University of Surrey
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The University of Surrey
Guildford GU2 7XH

+44 (0)1483 300800


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University of Surrey

The institution

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016, Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.

The University of Surrey is just ten minutes’ walk from the centre of Guildford, in the heart of south east England. Guildford offers a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history and was named one of the best places to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2014.

Our campus is a self-contained community where you can make the most of student life. With social and leisure facilities, cafes and restaurants, coffee bars and common rooms, you'll find everything you need.

Wonderful things happen at Surrey – we look forward to sharing them with you.

Postgraduate study

Join our vibrant, enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together on our beautiful campus.

Joining our postgraduate student community provides an opportunity to engage with inspiring academics and peers in an environment where critical thinking is encouraged and supported.

Studying at postgraduate level at Surrey involves more than just looking at knowledge; it is about developing the tools to evaluate it and about engaging with concepts and questions in your discipline.

As the world faces increasingly complex challenges, postgraduate study at Surrey offers an opportunity to explore these in collaboration with a diverse, international academic community, sharing ideas and learning from each other whilst being encouraged to create and shape the future.

Our postgraduate programmes will fire your curiosity, sharpen your knowledge, skills and intellect, and prepare the way for your exciting future.


University of Surrey research is addressing this century’s most pressing challenges, fuelling students with a spirit of curiosity and drive to improve the world. In the 2014 Research Exercise Framework (REF), 98 per cent of our research outputs were rated to be world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

We have won three Queen’s Anniversary prizes for our research, most recently for our water research in 2011/12.


We offer a wide range of student accommodation at the University of Surrey. Our rooms are comfortable, secure and priced to suit different budgets – so you can focus on your studies and enjoy everything that Surrey has to offer.

A frequent bus service linking campus with the town centre runs late into the night, and the local area is cycle-friendly too. The campus and Courts of Residence are patrolled by our friendly security team, whose on-site office is always open to visitors and staffed for phone calls.

Our £36m Sports Park has world-class facilities and plays host to a number of professional teams, athletes and sports events. You couldn't ask for a better place to keep fit and healthy.

Our Student Support Services Centre offers information, support and advice on all aspects of student life. Live-in wardens and student mentors look after residents in our student accommodation.

We’re proud of our excellent track record for graduate employability. Our Careers Service is available to all Surrey students. Our experts can advise on graduate jobs, further study, graduate schemes and internships.

Our friendly staff are trained to deal with a wide range of enquiries to ensure your time at Surrey is the best it can be.


Learn more about financial support for your postgraduate studies, including funding from research councils and scholarship opportunities, along with other available loans and awards by looking on our website.