• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.16 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.22 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.27 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    63.1 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    69.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    84.7 / 100.0


  • Edge Hill was founded in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women.
  • Since then it has grown to become an academic community of 10,857 full time students, with a further 5,313 on part time professional development programmes.
  • Edge Hill University has a distinct role in 'transforming lives' – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Location and Transport

  • The Edge Hill University campus is adjacent to Ormskirk in Lancashire, which is a 30-minute train journey to Liverpool town centre.
  • A free bus-link connects the campus to Ormskirk.
  • The campus is 5 minutes from the M58 by car.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants to Edge Hill University degree programmes are normally expected to have a minimum of two A levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC, plus passes in five other subjects at GCSE (or equivalent).
  • Typical entry grades for 2017 entry are in the range 112–128 UCAS tariff points (new tariff), 280–320 points in the pre-2017 system.
  • We also accept qualifications including the International/European/Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate, Access to HE Diploma, NVQ Level 3 (alongside other recognised qualifications), Advanced Diploma and Open University credits.
  • Further and more detailed entry requirements for full-time degrees are accessible via the UCAS course search facility or on the Edge Hill University website.

Student Mix

The 16,170 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 67%
  • Part Time 33%


  • UK 98%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 34%
  • Female 66%

Course Flexibility

  • Sandwich placements and years abroad are available in the majority of degree programmes.
  • Most degrees can be studied part-time on a modular basis.

Teaching Standards

  • A wide range of professional accreditations means that the majority of graduates leave with qualifications that have professional recognition.

The National Student Survey is the most important measure of student satisfaction and we scored an overall performance of 4.2 out of 5 and ranked highly in a range of subjects including:

  •  Top in the UK for academic support on Biology degrees.
  •  Top in the UK for Geography, Physical Geography and Environmental Science degrees.
  •  Top in the North West for overall satisfaction and teaching on Biology, Business Studies, Computing and Marketing with Public Relations degrees.

Organised by the Edge Hill Students’ Union, annual Teaching Excellence Awards celebrate teaching practice, with over 1,000 nominations received from the student body.

Research Standards

  • The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) identified 'world-leading' research in ten subject areas and ‘internationally excellent’ research in all areas submitted. All twelve units of assessment (UoAs) returned by the university to the REF featured ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ research, with 4* impact case studies recorded in four UoAs. Our submission was rewarded with a 335% increase in Quality-Related funding for research – the highest percentage increase in the sector.
  • Edge Hill research addresses issues in many fields including sport, education, health, the environment, psychology and the creative industries. Recent projects have addressed issues including the global fight against malaria, coastal erosion, child protection in sport, perceptions of green issues, addiction, and mental health awareness.

Academic Strengths

Strong levels of graduate employment, with 95% of full-time degree students finding work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2015). Acaedemic strength in:
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computing,
  • Creative Writing
  • Education
  • English
  • Film
  • Geosciences
  • Health
  • History
  • Law
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology,
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport
  • Physical Activity

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Student Facilities

  • Edge Hill University provides an award-winning, landscaped, green campus environment with excellent facilities for learning, living and socialising
  • Free Wi-Fi is available campus-wide, complemented with open-access PCs including a 24/7 computer labs

Subject areas are based in modern, well-equipped facilities, designed to combine the study environment with industry-standard facilities. Major buildings include:

  • Health and Social Care building with Clinical Skills labs equipped with ‘robot patients’, replicating hospital care environments
  • Performing Arts centre that includes two professional theatres as well as studios for dance, drama, theatre design and music
  • Creative Edge, a state-of-the-art building providing outstanding facilities including TV, Recording and Radio studios, sound-editing suites and multimedia laboratories for Media, Film, Animation, Computing, Advertising and Music students
  • GeoSciences building houses specialist equipment for Geography and Geology students, including geology and geo-information laboratories.
  • BioSciences building with impressive modern facilities including microscopy and microbiology laboratories, climate controlled insectories, plus DNA extraction and analysis equipment, offering students the perfect platform for practical experience and project work
  • Sport and Physical Activity study facilities including specialised laboratories, a sports therapy clinic and a sport and exercise rehabilitation centre.

State-of-the-art en-suite rooms in the majority of Halls of Residence have a flat screen computer, Freeview TVs and fridges in each room as well as spacious shared kitchens

  • Student Hub with supermarket, catering, Starbucks, free printing, market stalls, open-access PC and Macs, big-screen pods for group work and gaming and giant TV/movie/games screen provides a central social point for the campus
  • On-campus Sports Centre provides students with brand new facilities for fitness, sport and recreation including an eight-court sports hall with viewing gallery for basketball, netball, badminton, five-a-side football and general sports use, a 25-metre swimming pool, an 80-station fitness suite, aerobics studio, health suite with sauna and steam rooms, a café and lounge area. The international competition standard outdoor facilities include one of the largest running tracks in Europe, rugby, hockey and football pitches, an athletics field, netball and tennis courts and a trim trail with exercise stations
  • On-campus Arts Centre offers cheap and free films, comedy, open mic nights, drama and dance to students and the public
  • Student Information Centre gives one-stop access to services including careers, accommodation and inclusion
  • Free Health Centre
  • University library contains 250,000 books, journals, audio-visual items and electronic services (including 11,000 electronic journals and 45,000 e-books).

Disability Services

  • The Inclusion Team provides various support options to Edge Hill University applicants and current students who have additional requirements.
  • This includes advice on funding applications and the support you may be entitled to while studying at EHU.

Students' Union

  • The Students’ Union is based in the heart of the campus in the new Student Hub building. The SU operates its own bars, food outlet and shop and provides a year-round programme of entertainment.
  • An extensive range of societies covering a vast range of interests including Circus Skills, Mediaeval re-Enactment, Disney and Tabletop Gaming.
  • Vibe Media, the Edge Hill Student Union’s integrated online magazine, radio station and TV channel provides valuable work experience.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • New students are encouraged to engage with the Careers Centre as soon as possible to take advantage of the part-time jobs that are on offer through our Edge Hill Works vacancy service.
  • These include an increasing number of student jobs in various roles on campus where students are supported in developing their confidence and skills and in practising the articulation of their work experience.
  • In term time local employers are on campus each week offering part time work via Edge Hill Works employer liaison activities
  • In addition we also promote summer opportunities at home and abroad.

Careers Guidance

  • The award-winning Careers Centre offers a range of support to its students and graduates, working closely with our academic departments to deliver our university Employability Strategy.
  • A lot of this delivery is within the curriculum, supporting departments with their employability plans, and can include specific careers modules, employability inputs, employer guest speakers and careers events e.g. Make Yourself Employable Media Week, and special-interest volunteer projects such as the university’s own record label.
  • The Careers Centre encourages students to engage as early as possible, offering volunteering opportunities, placements and events, and by providing a wide range of resources through the Careers Centre website.
  • Face to face, telephone and e-guidance are all available, together with a graduate vacancy service and help with making effective applications.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • £250m has been invested in the campus in the last five years includes the Creative Edge building, the Student Hub, extended and improved BioSciences, GeoSciences and Sport buildings and exterior landscaping creating lakes, wildlife areas and gardens.
  • A major programme of accommodation development has added 1,587 high-quality modern en-suite rooms designed around the needs of students to the campus, bringing the total number of rooms to 2,107.
  • New Sports Centre opened in 2015.
  • A new Technology building is in development, which will bring additional facilities for learning, teaching and research in computing and biosciences.

Notable Alumni

  • Stuart Maconie – author, journalist and broadcaster.
  • Jonathan Pryce – actor.
  • Sue Smith – English international footballer.
  • Stuart Stokes – athlete, competed for TeamGB in the 3000m Steeplechase at London 2012.
  • Danny Howard – DJ and BBC presenter.
  • Ethel Annakin – British Socialist and politician.
  • Helena Normanton – the UK’s first ever female Barrister.
  • Kerry Howard – actor.

Further Details

Address Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
UCAS Code E42