• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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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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    4.22 / 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 high-quality 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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    70.8 / 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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    69.4 / 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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    84.2 / 100.0
  • Edge Hill University is based on a stunning 160-acre campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester.
  • The university has been providing higher education for 130 years, based on an ethos of opportunity through excellence.
  • The university is an academic community comprising 10,672 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students and a further 6,078 on part-time and professional development programmes.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants to Edge Hill University degree programmes are normally expected to have a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC; plus passes in 5 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.
  • The university also accepts 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 and a range of international qualifications.
  • 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.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

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.

Student Services and Facilities

  • An award-winning, landscaped, green campus environment and excellent provision for learning, living and socialising. Subject areas are based in modern, well-equipped buildings, designed to combine the study environment with industry-standard facilities.
  • The university library contains 250,000 books, journals, audio-visual items and electronic services (including 11,000 e-journals and 45,000 e-books); and IT facilities include open-access PCs, 24/7 computer labs, and the Student Hub provides PCs and Macs along with free printing; plus there’s free Wi-Fi available across campus.
  • Science, health and technology facilities include the new Technology Hub with the UK’s first super immersive 3D virtual environment, the CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). There are also big data servers for research, along with modern biotechnology, microscopy and microbiology laboratories, climate controlled insectaries, plus DNA extraction and analysis equipment, offering students the perfect platform for practical experience and project work. Health clinical skills laboratories are equipped with ‘robot patients’, replicating hospital care environments; and there is a sports therapy clinic, a sport and exercise rehabilitation centre and specialised sports laboratories. There is specialist equipment for geography and geology, including geo-information laboratories.
  • Creative arts facilities include 2 professional theatres as well as studios for dance, drama, theatre design and music; and Creative Edge, with outstanding industry-standard facilities including TV, recording and radio studios, sound-editing suites and multimedia laboratories for Media, Film, Animation, Computing, Advertising and Music students.
  • Social and welfare facilities: the Student Hub has a variety of food shops, big-screen pods for group work and gaming and a giant TV/movie/games screen which provides a central social point for the campus. The Student Information Centre gives 1-stop access to services including careers, accommodation and inclusion, and there is a free health centre.

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 students 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 number of societies cover 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 on offer through the 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.
  • In term-time, local employers are on campus each week offering part-time work via Edge Hill Works employer liaison activities; in addition the university also promotes 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 the academic departments – employability is designed into the curriculum, which can include careers modules, 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.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 72%
  • Part Time 28%

Where students come from

  • UK 98%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 1%

Student gender

  • Male 32%
  • Female 68%


  • Edge Hill was founded in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women.
  • The college was founded in Edge Hill, Liverpool, but quickly outgrew its campus – moving to the current Ormskirk campus in 1931.
  • In 2005, Edge Hill was granted the power to award taught degrees, and became Edge Hill University in 2006.

Notable Alumni

  • Stuart Maconie – author, journalist and broadcaster.
  • Jonathan Pryce – BAFTA-nominated and TONY Award winning actor.
  • Helena Normanton QC – the UK's first ever female Barrister.
  • Danny Howard – DJ and BBC Radio 1 presenter.
  • Kerry Howard – actor.
  • Nazia Mogra – BBC Newsround Presenter.
  • Mike Rushton – CEO of St Helens Rugby FC.
  • Sue Smith – former England international footballer.
  • Stuart Stokes – athlete who competed for TeamGB in the 3000m Steeplechase at London 2012.
  • Ethel Annakin – British socialist and politician.
  • Ruth Madeley – BAFTA-nominated actor.

Further Details

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