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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

University of Surrey


The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and professional success. Through our staff and students, Surrey achieves great things.

As well as high-quality teaching, the university provides access to plenty of academic support services and resources. International students can receive help with their language skills, and there are many services in place to help them easily settle into university life.


There’s also a wealth of career support available. Students from all subject areas can benefit from business support and entrepreneurial guidance. Everyone can explore different ideas, develop desirable business skills and enhance their graduate prospects. Our track record for graduate employability is one of the best in the UK, with 95% of our postgraduates in employment or further study within 15 months of graduating - Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023.

At Surrey, we do everything we can to make you feel safe, settled and happy during your time at university. Our campus will be your second home and you’ll quickly become part of our close-knit campus community. Our staff always put our students first. No matter what you need, there’s someone at Surrey who can help. We have a dedicated student advice and support hub at the MySurrey Hive, friendly International Student Support teams, a multi-faith chaplaincy and students on placement have access to support and mentoring from their academic staff.


From September 2020, we’ll be providing all of our undergraduates and postgraduate taught students with free digital copies of their essential textbooks. This is part of our commitment to making the university more accessible, enabling you to learn in a more digital environment.

Life at university is more than just lectures and coursework, we make sure that your university experience is as varied and fulfilling as possible, providing you with endless opportunities to make the most out of your time with us.

If you’re interested in sport or want to keep active during your time at university, Surrey Sports Park is home to a wide range of first-class facilities, including an eight-lane Olympic sized swimming pool, 120 station gym and 10m high climbing walls. If you just want to have fun and meet new people our Students’ Union also has a wide range of exciting clubs and societies and organises unforgettable events and volunteering opportunities to ensure you have the best possible university experience.

Just 34 minutes away from London by train, students can enjoy the beautiful, friendly campus and area of Surrey. Guildford is a bustling and welcoming town and is surrounded by scenic countryside.

Surrey strives to inspire students to view the world in new ways, to be bold in their work and experience all that student life brings.


Campus Features

Our main campus is located on Stag Hill, close to the town centre of Guildford and next to Guildford Cathedral. It’s a lovely, leafy campus full of space to relax, as well as most of our student facilities, including the Library and Learning Centre, the MySurrey Hive, the Students’ Union, plus shops, bars, and cafes.We have a second campus, at Manor Park, a short distance away, which is home to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Surrey Sports Park, and lots more accommodations.

The two are well-connected by walking, bike, or bus.

There are over 6,000 study bedrooms on campus, at least half of which have an en-suite shower and toilet plus unlimited, free broadband. There are choices to suit all budgets and requirements and you’re guaranteed university accommodation in your first year as long as your application arrives on time. All student residences are self-catered with shared kitchen facilities and are monitored by security 24/7.

Off-campus, there is a variety of housing in the Guildford area let privately or through the University of Surrey's own Property Management Scheme.

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    While many PWPs are psychology graduates this is not a necessity. Applications are welcomed from people with experience working in mental health or similar services who may not have been in education recently. Services will also have individual person specifications you are required to meet.

    Postgraduate route

    Accumulated credit volume of 360 FHEQ Level 4-6 credits (achieved to 2:1), of which at least 120 will be at FHEQ Level 6. Students should be working/ have recent experience in a relevant healthcare setting.

    Other entry requirements: Each student that is employed by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies service is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4 (2) (Exemptions) Order 1975 and DHSS Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding police checks and child protection.

    Undergraduate route

    Students will normally hold a previously accumulated credit volume of 120 FHEQ Level 5 credits and 120FHEQ Level 4 credits. Students should be working/ have recent experience in a relevant healthcare setting. Students who do not have the above academic profile should seek advice as it may not exclude them from applying for our modules and programs of study.

    English language requirements

    • IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in each category.

    If you do not currently meet the level required for your program, offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies.

    For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

    Scholarships and Funding

    General Policies and Information on Scholarships or Funding Options

    Discover how we may be able to support your postgraduate studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

    Please visit the university for more information.

    Applying for a Masters at Surrey

    Postgraduate Online events on 26th April, 17th May and 22nd May.

    Why study at University of Surrey

    Students at the University of Surrey are getting ‘best in class’ career services. We’re the winner of the Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK for 2022 (National University Employability Awards). 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2023). This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.

    As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.

    Awards & Accreditations

    University of the Year for Graduate Employment

    The Times and Sunday Times Complete University Guide (2022)

    4th place in the UK for overall student satisfaction

    National Student Survey (2023)

    Winner of the Best University Careers/Employability Service in the UK

    National University Employability Awards (2022)

    13th in the UK in the Complete University Guide League Table

    Complete University Guide (2024)

    46th in the world for sustainability

    Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings

    285th in the world

    QS World University Rankings (2024)

    Campus Life & Facilities

    • Get support and advice 24x7 on study issues and personal matters via our MySurrey online portal or in person at the MySurrey Hive.
    • Benefit from arguably the UK’s most effective student careers service to arrange work placements, find student jobs, or plan your path after graduation.
    • Access essential care via our on-campus medical practice and Centre for Wellbeing.
    • Contact our dedicated international student's team for help throughout the application process, including applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.
    • Count on the Students Union to represent students and provide support with academic issues, accommodation, and more.

    Across our lovely, leafy campus, you’ll find a great choice of places to eat, drink and hang out. As well as a selection of shops and cafes, there are also facilities like The Snug, a bookable student space with huge comfy sofas, an 85” screen, and PlayStation.

    There are more than 180 student societies – perfect to help you find a new hobby, or pursue an existing passion with like-minded people. If you’re looking for an active lifestyle, the University of Surrey also has over 40 sports clubs to join, from football to lacrosse and volleyball. These are based at the Surrey Sports Park on campus, which also hosts a 50m swimming pool and 120-station gym.

    The Students’ Union also organises unforgettable events and volunteering opportunities to ensure you have the best possible university experience.

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