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University of Hull

4.6 out of 5 (35 ratings / 27 reviews) Hull, England, United Kingdom
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.

Bachelor's programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

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



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. 


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.

Hull offers a foundation year to boost your skills and knowledge if you don't quite meet our academic entry requirements.


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


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 careers 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 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
601 -10
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
701 200
901 -300
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
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
799 -114
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.


Student services

Whether you need a hand managing exam stress or want a chat about something worrying you, our team of trained professionals are here to support you.

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, it 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 which remain in printed form only.  

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. Check out our beautiful listed buildings, find out where you'll be working and playing, and see what £200 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 is enhancing the sports facilities as part of a £200-million investment into the campus. The development includes an eight-court sports hall, 110-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

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I haven't studied yet

UK University experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My overall experience at the University of Hull was very positive. I have really enjoyed learning about politics at a global level and understand how the world works nowadays as well as historically from the view of politics. The way of teaching and the support from supervisors has helped me write excellent essays and explore different subjects from the international...

not the best
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

many exams in the same period, doesn't help with student stress/mental health

Hull, England, United Kingdom

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