University of Surrey

Overview


The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s top professional, scientific and technological universities. Named as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016Surrey has a world-class profile and a leading reputation in teaching and research.

In recent years, Surrey has established itself as a top-ten university in major national university league table rankings, being ranked top 4th by the Guardian, 8th for student satisfaction and 1st for employability.

UK rankings at a glance:

10th in the Guardian University Guide 2018
10th in the Times Higher Education Table of Tables 2017
13th in the Complete University Guide 2018
19th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
90% overall satisfaction National Student Survey 2016

Professionally focused degrees of the University develop a blend of knowledge, skills and experience that prepares our students for the real world of work and Surrey prides itself on producing some of the most employable graduates in the UK. Located within a beautiful, safe and secure campus less than 40 minutes by train from London, the University of Surrey offers students cutting edge teaching and learning facilities, high quality accommodation that feels like home and the Surrey Sports Park offers state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities.

Surrey is proud to be recognized as one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with nearly 3000 international students from over 120 countries currently studying with us.

  • Year established
    1966
  • Location
    South East England
  • Registered students
    15280
  • Students satisfaction
    90%

Academic specialism

Surrey is one of the UK’s top universities for hospitality, events, tourism and transport, ranked number one in the UK by both the Guardian University Guide 2018 and the Complete University Guide 2018, and top 10 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. We are also ranked 4th for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings 2018.

Key subject rankings by UK league table:

The Guardian University Guide 2018:

  • 1st Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism
  • 2nd Drama and Dance
  • 2nd Music
  • 4th Engineering: Electronic and Electrical
  • 4th Mathematics
  • 4th Modern Languages and Linguistics
  • 6th Biosciences
  • 6th Computer Science
  • 7th Economics
  • 8th Psychology
  • 9th Accounting and Finance
  • 9th Criminology
  • 10th English and Creative Writing

The Complete University Guide 2018

  • 1st Food Science
  • 1st Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
  • 3rd Nursing
  • 3rd Materials Technology
  • 4th Iberian Languages
  • 5th French
  • 5th Linguistics
  • 5th Medical Technology
  • 6th Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 6th Biological Sciences
  • 7th Creative Writing
  • 7th Drama, Dance and Cinematics
  • 7th Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 8th Sports Science
  • 8th Mechanical Engineering
  • 10th General Engineering
  • 10th German

International league tables

QS World University Rankings

  • Top five for Hospitality and Tourism Management in the QS World University Rankings 2017 
  • Surrey ranked 272nd by the QS World University Rankings 2017

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

The University is 282nd in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 and 126th in its list of the best universities in Europe (2017).

Key subjects

  • 90th in the world for Business and economics
  • 100th in the world for Social sciences

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Location

One of the world’s great financial, political and cultural capitals is connected to Guildford by a short, fast, direct train link, so you can be in London for a breakfast and back again well before lunch. And if you need to go further away, you’ll find both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports right on our doorstep. But it’s not just the great transport links that make us the best place for you to be.

Enjoying all the benefits of the Courts of Residence on the Stag Hill campus, the University's accommodation at nearby Manor Park is situated in an area of great natural beauty. Designed as a car-free student village, with a subsidised bus service, Manor Park offers a first-class learning and living environment. In addition Hazel Farm on the edge of Guildford provides an affordable option with the added benefit of a free bus pass valid throughout the town. You can access the University easily from all of our Courts of Residence, whether on foot or by bus.