Delve deeper

At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments.

Source: IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Our home. Our responsibility.

Our rivers and oceans are our lifeblood – a resource that connects us all and provides us with food, travel, trade, recreation, inspiration and beauty.

But climate change and pollution are threatening to destroy our marine environment and unless we take rapid action, the consequences for marine life and the ocean ecosystem could be devastating.

At Hull we're working hard to reduce the impact of chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres on waters around the world. Our research uncovers shocking new evidence of pollution and explores ways of changing destructive practices.  Find out more below.

Problems are only problems until solutions are found. Find your solutions at the University of Hull. Let's get on with it.

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Take the plunge and study with us – you, too, could make a difference.

Undergraduate degrees

  • BSc (Hons) Marine Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • BSc (Hons) Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Zoology
  • BSc (Hons) Geology
  • BA (Hons) Geography
  • BSc (Hons) Geography

Our research makes a difference

We are a leading centre for research into environmental issues of global importance. Here is just a selection of our marine research. 

We love what we do

Meet our environmental experts