Edge Hill University


  • Location: Town, Rural

About us

At Edge Hill University we’ve been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, so we know the ripple effect that education has. It grows knowledge. Improves skills. Creates opportunity. Changes lives. It helps you make a positive impact on new people and new places every day of your life. Which is why we give you the space to achieve everything you want to achieve, as a student and beyond.

Located in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester, we’ve created an inspirational and diverse environment where our students can live, learn and belong. For people just like you. Lecture halls are kitted out with everything you need to succeed. Our high-quality teaching brings subjects to life. Our on-campus accommodation provides a home away from home. And our support goes beyond the classroom to ensure you reach your potential.

That’s why we’ve been crowned Modern University of the Year 2022. A place where you can expand your opportunities and shape your future.

Expand your opportunities with Edge Hill University

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What makes us different

What makes us different is our purpose. For us, our purpose has always been about much more than education. It’s about creating access to knowledge, because we know out of knowledge comes opportunity.  The kind of opportunity that opens doors to change, empowering you to imagine a different future. Not just for yourself, but for wider society too.


A future in which you can go out into the world sharing new ideas with energy and integrity to inspire those around you and make a difference. That’s why we challenge ourselves to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning resources. Expanding knowledge through exceptional research and scholarship opportunities to enhance lives and unlock potential. So when you’ve graduated with us you won’t just go on to do great things. You’ll go on to inspire others.

“I’ve had an amazing time socially at university as there is always something to do on campus. There’s a variety of social teams and clubs to get involved in as well as events like Wednesday Social run by the Students' Union, which is a great campus night out and a good way to meet new people.”

Eve Davies, BSc (Hons) Biology

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Course locations

Ormskirk (Main Campus)

St Helens Road, Ormskirk, L39 4QP

Holy Cross College

Manchester Road, Bury, BL9 9BB

St James’ Manchester

St James', 79 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EG