University profile

Edinburgh Napier University

2018/19 edition

About Edinburgh Napier University

Beyond the classroom: skills and experience that matter

Edinburgh Napier University delivers the skills and experience that matter. We combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond university. This is why the 2017 Guardian University Guide ranked us number one in the UK for adding value to students. Meanwhile, our research shapes the world around us, improving lives in Scotland and across the globe.

The University is home to over 19,500 students from more than 140 countries, including a thriving community of 4,000 postgraduate and research students. In the prestigious 2017 QS Stars rankings, we were rated five stars for teaching, employability and internationalisation while the 2017 THE World University Rankings put us in the top 5 per cent of universities worldwide.


We are also proud to be in Edinburgh, a city home to the largest arts festival in the world, more FTSE 100 companies and tech start-ups than any UK city outside London and voted the best city in the UK for the past three years by the Daily Telegraph.

Our postgraduate courses have been designed in consultation with leading business and industry figures and cover a full range of academic subjects and vocational fields.

We have strong links with industry and our courses are accredited internationally. Each postgraduate course is structured to provide the practical skills and theoretical knowledge valued across the globe. We complement this with innovative programmes to boost your employability.

Our Courses

We have a wide range of courses for you to choose from including taught master’s, PhDs and Research courses. We offer flexible study options including online distance learning, allowing you to fit your studies around work commitments.
From ecotourism to cybersecurity, sustainable construction to design, we are leading the way in many different fields. Visit our website to read more about your programmes.

From ecotourism to cybersecurity, sustainable construction to design, we are leading the way in many different fields. Visit our website to read more about your programmes.


We deliver industry-accredited courses ranked top in Scotland and top 10 in the UK, offering unique programmes and research, developing tourism leaders of the future.


We are an active part of the creative industries, working to develop its most important asset - its people. Our pioneering academics create an inspiring learning environment that make our students stand out - and we have the awards to show for it.

Engineering & the Built Environment

Our courses are accredited by those who define industry standards, which means we ensure our graduates ready for anything.

Arts & Media

“The facilities are really good, really cutting edge. That's what I like about Edinburgh Napier. Anybody who's going through the course, when they come out, they’re ready to work.”

Lorraine Kelly, Television presenter and Edinburgh Napier graduate

Business & Languages

We offer students choice in the subjects they can study, allowing them to tailor a degree to suit their personal aspirations, career goals and individual preferences.


Based in the largest city in the UK for tech start-ups outside of London, we give students industry-recognised skills to look beyond the binary and shape the world around them.

Criminology, Psychology & Law

We want you to know what it's really like to work in the psychology or criminology sectors. That's why our courses are shaped by employers and give you the option of work placements.

Health & Social Care

Edinburgh Napier is home of the largest school of Health and Social Care in Scotland. We have a full range of postgraduate taught and research courses.

Life Sciences

We will teach you the skills to tackle local and global scientific problems - everything from drug design and biomedical science to veterinary nursing.


Sport and Exercise Science

Learn how to apply knowledge and skills we teach you so you can make a real impact to the health of athletes and the wider population alike.

Our Location

From lochs to castles, mountain biking to skiing, you’ll find it hard not to fall in love with Scotland. Making a base for yourself in the capital city of Edinburgh means you’re perfectly placed to explore Scotland – a country visited by nearly 2.5 million overseas visitors every year.

We have three campuses within Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research.

Merchiston Campus
Home to the school of Engineering & Built Environment, school of Computing and the school of Art and Creative Industries. Here you’ll find the Jack Kilby Computing Centre, the Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association, a computer games lab, newsroom, TV, radio and photography studios and soundproofed industry-standard music studios.

Craiglockhart Campus
Home to the Business School, Craiglockhart campus blends the old and the new. Set within attractive grounds overlooking Edinburgh, facilities include 200- and 400-seat lecture theatres and language and multimedia labs. It's also home to our innovation and enterprise centre.

Sighthill Campus
Our Sighthill campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff of the School of Applied Sciences and the School of Health & Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and our [EN]GAGE sports centre.

Fees and funding

Full information on fees and funding can be found on our website.

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