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The University of Hull

2016 League Table Ranking 63
2016 Overall Score 632
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Entry Standards 326 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 17.4 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Quality 2.70 Help
Research Quality
A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 1,168 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 4.11 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 471 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 63.1 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 86.1 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 71.2 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 24.3 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • The University of Hull was originally established as University College Hull in 1927, before becoming England’s fourteenth university upon the grant of a Royal Charter in 1954
    Research developed at the University of Hull includes the key breakthrough which made LCD screens possible, and the first ever bone density scanner. Both were named as one of the 100 discoveries in UK universities that changed the world.
    The University of Hull continues to grow with the times – recent investments include a £28m upgrade of the Brynmor Jones Library, a cutting-edge science building, and the addition of free high-speed WiFi on campus; it was also central to Hull’s successful bid to become UK City of Culture in 2017.

Location and Transport

  • The university has campuses in Hull and Scarborough.
  • Hull and Scarborough have good transport links; there are eight direct trains a day from Hull to London.

Entry Standards

  • Visit our website for more about entry requirements at the University of Hull.

Student Mix

The 18,020 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of study
Mode of study
Full Time
Part Time
Student gender

Course Flexibility

  • The University’s six faculties offer teaching and research across a wide range of disciplines, including health, business, social sciences, the performing arts, education, science and engineering.
  • Free elective modules allow students to acquire credit in a subject outside of their degree.

Teaching Standards

  • Ranked joint 10th in the 2013 National Student Survey (out of mainstream, English higher education institutions).

Research Standards

  • Over 80% of the University’s research was found to be of international quality (most subject areas contained world-leading work).
  • Six interdisciplinary research themes bring together research into some of the most complex challenges facing the world today: connected communities; creative economy; energy and the environment; ethics and social justice; global economy, maritime and security; health and wellbeing.
  • Research at Hull has impact locally, nationally and internationally.
  • The University’s research has helped shape the world through ground-breaking discoveries such as stable liquid crystals – now used worldwide in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) for smartphones, computer screens and televisions – and the first ultrasound scanner for detection of osteoporosis.

Student Facilities

  • A £27.4-million project to revolutionise the Brynmor Jones library on the Hull campus is underway. The project is due for completion in spring 2014 and will see the creation of a state-of-the-art place of learning for generations to come.
  • The Allam Building , a £1.5-million research centre, which houses a new biomedical research facility tackling cancer and other major diseases, was officially opened in August 2013.
  • The University is also investing in technology infrastructure across its campuses, including high-speed wi-fi and giving students in University residences access to free Keysurf broadband internet access at 10Mbps and KeyView Television.

Disability Services

  • Please email or visit our website for information on the disability service at the University of Hull.

Students' Union

  • Named one of the safest Students’ Union in country, achieving a gold standard at the Best Bar None Awards 2013.
  • Crowned as the Higher Education Students’ Union of the year in NUS Awards 2012.
  • The Job Shop offers invaluable help with finding part-time, temporary and vacation jobs.
  • The Advice Centre is available for help with any student issues.
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Notable Alumni

  • Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella.
  • Poet Roger McGough.
  • BBC Radio 4 presenter Jenni Murray.
  • Journalist and former Beirut hostage John McCarthy.
  • Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company Muhtar Kent.
  • CEO of BSkyB Jeremy Darroch.
  • Philip Larkin. Philip Larkin served as University of Hull librarian from 1955 to 1985 and wrote some of his most celebrated works during this time.


  • The University of Hull has launched iHull, a mobile application that gives students and visitors access to a range of information about studying at the University. The app is available for iPhone/iPad and Android™ devices and as mobile web pages.
  • You can download the app at

For further information

  • +44 (0)1482 346311
  • The University of Hull
    HU6 7RX
UCAS Code H72

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