Faculty strategic priorities

Explore the strategic research themes for each of Surrey's three faculties.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a diverse and exciting faculty, embracing research across the various disciplines. 

Academics study emerging social, cultural, technological, and behavioural ideas and practices relating to all aspects of human life and experience. 

Our mission is to contribute to the theoretical advancement of the state of knowledge in the arts, humanities and social sciences, whilst achieving real-world effects through our research by focusing on current global societal challenges and the cultural and socio-economic aspects at the core of large-scale human problems.

We engage with a wide range of stakeholders. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of what we do, and we pride ourselves on conducting collaborative research of the highest quality. 

As a faculty, we have drawn together six broad and strategically important research themes, as a way to highlight what we do and where we are making a difference: 

  • Living and Working in the Digital Age
  • Society, Economy and Sustainability
  • Innovative Methodologies
  • Crime, Security, and Justice
  • Inequalities, Governance, and Wellbeing
  • Cultural Practices

Find out more about research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 

  • Connected systems
  • Future electronics
  • Communication technologies
  • Computational fluid dynamics and environmental flow
  • Visual and audio analysis
  • Nuclear science
  • Made-to-measure materials
  • Sustainability, environment and resilience
  • Engineering for health
  • Space and aerospace

Learn more about research in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  • Long-term conditions
  • Chronobiology and sleep
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Interacting with the social and physical environment
  • Infections and immunology

Learn more about research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.