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 Academic
Support Tutor from the outset, and you will have the opportunity to
discuss any issues or problems with them throughout your time at
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 your interests.
We place great emphasis on students being able to make an
immediate contribution in their chosen ﬁeld.
Employers regularly visit the School of Engineering and Computer
Science 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 School is an exceptionally rewarding and
exciting place to study. With Game Jams, Freeside and 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.
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.
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.
Through our close work with companies
including Black Marble, Codemasters, Microsoft, Sony, Electronic
Arts and Volvo, we ensure that our programmes remain up-to-date and
relevant to industry and commerce.
We also have a presence on both the Microsoft and Sony Academic
Advisory (PlayStation First) Boards.
We offer the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in a paid
8-week summer Research Internship offered by the School.
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 School 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
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 School.
And in the meantime, find out about what our students think
about us in these short testimonials.