Edge Hill University
About the University

Edge Hill University is based on an attractive, award-winning 160-acre campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The institution has been providing higher education since 1885, with a mission to create opportunity from knowledge.

The institution’s significant success in achieving its mission is recognised by a range of awards and high rankings for teaching, student experience, accommodation and more. Edge Hill is ranked as Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the government’s evaluation of excellence in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes. The University is also one of the select few to have held the coveted UK University of the Year title, awarded by Times Higher Education (2014/15) and most recently, crowned Modern University of the Year in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.


Edge Hill University – creating and harnessing knowledge to deliver opportunity.

Mission Statement

Edge Hill University will provide an intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive
environment for its community. Teaching and learning of the highest standard,
supported by pure and applied research of international significance, will provide a firm
foundation for its graduates and other stakeholders in a rapidly changing world.
Knowledge and understanding, a global perspective, and a life-long capacity to learn
and adapt are the surest ways of securing the individual’s and the nation’s future.


Enhancing student employability is central to the University strategy. We recognise that a life-long capacity to learn and adapt is key to success for individuals, employers and society as a whole. The majority of our programmes lead to professional qualification, accreditation or endorsement in addition to an academic award. Placements, work experience and study abroad are widely available in all Faculties, and our excellent links with employers mean that students have many opportunities to enhance their employability while they study.

Edge Hill is one of the top public universities in the country for graduate employment 95.8% of students employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).