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Edinburgh Napier University

219 Colinton Road Edinburgh Edinburgh,
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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 six months of graduating (HESA 2017).

We are an international community with over 19,000 students from over 140 countries studying in Edinburgh, overseas with partners and online. 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; Health & Social Care; Arts & Creative Industries; Computing; Engineering & the Built Environment 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.


Our research is helping to 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. 


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. Read more about Edinburgh.

Study Areas

We offer courses across a wide range of areas. Visit the following for more information about our different study areas: 

·         Accounting and Finance

·         Acting

·         Biosciences

·         Business and Management

·         Computing

·         Criminology, Psychology and Sociology

·         Design

·         Engineering

·         English

·         Film, Journalism and Media

·         Health and Social Care

·         Law

·         Marketing and Sales

·         Music

·         Nursing and Midwifery

·         Sport and Exercise Sciences

·         Tourism, Hospitality and Festival & Events Management

·         Vet Nursing...

University Highlights

Total students - 11,262


International students - 3,003


Total faculty staff - 621


Total students - 11,262


International students - 3,003


Total faculty staff - 621



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