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About the University of Surrey

Welcome to the University of Surrey

Highly ranked and based in the heart of South East England, the University of Surrey is set in the peaceful town of Guildford. Surrounded by English countryside, you will find inspiration in the rolling hills of Surrey, while still living within easy reach of bustling London.

An education at Surrey offers access to leading academics, world-class research facilities and the opportunity to develop your career through work placements.

Surrey is a campus university with a thriving student community. You can really make the most of student life with everything you need on campus, from academic buildings and the library, to accommodation, cafes and restaurants. Beyond the campus, Guildford town centre is only 10 minutes' walk away.

Top-ranked university

The University of Surrey is ranked as a top 25 UK University by The Complete University Guide 2020 and the Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, making it one of the best places to study in the UK.

Study at Surrey

Four Surrey students outside on campus

The University of Surrey is a leading university in the UK, highly ranked in major national league tables with a reputation for innovative research. Degree programmes are consistently highly ranked, reflecting Surrey’s quality teaching and learning environment. 


A view of Surrey University from across the lake

Set in a tranquil lakeside campus, the University of Surrey is surrounded by countryside and only 10 minutes’ walk from Guildford’s town centre. Guildford blends culture, entertainment and history. You can explore shops, restaurants and even a historic castle and gardens.  

Employability and placements

Student using robotics equipment at the University of Surrey

All degree programmes at the University of Surrey offer a Professional Training Year placement at one of over 2,300 employment partners. Taking part in a work placement will give you essential work experience and help build your confidence.