University of Hull

The University of Hull is a public research university that was formed in 1927, making it the 14th oldest university in England. It is located in Kingston-Upon-Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, north-east England.

The main campus is located in a residential district of north Hull on Cottingham Road. It occupies a single, clearly defined site that includes 4 faculties, 11 schools, a Maritime Historical Studies Centre, the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, and the Energy and Environment Institute.

The University of Hull research is built on a set of shared values and principles that seek social and educational change to enhance fairness, equity and social justice. The University has particular research expertise in social justice, environmental technologies and maritime history. Our work in healthcare, 3D visualization and nanotechnology are also widely respected. In research terms, the University is perhaps best known for developing liquid-crystal technology.  

In 2023 University of Hull was recognised with a Gold rating* in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible for student experience and student outcomes, and a clear signal of excellence.

Facts and figures

Year Established 1927
Total Number of Staff 2016
Number of Academic Staff 968
Number of Students 13277
Focus Areas

Research, teaching and knowledge exchange which is highly connected to the University’s location, including;

  • Coastal and marine science
  • law of the sea
  • estuary management
  • flood risk management
  • renewable energy, especially offshore wind
  • decarbonisation of industry and supply chains

Commitment to the twin pillars of social justice and environmental sustainability, including:

  • The rights of indigenous peoples
  • Access to healthcare
  • Modern-day slavery
  • International security

Food, water and energy security

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Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Teaching and training
Education science
Arts (broad programmes)
Music and performing arts
Audio-visual techniques and media production
Humanities (broad programmes)
History and archaeology
Philosophy and ethics
Humanities (others)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Sociology and cultural studies
Political science and civics
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Wholesale and retail sales
Marketing and advertising
Finance, banking, insurance
Accounting and taxation
Management and administration
Business and administration (others)
Law (broad programmes)
Biology and biochemistry
Environmental science
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computer science
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Electricity and energy
Electronics and automation
Engineering and engineering trades (others)
Building and civil engineering
Agriculture, forestry and fishery (others)
Health (broad programmes)
Nursing and caring
Therapy and rehabilitation
Child care and youth services
Social work and counselling
Social services (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)
Natural environments and wildlife
Environmental protection (others)