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Study at the University of Surrey

Welcome to the "University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2022*"

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. Immerse yourself in a practical learning experience whilst enjoying a community of likeminded students who are ready to change the world.

*The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Best university placement service in the UK

The University of Surrey has been awarded the best university work placement service for the third year straight in the 2021 National University Employability Awards, making it the best place to become a highly employable graduate.

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Living in Surrey

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.

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Employability and placements

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.

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Choose from a wide range of subjects at Surrey, where are degree programmes are consistently highly ranked to reflect its quality teaching and learning environment.

Why study at the University of Surrey

Career and development

As a student at Surrey, you'll be preparing for your future both inside and outside of the classroom. As well as learning from experts of industry, you'll benefit from many opportunities to develop your employability skills – from practical work experiences to first-class advice from the Employability and Careers Centre.

World-class facilities

From the day you arrive on campus you will be welcomed into the University family with access to all of Surrey’s fantastic campus facilities and student resources. You will find everything you need for an exciting life in Surrey. Make new friends in the Students’ Union, go for a swim or lift some weights at the Surrey Sports Park, or find your new study space in the innovative Library and Learning Centre. 

The University of Surrey is a research-led institution. The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) is the largest UK academic centre for space engineering research. New investments include state-of-the-art laboratories, open plan learning spaces and seminar rooms as part of the science, technology, engineering or mathematics facility.

First-class student experience

Students at the University of Surrey are amongst the most satisfied in the UK. Surrey’s commitment to student satisfaction means that while you study you will receive both personal and academic support and development, as well as access to world-class learning resources.

At the International Study Centre you will be surrounded by international students and supported by tutors who help you adjust to living and studying in the UK. It's the perfect start to your journey to a degree at Surrey.

Top-ranked degrees

The University of Surrey has established itself as a leading university in a variety of areas, ranking in the UK top 25 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Hospitality, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Politics, Psychology and Sports Science.

Pathway programmes at the International Study Centre

The International Study Centre will fully prepare you for degree study at Surrey. You can find out more on our programme pages:

International Foundation Year

Pre-Masters programme

No matter the pathway you choose, you will gain the skills and knowledge to progress to your chosen degree. The University offers a wide range of degree subjects for you to choose from - ensuring you are on the perfect degree for your interests and career goals.