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Edge Hill University

Lancashire, Ormskirk View All Courses


Edge Hill University


St Helens Road,
L39 4QP


01695 657000


01695 579997



[email protected]


Ideally located in the North West, Edge Hill's awarding winning Ormskirk Campus is a spacious and modern place to study. Close to both Manchester and Liverpool, Edge Hill University has multi-million pound facilities within 75 acres of landscaped grounds.

Background and History

Originally 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 Offer

Foundation, BA, BSc, LLB, DipHE, PGCE, MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MPA, PGCert

Entry Requirements

Edge 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 Accommodation

Modern, 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 Accommodation

Students 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 departments

Edge 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 Profile

Edge 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 Fees

Undergraduate 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.

Financial support

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 Facilities

With £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.

What's on in the Area

Students at Edge Hill are perfectly situated to make the most of what the North West has to offer. With both Manchester and Liverpool fighting for attention, there are countless museums, galleries and theatres to choose from, not to mention the excellent shopping and nightlife both cities can boast. If the hustle and bustle of the cities doesn't float your boat then the peace and quiet of the Lake District is only a short train ride away. Likewise, with Blackpool close at hand, a trip to the beach is only a short journey away.

Moving On

With an award winning Careers Service, Edge Hill provides ample resources for its students to succeed in the world of employment. In addition to the careers fairs and international employment opportunities offered, 75% of degree programmes involve the attainment of a professional qualification, hence making Edge Hill students better prepared than most to tackle life after graduation.

Did you know?

The university was originally the first non-denominational teacher training college for women. Notable former pupils include the DJ and TV presenter Stuart Maconie, the former General Secretary of the NUT Steve Sinnott, and the England cricketer Simon Kerrigan.

Is Edge Hill University the place for you?

Come to Edge Hill University if you want a campus experience with ultra-modern facilities, while enjoying the benefits of the North West. Avoid if you enjoy city living at a more traditional university. Why not try Liverpool John Moores University?


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88% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£8,491 Max Fee
£6,246 Average Uni Accomodation
£4,811 Private Accomodation
87% Go on to work or study
79% Employed after 6 months
£19,628 Average Salary
293 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
5% 1st Class Degree