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

Career development

You can launch your research career in our forward-thinking and supportive environment.

Doctoral College

Our vibrant interdisciplinary community ensures our leading research continues to grow.

Inspiring community

We offer a collaborative and nurturing community to support the Surrey research ambition.

Female student studying

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 13th in the UK for overall experience*.

*2021 AdvanceHE Postgraduate Experience Research Survey

Find out more

Postgraduate research applicant guide

PhD webinars

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.  

Contact us

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