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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.

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 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.