The University of Hull, which is the 14th oldest university in the UK, has announced admissions open for international students for its 2021 academic session, which will commence from September 2021. Since the global economy has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has announced a special fee schedule to ease the financial burden on the international students who would be enrolling for a full-time Masters programme at the University for the academic session 2021-2022. For this particular session, the University will match fees for international students on Masters degree programmes to UK fees.
The University of Hull’s Masters courses are high quality and the University was given a Silver Award in the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework in 2018. There are four Faculties at the University under which the various Departments and Schools offer a number of programmes (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught). These Faculties include Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education; Faculty of Business, Law and Politics; Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Science and Engineering. For September 2021 intake, the international postgraduate taught fees will start from £7,850 per year with variation between Faculties. Following is the fee structure for various Faculties:
- Faculty of Arts, Cultures & Education – £7,850 (excluding PGCE £9,250)
- Hull University Business School – from £9,600 (excluding EMBA)
- The Law School & Department of Politics – £7,850
- Faculty of Science & Engineering – £9,000
- Faculty of Health Sciences – £9,000 (excluding MA Social Work and HYMS programmes)
Interested students can visit the following link for further information on the fee structure: https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/money/postgraduate-fees
While learning to live in the ‘new normal’ due to the pandemic, most people are reluctant to go to densely populated cities so as to ensure their safety. Therefore, pursuing a Masters programme at University of Hull is the perfect option for those international students who are looking for a well-rounded education in the UK along with cultural exposure in a safe environment. The University is located in Kingston upon Hull, a city in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The charming city has over the years become one of the UK’s most talked-about destinations, with Rough Guides placing it in their worldwide ‘top 10 cities to visit’ in 2016. Moreover, Hull is well connected with all major cities of the UK. There is a direct train service to London that takes less than three hours. Manchester is only two hours away and it is around an hour to either York or Leeds. There are also regular ferries to Europe.
The University of Hull is a public research university that has a legacy of academic distinction, along with a history of generating and inspiring life-changing research, thus helping build a better world. In fact, the University of Hull is the birthplace of one of the most important innovations in modern times – liquid crystal displays (LCDs). Independent research opportunities are already built into the University’s postgraduate courses. So, students can start laying the foundations for their future career or PhD thesis. Following the last Research Excellence Framework in 2014, the Times Higher Education named the University as a top 50 institution for research power. From slashing plastic pollution and confronting social injustice to putting an end to modern-day slavery and switching to low-carbon energy, the prime motive of the research conducted at Hull is to find solutions that would help build a fairer, brighter and carbon-neutral future for all. Some other noteworthy research works of the University include promoting social justice, giving people and community a voice, improving care, support and outcomes for cancer patients and more.
The University of Hull currently has more than 14,500 students and about 2,000 employees, including more than 1,000 academic staff. It offers tailored career support, as well as hands-on learning and networking opportunities. According to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016/2017, published by HESA in 2018, 97.9% of international graduates are employed within six months of graduating.
Another major attraction for international students enrolling for a course at the University of Hull is that it is the first university to be an Official Partner of Team GB. The exclusive partnership covers a six-year period and includes the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. It includes opportunities that will benefit the University of Hull’s students, staff and communities as well as presenting opportunities for joint research and enterprise projects, delivered by the University in support of Team GB. This will also include hosting and participating in Team GB events, developing courses and CV-boosting opportunities such as work experience and volunteering.