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Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University was founded in 1885 as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women. The college was initially founded in Liverpool but moved to Ormskirk in 1933. It was not until 2005 that it was awarded the power to grant taught degrees and in 2006 it was renamed Edge Hill University. The university has over 13,000 students across its 11 faculties.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Edge Hill University.

  • Rankings

    Edge Hill University was ranked 48th in the UK by the Guardian 2021 League Tables.

  • Employability

    94% of graduates from Edge Hill University are in employment or further study 15 months after graduating. Courses such as nursing or teaching can have up to an 100% employment for graduates from Edge Hill University.

  • Fees

    Fees for UK undergraduates will be £9,250 per year. For international students, the fees will begin at £12,500 and may increase depending on the course that student’s study.

  • Bursaries

    There are an array of scholarships and bursaries on offer from Edge Hill University. Find out more here.


Edge Hill University Accommodation was ranked the best value for money by the National Student Housing Awards in 2019. All the halls of residence are located on the university campus, and in walking distance of lectures. Edge Hill University guarantees accommodation to all its first-year students and has a range of accommodation options available, including: en-suite; shared bathroom; catered and self-catered. Prices range from £60 to £140 per week depending on the type of accommodation that students choose. Find out more here: Many second and third year students choose to live in private halls and use accommodation for students to accompany their search.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union at Edge Hill University is the student hub of the campus. The Union is run by a team of elected sabbatical officers as well as student trustees. It is the aim of the union to support all of the students at Edge Hill and ensure that they are fairly represented. There are over 70 societies at Edge Hill and students are encouraged to join. In 2012 Edge Hill Students’ Union was shortlisted for the National Union of Students’ Union of the year award.

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Famous for

Edge Hill University has many notable alumni, such as Mark Edwardson, TV News presenter, Joe Ainsworth, scriptwriter for Holby City and Julie Cooper, member of parliament and shadow health minister.


Film and Television Production Student, Maddi Scharmann from Edge Hill University has been named as one of the individuals to be awarded a bursary by the prestigious Royal Television Society. She is one of just 30 undergrads set to receive this bursary.

AFS says

"Ormskirk is a market town in West Lancashire 13 miles north of Liverpool city centre with a good range of student accommodation."

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