Rankings and league tables
We’re committed to the continued improvement of our excellent research, teaching, employability and student experience. Rankings provide independent recognition of areas we’re proud of as a university, and the progress we’re constantly striving to deliver.
Key subject rankings by UK league table
The Complete University Guide 2022
|5th||Drama, Dance and Cinematic|
|6th||Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies|
|7th||Communication and Media Studies|
The Guardian University Guide 2021
|5th||Modern languages and linguistics|
|6th||Engineering: electronic and electrical|
The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
|6th||Hospitality, leisure and tourism|
International rankings at a glance
Key subject rankings by international league table
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Ranking)
We are 3rd for hospitality and tourism management in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021. We also ranked in the top 100 for the following subjects:
- Electrical and electronic engineering
- Telecommunication engineering
- Transportation science and technology
- Veterinary sciences.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - Gold
Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
THE DataPoints Merit
We received THE DataPoints Merit Award in the THE Awards 2020.
National University Employability
We have won the National University Employability Award (NUE) for the Best University Placement Service (Over 750 Placements) for the third year running.