No.1 In England For Student Satisfaction

Whether you’re considering a foundation course or an undergraduate degree, a master's or a PhD, Keele is a place where students thrive - we're proud to be joint No.1 in England for Course Satisfaction in the Guardian University League Table 2019, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in England for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey, of broad-based universities. We were also awarded Gold in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework.

Put Yourself In The Right Place

Located in the heart of England, Keele excels in both education and research. We’re world-renowned for the breadth of our teaching and proud of our close-knit campus community.

Undergraduate

Explore your academic interests and career aspirations through Keele's breadth of courses, the range of elective modules and history of interdisciplinary teaching and learning.

Postgraduate study

We offer an array of postgraduate courses to help you develop further in your field and stand out from the crowd in your chosen career.

Postgraduate research

As a research-led University, Keele offers a supportive research culture, as well as sophisticated and highly acclaimed research facilities and academic teaching.

International study

Keele's student body represents over 120 different nationalities. We offer a welcoming campus that demonstrates the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.

Opportunities

Keele University has always dared to be different when it comes to the courses we offer.

  • Study abroad

Broaden your horizons with a study abroad programme.

  • Learn a language

The Language Centre at Keele offers a wide range of opportunities to study English and Modern Languages.

  • CPD and leadership

We offer a range of CPD and leadership short courses.

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World-Leading Research

Keele is helping to change the world for the better by engaging in cutting-edge research. We’re tackling some of society’s most urgent problems, including ageing, global health and renewable energy. We’re proud that 97% of our research was deemed to be world-leading, or of international importance (REF 2014).

Research Spotlight

We deliver distinctive research of the highest quality, recognised internationally for its excellence.

Research Institutes

Our interdisciplinary institutes are undertaking cutting edge research that aims to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. They bring students, academics and researchers together from across the University, and serve as hubs that stimulate collaboration and debate.

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MA

Keele University

Media and Cultural Studies is an exciting and developing discipline that draws together theories and practices from a range of disciplines such as Media Studies, Film and ... [+]

The course involves three main aspects:

the study of theories and ideas about media and cultural production in a global context the critical analysis of cultural texts and practices from around the world engagement in practical creative production.

The MA in Global Media and Culture seeks to explore the relationship between these three areas and to show how knowledge of each informs and influences the others. In addition, it will provide you with the skills necessary for academic study at an advanced level, either for those wishing to go on to further academic research or as advanced preparation for those interested in pursuing careers in a range of media and culture industries.

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United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

Delivered jointly by the School of Humanities and the Keele Management School, the MA in Global Media and Management will equip you with specialist skills in media produc ... [+]

Delivered jointly by the School of Humanities and the Keele Management School, the MA in Global Media and Management will equip you with specialist skills in media production and media management. You will develop high-level communication, problem-solving and other transferable skills that will enable you to excel in your career.

Working closely with industry partners ensures that the programme combines academic rigour with business-relevant content, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed for a wide range of careers. After completing the programme our students have worked for top media companies such as the Kobalt Music Group, one of the world’s leading independent music publishers.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
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1 - 2 years
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Keele University

Security matters. Its study demands the development of complex analytical skills, supported by cutting-edge research, as well as innovative and creative teaching techniqu ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

This course is approved by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and provides a thorough understanding of the employment relationship and an excell ... [+]

The MA programme in Human Resource Management (HRM) is approved by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and provides a thorough understanding of the employment relationship, covering issues such as pay, employee resourcing/development and professional practice. You have the choice of either a dissertation or applied company research (working with a company on a specific project and presenting solutions to them) after completing the taught modules.

The course will enhance your skills and knowledge in the following ways:

Through developing the critical thinking skills that are so important to problem-solving and innovation in today’s competitive labour market – and that are not easily replaced by automation; these skills are specifically nurtured in semester 1 to be utilised more extensively in semester 2; Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of managing people and how interventions by the different parties to the employment relationship (employers, workers and the state) can provide challenges for the successful application of even the best developed HRM policies and practices; Graduate attributes can only be developed if students are able to locate, evaluate and synthesise complex information; opportunities to acquire these abilities are developed through discussion and practice in tutorials, lectures, English language development (for those who need additional help), sessions designed specifically to train students in accessing data and considerable support from the teaching team, especially in semester 1; Students will also gain a more nuanced appreciation of the challenges posed by globalisation, including the economic, social, legal and ethical implications of... [-]
United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Keele University

This course offers an exciting opportunity to study human rights in the interdisciplinary context of law, politics and philosophy. The course content reflects that human ... [+]

The topic of human rights is a staple of contemporary politics, philosophy and law, and is one of the key discourses of our times. The primary aim of the MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice (HRGJ) Course is to provide you with an intensive period of study in which to develop practical and theoretical understandings of human rights law, politics and philosophy, at domestic, regional and international levels. The course also aims to provide key critical perspectives on human rights theory and practice, drawing in particular on feminist and postcolonial critiques to engage with issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, ethnicity, religion and power in relation to human rights realisation. Jointly taught by the School of Law and School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment (SPIRE), the HRGJ course takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the study of human rights.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in international business. You will develop an appreciation of the contemporary challe ... [+]

Business today is global. This brings both opportunities and challenges that require managers and leaders who have expansive knowledge and understanding of operating businesses internationally. The MSc in International Business focuses on developing your understanding of business and management within a global context, offering a deep insight into areas such as strategic management, cultural management issues, ethical and environmental issues and international value chains. You will develop an integrated and critically aware understanding of how organisations operate across borders at both a strategic and operational level, preparing you for a career in a leadership or management role in a variety of settings throughout the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Keele University

The MA in Politics and International Relations provides you with an intensive period of study in which you can engage with specific issues connected to your chosen pathwa ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

The MA in Politics and International Relations provides you with an intensive period of study in which you can engage with specific issues connected to your chosen pathwa ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

The USA is wrestling with its changed status in a multi-polar world, but it remains a vital force in international politics and a source of fascination to outside observe ... [+]

The MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations in SPIRE is distinctive as it is one of the most diverse collections of Masters pathways in the UK. The programme offers the possibility of developing an individual specialism as well as learning about broader issues in the pathway, and in wider fields of Politics and International Relations. You will gain a thorough grounding in the philosophical and practical issues underpinning study and research in Politics and International Relations. You will study 3 compulsory core taught modules, 4 optional modules and a dissertation over 12 months.

Key benefits of studying for the MA/MRes in Politics and International Relations include; small class sizes, expert dissertation supervision on cutting-edge issues and debates, a dynamic academic community, strong student-staff relations and stimulating extra-curricular seminars and workshops. Staff and students regularly organise research events, which provide important opportunities for learning, networking and collegial debate on contemporary political and philosophical issues. For example, we host an annual Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series, a bi-annual European Consortium on Political Research environmental politics PhD summer school, and in recent years have organised several ESRC-funded (Economic and Social Research Council) seminar series.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus

MSc

Keele University

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), this course delivers a rigorous exam ... [+]

The MSc in Accounting and Financial Management delivers a rigorous examination of core accounting and financial management theories combined with a wide range of practical applications. You will work confidently with both numerical quantitative and qualitative accounting and financial management issues and case studies, utilising professional data sources such as the Bloomberg Professional Services Platform and DataStream.

This programme is professionally accredited by both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). We also provide you with a Bloomberg Training Couse allowing you to complete the Bloomberg Market Concept Course.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Keele University

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science combines cutting edge techniques with consultancy and experience of working on real company projects to ensure you graduate with the ... [+]

The MSc in Advanced Computer Science gives the in-depth knowledge and cutting edge skills required for careers where advanced computer systems are used to solve difficult business goals, control complex processes and equipment, and undertake deep and detailed analysis, management, and presentation of data.

You will gain advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts of Internet technologies, software development, and intelligent systems. Alongside this, you will develop the practical skills that are necessary for the design, build, deployment and evaluation of distributed information systems and complex, Internet-enabled business applications.

The course covers a wide range of practical skills and theory, from a fast-track programming and systems design course through to advanced data analysis and the use of private cloud hardware. During the course, you will learn many techniques, including manipulating large amounts of data, designing and building large applications, leveraging and provisioning cloud services and developing autonomous systems.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Keele University

This master’s programme aims to provide highly employable analytical scientists who not only have a thorough understanding of the key techniques within the discipline but ... [+]

As a student on the programme, you will benefit from our research expertise and our links with industries that provide the foundation for work placement opportunities.

All students on this MSc will undertake a 30-week placement with an industrial context, either in Keele University’s laboratories or at the industrial partner’s premises, which will ultimately boost your employability skills.

The focus of this master's degree is very much on each student acquiring the scientific knowledge, the technical skills and the wide range of professional skills to enable them to start their career working with confidence in an industrial or international laboratory context.

This one-year master’s programme (if full-time) aims to provide highly employable graduates who not only have a broad education in analytical sciences but also in the industrial context (commercial awareness and IP matters; science and technology transfer; entrepreneurship), together with a theoretical and practical understanding of the selected analytical techniques used in industry.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Keele University

Cognitive Psychology is a fascinating area of psychology that is relevant to a range of problems in the modern world. For instance, how do mobile phones distract attentio ... [+]

Application closing date: 31st July

Studying our MSc in Cognitive Psychology will give you exposure to advanced training with specialist cognitive neuroscience methods such as EEG and eye-tracking, research design and statistics, and the opportunity to explore a range of contemporary findings in cognitive psychology with our expert academics in a friendly small group setting.

Importantly, you will be directly involved in cutting-edge research that is geared towards your interests and personal skills development.

Key Features Of Your MSc Programme In Psychology Will Include:

Strong focus on your personal skills development throughout the course to help you pursue your career goals Opportunities to pursue your personal interests with expert support A broad range of research methods training to maximise your employability skills Small group specialist teaching in your chosen field from research-active tutors A large cohort of MSc students sharing the core modules provides a lively and supportive peer community How The Course Is Taught ... [-]
United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Campus
Keele University

The MSc in Management equips you with wide-ranging knowledge and skills needed for becoming a successful manager. The course provides an understanding of how business is ... [+]

‘Poor management is estimated to cost the UK £84bn in lost productivity per year’, with a need for better trained and informed managers (Chartered Management Institute Manifesto, 2017). This MSc aims to equip you with these necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to be able to understand how business is conducted and the various challenges facing managers from a strategic and operational perspective. MSc Management seeks to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, active, reflective and practical professionals with excellent skills.

A distinctive feature of this programme is the opportunity to select a particular pathway for the final 60 credits which best suits your ambitions and development needs. You will get the opportunity to select from a research dissertation; consultancy project within an organisation; 6-12 month work placement or 6-12 month entrepreneurship activity*... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Master

Keele University

This is a combined taught and research degree in Philosophy, which will teach you how to successfully undertake research on philosophical topics of your interest. Apart f ... [+]

The M.Res. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele and makes for a fascinating course of study since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from a taught masters.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full-time
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1 - 2 years
Campus

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