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Faculty of Science and Engineering
Why choose Hull?
We pride ourselves on the excellent relationship between our
staff and our students. We foster a friendly atmosphere and provide
a supportive environment where staff and students regularly mingle
over coffee and all academics have an open-door policy.
A member of staff will be your personal supervisor from the
outset, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues or
problems with them throughout your time at University. We also have
a student success advisor who is always on hand to offer advice and
provide support if you need it.
We know that everyone is different and that having the
flexibility to cater to individual circumstances is important, so
we offer a range of courses and subject modules to let you tailor
your study to suit your interests.
We place great emphasis on students being able to make an
immediate contribution in their chosen ﬁeld.
Employers regularly visit the Department to provide guest
seminars/workshops, meet with students and provide feedback on our
syllabus. Visits have included Microsoft, Sony, Codemasters, Rare,
Electronic Arts, Black Marble, and Content Master.
Many of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in
the computer games industry. Check out our Games Hall of
One of the greatest advantages of studying at Hull is the added
value we provide compared to similar degrees across the UK –
opportunities and activities that we offer beyond a typical course.
Many of these extra activities outside of the taught syllabus will
enable you to stand out in the competitive employment market.
You’ll find that the Department is an exceptionally rewarding
and exciting place to study. From Rather Useful Seminars to Game
Jams, from Freeside to the Computer Society, taking part is great
fun and gives you an extra edge over graduates from elsewhere.
For example, our students have had outstanding success in the
Imagine Cup, a prestigious international competition which
showcases student achievement.
In fact, Microsoft have so much respect for our Imagine Cup
experience that one of our lecturers, Rob Miles, became the
Worldwide Competition Captain of the Imagine Cup Software
Our degrees are accredited by the British Computer Society
(BCS), meaning you gain full exemption from the BCS’s Professional
Examination as well as partial Chartered Engineer accreditation.
This is the highest BCS award that undergraduate courses can
You can get experience on live projects at Seed
Software, our in-house commercial software development company,
which was founded with support from Microsoft. Seed's professional
software engineers act as mentors and will guide you as you work on
real software projects with clients around the UK, including many
of the country's fire services.
We work closely with companies including Black Marble,
Codemasters, Microsoft, Sony, Electronic Arts and Volvo to ensure
that our programmes remain up-to-date and relevant to industry and
This close collaboration has led to some noteworthy
achievements. We are the only UK university to have an academic
awarded the coveted Microsoft Most Valuable Professional status 11
years running, in recognition of contribution to the .NET
We also have a presence on both the Microsoft and Sony Academic
We offer the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a paid
8-week summer Research Internship offered by the
These Internships provide unique insight into research and
development (R&D) work. Interns get to experiment with the
latest in cutting edge equipment, from robotics to 3D printers to
virtual environments, and work independently or as part of a team
to solve real world problems.
Our excellent relationship with industry enables us to secure
and deploy the latest technology to our teaching and research
For example, our dedicated games lab provides access to a
variety of console development platforms in teaching – including
PS3 and PS4 kits.
We were one of the first universities to adopt C# as the entry
level programming language and to deploy iPhone development kits in
The Department is also a member of Microsoft Academic Alliance,
which enables our students to gain access (for no cost) to
virtually the entire range of Microsoft software, including their
operating systems and Visual Studio.
We are part of the PlayStation® First Partnership Programme, a
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and Worldwide Studios (WWS)
academic partnership programme to inspire innovation across
PlayStation. PlayStation® First status is awarded by invitation
only to leading university courses, educational organisations and
We are ranked in joint fifth position for research impact
nationally in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014),
with 80% of the research we submitted being assessed as
world-leading. This research directly influences our teaching and
Our computer science courses scored an impressive 94% student
satisfaction rate in the 2014 National Student Survey, ranking us
joint fourth in England for overall satisfaction.
Come along to an Open
Day or Applicant
Day where you can meet our current students and talk to them
about their experiences so far to find out what they like best
about the Department.
And in the meantime, find out about what our students think
about us in these short testimonials.