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Ormskirk, England



Total Students


QS Ranking (2023)


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Location: Ormskirk, lancashire

Established: 1885

Total Students: 14,595

Percentage of International Students: 20%

Edge Hill University is a campus-based public university in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England, which opened in 1885 as Edge Hill College, the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in England, before admitting its first male students in 1959. In 2005, Edge Hill was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council and became Edge Hill University on 18 May 2006. The University has three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health and Social Care; these teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The University has three Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Sciences- The Faculty comprises Departments of:
  • Biology
  • Business (Edge Hill Business School)
  • Computer Science
  • English, History and Creative Writing
  • Geography
  • Law and Criminology
  • Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport and Physical Activity
Faculty of Education– The Faculty delivers initial teacher training programmes for the age phases of education in the UK, together with Continuing Professional Development for the school workforce. The most recent Ofsted Initial Teacher Education inspection report (2011) awarded Grade 1 in all 33 cells covering the phases of initial teacher training: Primary & Early Years, Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education and Training. Faculty of Health and Social Care– The Faculty delivers pre-registration training for nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners and paramedics; qualifying social work degrees; and professional development in the fields of health and social care.
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  • Inclusion
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  • Chaplaincy
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National rankings
Complete (2020)[33]67
Guardian (2020)[34]61
Times / Sunday Times (2020)[35]67
Global rankings
THE (2020)[36]601–800
British Government assessment
Teaching Excellence Framework[37]Gold


  • Chancellors Court and Chancellors South
  • Founders East and Founders West
  • Founders East and Founders West
  • Graduates Court
  • Forest Court
  • Back Halls
  • Main halls
  • Woodland Court

Edge Hill University is based on a 160-acre (650,000 m2) campus in Ormskirk, the administrative centre of West Lancashire. It is midway between Liverpool and the county town of Preston. The Woodlands campus is based in Chorley, central Lancashire, and offers continuing professional development programmes and part-time study.

Most of the University’s subjects and departments are based in specialist buildings developed since the 1990s: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Business School, BioSciences, GeoSciences, Creative Edge (Media and Social Sciences), Performing Arts, the Wilson Centre (Sport and Physical Activity) and Psychology. The Tech Hub was opened in 2016 by entrepreneur Sir Robin Saxby.

  • Joe Ainsworth (Scriptwriter for BBC drama Holby City)
  • Liam Colbon (Rugby League player)
  • Julie Cooper MP (Member of Parliament and Shadow Health Minister)
  • Murray Dron (TV reporter/presenter)
  • Mark Edwardson (TV news presenter, BBC North West Tonight)
  • Danny Howard (Radio 1 DJ)
  • Kerry Howard (Actress)
  • Eric Hughes (Rugby League player)
  • Simon Kerrigan (Cricketer)
  • Stuart Maconie (Author, DJ and television presenter)
  • Ruth Madeley (Actress)
  • NaziaMogra (News presenter)
  • Helena Normanton QC (First woman to practice as a barrister in the UK)
  • Paul Nuttall (Former UKIP Leader)
  • Jonathan Pryce (Actor)
  • Steve Sinnott (General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers)
  • Sue Smith (Footballer)
  • Ethel Snowden née Annakin (Socialist, feminist and wife of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Snowden)
  • Stuart Stokes (Steeplechaser)
  • Andrew Sumner (Movie journalist, publisher and TV presenter

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