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The University of Surrey helps unlock students' potential to achieve their academic and career ambitions. With nearly 17,000 students, including 5,000 international students from over 140 countries, the university is a vibrant place to live and study. Postgraduate students join a community that's making a profound and lasting impact on the world; with an enterprising, research-rich culture and significant economic influence, the university's work is both diverse and far-reaching.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

3,722 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 69%
  • Part Time 31%

Domicile

  • UK 55%
  • EU 9%
  • Other 35%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 50 450 500
Other 80 405 485
Psychology 145 240 385
Civil Engineering 75 205 280
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 130 130 260
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 20 230 250
Accounting & Finance 0 240 240
Food Science 15 125 140
Nursing 0 100 100
Economics 25 65 90
Computer Science 20 60 80
Physics & Astronomy 45 35 80
Chemical Engineering 35 40 70
Marketing 0 65 65
Materials Technology 45 15 65
Sociology 25 30 55
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 10 45 55
Music 20 30 50
Education 5 40 40
Biological Sciences 15 25 40
Creative Writing 5 30 40
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 10 25 40
General Engineering 5 35 40
Mathematics 20 15 35
English 15 20 35
Politics 10 15 25
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 25 25
Communication & Media Studies 5 20 25
Chemistry 20 5 25
Agriculture & Forestry 20 0 20
Linguistics 5 15 20
Law 15 5 20
Medical Technology 5 15 15
Librarianship & Information Management 0 15 15
Mechanical Engineering 10 0 10
Art & Design 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Surrey offers bursaries and scholarships for postgraduate students, with both merit-based and means-tested awards available. Additionally, every year the university welcomes students who have received scholarships from external scholarship bodies. 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 is comfortable and secure. With options to suit different budgets, the university has over 5,500 rooms (many en-suite) in self-catered housing with Wi-Fi and 24/7 security, within walking distance of the town centre. Postgraduate students can also opt to live in accommodation independent from the university.
  • Living in university accommodation is a great way to meet new people and the university does everything it can to help students feel at home. Students benefit from 24/7 security, broadband Internet and possessions insurance. Students share a kitchen-dining room that is conveniently close to the bedrooms, and communal areas have TV / study rooms.
  • Most accommodation is mixed-sex, but students can request to live in a single-sex flat if they wish; there are also specially adapted rooms available for students with physical disabilities at Stag Hill and Manor Park.