Faculty of Science and Engineering

The faculty unites leading academics with state-of-the-art facilities. We deliver teaching and research across a broad range of science and engineering areas.

The faculty comprises seven departments covering 13 subject areas. Our interdisciplinary research centres are confronting some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.

The faculty is home to research centres specialising in astrophysics and advanced materials. We also have dedicated institutes focusing on estuarine and coastal environments, and aquatic resource management and conservation.

Department of Physics and Mathematics

Our physics and astrophysics courses encourage you to explore the world from the sub-atomic scale to the cosmological scale under the guidance of internationally recognised experts. 

Mathematics at Hull is taught by renowned academics. Their specialisms include algebra, analysis, geometry, fluid dynamics, mathematical physics, probability and statistics.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The University is the birthplace of one of the most important innovations in modern times – liquid crystal displays. Today, our students are still inspired by pioneering thinking, state-of-the-art facilities and research-led teaching. In fact, you might be taught by members of the team who turned LCD into a reality.

Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

We are at the forefront of biological and environmental research. From tackling climate change to pioneering the use of environmental DNA, our researchers are helping to protect and enhance the world we live in. 

Choosing Hull opens up a world of opportunity. Our students experience horizon-expanding field trips to far-flung parts of the globe. And closer to home, our botanical gardens offer a stunning location for teaching and field work exercises.

Biological Sciences
Courses Staff
Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Our internationally renowned staff specialise in major issues, from globalisation and renewable energy to mass extinctions and climate change. Our geography and environmental studies research is ranked 3rd in the UK for its impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Department of Engineering

Our research addresses some of the biggest issues of modern times. Being part of a general engineering department, we can assemble a diverse and complementary range of expertise, experience and facilities to solve problems and change lives for the better. 

Department of Chemical Engineering

The University of Hull is the region’s premier provider of chemical engineering degrees and our programmes are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Chemical Engineering
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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Our links to companies like Microsoft, Sony and Electronic Arts ensure that our courses stay industry standard, up to date and relevant. We have a range of specialist facilities: from high performance computing, through 3D visualisation and 3D printing, to robotics labs.


Our research

The faculty is committed to world-leading, interdisciplinary research that addresses many of today's biggest challenges. We pride ourselves on the mixture of fundamental and applied research that we conduct. And we work with business and industry to ensure that our research is impactful and commercially relevant.

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Professor Andrew Heyes

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering

Associate Deans of the Faculty

Professor David Atkinson (Research)

Professor Mark Lorch (International)

Dr Lesley Morrell (Education)

Dr Rebecca Williams (Student Experience)

Contact us

Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX