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University of Hull

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. The motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. 

Top reasons to study here

  • As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.
  • The vision is for the University of Hull to be recognised for academic excellence that empowers people to shape the future.
  • Hull is committed to providing students with top-class facilities and an ideal environment in which to live and learn.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Journalism & Media (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (32)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

The University of Hull was founded in 1927 – originally as University College Hull. The foundation stone was laid the following year by the Duke of York (later King George VI, of The King's Speech fame) and we opened for business with 39 students and 14 ‘one-man’ departments.

In November 2019 the University announced its ambition to become Carbon Neutral by 2027.

Education

The University of Hull offers support and opportunities to help students reach their full potential and aims to create outstanding graduates to help solve critical, complex, global challenges.

Hull seeks to make a real difference to the next generation of learners with work placements in schools and other educational settings – including the chance to study or undertake a placement abroad.

It is possible to take a foundation year through ONCAMPUS to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.

Research

The seven research institutes work tirelessly to find solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

  • Wilberforce Institute
  • Energy and Environment Institute
  • Culture, Place and Policy Institute
  • Logistics Institute
  • Marine and Maritime Institute
  • Institute for Clinical and Applied Health Research
  • The Risk Institute

Career

The expert careers team are right by your side to help you take the next step of your career journey. Hull will give you advice and training on careers, entrepreneurship and study abroad that will equip you to step into your future.

The University will help you explore your options, find the right place for your skills and make a move into a career you will love. You'll learn from experts about applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and impressing future employers.

The Student Futures team at the University of Hull will help you to develop the skills, experience and confidence you will need to give you a head start in your career.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
651 -50
2021
601
2020
601
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
801 -100
2020
701 200
2019
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
501
2020
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
822 -23
2020
799
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Each of our students are allocated a Personal Supervisor to meet throughout the year who give academic advice and are your first point of contact for feedback and guidance. Whilst our Student Services Team provide advice on matters like health and wellbeing, visas and immigration, money and learning support – ensuring you get the most out of everything the university has to offer.

Housing services

Westfield Court is the newest and most exciting development on campus specifically designed for student life. With contemporary living and social spaces and a wide range of accommodation options, Hull’s single-site campus has everything you need to complete your student experience.

Library services

The University of Hull provides access to a wide range of electronic resources helping you to trace books and articles, track down internet resources and view the full text of journal articles from your own device. Most of the resources can be found in, and accessed from the Library Catalogue. The Library Catalogue also includes many valuable resources and archives.

ICT services

The Service Desk is your first point of call for all University ICT queries. They provide friendly and helpful support and advice on ICT account access, printing and scanning, connecting to WiFi, accessing email, software provision, file storage, remote working and information security.

Student Life

Campus life

Be inspired by our campus and the city of Hull before you even arrive by taking our 360-degree virtual tour on our website. Check out our beautiful listed buildings, find out where you'll be working and playing, and see what £300 million of investment in our campus has bought. Pack a bag, because you might want to set straight off when you’re finished.

Sports facilities

Hull has enhanced the sports facilities as part of a £300-million investment into the campus. The development included the Allam Sports Centre complete with an eight-court sports hall, 120-station fitness suite, floodlit pitch and pitchside changing rooms.

The facilities aren't restricted to students and staff; they're open to everyone. Whether you’re looking for serious training or recreation, fitness classes or sports clubs, we've got something for all abilities and levels of fitness.

Student clubs

The societies represent a wide range of interests, from extra-curricular to political, from religion to activism to the whacky and wonderful, and everything in between. There’s likely to be something you like the look of. 

  • Accounting
  • Afro-Caribbean Society
  • AfroStreet Dance
  • Airsoft and Paintball
  • Amnesty International Society
  • Anime Society
  • Aquatic Science Society
  • Archaeology Society
  • Armed Forces
  • Arts and Crafts Society
  • Asian
  • Barbershop
  • Barrister Society
  • Big Band Society
  • Bioscience Society
  • Board Game Society
  • Book Society

Student Reviews

Hull is a great place to study
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, a great university, enjoyed my subject of choice and had some outstanding lecturers. University life was a bit difficult, as there were not many international students.

Learning excellence at the University of Hull
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at the University of Hull has been amazing. The learning model has been fantastic such that i am able to have a one-to-one session with the course convener. My PhD supervisors have also been very supportive in my quest for creating new knowledge.

Looking for joining The Masters Course at Hull Uni
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am enrolled but have not started yet. I will start in September 2021.

Hull, England, United Kingdom

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