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Edge Hill University and Burnley College launch new partnership

July 13, 2023

Edge Hill University has partnered with Burnley College to deliver their prestigious Master of Education degree programme, allowing students to take their learning to the next level close to home.

The new Masters degree course is validated and delivered by Edge Hill University and influenced by its sector-leading academic research and teaching.

A picture of 10 Edge Hill and Burnley College staff stood in a line.

Dr Helen O’Keeffe, Associate Dean of Edge Hill’s Faculty of Education, said: “Edge Hill is one of the largest providers of teacher training in the country and is at the forefront of developing the next generation of teaching professionals.

“We are proud to be offering this program in the heart of Burnley and delighted to be partnering with Burnley College. This partnership opens up new opportunities for the local community. It is ideal for those with an interest in education or currently working as a teacher but who may not want to or travel long distances for their postgraduate experience.”

Burnley College and Edge Hill University Faculty of Education share a similar vision and values, including widening access to education and a shared commitment to social justice in their teaching practice.

The Principal of Burnley College, Karen Buchanan, said: “We’re proud to be working with Edge Hill University to provide this prestigious Masters qualification here in Burnley.

“Teaching excellence is at the very heart of our success here at Burnley College, so it is fitting that we are able to offer this prestigious qualification at BCUC, supporting the next generation of teachers and further empowering existing teachers.

“This is the start of something special here at Burnley and we look forward to working closely with our partners at Edge Hill University in the years to come,”

Anyone wanting to find out more about the courses can visit or book your space on a monthly Burnley College Advice and Guidance via

July 13, 2023


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