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What should I study at university?

Choosing your degree

When thinking about studying abroad, it is important to consider what subject you want to study. There will be many different degree options available to you, whether you want to pursue a specific career, continue to study a subject you already enjoy or follow a personal ambition. Our subject guides will help you learn more about the degrees on offer at the University of Surrey, help you make the right choice of what to study and give you information about the possible careers that could follow.

Start your journey

At the University of Surrey International Study Centre we offer programmes to prepare you to study the subject of your choice at university. Whether you want to study an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, we have programmes to improve your confidence, academic skills and your English language ability. Explore the International Foundation Year and Pre-Masters here.

Modern languages and linguistics

Studying modern languages at university will allow you to gain an in-depth knowledge or one or multiple foreign languages. In our globally connected world, there is a high demand for those who are bilingual or multilingual. Discover our pathway to an undergraduate modern languages degree at Surrey here.


Studying music at university will allow you to gain an insight into how you want to develop as a musician. Whether it is musicology, technology or the music industry that you want to pursue, a degree in music will help you succeed. Explore our undergraduate pathway to studying music at Surrey.

Nutrition and food science

With a degree in nutrition and food science, you will understand the processes of food production, the raw materials that will become food and how they affect human health and disease. Learn how you can study an undergraduate or postgraduate nutrition and food science degree with our pathways.

Performing/creative arts

Studying performing or creative arts at university will provide you with the skills to pursue a career that you are passionate about. Whether you want to go into musical theatre or theatre production you will gain the insights to support you. Explore our undergraduate pathway to performing and creative arts.


Politics is the study of systems of government, power, conflict and international relations. You will gain an international perspective, a critical view of the world and will develop transferable skills. Discover how you can study an undergraduate politics degree at Surrey with our pathway programmes.


Psychology concentrates on the scientific behaviour of the human mind, covering mental health and neuropsychological functioning. There are many different fields of psychology you could specialise in, with a variety of career paths. Discover the undergraduate or postgraduate study options at Surrey.


The study of human social relationships, structure and development, sociology is crucial to understanding ways in which contemporary societies work. Studying sociology at university will give you the skillset to solve issues such as crime, poverty and inequality. Find out about the benefits of studying undergraduate sociology at Surrey here.

Sports science

Sports science focuses on how the human body works during exercise and understanding sports performance. It incorporates a number of subject areas such as psychology, nutrition and physiology. Explore our Life Sciences International Foundation Year to start your undergraduate sports science journey.

Veterinary Medicine

An undergraduate degree in veterinary medicine will put you on the path to be a veterinary practitioner. You will explore animal health and disease, developing the required knowledge and skills needed to succeed. Discover how you can study veterinary medicine at Surrey with our Life Sciences International Foundation Year.