University profile

University of Surrey

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2017/18 edition

About University of Surrey

Worldwide reputation

The decision to undertake postgraduate study is often very personal; it can be a pursuit of passion, for targeted career progression or even with a view to be part of changing the world for the better. The University of Surrey is perfectly suited to unlock your potential and will help you achieve your academic and career ambitions.

As a postgraduate student at Surrey, you’ll be part of a successful community that’s making a profound and lasting impact on the world. Our enterprising, research-rich culture and significant economic influence mean our work is both diverse and far-reaching – transforming regional businesses, the UK economy and global markets.

At Surrey, our world-class researchers work together in a range of centres, groups, institutes, departments and other similar entities.

We also have a range of leading facilities and resources that allow us to conduct world-class research in a broad array of fields. These include those housed at Surrey Research Park, a major centre of excellence in technology, science, health and engineering.

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Future career prospects

Our on-campus Employability and Careers Centre is staffed by professional careers advisers who will help you to identify your skills and strengths and find the right opportunities.

English language support

Our Pre-Sessional English language programmes are designed as intensive English preparation for international students planning to study on a degree programme at the University of Surrey, who wish to improve their language skills or for whom successful completion of a pre-sessional course is a condition of their degree offer.

Facilities and support arrangements

The University of Surrey is based in the charming town of Guildford and on a beautiful lakeside campus, it is set among countryside just outside London.

Life on campus

A vibrant, safe space in which to live and learn, our friendly campus community encourages a real sense of belonging. With over 120 nationalities all playing a role in University life, you will discover a lively, dynamic atmosphere that enriches the student experience.

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The Library

The Library and Learning Centre is the academic hub of the University, sitting at the heart of our campus.

In addition to the multi-million pound collections of online information resources which can be accessed seamlessly on or off campus, in the Library you can explore hundreds of thousands of books and journals as well as audio and image collections. The building provides a wide variety of learning spaces including silent rooms and social and group study areas, with bookable group study rooms for collaborative working.

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Fees, funding and costs

Our postgraduate fees are payable for each academic year, or each stage of your programme. Students are liable to pay revised fees annually for the duration of the programme.

On certain Masters programmes, you may need to pay for special equipment, field courses or study periods overseas, in addition to your fees. Details of these expenses may be obtained from the appropriate faculty or department.

Location

Our campus is easily accessible by road and rail, just a short walk from Guildford train station and well served by local buses. Once you’re here, you can reach everything on foot.

Whether you’re picking up a few essentials at the SimplyFresh convenience store, Appleseed Books and Print, or heading to the launderette, you’ll never be far from where you need to be.

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Accommodation

Whether you’re moving to the UK for the first time, or want the convenience of living within easy reach of academic facilities, Surrey offers a variety of accommodation for postgraduate students.

Culture (including: social opportunities, night life, availability of different types of food, medical and health provision)

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The Student Experience

The Students’ Union is and independent, membership-led charity and the sole representative body for Surrey students.

It offers clubs and societies, organises events, volunteering and training opportunities, and provides support and advice throughout your time at Surrey.

Health and Fitness

Our Surrey Sports Park is a £36 million development that will excite anyone with a sporting interest.

Sport is a defining part of many students’ university experience, whether for fun, fitness or competition. Surrey Sports Park has set a new benchmark for the quality of university sports facilities in the UK and beyond. There has never been a better time to get involved in sport at the University and we want you to be a part of it.

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Medical and Health provision

There is an NHS Medical Practice (Guildowns), located in the Health Centre, University Court on Stag Hill campus.

The Royal Surrey County Hospital is located very close to the university, and includes an Accident & Emergency department.

How to apply

In order to apply for any of our postgraduate course, please A full A-Z list of our taught postgraduate programmes can be found on our website.

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