University of Hull


The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. The University’s motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’. As England’s 14th-oldest university, they have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of creating and inspiring life-changing research.

The University of Hull was founded in 1927 – originally as University College Hull. The foundation stone was laid the following year by the Duke of York (later King George VI and opened for business with 39 students and 14 ‘one-man’ departments. The University now has more than 16,000 students and around 2,500 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff.

The University’s Royal Charter says that their mission is to “…advance education, scholarship, knowledge and understanding by teaching and research, for the benefit of individuals and society at large”. The University interprets this in a modern context with a renewed focus on excellence in learning, teaching, research and enterprise, a transformative student experience and being an internationally-engaged anchor institution for our surrounding regions.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £13,500
  • Estimated living costs - £12,200
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.0
  • Student satisfaction - 84
  • Employment prospects - 96.10 
  • International student ratio - 12%



  • The Times: 65
  • The Guardian: 84
  • QS World Rankings: 601-650
  • Complete University Guide: 74