Politics

The Department of Politics is home to a lively community of energetic minds examining how power operates and how it affects the people it touches.

We finished first in the politics category of the 2015 National Student Survey, scoring a perfect 100 per cent for overall satisfaction and 98 per cent satisfaction for teaching.

Our Politics courses

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Study (Taught)

Postgraduate Study (Research)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses

why study politics at surrey?

My Surrey Experience - Beatriz Marques, BSc International Politics

"Coming to study International Politics at the University of Surrey was one of the best decisions."

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My Surrey experience - George Guven, Politics

"Surrey can open doors for you because it is a great course at a fantastic university."

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My Surrey experience - Maresa Strano, MSc International Relations

"Surrey is known for its international staff and student population. Such a rich multicultural learning environment makes this programme ideal for someone looking to explore a wide range of perspectives on state, regional, and global politics."

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Surrey is known for its international staff and student population. Such a rich multicultural learning environment makes this programme ideal for someone looking to explore a wide range of perspectives on state, regional, and global politics.

Maresa Strano, BSc (Hons) Politics

Why Surrey?

Why we chose Surrey

Our students explain why they decided to come to Surrey and share what they love about living and studying here.

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Surrey named University of the Year

We’re proud to be University of the Year and University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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Surrey in a single word

We challenged our students to sum up the University of Surrey using just one word.

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2,300+ partner organisations

Over the past five years, more than 2,300 partner organisations have worked with us to give students valuable experience in the professional environment.

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