The University of Hull

2015 League Table Ranking 66
2015 Overall Score 618
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Entry Standards 327 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 17.8 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 2.37 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 1,056 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 4.09 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 448 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 54.4 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 85.3 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 66.7 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 30.5 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.


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 University is a vibrant and ambitious institution with more than 16,000 students from over 100 countries.

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.
  • Visit for information.

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.

For further information

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  • 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
  • The University of Hull
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UCAS Code H72

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