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We believe that success starts with both inspiration and opportunity. That’s why we’ve invested over 350m in our campus to provide you with outstanding facilities, rated 3rd in the UK by students on WhatUni (2023).

The University’s Health and Social Care provision encompasses courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Operating Department Practice, Paramedic Practice, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Food and Health, Applied Health and Social Care, and Social Work. Facilities within the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine include:

  • Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre – home to a mock ward and realistic dummies that can react to treatments and simulate symptoms, from pregnancy to a high temperature
  • purpose-built food science labs to conduct sensory evaluations and investigate the physical properties of food
  • St James’ Campus – a mock operating theatre, mock ambulance and clinical skills stations. Our 3D immersive simulation suite enables you to practice clinical scenarios in a safe environment
  • a ‘Better at Home’ Suite, used for scenarios focusing on the home environment including community care, home births and paramedic call-outs


Campus tours

Let us show you around. Our campus tours, led by one of our students, will show you where you’ll live, study, and the facilities you’ll get to use as part of your course. Find out more on our campus and facilities page. You’ll also find all the information you need about specific facilities for your subject area on our subject pages.

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St James’ Campus, Manchester

Students studying Operating Department Practice and Paramedic Practice degrees can study at our Manchester city centre campus benefitting from some of the best teaching and learning resources in the UK. Our Nurse Paramedic programme is split between our Manchester and Ormskirk campuses.

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Make your application count. Read our guide to applying through UCAS for more information on the application process and writing your personal statement. You can apply for up to five courses. The institution code for Edge Hill University is E42.

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Hear from our students

Midwifery student Sophie

I’ve delivered 14 babies to date…and they’ve all been boys. I can’t wait to deliver my first girl.

Sophie Ash

BSc (Hons) Midwifery

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Christina Searson

There’s a real focus on personal development on the degree – you get to learn a lot about yourself. I think it’s amazing that your growth as a person is an integral part of the course.

Christina Searson

Counselling and Psychotherapy student

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BA (Hons) Health & Social Wellbeing student Chloe Webb in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine building

Elderly people often get forgotten about – I chose this course so that I could help make social care better for them.

Chloe Webb

BA (Hons) Health & Social Wellbeing

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Mental Health student Emily

As talking about mental health becomes more and more accepted, the skills you learn on this course are going to be in demand for a whole range of jobs in the future.

Emily Taggart

BSc (Hons) Child & Adolescent Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Nursing student Michael

Nursing is a unique role. You get to be part of the best and worst times of people’s lives.

Michael Dobson

BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)

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I’m fascinated with what we put in our bodies and why. On this course you don’t just study the biochemical aspects of nutrition but the psychosocial aspects as well.

Lia Thorpe

BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Health

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ODP student Megan

Being at Edge Hill has opened my eyes and given me the confidence to believe I am capable. It can be hard but it’s worth persevering – you never know where it will take you.

Megan Eastwood

BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

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Paramedic Practice student Stephanie

The first time I attended a cardiac arrest, and we saved the person’s life, was the most incredible moment.

Stephanie Hall

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice

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