Children and Young People


Students study a small model of the human body in a classroom in the Faculty of Education.

Our Children and Young People degrees enable you to gain a comprehensive understanding of child health and wellbeing, explore the influences on child and adolescent mental health, and study the social, cultural, political and developmental contexts of childhood and youth around the world.

Alternatively, you can gain an insight into the key factors that impact upon learning, immerse yourself in child development and psychology, or focus on the fundamental principles of working and teaching in early years or primary settings.

Whether you’re seeking a career supporting the learning and development, health and wellbeing or social welfare of children and young people, we have a highly relevant programme for you.


A group of students walk near the lake on the western side of the campus.Our Child Health and Wellbeing programmes are based in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine.

Offering some of the best facilities for health, social care and medicine students in the country, the outstanding teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces.

Childhood Studies students will join the Department of Social Sciences which is located in the £17m Creative Edge. The highly contemporary facilities include a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, IT facilities and smaller tutorial spaces. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Professional Education programmes are based in the Faculty of Education. The state-of-the-art facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

Open Days

A prospective student and her mother receive advice from a member of staff during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

You can tour the campus, including the halls of residence, with a student guide. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations and view subject facilities.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, we offer a range of other events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours.

View open day dates and book your place