The Faculty

Edge Hill University is one of the largest providers of health and social care education in the North West of England, with approximately 4,000 professionals trained and educated at Edge Hill every year.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care provides responsive, high-quality education delivered in state-of-the-art facilities for those working in, or seeking to work in, health and social care.

Learning resources for health and social care students include over 23,000 books, journals and electronic resources, with access also available to facilities at several NHS study centres.

Edge Hill University has an excellent reputation for student support and our nursing, midwifery, paramedic and operating department practitioner students are allocated a personal tutor. All our students benefit from access to a range of services, from an award-winning Careers Centre to trained counsellors and finance and welfare advisors.


The Edge Hill University experience is designed to prepare all students for their future careers. We have an excellent track record in graduate employment and Edge Hill is the top performing University in the North-West region for employability, with 95% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating. (

Our employability rating for Midwifery, Nursing (all fields), Operating Department Practice (ODP) and Paramedic Practice is 100%.


The Faculty of Health and Social Care has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for the quality of teaching and learning, student progression and learning resources.

Edge Hill University has ranked in the top three in the North West for overall student satisfaction in every National Student Satisfaction Survey so far. Results from the National Student Survey 2013 show Edge Hill University students to be the most satisfied in the region. Based on the average of the responses to all 23 questions in the survey for 2013, the University is ranked top in the North West.

The University is also top in the North West for Teaching Excellence in the Sunday Times University Guide 2012, and was Times Higher University of the Year 2014/2015.  We have been rated top six in the UK for Courses and Lecturers on by our students reviewing their experiences.

Campus Investment

We continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities for our students with £150m invested in developments at our Ormskirk campus over the last decade, including a £14 million Faculty of Health and Social Care building housing some of the best facilities for health students in the country.

The Faculty’s Postgraduate Centre at Aintree Hospital, Liverpool has also recently undergone a complete refurbishment to provide a dedicated base for health and social care professionals undertaking professional development study.

The University’s ambitious plans for expansion include a planned investment of £220m by 2020.

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