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.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • With students from over 120 different countries, we’re proud to be one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK.
  • Our beautiful Guildford campus is just 34 minutes by train from London, and close to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
  • Our campus is home to 14,000 students and around 3000 staff, who together create a friendly community.

About

History

The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late nineteenth-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.

In 2016, Surrey celebrated the 125th anniversary of its foundation.

Education

The University of Surrey is structured into three faculties; The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science (FEPS) and The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS).

Research

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

Our Research and Innovation Services team offer a range of services to academics to support then in the development of high quality research proposals and securing income, focussing on bid development, ethics and compliance and post-award project and programme management.

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.

Career

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.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Computer Science & IT (1)
  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Services

Student services

Specialist staff in our International Office are here to help your throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

Housing services

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.

Arranged in Courts of Residence (groups of self-catered housing) and priced to suit different budgets, our accommodation has been designed to be comfortable and secure – so you’re free to focus on your studies and enjoy everything that Surrey has to offer.

See our allocation policy on our website for full terms and conditions. Prices for 2017–18 will be available on the University website in Spring 2017.

Library services

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.

ICT services

From 12pm on the 7th December, University IT will be taking pre-orders for the brand new ResNet Wi-Fi Access kits, which will give you wireless access in your room.

For just £15, you will be able to connect to the internet ALL your devices including laptops, smartphones, tablets and games consoles via secure wireless. You will have to buy the device but it is yours when you leave accommodation.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

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.

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.

Sports facilities

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.

Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sports venues and the home of Team Surrey. If you’re into sport, the multi-million-pound centre will be a place you’ll love. University of Surrey students benefit from discounted membership of Surrey Sports Park, giving you access to facilities, classes and activities, and the opportunity to join sports clubs and represent Team Surrey.

Student clubs

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.

The Union is run by five full-time Sabbatical Officers who are elected by students.

Accreditation

Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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