The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is at the heart of the
University of Hull’s research culture. It has been recognised as
internationally excellent in most areas of its research output,
most recently by the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
Research is carried out both within traditional departmental
structures and, increasingly, in interdisciplinary research centres
and institutes which bring together areas of established and
emerging strength, often in stimulating new configurations.
Our research institutes include the Wilberforce Institute
for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) and the
Both institutes have attracted funding from Research Councils UK
and from a variety of other sources. Colleagues from this faculty
are also involved in a new Centre for
Adaptive Science, in association with other researchers across
the University and more widely with the White Rose group of
universities in Yorkshire.
Our research centres include the Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and
Creative Writing, which hosts a large number of cultural events
each year on the Hull Campus and in the city. The Andrew
Marvell Centre, named after another famous Hull MP who was also
(like Larkin) a major poet, is an interdisciplinary home for
researchers working on the medieval and early modern periods.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is driven by its
engagement with research. To discover more about our strengths and
opportunities for your research development visit our departmental
We welcome students from overseas for student exchanges, junior
years abroad full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for
specialist English language tuition (in-sessional BRIDGE and
pre-sessional Summer Study).
For more details of support as an overseas student, you should
see the websites of the Language
Institute or the International
Office. Alternatively, please contact Dr Richard Burchill
Faculty Director of International Partnerships.
See also details of our UK Summer School and
Foundation English Language Programmes.
The University of Hull plays a leading role in the Yorkshire and
Humber region, and the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
validates or franchises courses (foundation and honours degrees) at
University Centre Doncaster, Grimsby Institute of Further &
High Education, East Riding College and Yorkshire Coast College in
Scarborough, now merged with the Grimsby Institute.
For further information please contact:
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Research Ethics Procedures
The FASS Research Ethics Procedures may be downloaded from this
page, along with a Ethics Approval Form.