Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University St Helens Rd, Ormskirk L39 4QP, UK

University Information

Since 1885, we’ve been inspiring minds and changing futures. Driven by our ambition to create access to knowledge and open up opportunities for students, like you, that choose to study with us.

Today, we’re a UK Top 35 University – one of the highest climbers in this year’s Guardian University Guide. This shows the commitment we place on the things you care about most. Like specialist facilities, exceptional research, and high-quality teaching. All located in one place on our beautiful Ormskirk campus, in the heart of the North West.

We’re proud of the inspirational environment that we’ve created. So if you, like us, are driven to expand your knowledge and create change, you’re the perfect fit for our diverse postgraduate community.

Taught Masters and PGCE Courses

We’ve developed a range of postgraduate courses to help you take the next step in your career. Whether you want to explore a new subject, become an expert, or change direction, our taught postgraduate courses cover a wide variety of subjects, designed to help you expand your knowledge and gain a deeper understanding of your chosen field. 
All whilst gaining new skills and insights to continually aid your development.

If you are wanting to create positive change through education, then a PCGE or PDGE is for you. With over 138 years’ experience, training the next generation of teachers runs through our veins, earning an enviable reputation for our teacher training courses within the sector. Our courses run full-time over one year and focus on your development as a teacher rather than on the subject you intend to teach. Through a mixture of placements and teaching, you will learn to plan and evaluate lessons, and benefit from fantastic support networks that you can depend on.

Discover our postgraduate courses

Award-winning Facilities

With an impressive investment of over 350m invested into our campus, it’s no wonder that we’ve earned a coveted spot 
in the UK Top 3 for University Facilities (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2023).
We aim to provide you with an immersive learning experience, preparing you for real-life scenarios. From simulation centres for clinical skills and policing, dance studios and a language centre, to a replica courtroom and £13m Tech Hub home to the CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). We have everything you need to succeed.

Research-active Lecturers

We proudly offer education that’s informed by research of true international standing. Over half of our research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). Our mission is to share this wealth of expertise with you. We’ll actively encourage you to learn in a way that works best for you, whilst being guided by our experts who are research-active in their field.

We’re renowned for having a genuine sense of community at Edge Hill, and this extends out to our academic staff too. We want you to be able to seek support and guidance when they need it. To ask questions about what you have learnt. Propose alternative theories. And engage in meaningful discussions that help shape different views.


Our dedicated careers team is a trusted resource available to help develop your skills, build your confidence, and find exciting new opportunities. Careers can check your CV, guide you through job applications, and help prepare you for interviews, among many other valuable services you can access as an Edge Hill student.

We regularly host careers-focused events allowing you to expand your network and gain deeper insights into your chosen field. And our support doesn’t end after you graduate. For three years after graduation our careers team will be on hand to ensure you achieve your potential. Which is why 97.4% of Taught Masters graduates are in work or further study 15 months from graduation. (Graduate Outcomes Data released 2023)

Fees and Funding

Fees for our postgraduate courses vary depending on the programme and type of study. For all taught postgraduate and professional development programmes, fees can be found on their individual course pages. Teacher training courses are £9,250. Masters programmes can be funded by the government postgraduate loan scheme and we also offer a range of scholarships worth up to £2,000 which you can apply for once you are studying with us.  Have a look on our website to check your eligibility or speak to our Money Advice team for further information.

­­­­­­­­­­Student Life

We want to enrich your student experience and ensure you feel part of our community. Which is why we have a variety of activities you can get involved with when you want to take a break from studying. Join a society with the Students’ Union. Try out for a sports team. Experience an array of performances at the Arts Centre. The possibilities here are endless.

Nestled in the thriving Lancashire town of Ormskirk, Edge Hill is well connected to cultural hotspots, such as Liverpool and Manchester, the rolling hills of the Lake District and Peak District, and the beautiful beaches of the north-west coast. We really do have it all on our doorstep.

Student Support

Support is always on hand for our students. From mental wellbeing and counselling to accommodation and money advice. Whatever challenges you might encounter, our services are here to offer guidance and support. It’s this commitment that has led us to be shortlisted for Outstanding Support for Students (Times Higher Education Awards 2021). Recognising our efforts in ensuring that your educational journey is not only enriching, but is supported every step of the way.

How to Apply

You can apply for a postgraduate programme online, via the Edge Hill website. Each course page contains information about how to apply, as well as our guide to applying directly, which talks you through the entire application process. Please note some courses may require you to submit a CV instead of formal application.

For research programmes (MRes), you will also be expected to provide an outline of your research proposal and an academic reference.

PGCE and PGDE applications are submitted through the GOV.UK website.

Get in touch

For any queries, you can contact our Course Enquiries team, email us via, join a live chat or call 01695 657000.

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