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Kings has a formal progression agreement from the Advanced Level Foundation to Keele

Founded in 1949, Keele has Britain’s largest single-site campus, covering 600 acres of parkland in the heart of England, near Stoke. The university is within an hour’s drive of Manchester and Birmingham. It has a particular reputation for excellence in the medical and health studies, and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is one of the UK’s leading centres of applied research in primary care. Keele is currently ranked 6th in the UK for Medicine.

Keele University acknowledges the Kings' Advanced Level Foundation as equivalent to A-levels, providing students with an alternative pathway to higher education. Students who meet the specified foundation grades are offered a place at the university, giving them the opportunity to pursue their academic goals and excel in their chosen field.

Key Facts


  • #68 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #74 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #65 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #3 for Radiography, #7 for Nursing, #17 for Medicine  (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 8,000

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 2,000

Year founded

  • 1949

  • The University was awarded Gold for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2023).
  • The university is made up of three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences and Natural Sciences.  
  • Keele was ranked number 1 in England for overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2018 – broad-based universities).
  • The University has 95% graduate employability (HESA – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2019/20). 
Kings alumni at Keele University
"I want to go to medical school to complete my MBBS and then apply to be a medical officer in the British Royal Navy"
Keele University

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