Prospective postgraduate researchers
See things differently
Whether you’re considering starting a doctoral programme to further your knowledge, change direction, or start an academic career, here at Surrey, our supportive research environment will allow you to grow and make a difference in your area of interest.
The Surrey experience
You can launch your research career in our forward-thinking and supportive environment.
Our vibrant interdisciplinary community ensures our leading research continues to grow.
We offer a collaborative and nurturing community to support the Surrey research ambition.
Postgraduate research at Surrey
Get an insight on why you should choose Surrey for your postgraduate research.
Applying for a doctoral programme
Postgraduate virtual open events
Our open events provide you with an opportunity to find out about Surrey, hear from our friendly academics, chat with students and explore all aspects of postgraduate doctoral life.
Why choose Surrey?
Surrey is a great place for you to launch and develop your research career.
A considerate community
Our postgraduate research community looks out for one another and we help each other become the best that we can be.
Research career support
We have a dedicated careers and employability team for postgraduate researchers.
An outstanding experience
We ranked 1st in the UK for research culture and 7th for overall experience*.
*2020 AdvanceHE Postgraduate Experience Research Survey
Find out more
Postgraduate research applicant guide
Doctoral College Studentship Awards
Support for postgraduate research students
At Surrey, our focus is on providing the best help that we can so you can get the most from a community and environment that could genuinely transform your life.