University of Surrey

Welcome to the University of Surrey, a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries.

We’re based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train. Our beautiful, green campus is home to outstanding learning facilities in every faculty, plus a comprehensive range of student services, a wide choice of accommodations, and dedicated support for international students, to help you make the most of university life.

We have three faculties within the University: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Together, they offer over 100 postgraduate courses, all of which can be personalised to your interests and goals.

The University of Surrey stands out for its commitment to exceptional teaching and practice-based learning. We have a huge range of professional-standard facilities, such as labs, workshops, and studios, where you can develop your skills and learn by doing.

You’ll learn from academics who are experts in their fields. Many remain active in their professions, and because they’re always developing their knowledge, they’ll teach you the most up-to-date information you need to start in your career.

Our goal is to provide a challenging and rewarding university experience that creates incredible memories and helps you achieve your ambitions while building friendships and connections that will last a lifetime.

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Master's degree
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Bridge Engineering MSc On campus Guildford
Business Analytics
Business Analytics MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Managament MSc On campus Guildford
Human Resources
Human Resources Management MSc On campus Guildford
Digital Marketing and Channel Management MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Economics & Finance
Accounting and Finance MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Economics (International Economics) MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Economics (Policy Evaluation and Data Analysis) MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Economics MA On campus Guildford
Economics MRes On campus 1 year Guildford
Economics MSc On campus Guildford
Economics (Macroeconomics and Financial Markets) MSc On campus 2 years Guildford
Economics and Finance MSc On campus Guildford
FinTech and Policy MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Higher Education
Higher Education MA On campus 5 years Guildford
Education for Health Professionals MA On campus 5 years Guildford
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering MSc On campus Guildford
Electrical Engineering
Electonic Engineering MSc On campus Guildford
Electonic Engineering with Professional Postgraduate Year MSc On campus 2 years Guildford
Systems Engineering
Information and Process Systems Engineering MSc On campus Guildford
Food & Beverage Studies
Food Science
Food Science MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
Health Sciences
Health Administration
Health and Biomedical Informatics MSc On campus Guildford
Healthcare Practice MSc On campus 5 years Guildford
Advanced Clinical Practice MSc On campus 5 years Guildford
Human Nutrition MSc On campus 1 year Guildford
English Literature MA On campus Guildford
Creative Writing MA On campus Guildford
Criminal Studies
Criminology (Corporate Crime and Corporate Responsibility) MSc On campus Guildford
Criminology (Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) MSc On campus Guildford
Criminology MSc On campus Guildford
Management Science
Business and Management Education (Teacher Training) PGCert Online / Distance 6 months Guildford
Natural Sciences
Environmental Studies
Corporate Environmental Management MSc On campus Guildford
Environmental Strategy MSc On campus Guildford
Performing Arts
Film, Animation and Digital Arts MA On campus 1 year Guildford
Acting MA On campus 1 year Guildford
Acting MFA On campus 2 years Guildford
Physical Sciences
Earth Science
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering MSc On campus Guildford
Data Science MSc On campus Guildford
Social Sciences
Environmental Psychology MSc On campus Guildford
Health Psychology MSc On campus Guildford

Scholarships & funding

We offer a number of merit-based and means-tested awards to eligible students, including several for international students, to support them financially during their studies. Some are subject-specific, and others are exclusively available to international students, such as the Surrey International Master’s Scholarship, which provides all full-time master’s students from Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam a discount of GBP 2,500 off their first-year tuition fees.

Surrey Black Scholars Studentship Award 2023

These three and a half year, fully funded scholarships are part of a larger programme to improve access and participation for Black British students in postgraduate research, jointly funded by the Office for Students, Research England, and the University of Surrey.

The purpose of Surrey Black Scholars: To Become Visible Programme is to provide Black British students with the resources, support, and environment necessary to achieve excellence and pursue rich and rewarding careers after graduation. Through embedding sustainable initiatives that build a pipeline for Black students, enhance experience and provide a career boost, we will improve our inclusive culture and race equity at Surrey to benefit our whole postgraduate community.

Application deadline

16 December 2022

Breaking Barriers Studentship Award 2023

We are committed to ensuring that our Doctoral College is accessible, inclusive, and representative of the society we live in. Our exciting new studentship opportunity aims to address under-representation of women, men, and non-binary students within specific departments to help advance gender equality and diversity whilst funding aspiring leaders of research.  

You will be joining our world-class, research-led University at an exciting time. We provide innovative and world-class doctoral training, with an outstanding research environment that connects supervisors, doctoral researchers, and research support staff within a multi-disciplinary approach, making the University of Surrey the ideal place to start your research career.

Application deadline

16 December 2022

For more details on these scholarships, please contact the institute.


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Why study at University of Surrey

Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.

As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.

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Awards & Accreditations

University of the Year for Graduate Employment

The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide (2022)

First in the UK for work placements

National University Employability Awards

18th in the UK

Complete University Guide 2(023)

55th in the world for sustainability Times Higher Education

University Impact Rankings

305th in the world

QS World University Rankings (2023)

Student services & facilities

  • Get support and advice 24x7 on study issues and personal matters via our MySurrey online portal or in person at the MySurrey Hive.
  • Benefit from arguably the UK’s most effective student careers service to arrange work placements, find student jobs, or plan your path after graduation.
  • Access essential care via our on-campus medical practice and Centre for Wellbeing.
  • Contact our dedicated international student's team for help throughout the application process, including applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.
  • Count on the Students Union to represent students and provide support with academic issues, accommodation, and more.


Our main campus is located on Stag Hill, close to the town centre of Guildford and next to Guildford Cathedral. It’s a lovely, leafy campus full of space to relax, as well as most of our student facilities, including the Library and Learning Centre, the MySurrey Hive, the Students’ Union, plus shops, bars, and cafes.We have a second campus, at Manor Park, a short distance away, which is home to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey Sports Park, and lots more accommodations.

The two are well-connected by walking, bike, or bus.

Student lifestyle

Across our lovely, leafy campus, you’ll find a great choice of places to eat, drink and hang out. As well as a selection of shops and cafes, there are also facilities like The Snug, a bookable student space with huge comfy sofas, an 85” screen, and PlayStation.

There are more than 180 student societies – perfect to help you find a new hobby, or pursue an existing passion with like-minded people. If you’re looking for an active lifestyle, the University of Surrey also has over 40 sports clubs to join, from football to lacrosse and volleyball. These are based at the Surrey Sports Park on campus, which also hosts a 50m swimming pool and 120-station gym.

The Students’ Union also organises unforgettable events and volunteering opportunities to ensure you have the best possible university experience.


There are over 6,000 study bedrooms on campus, at least half of which have an en-suite shower and toilet plus unlimited, free broadband. There are choices to suit all budgets and requirements and you’re guaranteed university accommodation in your first year as long as your application arrives on time. All student residences are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities and are monitored by security 24/7.

Off-campus, there is a variety of housing in the Guildford area let privately or through the University of Surrey's own Property Management Scheme.


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