Published: 23 February 2023

Five reasons to choose Surrey for your postgraduate studies

From literature to engineering, the pursuit of knowledge improves the world we live in. And a masters degree from Surrey gives you the chance to shape the world around you. Here are five reasons to choose the University of Surrey for your postgraduate studies.

1. Exceptional teaching – learn from the best

As a postgraduate student at Surrey, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Our focus on high-quality teaching and excellent student experiences contributed to us being shortlisted for University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 and ranked 13th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2024. We're raising expectations all the time.

Our award-winning academics from around the world inspire us with their pioneering research every day. This means your programme will be led by informed and inspiring researchers who bring real-world problems and events into your lectures. 

2. Forming industry and academic collaborations (across the globe)

We have exceptional links with industry and partnerships that offer fantastic opportunities for your personal and professional growth. Some of our masters courses incorporate a placement opportunity.

Our partnerships span the globe and come from our research active academics and successful alumni who have gone into their relevant industries. Through collaboration we work together, share learning and visualise the future.

3. Live here, go anywhere

Take a 10-minute stroll from our leafy campus and you’ll reach Guildford’s town centre.

Alive with bars, restaurants, cafes, a cinema and theatres, and home to stellar shopping, you’ll quickly find something in Guildford to keep you busy. On the edge of town, we’re surrounded by beautiful rolling hills and countryside, so adventure is never far away.

If you want to go further afield, Guildford has great road, rail and air connections. In less than 40 minutes, you can be in central London or at London’s largest international airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. We’re also an hour from the seaside, making us the perfect base to start your journey.

4. A campus that cares

We support our students in all areas of student life. Whether it's academic or personal, we’re here to help. Our student support services cover accommodationfinancecareers and employability, study support  and international help.

MySurrey Hive on our Stag Hill campus provides you with access to immediate support and advice on student-life related queries. We also have a wellbeing centre on campus for all students to visit and receive advice for mental and physical health issues.

5. We’ll equip you for the future

Surrey has an outstanding record for graduate employability: 95 per cent of postgraduate taught students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA). We were also recognised as having the best university careers/employability service in the UK in 2022 by the National University Employability Awards.

Our employability and careers team have a range of tools to aid our postgraduate students throughout their university life and beyond. Following graduation, Surrey alumni have access to Surrey Pathfinder (a digital hub with interactive tools) and the option to receive help from the team in one-to-one appointments for three years post-graduation.

Find your postgraduate course at Surrey

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