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Discover what it means to be inspired. We have an excellent reputation for our teaching and are proud to be invested in providing the best possible student experience. Our aim is to open new doors and provide new opportunities to all our students.

Everyday our inspiring academics spark new conversations, challenging you to question, explore and discover. They support in making your journey with us an inspirational one.

Ofsted outstanding provider

At Edge Hill, we have a proud tradition of teacher training and we’re committed to developing the very best teachers. Our recent Ofsted inspection recognised the quality of our initial teacher education as ‘outstanding’ across all three initial teacher training age phases.

This means that you’ll have the highest quality preparation and support, whether you’re aspiring to teach in a primary or secondary setting, or stepping into a further education college.

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What you can expect from us

Everything you learn will gear you towards your future, whatever your goals or career path. We ensure you’ll have access to academic support, but we’ll also challenge you and ask you in-depth questions about the topics you’ll explore.

The way we design our courses is key. We follow a curriculum framework and use a rigorous process to make sure that research informs what we teach and gives our students the skills employers want.

We have a strong background in providing vocational and professional education for career paths including education, health and social care, as well as offering courses in the arts and sciences. But whatever degree you choose, we’ll bring your learning to life and show you how to apply your skills and knowledge to the world of work.

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Studying in the right environment

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We invest in both our campus and your student experience.

We believe that where you study and the way you study can make a world of difference to your life opportunities. We’ve studied how students like to use our campus and built outstanding new spaces that not only prep you for the world of work, but are also inspiring to be around.

With outstanding study spaces, sports facilities, labs, studios and other specialist facilities, your campus will support you from day one through to graduation.


Our modern accommodation options are at the heart of our vibrant campus community. All designed to meet the needs of our students. Find your home from home in our award-winning university halls.


We apply real world knowledge and research to our teaching. We aim to educate our students to know what employers are looking for in competitive job markets. Our approach is to help students to discover their strengths and skills, understanding how to showcase these in their future career path.

Other awards

Bronze Athena SWAN Award

We have received the Bronze Athena SWAN Award, recognising our commitment to advancing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all. This award reflects our strong track record in championing gender equality. A mission that has central to the University since being established as the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in 1885.

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