Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

In the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences we actively encourage our students to constantly explore and consider the real world implications and applications of the subjects they are studying. The Arts and Human Sciences, as much as the Sciences, are very central to the way we live and the world we aim to build, and often interlock with the latter in creative ways for the sake of knowledge advancement, our well being, that of other people and the wider environment.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (4)
Journalism & Media (4)
Business & Management (3)
Social Sciences (3)



The University of Surrey was established on 9 September 1966 with the grant of its Royal Charter, but its roots go back to a late nineteenth-century concern to provide greater access to further and higher education for the poorer inhabitants of London.


Our four areas of study within the Faculty are:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Postgraduate Research
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


The Faculty hosts a large number of focused research groups and centres, with strong leadership and mentoring to support and encourage staff, and to facilitate coordinated bidding for major research opportunities.

Research Centres

  • Digital World Research Centre (DWRC)
  • Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR)
  • International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC)

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Student services

With students from over 120 different countries, we’re proud to be one of the most culturally-diverse universities in the UK. Specialist staff in our International Office are here to help your throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey.

Housing services

We offer a wide range of student accommodation and do everything we can to help you feel at home on campus.

Whether you live at Stag Hill, Manor Park or Hazel Farm, fantastic University facilities, beautiful open spaces and Guildford’s lively town centre are only a short walk or bus ride away.

Library services

The University of Surrey Library and Learning Centre is the academic hub of our campus.

We’ve invested £16 million in the Library over the past five years to create a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Surrey’s beautiful campus offers students the best of both worlds. Our safe, self-contained student community is just ten minutes’ walk from Guildford town centre.

Sports facilities

Surrey Sports Park is one of Europe’s leading sports venues and the home of Team Surrey.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an established player, you’ll be welcomed into our friendly sporting community.

Key Facilities
  • 50m, 8 lane, Olympic standard swimming pool
  • 1,000-seat arena space
  • 120 station gym and strength & conditioning area
  • On site accommodation with en-suite rooms
  • Extensive catering facilities
  • Outdoor sports space and pitches
  • 3 artificial pitches including 3G turf
  • Climbing wall
  • 6 squash courts
  • 2 large exercise studios/conference rooms
  • Additional meeting rooms
  • Extensive changing/multi purpose rooms
  • Car and coach Parking
  • Professional account management and event delivery services


National Student Survey gives Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences the thumbs-up.

Students graduating from the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences in 2013 have reported extremely high levels of satisfaction with their course, according to the latest annual results from the influential National Student Survey (NSS).

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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