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The University of Surrey offers postgraduate students an enthusiastic and forward-thinking community, where world-leading academics and talented students work closely together on its beautiful campus.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,735 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 68%
  • Part Time 32%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 36%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Psychology 195 210 405
Business & Management Studies 50 340 390
Civil Engineering 70 245 315
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 140 120 265
Accounting & Finance 0 245 245
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 25 180 205
Nursing 0 145 145
Food Science 15 115 135
Economics 25 80 100
Physics & Astronomy 50 40 95
Marketing 0 80 80
Chemical Engineering 35 40 75
Materials Technology 50 20 70
Computer Science 20 45 65
Sociology 30 25 60
Music 25 30 50
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 40 50
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 50 50
Biological Sciences 20 25 45
Education 0 45 45
General Engineering 5 35 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 10 25 35
English 25 10 35
Chemistry 30 5 30
Communication & Media Studies 5 30 30
Mathematics 20 5 25
Agriculture & Forestry 25 0 25
Creative Writing 0 25 25
Linguistics 5 15 25
Librarianship & Information Management 0 20 20
Medical Technology 5 15 20
Politics 10 10 20
Law 15 0 15
Mechanical Engineering 10 0 10
Art & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,000–7,900
Mixed 7,000–17,000
Laboratory 9,000–9,800
Clinical 9,000–12,000
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The university offers bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students, with both merit-based and means-tested awards available. These include an Asylum Seeker Bursary, the Nuclear Science Scholarship, International Scholarships and Women in Business scholarships, among others.
  • Additionally, every year the university welcomes students who have received scholarships from external scholarship bodies such as Chevening scholarships, Marshall scholarships and the Commonwealth scholarships, among others.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Arranged in Courts of Residence (groups of self-catered housing) and priced to suit different budgets, the university's accommodation has been designed to be comfortable and secure.
  • There is an accommodation guarantee for International postgraduate students who adhere to the allocation policy. Please refer to the university website for details of the allocation policy, terms and conditions.