Our department is a vibrant and engaging community for students at all levels of study. We have student-run societies and provide frequent training and events. Our courses are both flexible and extensive, reflecting the variety of our academic expertise.
Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (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.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
The academic staff at Surrey have been extremely friendly, helpful and professional. They always have time to answer questions and provide feedback.Elisabeth Kirkeby Lysvik, MSc Medical Physics
What we have to offer
We have short courses to help those in industry improve their career prospects and six research groups with groundbreaking research in astrophysics, photonics, soft matter, quantum technologies and medical physics.
Taught by experts
Our courses are taught by leading experts, whose research informs both our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our academics are involved in key industry and research projects, including our Department’s strategic partnership with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
Among our academics is Professor Jim Al-Khalili, host of the BBC’s radio programme The Life Scientific. He is the author of twelve books, translated into over twenty languages. See the videos below for some of Jim’s media work, including an interview with Professor Brian Cox, hosted at the University of Surrey.