press release
Published: 16 May 2024

Surrey moves up to joint 12th in Complete University Guide 2025

University of Surrey courses in ‘Information Technology and Systems’, ‘Paramedic Science’ and ‘Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies’ continue to be ranked 1st in the United Kingdom.

The University has risen one place to joint 12th in the Complete University Guide 2025 table, continuing its upward trend, with seven subjects ranked in the top five in the United Kingdom.

The overall table, published annually, aims to support prospective students in making informed decisions about their future and draws on the 2023 NSS results and Graduate Outcomes for the 2020/21 cohort, while research indicators are based on the results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.

Surrey was ranked 13th in 2024 - its highest position in this table since 2017 - and has improved one further place for 2025.

In total, 130 universities were measured against 10 criteria: entry standards; student satisfaction; research quality; research intensity; graduate prospects – outcomes; graduate prospects – on track; student-staff ratio; academic services spend; facilities spend; continuation.

Nine subjects ranked in top 10 in the UK

Subject tables are based on six measures (entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, continuation, graduate prospects – outcomes and graduate prospects – on track) and include 154 universities, university colleges and specialist higher education institutions.

Of the 34 subjects at Surrey that were ranked this year, 12 have improved their position with nine subjects appearing in the top 10 in the UK – an increase of two on 2024.

Seven subjects are ranked in the top five, while three are ranked first – Information Technology and Systems’, ‘Paramedic Science’ and ‘Tourism, Transport, Travel and Heritage Studies’.

Our methodology, rooted in independent measures, reflects vital aspects cherished by students, such as post-graduation job prospects, ratio of staff to students and the quality of the teaching.

Furthermore, the dynamic shifts witnessed in the subject league tables emphasise their significance as a crucial resource for prospective students navigating their academic journey, providing invaluable guidance for those seeking clarity on where to pursue their passions.
Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Chair of the Complete University Guide Advisory Board

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