University of Hull

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University of Hull

The University of Hull was founded in 1927. It is a public research university in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The first chancellor of the university was Lord Middleton (1954–1969), followed by Lord Cohen (1970–1977), Lord Wilberforce (1978–1994), and Lord Armstrong (1994–2006). Since April 2006, the current chancellor is Virginia Bottomley.

University History

In 1927 University of Hull was founded. The foundation was laid by Prince Albert, the Duke of York (who later became king as George VI). The first principal of the college was Arthur E. Morgan (1926–1935) and the second was John H Nicholson (1935–1954) who was the university's first vice-chancellor when the college was granted university status (1954–1956). In 2000 the university bought the site of University College Scarborough on Filey Road, Scarborough, and additionally two linked buildings on the same road. The site later became the University of Hull Scarborough Campus.

University Programs, Courses and Schools

The University of Hull has 23 schools and colleges located in its 2 campuses- Main Campus and Scarborough Campus. The campuses offer wide learning opportunities and challenges to the students. The 23schools and colleges of the University of Hull are;

  • School of Arts
  • School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing
  •  School of Education
  • School of Humanities
  • Hull University Business School
  • The Law School
  • School of Politics and International Studies
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Hull York Medical School
  • Department of Midwifery and Child Health
  • Department of Nursing
  • Department of Paramedical, Perloperative and Advanced Practice
  • Department of Psychological Health Wellbeing and Social Work
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences
  •  Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry Biochemistry
  • Department of Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment
  • Department of Physics and Mathematics

University Achievements

University of Hull is a well-known university in the UK. The Times and The Sunday Times ranked Hull University #60 nationally. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking ranked Hull University globally 700-800. The Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) is a government assessment of the quality of undergraduate teaching in universities and other higher education facilitated Hull University with Silver award. The university was awarded the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement for research in liquid crystal technology.

University USP

University of Hull is known for its research expertise in maritime history, nanotechnology, social justice, environmental technologies, healthcare and 3D visualization. University of Hull is ranked 601 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education.

University Notable Alumni

University of Hull’s alumni has expert alumni from different backgrounds who are there to serve based on their common passion and responsibility towards the university. Some of the alumni members of University of Hull are-

  • Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott

  • Deputy Leader of the Labor Party Lord Hattersley

  • deputy leader Tom Watson,

  • author Chris Mullin

  • vaccinologist Dame Sarah Gilbert 

  • social scientist Lord Giddens (Anthony Giddens)

  • poet Roger McGough

  • journalist John McCarthy

  • film director, playwright and screenwriter the late Anthony Minghella.

University infrastructure & services


Main Campus-

The main campus at University of Hull is located in a residential district of North Hull on Cottingham Road. Its main campus is in a suburban rather than urban district. The main campus is self-contained in regard to catering and entertainment for students and staff. The campus has a large Students' Union building, which is majorly known as one of the finest in the country. The campus also provides large playing fields and other sports facilities. The wide area of Cottingham on Hull's north-western outskirts is home to some of the university-owned student accommodation.

 Scarborough Campus-

Scarborough Campus of University of Hull is a satellite campus of the university located in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  The campus is home to approximately 2,000 students. The campus offers higher education like- BSc and BA degrees. In 2000, the campus building was acquired by the University of Hull. It offers wide range of courses- Marine Biology, Digital Media, Music Technology Theater Studies, Tourism Management, and a number of Business and English courses. The campus also has basic requirements for study, such as computer labs, performance studios for students of Theater and Dance related courses as well as dedicated music suites in the "Filey Road Studios".


 The Library at University of Hull is an important part of the educational experience and an invaluable resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni, but also for the broad community. The library offers a wide range of books and other materials and services to support academic studies and enhance research work at the University of Hull. The library has a vast collection of books, e-journals and e-books etc. University library is focused to provide high-quality library resources, programs, and services to the students. The library provides flexible and well-equipped surroundings for everyone's research and learning needs. The library supports the student learning experience, creation and administration of knowledge, and also contributes to advancements in teaching and research programs.                                                                                                                                     

Housing services-

On-campus- University of Hull offers residential communities, where students from all over the country and the world live, learn and grow together. Students have an option to reside in the residence halls. There are 3 residential halls present on campus are- Taylor Court, The Courtyard and the Westfield Court. The University of Hull’s residential halls offer support and convenience, as well as opportunities for personal growth, cultural exploration, and interaction with all facilities and staff. The university’s residence halls are perfect for comfortable housing.  Students can select a room of their choice based on costs, hall facilities, location, and availability. Through university’s affinity housing students can live in groups of like-minded students who share the same love for sports, literature, film and course. The various services offered in university’s residence halls are-

  • Fully furnished rooms
  • Large lounges with kitchens
  • All-inclusive utilities
  • Free Wi-Fi and cable TV
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Residence Life staff support
  • Programming created around a residential curriculum
  • 24-hour security and on-call housing staff

Off-campus- University of Hull assists students in finding off-campus housing near university’s campus. They provide convenient housing to students, faculty and staff at nearby universities.

Medical services-

The University of Hull provides medical services to students. The Health Services encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve their personal, academic and career goals. They also maintain an emergency response team which responds immediately to any accidents or injuries involving any person on campus. Primary and urgent healthcare, health clearances, routine women’s healthcare, emergency response and wellness education are all part of the services provided. The staff consists of certified physicians and nurses who are dedicated towards their work and provide high quality medical care to students.

Student’s clubs-

University of Hull offers wide variety of students’ clubs and organization which provide wide range of opportunities for students to engross themselves. The university offers everything students need to stay active on campus. Some of the clubs at University of Hull are-

  • Anime
  • Art and Craft
  • Baking
  • Book and Film
  • Card and Board Games
  • Darts
  • Drama
  • Gaming
  • Yoga and Wellbeing

These are just a few clubs and organizations listed above. there are many other options available to choose from and engross yourself.

University location

Main Campus-Cottingham Rd, Hull HU6 7RX, United Kingdom

 Scarborough Campus- Filey Rd, Scarborough YO11 3AZ, United Kingdom

Top Landmarks-

  • Hull Trinity House

  • Hull Minster

  • Hands on History Museum

  • East Park

  • Burton Constable Hall & Grounds

  • University of Hull Art Collection

  • Waters' Edge Country Park & Visitor Center

  • 14 Barton-upon-Humber. Far Ings National Nature Reserve, Barton-upon-Humb

International student’s info

Courses Offered-

University of Hull offers Undergraduate programs and Graduate programs. Some of the courses are-

  • Accounting and Finance

  • American Studies

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology

  • Biomedical Science

  • Business and Management

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Criminology and Professional Policing

  • Drama, Theater and Performance

  • Economics

  • Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies

Student Support-

 The Study Abroad Team at University of Hull provides international educational exchange via its services. It serves as the primary administrative, programming, and advising office for the international community. The office provides various services like-

  • immigration assistance and support to international students and exchange visitors through advising, programs, workshops and events.

  • serve as a guide for academic and administrative units in the collaboration, hiring and sponsorship of international students and exchange visitors.

  • provides on-going orientation and support services in a welcoming environment designed to help students in cultural adjustment.

Visa and Immigration Support-

There are two types of Visas for which students can apply if they want to study in the United Kingdom UK-

Student Visa (SV)

This visa is for students over 16 years old who have been offered a place on a course that is longer than six months in length.

Short Term Study Visa (STSV)

This is the visa to use for short term courses such as an English Language course. It is not designed for doing research as part of a degree. These visas are normally valid for a period of either six months or eleven months.

International Student Contact-

E-mail- [email protected]

Phone- +44(0)1482 466686

Student life

student society-

University of Hull’s student organizations or clubs are one of the best ideas to get involved in the campus. Organizations are assembled under an arrangement of causes, identities, and interests. Student organizations at the University of Hull put on some of the most highly anticipated campus events and offer a wide range of opportunities for involvement and leadership every year. The University of Hull has various student organizations, so there is something for each student.

sports and fitness-

The University of Hull provides activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness for a huge population of students, faculty and staff. The university provides various sports activities and fitness rooms to keep students fit and healthy.

Health & Wellbeing-

Health and Wellness at the University of Hull is to highlight the active process of change and growth that involves building resilience, persistence, and positivity in the phase of provocations. It is the initiative dedicated to help students incorporate in an overall well-being experience across campus. They allow students to actively indulge in well-being activities that provide support to a holistic lifestyle. Through this initiative, students will learn and understand resources and they will also learn how to help others in need.

Residential Life-

On-campus housing at the University of Hull can easily accommodate a huge population of students. The residence halls include Taylor Court, The Courtyard and Westfield Court. The on-campus housing offers Residential Based Learning Communities on designated floors, areas or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area.

food & drink-

The University of Hull provides a dining hall in the heart of the two campuses.  Dining is open to students, faculty, and staff. Dining plan offers different dining options which includes special dietary menus such as vegetarian and low-fat food. The plans are designed to fit the busy schedule of students, the plan assists all dietary preferences by providing a wide range of dining options and healthy food options. There are a number of cafes and restaurants available on-campus which provide a huge variety to students.

Short term getaways, weekend getaways

There are many short-term getaways near the University of Hull to have fun like-

  • Hull Trinity House
  • Hull Minster
  • Hands on History Museum
  • East Park
  • Burton Constable Hall & Grounds
  • University of Hull Art Collection
  • Waters' Edge Country Park & Visitor Center
  • and there are many other options also available to spend holidays and weekends.

Part time jobs

The Student Employment Services at University of Hull provides employment opportunities to students who want to earn money while studying to pay their expenses. The Office of Student Employment helps students find part-time work that not only builds their bank account, it is also on or near campus, and gives them a relevant and meaningful career experience which enhances their resume.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area-

University of Hull keeps safety a priority. The University's Police Department provides 24/7 assistance to deter crime, and to increase personal safety and building security. A security desk is located in the lobby of each residence hall, which assists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure the safety and identification of those entering and leaving the campus buildings. Students can call an officer to escort them anywhere on campus 24/7. The University is committed towards providing a safe, secure living and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff.    

Famous courses

The famous courses at University of Hull are-

  • Biomedical Science
  • Business and Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology and Professional Policing
  • Drama, Theater and Performance
  • Economics
  • Education, Teaching and Childhood Studies
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus recruitment


The Career and Employability Team at University of Hull has an award-winning placement team that is dedicated to supporting students throughout their placement search. The university hosts recruitment events and fairs to provide jobs to students. The University has a strong employability record, with 95.9% of students in work or further study within six months of graduating.

Famous companies who recruit directly from University of Hull –

  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Siemens
  • Walt Disney
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Sony

Application Requirements

  • Create a new account
  • Completed Application Form
  • Submit required support documents
  • Academic Records
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized Test Scores

University of Hull Programs

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University of Hull Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Hull in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of Hull Cost of studies



Undergraduate: GBP 12,500

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Hull Deadlines

Undergraduate: January 15th

Graduate: August 1st

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Hull Rankings


US News
651 -700
701 -800
601 -800
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GTU Rank


United Kingdom
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56 -61
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