Athena Swan Gold Award

Undergraduate courses

At the School of Biosciences, we recruit hundreds of first-year undergraduate students into our range of successful courses. We also undertake a continuous programme of self-reflection to ensure we offer the most appropriate, up-to-date courses and modules to undergraduates.


Our food science courses are ranked 2nd in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.


Our subjects allied to medicine are ranked 10th by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024.


Of our biosciences and medicine graduates go on to employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2023, HESA)

National Student Survey

In the National Student Survey 2023 we are ranked: 

Top 5*

  • Biosciences 
  • Microbiology 

Top 10*

  • Nutrition and dietetics 
  • Sports and exercise sciences 

* Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables. 

Helping you progress

We pride ourselves on the amount of practical laboratory experience we provide to our students and we continually invest in facilities, such as the £12.5 million Innovation for Health building.

Our links with industry help us to shape programmes that will equip our graduates with skills and knowledge needed to make an impact in the workplace.

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Study and work abroad

We give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities or by completing a Professional Training placement abroad. 

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Scholarships and bursaries

Discover how we may be able to support your studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.