Study

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.

Featured courses

Our physics courses are ranked top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.

We offer a range of undergraduatepostgraduate and research courses, as well as short courses for continued professional development.

Outstanding teaching

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.

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Employability

Our Employability and Professional Skills Advisor, Kay Pearson, works on a range of opportunities for our students to connect with employers during their studies including employment mentoring, summer placements and a graduate network.

Select your level of study below to find out more about how we can help your employability during and after your studies.

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.

Find an expert

A Professor of Physics here at Surrey and BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific presenter Jim Al-Khalili meets with various celebrity guests.

Find out more about staff working in our department.

Student life

Learn more about student life at Surrey, ranked top 10 in The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018.

Stay connected

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