The latest available figures* show that 94% of our recent graduates were in employment or further study. This is a higher figure than that achieved by graduates from Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton and Warwick.
* Figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)
Best placement programme
Our Professional Training placement programme is admired by other universities around the world.
Over 1,000 partner organisations work with us to provide students from all parts of the University with vital experience of the professional environment. What makes our Professional Training placements so good? They’re built into your degree programme, not bolted onto it.
Best research in key areas
Our campus hosts major national facilities such as the Ion beam Centre, which academics from other universities come here to use. These facilities allow our Award-winning researchers to change the world in important fields such as safe water, sustainable energy, communication, disease control and health.
Since 2006, our major investments include:
£12m Ivy Arts Centre and Guildford School of Acting; £36m Surrey Sports Park, host to 15 teams; £35m 5G Research Centre for the next generation of mobile communications; £47m School of Veterinary Science; £70m Manor Park student village; £13m new Library & Learning Centre.
We have some of the best new academic, library, sports, arts and accommodation facilities of any university in the UK, as well as one of the most envied Professional Training placement programmes in the world. This combination of prestige, expertise, resources and lifestyle is unique, and it’s all to be found here in the beautiful countryside of the Surrey Hills just half an hour from central London.
My experience on placement has been invaluable and given me so much confidence. I have developed practical skills that allow me to add value to my organisation and I have established excellent networks to support my future.
Our Professional Training placement programme is one of the best in the world. Some students spend their placements with a UK company or organisation, some go to Europe or further afield.
In the past two years students have been on placements in Peru, Mexico, New Zealand, African countries and Australia. Others do projects with research organisations. During placements students are visited by teaching staff.
We are extremely proud of our Professional Training placement programme.
Our prestigious placement partner organisations— which include EDF, Unilever, Sony, Sainsbury's and Microsoft — provide opportunities for students from right across the University to put their knowledge and skills into practice in a real professional environment. In return, the enthusiasm, ambition and creativity of a Surrey undergraduate enhances the organisation's workplace for up to a year.
Fees during your Professional Training placement year are substantially reduced. For students from lower income households, this fee is waived entirely.
Most students on our Professional Training placement (PTP) programme are paid a salary by their employers, which is a valuable source of income during their time at Surrey. For those who are on an unpaid placement, we have a fund to ensure they receive some financial support during their placement year.
Fees for the Professional Training placement are currently set as follows: