Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Edinburgh Napier is a modern, professional and innovative University. With nearly 18,000 students, we are now one of Scotland’s biggest universities. They attract more than 5,000 international students from over 100 different countries.



Edinburgh manages to celebrate its vibrant history while embracing all thats contemporary thanks to its 12 major festivals and numerous cinemas, theatres and arts venues. And if you want to stretch your legs, Glasgow is less than 50 minutes away and youre only ever a couple of hours from the stunning Scottish Highlands and Islands, making the city a perfect base for exploring the country.


They are committed to ensuring their academic portfolio meets the needs of learners, employers and the economy. The focus is on education and research directly relevant to enabling the graduates to secure and prosper in employment and that supports sustainable economic growth in Scotland and in other countries.

Edinburgh Napier is the only UK Higher Education Institution to offer a programme, titled Confident Futures, which develops employability skills sought by employers. Edinburgh Napiers Employer Mentoring Programme, part of the Towards a Confident Future project, was awarded Mentoring Project of the Year at the Scottish Mentoring Network conference 2011.


Within Edinburgh Napier their research spans the full range of academic subjects and vocational fields covered by the university.An overview of current school research as well as specific research groups and projects can be found in each of the University’s six schools:

  • School of Arts and Creative Industries
  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences
  • School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
  • The Business School


Work placements give you real, practical experience to support your academic learning, and an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence, boosting your employability. Placements are built into many of our courses – details of placements are on the course entry page.

  • Careers advice
Their careers team provide information, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career goals. They offer a range of services including CV workshops, one-to-one sessions and networking events with local and national employers.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (25)
Engineering & Technology (12)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (10)
Medicine & Health (10)
Computer Science & IT (9)
Arts, Design & Architecture (8)
Education & Training (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Journalism & Media (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Humanities (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)


Housing services

The two main options for those who need a place to live in Edinburgh are University accommodation or a property in the private sector. You will find that they cater for a range of budgets. You can meet new Uni friends in our own Edinburgh Napier accommodation, rent a flat from a private landlord or go for luxury and rent a high-spec student flat from a private company.

Library services

As an Edinburgh Napier student you’ll have access to:

  • over 200,000 print and audio-visual learning and research materials;
  • more than 32,000 full-text ejournals and magazines on and off campus;
  • 84,000 eBooks, which you can read online;
  • search tool for books, eBooks, online articles and requests;
  • a mix of study areas for individual and group work;
  • self-service copying, scanning and printing;

ICT services

You'll also have access to

  • free WiFi and a fast, secure internet connection
  • specialised software packages
  • devices for printing, scanning and copying
  • laptop loan service
  • specialist hardware, software and equipment for loan by students with additional support needs.

Student Life

Campus life

Edinburgh Napier University is proud to be investing £100m to provide some of the very best teaching and learning facilities in Scotland. The campuses range from the small and intimate to the grand and spectacular. Wherever your study is based, youll have access to all our support services and facilities.The three main campuses are Craiglockhart, Merchiston and Sighthill. Recently extended and improved, Craiglockhart campus houses the whole of the Business School. The Merchiston campus is the base for the Faculty of Engineering, Computing & the Built Environment, while Sighthill is the new £60m campus, the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences call home.

Sports facilities

At the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care, we have a 1,000 sq m Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) simulator suite which replicates an intensive care treatment area.

They also have Biomed labs with confocal microscope, histology suite and real-time PCR suite and the capacity to work with anaerobic micro-organisms on our Biotech programmes.

Student clubs

Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is your students’ union, and all Edinburgh Napier University students, part time or full time, are members of it. ENSA provides a variety of services for students, such as the independent, confidential and free ENSA Advice service, Team Napier (sports and societies), volunteering opportunities, events and entertainment, campaigns and representation.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom