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Edge Hill UniversityLancashire, Ormskirk View All Courses
NameEdge Hill University
AddressSt Helens Road,
Background and HistoryOriginally conceived in 1885 as a teacher training college for women, Edge Hill University moved to its current Ormskirk location in 1933 and celebrated achieving university status in 2006. By investing over £130 million in its campus and facilities over the last decade, the university has consistently scored highly in student satisfaction year after year.
Location and Accessibility
Rail: Direct trains run from Liverpool and Preston to Ormskirk Town, and the university's Edge Link bus service connects the campus with the town every 15 minutes. Free bus passes for this service are available.
Road: If travelling from the M6 exit at Junction 26 for the M58. From there exit at Junction 3 for the A570 and follow the signs for Southport and Ormskirk. From Preston or Liverpool follow the A59 for Ormskirk.The university has won various awards for its comprehensive student support service. In addition to purpose-built facilities, students with disabilities or learning difficulties can receive support from the Inclusion Services Team.
What's on OfferFoundation, BA, BSc, LLB, DipHE, PGCE, MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MPA, PGCert
Entry RequirementsEdge Hill University accepts a wide range of qualifications, and applications are assessed on a case by case basis. Accepted qualifications include A and AS Levels, Scottish Highers, International/European/Welsh Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate. Additional qualifications include BTEC/OCR Nationals and Higher Nationals, Open University Credits, Registered Nurse (RN), NVQ 3 and Access to HE.
University AccommodationModern, purpose build halls are available on campus, with 378 of the 1,000 rooms built in 2009 or later. While the majority of halls are self-catered, 300 rooms are available in catered accommodation. The university cannot guarantee a place in halls to all first year students and priority is given to those living out with the local area.
Private AccommodationStudents have a range of options to choose from when deciding to live off campus.While many rent private accommodation in Ormskirk, others prefer to go further afield to Southport, Wigan, St Helens or even Liverpool. The Accommodation Team has a range of services to help students looking to rent off campus.
Courses and Fees
Faculties and departmentsEdge Hill University is comprised of three different faculties: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
Academic Strengths and Research ProfileEdge Hill University has celebrated various successes over the recent years. 2011 marked the third time in seven years that the university was nominated for the title of UK University of the Year as part of the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards. With a focus on research in health and education, Edge Hill is positioning itself to become a major training centre for these professions.
Tuition FeesUndergraduate fees are currently set at £9,000 a year. Postgraduate fees vary depending on the course of study. It is advisable to contact the university for further information or visit their website.
A large number of students are eligible for the various means of financial support the university offers. Bursaries and non-repayable grants are available for students from low income households, and scholarships are offered to those with proven achievements in creative arts, performing arts, sport and volunteering.
Academic FacilitiesWith £130 million already invested in the Ormskirk Campus, and a further £200 million set aside for future investment, students at Edge Hill enjoy some of the most cutting edge facilities available. A raft of newly opened, multi-million pound facilities include specialist amenities for those studying performing arts, health and social care and education. The library and IT hub are housed in the Learning Support Centre which has more than 160 workstations and 500 study spaces. The purpose built Performing Arts Centre was constructed in 2005 and contains two theatres, multiple dance studios and extensive facilities for theatre production. Other amenities of note are the £4 million Creative Media and Information Systems Technology building and the £14m Faculty of Health.
Other on-site Amenities
Opened in September 2011, the Student Hub enjoyed a £13.5 million investment to become the centre of student life at Edge Hill. As the home of Student Services and a variety of eating and drinking options, the Student Hub is a key resource for those who enjoy campus life to the full. Chosen to be a Pre-Games Training Centre for the London Olympics, Edge Hill has a range of professional sporting facilities over a 25-acre site. All amenities are fully accessible, and with over 30 sports teams, there's no excuse not to be involved at Edge Hill. If sport isn't your thing then the large Students' Union has a wide variety of clubs and societies catering for a diverse range of interests and activities. For those night owls who are too lazy to enjoy the night time delights of the NorthWest, there are a multitude of bars on campus and even an onsite nightclub.
Medical and Social Care
Medical provisions on Campus include a Health Centre, with a resident nurse, and a doctor's surgery which is open three days a week. The award winning student support team advises on all matters of student life and includes a dedicated professional counselling service. The university also has a Christian Union to support those of the Christian faith.