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Based in the North West town of Ormskirk, Edge Hill originally started life as a teacher training college in Liverpool. These days it has 5,000 full and part-time postgraduate students, alongside 10,000 full-time undergraduate students. Edge Hill also has a strong proportion of international students - the university says the number of applications from abroad has increased fourfold in the past ten years.

Recently funding has been approved for a newly developed campus, a new technology hub, and additional labs for geosciences.

As the largest provider of taught postgraduate programmes in the UK, Edge Hill has lots of specialist support for postgraduate students. You can visit specific open days and request prospectuses to look through all of the different subjects you can study as a postgraduate student. Those who study for a master’s degree will be eligible to switch to a PhD if they change their mind.

Ormskirk is not too far from large cities such as Liverpool and Manchester, and is close to the Lake District.


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About the Edge Hill University

Founded in 1885, Edge Hill University is a campus-based university situated in Lancashire. The University has been shortlisted three times for the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award, and is divided into three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education and Health & Social Care. Edge Hill offers many postgraduate taught and research degrees in a wide variety of subject areas.

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

Study level
Source: HESA, 2018

11,540 Undergraduate
3,580 Postgraduate

New students
Source: HESA, 2018


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Open days are suitable whether you are looking to study an undergraduate programme or postgraduate course. Attending an open day provides an opportunity for you, and your family, to see our beautiful campus.

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Edge Hill University

St Helens Road



L39 4QP

Nearest train station:

Ormskirk 0.4 Miles away

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