We seek to help you develop your understanding of the world and give you the tools to express that. Understanding and engagement lead our teaching with a focus on active learning, giving you the initiative to answer your questions, whilst developing your research, presentation and self-reflection skills.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
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, International Relations MSc
Surrey can open doors for you because it is a great course at a fantastic university.George Guven, Politics BSc
I studied International Relations at Surrey and it was one of the best decisions I have made, the teaching is fantastic and has allowed me to go onto graduate studies all because of the degree the Politics department helped me to achieve.Joshua Porta, International Relations BSc
My time at the University of Surrey has been positively marked by the community, whether that’s the CBE, the Politics department or beyond. Throughout, and even after, my studies, the department offered me support and opportunities. Studying Politics at the University of Surrey meant being immersed in a community dedicated to student well-being and cutting-edge research. Learning from lecturers and the CBE gave me a unique insight into research very relevant to today’s world.Martin Chevreau, Postgraduate Research Student
We have many great facilities on campus from The Library to the Nest or MySurrey Hive. Take a look at some of the facilities in the Department of Politics.
A number of our modules feature simulation games or summits which give our students the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge into practice.