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Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near 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 aim is 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 and being shortlisted for University of the Year in the WhatUni Student Choice 2019 and Educate North Awards (2020).

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 sixty-acre Sport and Leisure complex, a newly-developed Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre launched and a new Catalyst building, home to the library and all student services.

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.

Edge Hill University Students on Postgraduate Search say:

“This is my fifth year at Edge Hill as I am now doing a 2-year masters. I spent 3 years here completing my undergraduate course and this compelled me to return. I have no regrets for wanting to return to Edge Hill. The university campus is stunning and the staff and other students make it a really pleasant place to study.”

“Fantastic! I chose this uni over others with higher ranking and was the best choice of my life! You will find a friendly and upbeat environment here, together with an outstanding level of knowledge from all the lecturers. I feel inspired and happy and I cannot recommend this uni enough to everyone.”

“I love being at uni. When the time comes to leave uni for good it will definitely be missed. Going to uni is the best decision I have ever made. I have met some great people, lifelong friends and had unforgettable experiences throughout my university life. I will greatly cherish those memories.”

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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 top 50 university dedicated to its values of creating opportunity from knowledge.

Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2019

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Source: HESA, 2019

This University

64% Part Time
36% Full Time

All universities (avg)

47% Part Time
53% Full Time

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Source: HESA, 2019


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Source: HESA, 2019

11,030 Undergraduate
3,190 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2019


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Our virtual Open Day offers you the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions. You will be able to find out more about the University and your subject of interest through a series of online activities.

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