Edge Hill University is officially a world class institution for its Education courses.

For the first time Edge Hill University has received a coveted World University Ranking for the courses delivered by the Faculty of Education, awarded by the Times Higher Education.

The University has secured a spot in the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Edge Hill is ranked in the 301-400 banding on the Education table.

The subjects included in this ranking are:

  • Education
  • Teacher training
  • Academic studies in education

The scoring in the Education table considers:

  • Teaching: the learning environment
  • Research: volume, income and reputation
  • Citations: research influence
  • International outlook: staff, students and research
  • Industry income: innovation

Edge Hill was originally established as a teacher training college and has a long history of delivering education courses.

Set up in 1885 as the first non-denominational institution for women who wanted to train to teach, the Faculty of Education already has a well-established national reputation for the delivery of high quality Initial Teacher Training across the full range of age phases, as well as a substantial track record in supporting partner schools.

Dr Lynnette Turner, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Pro Vice-Chancellor said: “It is great to secure this global accolade for the wide range of courses and research delivered in the Faculty of Education. We are deeply committed to providing excellent support and training for students who wish to enter the wider children’s workforce.

“Everything we do aims to embrace our strategic aims of contributing to educational improvement, educational opportunities and public progress, both regionally, nationally and now this work is being recognised in the context of a global audience.”