University of Surrey

Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

About the University

At the University of Surrey, we see things differently. Whether you picture yourself in a new career, want to pursue an academic passion, or strive to study somewhere you can make a real impact, our postgraduate courses can help make your vision a reality. As a research-led University, Surrey’s outstanding contributions benefit society and address major global challenges, having conducted ground breaking work in areas such as medicine, health and environment. The University welcomes over postgraduate students from all corners of the globe and attracts internationally-renowned academics, who are recognised as experts in their fields.
Surrey is proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the country. Our student body is made up of individuals from more than 140 different nationalities, so you'll be part of a vibrant international community that exposes you to brand new ways of thinking.

Why the University?
• Only 34 minutes from central London by train, Guildford is the 3rd safest university town in England
• £2,500 Surrey Ghana Masters Scholarship for all full-time Masters programmes (except MBA)
• Ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world for work placements and partnerships with employers (QS World Rankings 2019)
• Awarded Best University Work Placement Service for 3rd Year Running (NUE Awards, 2021)
• 96% of graduates employed or in further study within six months (HESA graduate outcomes 2020)
• Ranked 8th in the UK and 61st in the world for Business and Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
• Ranked 1st in the UK and top 10 in the world for Hospitality and Leisure Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020. We are also 2nd for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism in the Complete University Guide 2021
• Gold in the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework

The City/Campuses
The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With its beautiful lake, lively Students’ Union and strong community spirit, our campus is the perfect place to realise your potential, with a multi-million-pound library open 24/7, and support on offer at the MySurrey Hive. Set in the bustling town of Guildford in the heart of the southeast of England, the University is easily accessible by road and rail with great connections to London. Just a 10-minute stroll from campus, Guildford town centre is alive with bars, restaurants and cafes. The University is spread across three sites: Stag Hill, Hazel Farm and Manor Park – which boasts a host of student accommodation and the University's £36 million Surrey Sports Park.


The University of Surrey was preceded by the Battersea Polytechnic Institute which was founded in 1891 and admitted its first students in 1894. Its aim was to provide greater access to further and higher education for Londoners, including some of the city's "poorer inhabitants". In 1956, the institute was among the first to receive the designation "College of Advanced Technology" and was renamed Battersea College of Technology. By the beginning of the sixties, the college had virtually outgrown its building in Battersea and had decided to move to Guildford. In addition to this, the Robbins Report of 1963 proposed that the Colleges of Advanced Technology, including Battersea, should expand and become degree-awarding universities. In 1965, the university-designate acquired a greenfield site in Guildford from Guildford Cathedral, Guildford Borough Council and the Onslow Village Trust. On 9 September 1966 the University of Surrey was established by Royal Charter and by 1970 the move from Battersea to Guildford was complete. In 1998, due to the ongoing development in the relationship between the university and the nearby Roehampton Institute, it was decided to form an academic federation. In November 1999, the Privy Council approved the necessary changes to the university's Charter and Statutes and the Roehampton Institute became the University of Surrey Roehampton at the beginning of 2000.


University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1966

Times Ranking: 11

Guardian Ranking: 4

Independent Ranking: 12

Tuition Fee: $ $ $ $ $

No. of students: 10000-20000

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered: Bachelor's degree,Master's degree,Doctorate

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Location Details

Guildford GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

Country: UK

Location: Small town,Campus

Town/City: Guildford

Nearest Airport: London Heathrow

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