology 15 5 20
General Engineering 5 10 15
Mathematics 15 0 15
Accounting & Finance 0 15 15
Physics & Astronomy 5 0 5
Music 5 5 5
Economics 5 0 5
American Studies 5 5 5
Russian & East European Languages 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 4,710–7,250
Mixed 5,980–7,025
Laboratory 5,980
Clinical 5,300
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The following are for UK/EU students taking a taught postgraduate course at Keele (2019 entry); please refer to the university website for details or contact the university admissions team.

  • The Keele Alumni Discount: 20% tuition fee discount for Keele alumni studying a taught postgraduate course at Keele University of at least 120 credits. Offered pro-rata for some lower credit courses.
  • The Keele Graduate Scholarship: a £500 tuition fee waiver for students who attained a 1st class honours in their first degree.
  • The Keele Access Scholarship: a £850 tuition fee waiver for students from backgrounds with low participation in higher education.
  • Care Leavers and Estranged Students' Bursary: £1000 per year to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who have left the care of their local authority or are irreconcilably estranged from their families and meet the relevant eligibility criteria. Upon completing their degrees, recipients are awarded another £500.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • The university provides accommodation for full-time postgraduate students enrolling in September.
  • Part-time student and those starting at different times of the year may need to live off campus; the university can assist with finding off campus accommodation.