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.
The majority of our students have the opportunity to take part in our Professional Training placement programme. This means a Surrey degree will normally last four years.
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 for Home/EU and International Undergraduate students are currently set as follows:
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.
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 work with over 1,000 partner organisations to provide students with vital experience of the professional environment.
Surrey led the field in introducing a Professional Training placement for students in 1955.