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Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located in the North West Town of Ormskirk, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s original aim was to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding teaching and student experience, notably achieving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017.

Edge Hill now has almost 5,000 full-and-part-time postgraduate students and 10,000 full-time undergraduate students. A £300m investment over the last decade has created a beautiful campus and enhanced facilities. The latest developments include a new Technology Hub, additional labs for geosciences, a newly-developed Arts Centre, a sixty-acre Sport and Leisure complex and a new Catalyst building, the latest development which opened in 2018.

Edge Hill offers an expanding portfolio of courses for postgraduate students available across all three faculties, alongside specialist support. Most programmes are available on a full and part-time or flexible basis. You can visit specific open days and request prospectuses to explore the various subjects and options available for postgraduate study. Research degrees are available as well as taught programmes and those studying for a master’s degree are eligible to convert to a PhD if they prefer. Enhancing employability is also central to Edge Hill with work experience, placement opportunities and excellent links to potential employers available. The university ranks highly in the UK for graduate employment.

Ormskirk is not too far from large cities such as Liverpool and Manchester and is close to the Lake District. The area has good transport networks with a regular train service running between Liverpool and Preston, while the Edge Link bus provides a free and reliable service between campus and the town centre.



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About the Edge Hill University

Founded in 1885, Edge Hill University is a campus-based university situated in Ormskirk, Lancashire. Recent accolades include ranking Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and achieving the Global Teaching Excellence Spotlight Award in 2018, acknowledging Edge Hill as one of the world’s finest teaching institutions. Following recent developments in the university’s infrastructure, notably new facilities and building investments, Edge Hill’s campus is recognised as one of the top five in the UK. Edge Hill offers many postgraduate taught and research degrees across a wide spectrum of subjects divided into three faculties: Arts and Sciences; Education; and Health and Social Care. Edge Hill continues to prosper and stands as a leading university dedicated to its values of creating opportunity from knowledge.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2018

Study mode
Source: HESA, 2018

This University

68% Part Time
32% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2018


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2018

11,540 Undergraduate
3,580 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2018


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