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A Masters degree from Surrey will unlock your potential to achieve your academic and career ambitions

University of Surrey

At the University of Surrey, we want to shape the future for the better. If you’re considering postgraduate study, it’s likely you do too. Our postgraduate courses will give you the tools, skills and knowledge you need to achieve your ambitions and give you the edge in building a better future – for yourself and society. Situated just 34 minutes outside London in the vibrant town of Guildford, we welcome over 3,500 postgraduate students each year from 140 different countries.

Say Hello!

We have a wide range of postgraduate events including on campus open days and webinars over the next few months. These events 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 including our range of scholarships.

Preparing you a great career

At Surrey, we have an outstanding track record for graduate employability. 97 per cent of our postgraduates are in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020, HESA).

You’ll start preparing for your future from your very first day and will have many opportunities to boost your employability, from getting hands-on experience in industry to personalised sessions with our award-winning careers team.

A Masters degree from Surrey will unlock your potential to achieve your academic and career ambitions

Supporting you throughout university

We do everything we can to make you feel safe and happy during your time at Surrey. Our campus will feel like home and you’ll quickly become part of our community.

We have a dedicated student information and support hub, personal tutors who can advise you on your studies, as well as a multi-faith chaplaincy.

Student life

Life at university is more than just studying – we make sure that your university experience is as varied and fulfilling as possible. Our Students’ Union has 160 exciting clubs and societies for you to join and meet new people and organises a calendar of events throughout the year.


Our student accommodation is spread across three Guildford sites and is grouped in friendly communities so that you can make friends, find support and settle into your new home.

We have over 6,000 rooms in self-catered housing to suit different budgets and lifestyles, many with en-suite bathrooms. You’ll benefit from great wi-fi, contents insurance and 24/7 security, as well as being close to beautiful Guildford town centre.

A Masters degree from Surrey will unlock your potential to achieve your academic and career ambitions


At Surrey, everything you need is all in one place, from teaching facilities to food outlets and a convenience store.

We invest heavily in facilities for our students. In the last 10 years, we’ve spent £88m on improving student accommodation, £36m on our world-class Surrey Sports Park – which has a wide range of classes, a 120 station gym, an indoor climbing centre, an Olympic sized swimming pool and 10 grass pitches – and £16m on our Library and Learning Centre, which houses a huge collection of resources and is open 24/7 during term time. Most recently, we’ve invested in a new social and study space for students, MySurrey Nest.

Financial support

There are a host of bursaries and scholarships available to help you, from both Surrey and external providers. And to help with some of your course costs, we provide free digital textbooks. This is part of our commitment to making university more accessible for everyone.

Get in touch

Address: University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom

Phone number: +44 (0)1483 300800

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Our academics are well respected, both nationally and internationally, throughout academia and industry where our links are strong. We believe that a university should contribute to the cultural wealth of society by developing the mainstay sciences, while enhancing the technology to improve the overall quality of life. Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to develop world-class, sustainable research programmes, the Faculty has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities. The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work also encourages us to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, providing students with the prospect of accessing facilities which are truly world class. The Faculty offers a stimulating and supportive environment for those who want to experience the cutting edge of science and technology, and develop their careers in line with these aspirations. Our faculty covers the core engineering disciplines of aeronautical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering alongside the specific disciplines of chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics. Research We believe in the importance of linking fundamental scientific research to engineering applications, so many of these activities are underpinned by strong industrial links, and several successful spin-out companies have resulted. We are proud of our record in postgraduate training and we offer a rich variety of research topics for PhD study, through the traditional routes and also through our highly successful EngD programmes. The Faculty consists of approximately 1000 researchers, of whom 170 are academic staff, 200 are postdoctoral research assistants and the remainder are post graduate researchers. Our annual turnover of research income is about £16M, of which about half comes from Research Councils UK (principally EPSRC), a third from the EU, and the rest mainly from industry (our largest clients being EADS Astrium, Rolls Royce, E.on, Toyota, AWE and QinetiQ). Centre for Doctoral Training The core of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in MiNMaT (Micro- and NanoMaterials and Technologies) lies in solving academically challenging and industrially relevant problems through a profound understanding of processing–microstructure–property relationships. The Centre has a unique focus on characterisation and provides sponsoring organisations with use of state-of-the-art instrumentation equipment. Engineering Doctorate (EngD) students, or Research Engineers as they are known, are part of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in MiNMaT and will spend four years principally with their industrial sponsor, and return to the University for courses and to use the characterisation facilities. Teaching Our taught Masters programmes are led by our research-active staff who provide a range of learning experiences (lectures, tutorials, directed study, practical laboratories and project work) that prepare graduates for their professional life, be it in the high technology sector, the world of commerce, or elsewhere. We are particularly keen to develop in all our students a broad range of generic skills to complement the core technical or scientific competencies of their chosen subject area. Our modular programme format, coupled with the increasing use of innovative teaching and learning strategies such as e-learning and industrially focused short courses, provides a flexible study environment whilst maintaining the academic rigour and quality expected of one of the UK’s top rated faculties. There are about 1000 students from all over the world participating in our Masters programmes. Many programmes can be tailored to suit a student’s own particular needs and interests. Our record of graduate employment is outstanding, with Surrey graduates consistently being in high demand across all sectors. Facilities, buildings and equipment Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to develop world class, sustainable research programmes, the Faculty has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities. The Faculty can boast state-of-the-art laboratory facilities which provide unique opportunities in many areas. Examples include clean-rooms for the development of nanotechnology, advanced laser facilities, wind tunnels, radiation detection and monitoring laboratories, medical research facilities, a ground-station for monitoring satellites, a centre for ion-implantation and ion beam applications, supercomputers for advanced mathematical modelling, a centre dedicated to materials research, facilities for sound and image recording, multimedia laboratories, RF and wireless test facilities and so on. These are fully supported by dedicated teams of technical and IT support staff. The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work encourages us to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, providing students with the prospect of accessing facilities which are truly world class.

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Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences As well as expertise in learning and teaching in biosciences and health sciences, our faculty is also widely recognised for world-class research. In the latest UK research excellence framework (REF 2014) we were rated one of the top eight UK institutions for biosciences, health sciences, psychology and veterinary research. Our research has led to improved understanding and treatment of diabetes, cancer, addiction, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. In addition, we have world-leading research in sleep and chronobiology and systems biology. This is an exciting time for the Faculty, and the University of Surrey as a whole. As part of the integration of biomedical and health research, the University is playing a leading role in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Sciences Network which is set to encourage greater collaboration between academic institutions, the NHS and industry to boost research and innovation in health care. Our extensive, well-established collaborations with industry and the National Health Service continue to provide knowledge transfer to the commercial sector, clinical practice and the wider community. Postgraduate study At postgraduate level, we offer a wide range of programmes including those leading to Diploma, Masters and PhD awards, along with standalone modules as part of continuing professional development. Many of the programmes are applicable to recent graduates and/or health and medical practitioners and industrialists looking to enhance their skills in specialist areas. PhD students will be registered initially for a probationary period and will proceed to full PhD registration after one year, subject to a successful upgrade viva. Students will be expected to demonstrate original thought and a capacity for critical evaluation. All PhD students will be expected to participate in relevant research training courses. The degree will be awarded upon submission of a thesis and a successful viva voce examination. Facilities and equipment The Faculty has a core technology programme, to support and fund equipment-intensive research technologies and to promote their use in multidisciplinary research. It encompasses functional genomics (microarray printing, genomics, transcriptomics), bioinformatics (data mining, systems biology, pathway modelling, fluxomics), proteomics (2D-PAGE, ICAT, MudPit, MALDI-TOF), metabolomics (GC-MS-MS, GC-MS, LC-MS) and imaging (laser scanning confocal, fluorescence, fluorescence inverted and FRET microscopy, flow cytometry, fluorescence-activated cell sorting, in situ hybridisation). In addition, biomedical research is supported by NMR facilities and animal facilities, including dedicated suites for transgenic work. FHMS also has all of the standard analytical equipment you would expect a biomedical faculty to have to support the subject disciplines. In addition, within FHMS, there is project-specific equipment that is utilised for animal behavioural studies, electrophysiology and molecular biology. Teaching The Faculty offers a range of taught postgraduate programmes supported by our excellent research portfolio in a dynamic, friendly environment. Our programmes are recognised worldwide and attract students from every continent. The programmes are highly rated by the Quality Assurance Agency and further endorsed by employers, external examiners and students alike. Many programmes are also accredited by professional bodies and are recognised as part of the professional qualifications requirements. Research The Faculty has nine overarching research themes that represent the areas of strength of our research activity. In total the number of academic staff involved in our research exceeds 100, with more than 100 research fellows and over 150 PhD/MD students. Each research theme has an academic coordinator and each contains teams of researchers working in sub-areas of the theme. We are proud of our record in postgraduate training and we offer a variety of research topics. This all takes place within the context of our Faculty Graduate School (which also serves to create a friendly social environment for our research students.

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