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Edinburgh Napier University

Location

Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh United Kingdom

Ranking

# 801-850QS World University Rankings

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120Undergraduate programs

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117Postgraduate programs

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About Edinburgh Napier University

Based in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is an innovative university inspired and deeply connected to the world around it. We have a reputation for the employability of our graduates, our international reach, the diversity of our student community, and our engagement with business through research and enterprise. Over 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA 2017/18). 

We are an international community with nearly 19,000 students from 100 countries studying in Edinburgh, online and with partners overseas. We teach a huge variety of industry relevant on-campus and online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught and research opportunities. Our approach is to combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond university.

Students are based within one of our six Schools: Applied Sciences, Arts & Creative Industries, Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health & Social Care, and The Business School.

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. These include specialist facilities for sport & exercise science, engineering, computing, life sciences, journalism, TV & film, design, photography, nursing, midwifery and supporting new business-start ups. We also offer a range of online and distance learning courses.

Research

Our research is helping find solutions to problems in society and improving lives in Scotland and across the globe. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society – nationally and internationally. This was the second triumph for our School of Engineering & the Built Environment following a previous success in 2009. 

Edinburgh

We are based in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, which regularly wins awards for its quality of life and for being a top visitor attraction. As well as being renowned for its beauty and history, Edinburgh is also a very prosperous city with the UK's strongest city economy and transport mix outside London. Clean, compact and safe, Edinburgh is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a diverse multicultural community. 

Study Areas

We offer courses across a range of areas. 

·         Accounting & Finance

·         Acting

·         Biological Sciences

·         Building & Surveying

·         Business & Management

·         Computing

·         Criminology, Psychology & Sociology

·         Design, Photography & Advertising

·         Engineering

·         English & Publishing

·         Film, Journalism & Media

·         Health & Social Care

·         Law

·         Marketing

·         Music

·         Nursing & Midwifery

·         Sport & Exercise Sciences

·         Teaching

·         Tourism, Hospitality & Events

About Edinburgh Napier University

Based in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is an innovative university inspired and deeply connected to the world around it. We have a reputation for the employability of our graduates, our international reach, the diversity of our student community, and our engagement with business through research and enterprise. Over 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA 2017/18). 

We are an international community with nearly 19,000 students from 100 countries studying in Edinburgh, online and with partners overseas. We teach a huge variety of industry relevant on-campus and online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, taught and research opportunities. Our approach is to combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond university.

Students are based within one of our six Schools: Applied Sciences, Arts & Creative Industries, Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health & Social Care, and The Business School.

We have three campuses in Edinburgh offering advanced facilities for learning, teaching and research. These include specialist facilities for sport & exercise science, engineering, computing, life sciences, journalism, TV & film, design, photography, nursing, midwifery and supporting new business-start ups. We also offer a range of online and distance learning courses.

Research

Our research is helping find solutions to problems in society and improving lives in Scotland and across the globe. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society – nationally and internationally. This was the second triumph for our School of Engineering & the Built Environment following a previous success in 2009. 

Edinburgh

We are based in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, which regularly wins awards for its quality of life and for being a top visitor attraction. As well as being renowned for its beauty and history, Edinburgh is also a very prosperous city with the UK's strongest city economy and transport mix outside London. Clean, compact and safe, Edinburgh is a modern, cosmopolitan city with a diverse multicultural community. 

Study Areas

We offer courses across a range of areas. 

·         Accounting & Finance

·         Acting

·         Biological Sciences

·         Building & Surveying

·         Business & Management

·         Computing

·         Criminology, Psychology & Sociology

·         Design, Photography & Advertising

·         Engineering

·         English & Publishing

·         Film, Journalism & Media

·         Health & Social Care

·         Law

·         Marketing

·         Music

·         Nursing & Midwifery

·         Sport & Exercise Sciences

·         Teaching

·         Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Available programs

Based in Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh Napier University is an innovative university inspired and deeply connected to the world around it. We want to help you succeed. Here are just some of the reasons our students choose us: 

  • 95% of our graduates are in work or further education within 15 months of graduating (HESA 2017/18).
  • 92% of our undergraduate students have the opportunity to undertake a work-related experience as part of their course (2018/19).
  • Located in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest arts festival. Edinburgh is a buzzing, multicultural city, yet feels small, welcoming, safe and perfect for undergraduate life. 
  • Industry–led learning and lecturers with strong links to business.
  • Careers advisors and mentors to help give you a head start when you graduate.
  • Our in-house business incubator, Bright Red Triangle, has supported more than 500 student start-up companies since 2004, and can help you launch your own business too. 
  • We’ve got students from 150 countries so you’ll gain a worldwide network of friends and future business contacts.
  • Modern, central and value-for-money student accommodation.

    Purpose-built facilities

    We teach you using fantastic facilities and equipment including:

    • NHS hospital simulation wards
    • A replica digital news centre including broadcasting booths
    • A sports and exercise science suite with the largest environmental chamber in Scotland
    • Specialist engineering labs including use of industry modelling software and a heavy structures lab
    • Specialist computing labs for Cisco networking, computer games development, wireless systems, and Linux and Microsoft technologies
    • Purpose-built life sciences labs with a confocal microscope, histology suite and real-time polymerase chain reaction suite
    • Learning Resource Centres, including a 500-seat computing centre at our Merchiston campus open 24/7 (during trimesters 1 and 2

      Our undergraduate degrees

      • We offer undergraduate degrees across a range of areas: 

        ·         Accounting & Finance

        ·         Acting

        ·         Biological Sciences

        ·         Building & Surveying

        ·         Business & Management

        ·         Computing

        ·         Criminology, Psychology & Sociology

        ·         Design, Photography & Advertising

        ·         Engineering

        ·         English & Publishing

        ·         Film, Journalism & Media

        ·         Health & Social Care

        ·         Law

        ·         Marketing

        ·         Music

        ·         Nursing & Midwifery

        ·         Sport & Exercise Sciences

        ·         Tourism, Hospitality & Events

      BA (Hons) English

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      BA (Hons) Film

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      BMus (Hons) Music

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      BM Midwifery

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      At Edinburgh Napier University we combine professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help our students succeed beyond University.

        Almost 97% of our postgraduate students are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating (HESA 2017/18). Industry accreditation and affiliations, placements, international links, visiting tutors and connected academics make our qualifications industry-relevant. We are a global community with international students from 150 countries. Our in-house business incubator, Bright Red Triangle, has supported more than 500 student start-up companies since 2004. Careers advisors to help give you a head start when you graduate. Located in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest arts festival.

        Purpose-built facilities

          Specialist computing labs for Cisco networking, computer games development, wireless systems, and Linux and Microsoft technologies.Purpose built life sciences labs with a confocal microscope, histology suite and real-time polymerase chain reaction suite. A replica digital news centre including broadcasting boothsA four-lab sports and exercise science suite with the largest environmental chamber in ScotlandProfessional photography, music and design studiosSpecialist engineering labs including use of industry modelling software and a heavy structures labNHS hospital simulation wards3 Learning Resource Centres, including a 500 seat computing centre at our Merchiston campus open 24/7 (during trimesters 1 and 2)Top-ranked IT resources with access to more than 1,600 computers and over 200,000 print and audio-visual learning materials

            Our research

            From the future of refugee housing to post-traumatic stress disorder, Edinburgh Napier's research shapes the world around us. More than half of our research submitted was rated either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

                In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the second time for our internationally-acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science.  This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society – nationally and internationally. This was the second triumph for our School of Engineering & the Built Environment following a previous success in 2009. 

                Our postgraduate degrees

                We offer postgraduate degrees across a range of areas: 

                ·         Accounting & Finance

                ·         Acting

                ·         Biological Sciences

                ·         Building & Surveying

                ·         Business & Management

                ·         Computing

                ·         Criminology, Psychology & Sociology

                ·         Design, Photography & Advertising

                ·         Engineering

                ·         English & Publishing

                ·         Film, Journalism & Media

                ·         Health & Social Care

                ·         Marketing

                ·         Music

                ·         Sport & Exercise Sciences

                ·         Teaching

                ·         Tourism, Hospitality & Events

                We also offer a range of MRes, MPhil and PhD research opportunities. 

                MSc Marketing

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                MA Film

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                MA Journalism

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                MA Journalism

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                MA Screenwriting

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                MFA Directing

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                MFA Playwriting

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                MSW Social Work

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                MSc Publishing

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                University information

                Bachelor

                1000+
                2.2+
                6+
                80+

                Master

                6+
                80+
                14,738
                75%
                25%
                4,760
                43%
                57%
                666
                70%
                30%

                Tuition fee and scholarships

                One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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                Rankings & ratings

                Edinburgh Napier University is one of the top public universities in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. It is ranked #801-850 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

                QS World University Rankings

                • 2018
                  #801-1000
                • 2019
                  #801-1000
                • 2020
                  #801-1000
                • 2021
                  #801-1000
                • 2022
                  #801-1000
                • 2023
                  #801-1000
                • 2024
                  #801-850
                • 2025
                  #801-850

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