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  • Locations: Hull, England
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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Program Description:


Hull is located in Northern England, approximately 3 hours from London by train. The city was established at the end of the 12th century. It entered a prosperous period in the mid-1800s, thanks to the whaling industry. During WWII, 7,000 inhabitants were killed and 92 percent of the houses were bombed, making it one of the most heavily bombed cities in Britain. Now, Hull is a dynamic, vibrant city, a wonderful combination of old and new: from the cobbled streets of the Old Town, to the Princes Quay Shopping Centre, which proudly sparkles above the waters of the Marina.

Currently, Hull offers a variety of opportunities to students and visitors: pedestrian areas for shopping, a wide selection of parks, trails, sporting activities, symphony, theatre, cinemas, and festivals. Hull is synonymous with live music, and Hull Arena is a magnet for big rock and pop concerts. The city's nightclubs invite people to dance until late. Theaters deliver internationally-acclaimed drama, comedy, ballet, opera, and musicals. Distinguished orchestras from Prague, Moscow, and Berlin perform sell-out classical concerts within the richly- ornamented Hull City Hall.

The train station/bus station in Hull is easily accessible, as is the Humberside International Airport, located 30 minutes from the city. The city centre of Hull is a mere 2.5 miles from the University of Hull campus, a great walk on a nice day or a 5-10 minute bus ride on one of the city buses that runs every 30 minutes.

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The University of Hull is a traditional university, founded in 1927, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The University is known for being one of the friendliest in the UK. Study Abroad students become quickly attached to the University and think of Hull with the same fondness of their own university back home. This medium-sized university of approximately 16,000 students offers over 200 degree programs that provide a balanced education in the classroom and many enriching activities outside of the classroom as well.

Students can take courses from several areas:

  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Education
  • Health and Social Care
  • Science and Engineering
  • Hull University Business School
  • Hull York Medical School
Hull student union

Courses are offered in many disciplines, and classes (called modules in England) are done differently in the UK than in the US. Instead of taking 5-6 courses a semester, Hull students take 3. Each module meets two times a week (usually in two different locations) for one lecture and one seminar. The lecture is a traditional lecture-style meeting with varying numbers of students in each section. The seminar meetings, however, are meant to be more discussion-style. All credit earned at the University may be applied toward your degree. Students will typically earn a total of 15 credit hours for their semester of study. Transcripts will be sent to the student's home university upon completion of program.

NOTE:  Hull's fall semester normally runs into UNI's spring semester (September - January), UNI students are not be allowed to take Hull exams earlier or back at UNI. UNI students need to remain on-campus in England to complete their examinations (fall and spring semester).

Semester study abroad students are recommended to stay either in furnished student houses or in private apartments managed by the Head Leasing Office. Most of the student houses are two-story buildings located adjacent to the main campus and over 80% of Study Abroad students stay in them. Each accommodates between 5 and 10 students, most of whom are new to the University. Most houses have a shared dining room and kitchen, equipped with various cooking utensils.

In addition, inexpensive meals are also available at the cafeterias on campus. Hull also offers traditional residence halls for full-degree students and those staying for at least one year.