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About University of Surrey

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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 change the world for the better. Surrey is perfectly suited to unlock your potential and will help you achieve your academic and career ambitions.

As a postgraduate student at the University of Surrey, you’ll be part of a successful community that’s making a profound and lasting impact on the world. Our enterprising, research-rich culture and significant economic influence mean our work is both diverse and far-reaching. We are transforming regional businesses, the UK economy and global markets.

Inspiring academics

The University of Surrey attracts leading academics from around the world who are acknowledged as experts in their fields.

You can find out about our academics, including our postgraduate programme leaders, on the individual programme pages of our website.

Campus life

The University of Surrey is based in the charming town of Guildford, set among countryside just outside London, and has a beautiful lakeside campus.

Life on campus

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.

Whether you’re picking up a few essentials at the SimplyFresh convenience store, Appleseed Books and Print, or heading to the launderette, you’ll never be far from where you need to be.

Library and Learning Centre

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.
The Library is open 24 hours a day during semester time and has long opening hours during vacations.

Our postgraduate programmes

We understand that there’s a lot to think about if you’re considering further study. Our comprehensive postgraduate portfolio offers a wide range of options to choose from. A full A-Z list of our taught postgraduate programmes can be found on our website.

Many engineering programmes are available for distance learning. Please refer to the website and individual programme pages for full details and all intake dates.


Surrey is a world-class, research-led University, committed to research excellence. Learn more about our outstanding research contributions that benefit society as a whole on our website.

Fees and financial support

Our postgraduate fees are payable for each academic year, or each stage of your programme. Students are liable to pay revised fees annually for the duration of the programme.

On certain masters programmes, you may need to pay for special equipment, field courses or study periods overseas, in addition to your fees. Details of these expenses may be obtained from the appropriate faculty or department.


We have a wide range of postgraduate webinars from October 2017 onwards to give you the chance to discover more about postgraduate life at Surrey, chat to academics and current students and find out more about fees and funding. Find out more and register today

Contact details

University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)1483 681 681

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Facts and figures
  • Number of students: 3,630