Edinburgh Napier University

Introduction

​Edinburgh Napier University is one of the largest higher education institutions in Scotland with over 17,000 students from 109 countries. We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice, to equip our graduates for success today's competitive global job market.

Our purpose

Our vision is to become established as one of the leading, modern, professional universities in the United Kingdom by 2015. We will have an international reputation for the employability of our graduates and for expertise which can be used to enhance the lives & prospects of people and their communities.

Our students

Academically the University is organised into three faculties: the Business School; Engineering, Computing & Creative Industries; and Health, Life & Social Sciences.

We are a truly international University with over 4,000 international students on campus, and over 4,000 students on courses delivered with our partners in China, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.

A study of graduates last summer showed that 92.3% of our students are in jobs or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2013). We are ranked third in the UK for Value Added, a measure of students' entry qualifications against the honours degree results they go on to achieve (Guardian University Guide 2013).

Edinburgh Napier is the only UK University to offer a programme which develops the employability skills sought by employers, called Confident Futures. Edinburgh Napier's Employer Mentoring Programme was awarded Mentoring Project of the Year at the Scottish Mentoring Network conference 2011.

Our staff

We have a total of 1,864 members of staff: 1,229 faculty based, and 635 working in our professional service departments.

Our alumni

Edinburgh Napier University has over 78,000 active graduates who play a dynamic role in University life as volunteers, supporters and donors. Some of our well-known graduates include Tavish Scott MSP, BBC broadcaster Catriona Shearer, photographers David Eustace and Colin Baxter, and film director Lynne Ramsay.

Edinburgh Napier confers honorary degrees on distinguished individuals across a wide range of fields. Those recognised include Sir Sean Connery, J K Rowling OBE, Sir Bill Gammell, Prof Anne Glover CBE, Dr Nigel Planer, Dr Christopher Brookmyre, Dr Lindsay Stewart OBE and Dr Jackie Stewart.

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MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Computer security is one of the key issues in contemporary computing and is relevant to a wide range of activities, including software development, networking and system design. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing, with specialisations in... [+]

MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics Computer security is one of the key issues in contemporary computing and is relevant to a wide range of activities, including software development, networking and system design. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing, with specialisations in mobile systems and network security. This specialisation is highlighted with hands-on practical work in group and MSc dissertation projects. About the course This course is flexible in the mode of delivery, making extensive use of online and blended learning materials, and a key objective of the programme is the integration with professional certification, such as from Cisco Systems, Ethical Hacking, CISSP, and ISO 27001. The School of Computing and the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security have extensive expertise in research, knowledge transfer (KT) and teaching in the areas of security and digital forensics. This includes externally funded research in key domains such as financial crime and intelligence gathering frameworks, through KT work with organisations such as Cisco Systems, DNS Ltd, the FSA, the Scottish Police (SIPR), Sapphire, Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency, and many others. This course is also integrated with industry, with industry-led projects, and links with a wide range of local companies. You will have access to security research seminars with talks from senior industry professionals and state-of-the-art research in digital forensics, computer security, mobile systems and distributed computing. Overall, the aim is to produce a world-leading programme with blended teaching material and support that builds on the existing foundation of research, KT activities and teaching in security and digital forensics. The programme involves a wide range of skills, including an in-depth knowledge and practical skills in key areas such as: Encryption and authentication methods Authentication infrastructures Host-based digital forensics Network-based digital forensics Network security, including secure tunnels Wireless/Mobile security Virtualisation and Service-Oriented Architectures Cloud Computing Next generation Web systems Professional Certification: Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNA/CCNP, CISSP, Ethical Hacking. Security Consultant System Architect Forensic Investigator Audit/Compliance Consultant Cisco Security Engineer Cisco Security Specialist Security Advisor Security Auditor Systems Integrator Design Engineer Network Engineer Application Support Web Server Support .NET Developer Test/Debug Engineer Wireless Engineer. What's involved The programme can be taken either full-time or part-time, and started in January or September. Modules taken for the three trimesters are detailed below. Trimester 1 (Sep-Dec) System Administration and Forensics Network Security Option Module from pool of Computing Masters modules Trimester 2 (Jan-May) e-Security Advanced Cloud and Network Forensics Group Project Trimester 3 (May-Sep) MSc Dissertation Entry to the course The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background within a computing related field in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. [-]

MSc in Construction Project Management

Campus Full time 1 week August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction industry. Project managers are responsible for controlling and coordinating the development process from concept through... [+]

MSc in Construction Project Management This course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction industry. Project managers are responsible for controlling and coordinating the development process from concept through to construction and are in high demand across a number of industries. You will learn how to manage finances, risk, and construction as well as gain a solid foundation in procurement strategy. The course also covers technological theory and practice linked heavily to industry so you will graduate ready to progress immediately into a role in the industry. You will gain an industry recognised qualification this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information. You will gain a great number of valuable management skills such as communication, planning and organisation, problem solving and team working skills, as well as the specialist knowledge of how these apply to the construction industry. You may go on to work in roles including: Project Manager Construction Contractor Consulting Engineer Quantity Surveyor Management Consultant. What's involved This course is studied full-time over one year. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions and through independent study. The course is split up into three trimesters. Trimester 1 Strategic Management (Built Environment & Engineering), Project Management, Project Appraisal & Finance. Successful completion of Trimester 1 modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Certificate. Trimester 2 You will study modules in Production Management, Procurement Strategy, Project Risk Management. Successful completion of Trimester 2 modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Diploma. Trimester 3 MSc dissertation Students of this course are eligible for the Best Timber-related dissertation prize. Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. Entry to the course The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider applicants who have completed a Bachelor (Ordinary) degree if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. There may also be an additional essay requirement if you apply with less than an Honours degree, this would be confirmed on submission of the application to the Admissions Team. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. [-]

MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today's world. With this qualification, you'll build on your current credentials in the field, or take the first step into this vital industry... [+]

MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today's world. With this qualification, you'll build on your current credentials in the field, or take the first step into this vital industry. The course emphasises renewable energy techniques and theories, while also addressing the scientific background associated with sustainable construction and renewable and alternative energies. As well as advanced engineering principles and practices, you'll learn to effectively manage projects and develop your research skills. You'll be given practical experience in applying these principles to the investigation and development of renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and wave energy.... [-]


MSc in Health Administration

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, an administration role in health and social care. The multi-professional approach will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance your career development... [+]

MSc in Health Administration

This innovative course is designed for graduates who have, or aspire to, an administration role in health and social care. The multi-professional approach will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance your career development. The course will prepare you to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care.

About the course

This innovative programme is intended specifically for graduates who have an administration role within health and social care or aspire to such a role. This programme has a multi-professional approach which will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills required to continue at a more advanced level and enhance their career development. The MSc Health Administration programme is designed to prepare students to work effectively within the complex and rapidly evolving environments of health and social care. Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. 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. Through the programme, students will be provided with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills set base within a broad international context. 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 assessments methods used with the programme are varied, they all have direct relevance to the world of work. The MSc Health Administration is distinctive in that it offers modules from the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences and the Business School. The programme aims to enable students to be innovative, provide leadership and prepare them as professional health care managers. Critical appraisal of culturally relevant health and social policy is used to facilitate students achieve advanced levels of practice and influence decision making at local and strategic levels.... [-]


MSc in Information Systems Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

You'll learn how these systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed. You'll gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations, as well as gain technical and communication skills which the industry values... [+]

MSc in Information Systems Development All organisations require information systems to operate efficiently and competitively, so we have developed this programme based on the techniques of developing such computer-based application systems. We have structured the course to develop your knowledge of information systems to an advanced level in a relatively short time and provide you with the skills employers require. About the course You'll learn how these systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed. You'll gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations, as well as gain technical and communication skills which the industry values. You'll develop an understanding of information systems management and development in organisations, and learn how to design and implement information systems solutions. You'll also gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication. trainee programmer software engineer system builder analyst system tester. What's involved This is a full-time course studied over one year. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. While classes for each module may account for only three or four hours a week, you'll be expected to commit at least 13 hours per week per module. As a full-time student you'll take three modules per trimester, for the first two trimesters. This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester. Trimester 1 Software Development, Information Systems Engineering, Computer Systems & Database Systems. Successful completion of these modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Certificate. Trimester 2 Web Design & Development, Software Development or Web-Enabled Business, Information Systems Group Project or Management of Software Projects. Successful completion of these modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Diploma. Trimester 3 MSc Dissertation - completion will qualify you for a Masters Degree. Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. This qualification can open the door to a wide range of careers. Alternatively, you can move into business areas as a graduate trainee, where a good understanding of information systems and their potential is highly valuable. This qualification and the experience you'll gain of creating and commissioning computer solutions may also open up new opportunities to you in your existing degree or work experience area. Entry to the course The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline other than computing in order to be eligible for the programme. Although you are not required to have any formal knowledge of computing before starting the course, it does require you to engage with a wide range of new technologies in a relatively short time, so familiarity with basic computing would be an advantage. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires the standard IELTS 6.0 with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. [-]

MSc in Sport Performance Enhancement

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This course applies the scientific principles underpinning sport to the context of performance enhancement. Traditionally sport science has been based on three foundational scientific disciplines - physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You will either study two of... [+]

MSc in Sport Performance Enhancement This course applies the scientific principles underpinning sport to the context of performance enhancement. Traditionally sport science has been based on three foundational scientific disciplines - physiology, biomechanics and psychology. You will either study two of these disciplines in breadth or a single discipline in depth along with a negotiated independent study. You will also study research methods and data analysis and will work as part of an interdisciplinary team providing support services for an athlete client, which will expose you to a range of practical and ethical issues associated with support work. About the course Are you a sport science graduate seeking the opportunity to develop expert knowledge in the science of sport performance? Are you looking for the opportunity to learn applied techniques to develop a career in sport science support, academic research, teaching and other science based professions? This course provides a contemporary, interdisciplinary and applied approach to the science of Sport Performance Enhancement. You'll have the opportunity to advance your knowledge and understanding of scientific principles in this context. You'll learn how to apply theoretical concepts and to develop practical professional skills for situations that sports scientists encounter on a daily basis. At the successful completion of the MSc Sport Performance Enhancement programme you will: Have an advanced understanding of science in the context of sport and exercise Be able to apply theoretical concepts and professional skills in practical situations likely to be encountered by a sport and exercise scientist Be able employ advanced investigative, analytical and practical techniques to advance knowledge in your field Use enhanced knowledge and skills in sport and exercise science to increase employability in an academic or applied setting Develop as a reflective practitioner taking responsibility for your own learning and on-going professional development What's involved The course is studied full-time over one year and is split up into three trimesters. Alternatively it can be studied by individualised part-time study with attendance. You can choose to start this course in either February or September. You'll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and through independent study. There may also be some opportunities to study abroad. Trimester 1 Scientific Methods plus two core modules Trimester 2 Scientific Support in Sport, Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise Science, Independent Study Module (40 credits) Trimester 3 Research project (60 credits) Core Modules Applied Biomechanics -Performance Enhancement Psychological Interventions for Sport Performance Enhancement Physiological Factors Affecting Sporting Performance Independent Study Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. Entry to the course You'll need a good Honours degree in sport science, sport and exercise science, coaching science or related area Degree-equivalent qualifications will be considered in related areas, e.g. physiology, psychology, physical education, as will appropriate experience gained sport science, sport and exercise science, coaching science or related area. [-]

MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. The transport of people and goods provides a serious challenge for planners and transportation engineering specialists. If you are interested in transport planning... [+]

MSc in Transport Planning and Engineering Developments in transport shape the world we live in and influence communities’ economic and social wellbeing. The transport of people and goods provides a serious challenge for planners and transportation engineering specialists. If you are interested in transport planning and engineering and have a relevant qualification, such as civil engineering, social sciences, geography or urban planning, this course will provide you with specialist skills for a career in transport. About the course You'll gain a thorough knowledge of the nature of transportation and techniques for analysing transport problems. You will learn how transport operations are planned, designed, constructed and maintained as well as how to develop effective transport strategies. This course is suitable for you if you have an engineering qualification, or a social science or business related degree with an interest in transport planning and engineering. If you are already working in the industry you can take advantage of our part time and distance learning study options, giving you the opportunity to expand your professional capabilities. You'll benefit from our strong industry links and gain understanding through practically orientated teaching, have direct contact with practitioners and build your own industry contacts. This course is approved by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), the Institute of Highway Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information. You'll learn the skills that will enable you to engage fully with transport-related issues. You'll also become adept in analysing transport problems, evaluating transport policy and creating innovative transport solutions, whilst also building a thorough knowledge of transport management, operations, practices and related computing software. What's involved This course is studied full-time over one year. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions and through independent study. The course is split up into three trimesters. Trimester 1 Development Planning and Transport Assessment, Public Transport, Traffic Engineering & Control, Transport Policy, plus option Trimester 2 Traffic Management, Transport Economics & Appraisal, Transport Research Methods, Transport & Traffic Models Trimester 3 MSc dissertation Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. Entry to the course To apply, you'll need a 2:2 honours degree or above, or an ordinary degree with relevant work experience. A reasonable level of numeracy is also required so you will need Scottish Higher or A-Level Maths, or equivalent. An appropriate professional qualification may also be considered with significant relevant industrial experience. [-]

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MA in Journalism

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

This course offers an intensive, practice-focused multimedia programme, closely linked to industry. We combine traditional methods with new and developing technologies to train you as a multimedia journalist. You’ll learn a wide... [+]

MA in Journalism This course offers an intensive, practice-focused multimedia programme, closely linked to industry. We combine traditional methods with new and developing technologies to train you as a multimedia journalist. You’ll learn a wide range of practical skills and leave equipped with reporting and production expertise for print, online, magazine, television and radio. You’ll also develop an understanding of social media and convergence issues. About the course Train to become a journalist with an intensive, practical course that combines traditional methods and modern technology. It meets the demands of an increasingly multimedia industry, so you'll learn how to research and create content across a range of channels including print, TV, radio and online. We train you to become an accomplished journalist who can make sense of fast moving situations and report a story accurately, with honesty and integrity. You'll learn through practical experience, both in our news rooms and on an industry placement, and we also support you in getting your work published and broadcast. You'll benefit from studying in a dynamic capital city that is home to many creative industries. You'll make use of Edinburgh as a political, economic and cultural centre to provide a rich source of stories and settings for your work. You will learn a wide range of practical skills in print, broadcast and online media by taking full advantage of our industry standard newsrooms and studios. You will also gain analytical and critical skills, as well as good writing, communication, team work and research skills. What's involved This course is studied full-time over one year and is split up in to three trimesters. You'll learn through a variety of teaching methods including lectures, specialist workshops in our newsrooms and studios, and independent study. Trimester 1 Print and Online Journalism Law Public Affairs OR Global Affairs Television and Radio Journalism Trimester 2 Multimedia News Production Journalism in Context Magazine Publishing On successful completion of trimester 1 and 2 modules you will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma. Trimester 3 Dissertation or Production Dissertation This course can also be studied part-time over two years. Note that shorthand classes are also available. Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. Entry to the course The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:1 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires a higher IELTS 6.5 with no individual component score of less than 6.0 or equivalent. [-]

MA in Screenwriting

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

If you’re determined to break into the competitive screenwriting world, our highly regarded, Skillset-accredited Screen Academy Scotland course will maximise your chances. You’ll gain direction and guidance in developing and polishing ideas into finished scripts and... [+]

MA in Screenwriting If you’re determined to break into the competitive screenwriting world, our highly regarded, Skillset-accredited Screen Academy Scotland course will maximise your chances. You’ll gain direction and guidance in developing and polishing ideas into finished scripts and learn how the film, television and interactive media businesses operate. Practising industry professionals will provide valuable insight and contacts as you develop a portfolio of projects, including a ‘calling card’ script. About the course As well as giving you direction and guidance in developing and polishing ideas into finished scripts, you'll learn how the film, television and interactive media businesses operate. Practising industry professionals will guide your learning, providing valuable insight and contacts. By the end of the course, you'll have produced a portfolio of scripts that can be your calling card, an important tool for a new screenwriter when approaching producers or directors. While your primary focus throughout the course will be developing your writing skills for moving media, secondary skills will also be addressed. This is a business that requires determination and discipline, and you'll learn motivational techniques, collaborative skills and confidence in presentation. Business issues are also covered, giving you insights into the financial and organisational processes of the industry. What's involved This course is studied full-time over one year. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars, demonstrations, screenings and through independent study. This award has optional exit points at Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma levels.Below you'll find an indication of the subjects you will most likely study on this course. Trimester 1 Writing for the Screen: Writing and Screen Project Development, Script Workshop 1, The Business of Screen Project Development Trimester 2 Developing Interactive Media, Script to Screen, Script Workshop 2 Trimester 3 Major Project Professionally accredited by: This course has been awarded the Creative Skillset Tick, the industry kitemark of quality, following a rigorous assessment process by experts working in the Creative Industries. The Creative Skillset Tick is awarded to practice-based courses which best prepare students for a career in the industry. Career prospects We offer industry informed courses which combine the optimum balance of theory and practice to equip graduates for success. 92.3% of our undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of leaving (HESA, 2012). We also offer a unique personal development programme called Stand Out. Entry to the course The entry requirement for this course is a UK Honours degree at 2:2 or above. We look for applicants to have a background in creative writing, journalism, filmmaking or drama in order to be eligible for the programme, however all backgrounds will be considered. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. You will also be required to attend an interview, and/or be asked to show evidence of an aptitude for the course, appropriate experience, and an indication of how you might benefit from the course. As part of the application process you will need to submit the following with your application: A personal statement outlining why you want to write for the screen (maximum 300 words) An outline for a feature film or single television drama (maximum one page) A writing sample - this may be a short film script or an excerpt from a feature film script or television drama (maximum 10 pages) If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes. This course requires a higher level of English language ability with an overall IELTS score 7.0 with no individual component score of less than 6.5 or equivalent. [-]

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