• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.05 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.70 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.56 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    66.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend 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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  • Good Honours 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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    70.4 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

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

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    84.0 / 100.0


  • The University of Hull was originally established as University College Hull in 1927, before becoming England’s 14th 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 among the 100 discoveries at UK universities that changed the world.

Location and Transport

  • Situated in the leafy residential suburb of Newland, just two miles north of the city centre, the University of Hull is one of the most attractive academic campuses in the country.
  • The city of Hull is in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the northern shore of the Humber Estuary, with good road links to the major cities of England.
  • Hull is 200 miles from London, 100 miles from Manchester and around 60 miles from Leeds.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements at the University of Hull vary according to which course you apply for.
  • For more details about the entry requirements of a specific course, please visit the relevant page on our website.

Student Mix

The 17,010 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 79%
  • Part Time 21%


  • UK 82%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 14%

Student gender

  • Male 47%
  • Female 53%

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

  • The Complete University Guide 2015 – 64th (East and South Asian Studies ranked 5th and American Studies ranked 7th).

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.
  • 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.

Six interdisciplinary research institutes bring together research into some of the most complex challenges facing the world today:

  • Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation
  • Logistics Institute; Institute for Research on Culture and the Creative Industries
  • Marine and Maritime Institute
  • Energy and Environment Institute
  • Clinical and Applied Health Institute

Undergraduate Courses

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Mode of study:

Student Facilities

  • The Brynmor Jones Library has recently undergone a £28m renovation, providing students with state-of-the-art facilities right at their fingertips. It features an exhibition hall, art gallery, observatory and a café alongside plenty of study spaces, group learning rooms and a reading room for silent studying.
  • A £9.5m project is underway to transform Middleton Hall into a world-class concert hall, music theatre and the region’s most advanced cinema in time for Hull’s year as the 2017 UK City of Culture.
  • Work has begun on a £26m new health campus featuring some of the country’s most advanced medical training facilities including a full mock hospital ward, operating theatre and intensive care facilities – due to open in 2017.
  • The Allam Building, a £1.5m 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 further into technology infrastructure across its campuses, including free 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 disability-services@hull.ac.uk or visit our website for information on the disability service at the University of Hull.

Students' Union

  • All students studying at the University are automatically members of Hull University Union (HUU). HUU is located in a central position on campus and is a great place to meet friends, grab some food and chill out between lectures.
  • HUU has two bars, Sanctuary and John McCarthy, as well as an award-winning £3.6m nightclub and live music venue, Asylum, and has won a Best Bar None award four years running for being one of the safest student venues in the UK.
  • On the first floor is HUU’s membership services area. Here you can sign up for sports teams and societies, find part-time work to fit alongside your studies or visit your sabbatical officers.

Careers Guidance

  • The Careers and Employability Service will help you to acquire the skills you need to make you succeed in the workplace after you graduate.
  • The team will also help you to find work experience placements as well as internships and work during the summer holidays.
  • Unusually, the Careers and Employability offers career-long support to our alumni.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • The Brynmor Jones Library has recently undergone a £28m project to revolutionise its facilities, which was unveiled in early 2015. The library boasts features such as an art gallery, exhibition hall and a seventh-floor observatory alongside a superb collection of printed and digital resources, and excellent IT facilities.
  • It also includes nearly 2,000 study spaces to accommodate a whole host of different learning requirements, 29 group learning rooms and a postgraduate lounge dedicated to doctoral students. There is also an 80-seater café open to both students, staff and the public, which is a great place to socialise and relax.
  • The university are also currently renovating the existing Middleton Hall, revamping it into a state of the art facility which will benefit teaching in the School of Drama, Music and Screen, and many others across the University and into the wider public. Additional features will include a high-quality concert hall, a music theatre and a cinema space. The new facilities will accommodate a broader range of music performances, musical theatre, orchestral recordings and TV capture. The project is due for completion later this year.
  • In addition to our existing student accommodation, the university are also delighted to welcome first year undergraduates to our exciting new on-campus accommodation, which can house up to 560 students. Within a few minutes' walk from lectures, the student union, library and sports and fitness centre, it is set in the ideal location for newcomers. The accommodation shall be available for September 2016.

Notable Alumni

  • Muhtar Kent –  Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company.
  • Marianne Elliott –  Tony and Olivier award winning theatre director .
  • Rosie Millard –  Chair of City of Culture 2017.
  • Siobhan Greene –  producer of ITV's The X Factor.
  • Matt Davies –  CEO of Tesco UK.
  • Robert Elstone –  CEO of Everton FC.
  • Kieran Breen –  20th Century Fox President of International Marketing and Chairman of BAFTA.


  • 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.

Further Details

Address The University of Hull
UCAS Code H72