University profile

University of Surrey

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.

Our academic activities are divided into three faculties consisting of 22 schools and departments.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS):

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS):

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS):

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Future career prospects

Student can register with Unitemps, the in-house recruitment agency where students and recent graduates are assisted with their search and application process to part-time jobs.

The Employability and Careers Centre is another office with a professional team that works to prepare students for placement and jobs by teaching them professional and personal skills. Students can have their CVs checked and receive advice and feedback in their job search. “Many degree programmes are accredited by professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRBs), and careers advisers work with academics to bring career relevance to each subject.”

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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

With a £16 million investment the university has a state-of-the-art Library and Learning Centre located at the heart of the main campus which is opened 24/7 and provides a wide variety of learning spaces including silent rooms and social study areas. The students will find a few of the essentials at the SimplyFresh convenience store located in the ground floor of the Library. Students will never be far from where they need to be when they explore the many food options on campus or when they head to the launderette or the Santander Bank.

The Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sports venues which offers students the opportunity to stay active and join a sports team whether a beginner or an established player.

The University of Surrey’s has a Students’ Union at the heart of its main campus offers a wide range of activities and support to students to discover new interests, have fun, and make new friends. Students will be able to join any one of the 139 student societies, or sport clubs. The student societies include a selection of societies for charity and fundraising, subject-specific societies, or for international students to meet. Student may also volunteer, become a class representative, or go on one of the day trips organized by the Student’s Union. It is run by a group of dedicated elected student officers who focus on four areas of student life to represent all University of Surrey students on a local and national level: Voice Zone to hear student’s concerns and ideas; Activity Zone to support sport clubs and activities; Support Zone to focus on student’s wellbeing; and Community Zone for the building community and volunteering.

The Students’ Support Centre: This centre has the International Office where international students will find the assistance of specialist staff to help them with the application process, visa documentation, and preparing the first few weeks at Surrey.


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.

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With only a 34 minute train journey to London, the university is only at a ten minutes’ walk from the charming town centre of Guildford. (“Guildford, named the eighth best place to live in the UK in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2015”) There are plenty of shops, bars, and clubs in Guildford’s town centre, along with a bus and railway station. Address: The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH.

Guildford and the surrounding area is a great place to live, offering a vibrant blend of entertainment, culture and history. Guildford is a great base from which to explore the rest of south east England - and beyond. Guildford's cobbled high street is home to some of the best shopping in the region. Beautiful parks are also great places to unplug and relax during your studies. Live music and events are constant throughout the year to keep you entertained and getting every bit out of your uni experience.


The University has a beautiful lakeside campus that offers a vibrant and safe space in which to live and to learn, easily accessible by road, rail, and a short walk from Guildford’s train station and town centre. Surrey offers student accommodation in its three different campuses: Stag Hill, Manor Park or Hazel Farm campus.

The largest housing site is based at Manor Park, where facilities include a café and easy access to the Surrey Sports Park. The majority of all the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, and there is 24/7 security at all sites. There is also the option to live in a single sex flat. The single room accommodation prices range from £69 to £165 per week (2016-17), (Show link to accommodations page) For those of you preferring to live outside of the university walls and in the town centre, the accommodation office can help you find a place to live.

How to apply

You can apply for a place on a postgraduate taught or research degree at Surrey directly from our programme pages.

Find your course here.

If you’re an international student, you may need to consider:

You can find entry requirements specific to your country on each programme page.

Application deadlines

The majority of our postgraduate programmes have an application deadline of 1 August for Home/EU applicants and 1 July for International applicants. However, you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Where a postgraduate programme has an alternative deadline, this can be viewed on the relevant programme page.

Contact details

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+44 (0)1483 300803
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