University profile

Edge Hill University

2018/19 edition

About Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University's Ormskirk Campus is a unique and amazing place to study. Covering 160 acres, the spacious, landscaped grounds combine original buildings and gardens from the 1930s with over £125m invested in the campus in the last decade and 25 acres of sporting leisure facilities

Originally welcoming 41 students to Liverpool in 1885, over 26,000 are now enrolled on Edge Hill University's courses, enjoying a unique, high quality and inclusive university experience.

Edge Hill has an impressive reputation that has included national recognition in being awarded University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2014/15) and the top University in the North West for Student Experience (Times Higher Education Awards 2017)

Postgraduate study is available across all three Faculties, with an impressive and expanding portfolio offering LLM, MSc, MA, PGCE, MCh and MBA awards. Most programmes are available on a full and part time or flexible basis. In addition to the taught postgraduate programmes, MPhil and PhD research degrees are also available.

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Study at postgraduate level covers the following subject areas

Business and Law

The stunning £8m Business and Law building provides a contemporary, dynamic learning environment for students in the Business School and Department of Law and Criminology.

There's a dedicated law library, modern seminar and meeting rooms, social learning areas, roof garden and atrium, and a 100-seater lecture theatre that doubles as a moot room, a mock-up of a courtroom.

Masters programmes cover computing, management, marketing and web development.. An MBA is also available.


Edge Hill University is one of the leading providers of initial teacher training in the UK, successfully training the teachers of tomorrow for over 125 years and ranking in the top 10 for teaching in the Times Good Uni Guide 2017.

The quality of training is matched by the Faculty's unique £9m setting. Overlooking a lake, the purpose-built state-of-the-art facility offers a thoroughly stimulating learning environment.

PGCEs cover Primary, Secondary and Post-Compulsory education. Extensive professional development opportunities are also available, with a wide choice of MA and Postgraduate Certificate pathways.

English and History

The Department of English and History is an energetic community offering a diverse range of subjects. Students are encouraged to read critically, think innovatively, question, and, above all, reflect on their own academic and creative practices.

MA programmes are available in creative writing, english, history and culture, and women's narrative


The Faculty of Health is one of the main providers of education for healthcare professionals in Merseyside and the North West.

Based in a £14m purpose-built centre of excellence, teaching and learning resources are student-focused and second to none. Leading edge clinical skills facilities include simulation suites and laboratories with industry standard equipment to give students as realistic a learning experience as possible.

The Faculty's responsive and high quality courses offer extensive opportunities for professional development. Postgraduate provision covers cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, health and social care, respiratory practice and three MCh (Master of Surgery) awards.

Natural and Geographical Sciences

The Department of Natural, Geographical and Applied Sciences offers a friendly and supportive environment with a strong community spirit and excellent ICT and laboratory facilities.

Recognising the increasing importance of an understanding of biodiversity and its management, the department offers an MSc in Conservation Management. The course places an emphasis on fieldwork, biological identification skills and experience of a broad range of management issues.


Performing Arts

The £5 million Centre for Performing Arts boasts a fully equipped scene dock, two theatres, three dance studios, four performance studios, three rehearsal rooms, and costume, props and scenic design workshops.

Postgraduate study is facilitated through an MA in Making Performance, developing a detailed understanding of the cultural and social context of performance and its practice.

Social and Psychological Sciences

Social and Psychological Sciences is one of the largest and most innovative departments at Edge Hill University. Home to a thriving research culture, students enjoy an engaging and stimulating experience with access to cutting edge facilities.

The department offers postgraduate programmes in psychology, youth and community work and international childhood studies (subject to validation).

Sport and Physical Activity

With over a third of the Ormskirk Campus given over to cutting edge sporting facilities, students enjoy access to a sports therapy clinic, specialist laboratories, sport and exercise rehabilitation centre and dance studio, complemented by the £4m Sporting Edge complex.

The Department of Sport and Physical Activity offers MSc awards in football rehabilitation and applied sport and exercise science.

Campus Life

The combination of landscaped grounds, state-of-the-art facilities, historic architecture, lakes and even a beach provides a unique and innovative place to study. Edge Hill’s halls of residence offer a variety of more than 2,200 rooms and were voted best for Accommodation in the What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2017. With a variety of different food offerings, comfortable communal spaces and sports, art and leisure facilities, you’ll easily find your favourite spot to study, socialise and relax. The campus has also been ranked the safest in the North West (Complete University Guide 2016).

Contact details

[email protected]
01695 657000
Edge Hill University
St. Helens Road
L39 4QP