Edinburgh Napier University


Edinburgh Napier is an ambitious and innovative university, based in Edinburgh, the vibrant, prospering capital of Scotland.

Industry focus

Our programmes are created in collaboration with industry to give you the best chance of career success. Employers contribute in a variety of ways including course design, teaching, mentoring, placements and careers guidance, ensuring students will get the skills to move into employment or further study. Experienced staff also feed their expertise into course development and teaching.

Our schools

We have six specialist schools, each is an impressive institution in its own right, with world-class facilities, academics, researchers and international links:

  • The Business School
  • School of Applied Sciences
  • School of Arts & Creative Industries
  • School of Computing
  • School of Engineering & the Built Environment
  • School of Health & Social Care

Our campuses

Edinburgh Napier’s three campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard facilities, including a biomechanics lab, journalism newsroom, games lab, and film, photography and music studios. You will be based primarily in one campus depending on your course choice, but you’re welcome to explore all locations and use the facilities at each.

Craiglockhart: 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 the University’s innovation and enterprise centre, Bright Red Triangle.

Merchiston: Engineering and built environment, computing and creative industries students are based at Merchiston. Here, students will find the 24-hour 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.

Sighthill: The Sighthill Campus serves more than 5,000 students and staff from the Schools of Applied Sciences, and Health and Social Care. Facilities include life-like hospital wards, a clinical skills suite, sports science labs and a sports centre.

Living in Edinburgh

Vibrant, cosmopolitan and consistently voted one of the best cities in the world, Edinburgh is the perfect place to experience student life or build your career. It's big enough to have everything you need, yet small enough to feel like home, and is the 3rd safest city in the world (Post Office Travel Insurance, March 2015). No matter where you are from, Edinburgh is ready to welcome students.

Key facts

  • 95.1% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2014/15).
  • Our courses are accredited by over 100 professional bodies.
  • Many of our courses have a work-placement opportunity, giving you practical skills and experience to prepare for your future career.
  • Edinburgh Napier University has been awarded five stars for teaching and for employability by the prestigious QS Stars ratings.
  • Edinburgh is home to four universities and over 100,000 students. It is regularly voted the ‘Best city in the UK’ and was named as the “fourth most beautiful city in the world” (Rough Guide 2015).
  • We are a global community with 4,000 international studentsstudying on-campus.
  • Our three campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard facilities.
  • We have supported more than350 student start-up companiesin the last ten years.
  • We have dedicated support teams to help you every step of the way, from before you arrive to after you graduate.
  • You will have access to 1,600 computers and 500,000 print and audio-visual learning materials.


Edinburgh Napier offers a number of scholarships and discounts to support students looking to study with us. For a full list of scholarships and eligibility criteria, visit our bursaries and scholarships page.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Develop your understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease and prepare for a career at the forefront of biomedical science. [+]

Develop your understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease and prepare for a career at the forefront of biomedical science. Course introduction Biomedical science, although well established as a scientific discipline, is also a rapidly advancing subject constantly striving towards improving human health and creating a need for highly skilled biomedical scientists. This course gives you a broad understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease. It covers the key aspects and principles of biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and physiology and their application to the causes and management of disease. Your learning is supported by our research teams, who are at the forefront of biomedical research and contribute to all aspects of teaching, both lab and non-lab based. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to develop a career in biomedical science or progress to postgraduate study. What you'll learn As well as developing an understanding of the scientific investigation of human health and disease, you will gain more specific knowledge of disease processes from the study of clinical laboratory specialities, such as cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, immunology, genetics and medical microbiology. This enables a biomedical scientist to understand the science of the causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment of disease. You’ll be equipped with the skills necessary to plan and perform a research project for publication and be aware of the need for good laboratory practice, health and safety and legal and ethical considerations. You’ll have the flexibility to study different areas of biology and tailor... [-]


MSc Healthcare Management

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Develop the knowledge and skills required to study health and social care at an advanced level and enhance your career development. [+]

Develop the knowledge and skills required to study health and social care at an advanced level and enhance your career development. Course introduction Please note this course was formerly titled: MSc Health Administration This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, a management role in health and social care. The MSc Healthcare Management programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Throughout the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills within a broad international context. What you'll learn Learning, teaching and assessment methods focus on providing students with engaging and contemporary materials which link practice and theory and challenge students to take a critical perspective on both. While the assessment methods used are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Healthcare Management programme is distinctive in that it offers modules from the School of Health and Social Care, the School of Applied Sciences and the Business School. Subjects include Leadership and finance for effective service delivery Contemporary human resource management Organisational Change and Management Clinical governance and improvement practice Exploring evidence to improve practice Healthcare Management project Modules from: Contemporary ethical and professional Issues in healthcare International health and social care Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. Careers The course aims to enable students to be innovative,... [-]


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