Edinburgh Napier University

Introduction

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.

Scholarships

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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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This popular and high-quality GCHQ-accredited Masters degree delivers modern enterprise Cyber Security, coupled with Digital Forensics for investigation and incident response. [+]

This popular and high-quality GCHQ-accredited Masters degree delivers modern enterprise Cyber Security, coupled with Digital Forensics for investigation and incident response.

Course introduction

Computer security is one of the key challenges in contemporary computing. You will gain critical knowledge within the cyber security and digital forensic domains, combining academic principles and industrial practice. The course is informed by current research in security and digital forensics, and is underpinned by our experience with external partners in law enforcement, financial institutions, and other knowledge transfer activities. Course specialisms include network security, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, cryptography, audit and compliance, and host and mobile digital forensics.... [-]


MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Develop a deep insight into crime and criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course in criminology and forensic psychology. [+]

Develop a deep insight into crime and criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course in criminology and forensic psychology.

Course introduction

Studying applied criminology and forensic psychology at postgraduate level will allow you to develop a range of analytical and practical skills benefitting you as a practitioner or researcher.

You’ll have the opportunity of a work placement alongside specialised modules covering mediation, international criminology, assessment of offenders, child protection and advanced quantitative and qualitative research methods. These modules will give you a valuable set of skills for both employment and further research.... [-]


MSc Computing

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

Choose from a wide variety of optional modules to design a course that best suits your needs and career direction. [+]

Choose from a wide variety of optional modules to design a course that best suits your needs and career direction.

Course introduction

By taking a Masters degree in Computing, you will be able to further your undergraduate computing studies or work experience in the areas of your particular interest.

As well as building on your existing computer skills and taking them to the next level, you will learn to develop a critical understanding and an analytical approach to your choice of specialist areas.

What you'll learn

For example, you may choose software development or information systems, and focus on the skills involved, while a theme such as security and forensics would obviously comprise different areas of study.... [-]


MSc Energy and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry. [+]

Build on your current credentials in the field of energy and environmental engineering, or take the first step into this vital industry.

Course introduction

Energy and the environment are increasingly taking their place as a major issue in today’s world.

The course emphasises renewable energy techniques and theories, while also addressing the scientific background associated with sustainable construction and renewable and alternative energies.

What you'll learn

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 and wind energy.... [-]


MSc Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management

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

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a successful career in tourism in one of the leading cultural tourism destinations in Europe. [+]

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a successful career in tourism in one of the leading cultural tourism destinations in Europe.

Course introduction

Thanks to its rich history, abundance of heritage attractions and its world-famous festival of the arts, Edinburgh is a popular destination for a rising number of cultural tourists from all over the world – which is why it’s a great place for you to study MSc Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management.

This advanced degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully operate a cultural tourism business and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.... [-]


MSc in Construction Project Management

Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2018 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. [+]

This course offers a well-balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for work as a project manager in the construction Industry.

Course introduction

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 gain an industry recognised qualification as this course is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Combined with a suitable BEng accredited undergraduate degree, the course will then satisfy the academic requirements of the UK Engineering Council for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Sustainability

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

Whether you’re an engineer, architect, lawyer or accountant, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector. [+]

Whether you’re an engineer, architect, lawyer or accountant, studying this course will give you the qualifications you need for a career in the sustainability sector.

This course takes an industry-focused approach, with particular application to buildings, property development, sustainable technologies as well as the waste and water sectors.

Extremely relevant in today’s climate-aware world, this course is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

What you'll learn

Explore national and international environmental legal principles, opening the door to a possible career in sustainability-based projects worldwide.

You will also graduate with the ability to analyse and plan environmental sustainability solutions, particularly relating to buildings, property, waste and water. You will develop your communication skills, and be able to exchange theory and ideas on a wide range of sustainability issues.... [-]


MSc International Business Management

Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Explore the diversity of approaches to global business challenges, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course. [+]

Explore the diversity of approaches to global business challenges, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course.

Course introduction

Whether you’re contemplating a career in international business, or currently working and planning to enhance your qualifications, this course will give you the tools you need to be successful in the international business management arena.

Covering issues such as intercultural business communication, strategy, innovation, global economics and global marketing, it addresses the essentials of modern international business and opens doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

What you'll learn ... [-]

MSc International Event and Festival Management

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

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events in one of the world’s most famous festival cities. [+]

Gain the vital knowledge and practical skills to develop a career in international festivals and events in one of the world’s most famous festival cities.

Course introduction

Edinburgh is arguably the most famous festival city in the world. Visitors from all over the globe travel to this tourism-friendly capital city every year to experience its thriving cultural, seasonal and special events making it a great place to study event and festival management.

This higher degree will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully coordinate and plan international festivals or events, including conferences and devise policies and strategies for the overall industry and contributes towards professional accreditation with the Institute of Hospitality.... [-]


MSc International Finance

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

Aimed at students without a financial background, this course gives you the mathematical and practical skills to pursue a career in international finance. [+]

Aimed at students without a financial background, this course gives you the mathematical and practical skills to pursue a career in international finance.

Course introduction

Designed for students from a wide variety of non-financial disciplines and employment backgrounds, this course combines mathematical and communication skills to offer you a rounded approach to the world of international finance.

MSc International Finance will enhance your employability and open the doors to a global career. You'll be eligible for graduate level positions in areas such as banking, insurance and finance.

What you'll learn

Whether you are looking for a role in the provision and management of financial services or planning to undertake research in the area, this course will equip you with the appropriate theoretical and practical learning.... [-]


MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Study in two different cultures with a trimester in Edinburgh and a trimester in France giving you vital international experience. [+]

Study in two different cultures with a trimester in Edinburgh and a trimester in France giving you vital international experience.

Course introduction

International marketing is an increasingly important area of business as companies strive to grow globally. As well as learning basic principles of marketing, you’ll develop an appreciation of its practice in a global environment.

This course offers you the opportunity to study in two beautiful and cultured European cities – Edinburgh and Nice. You’ll be based in Edinburgh with an option to spend a trimester at the IPAG Business School in Nice, France.

This international experience will enhance your career prospects on completion of the course.... [-]


MSc Renewable Energy

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

Gain the theoretical and practical skills to explore the growing field of renewable energy technologies. [+]

Gain the theoretical and practical skills to explore the growing field of renewable energy technologies.

Course introduction

Renewable energy technologies have become an important part of energy production. Strong initiatives and investments from the public and private sectors have made this a rapidly growing field and created further career opportunities in the sector.

This is one of the few courses offered at Masters level which not only encompasses renewable energy technologies but also complements with the essential related elements of renewable energy finance and environmental law.

These elements touch on financial analytical tools, project structuring, finance and management in renewable energy, while the law element will consider legal framework impacting upon renewable energy provision.... [-]


MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation

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

Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity. [+]

Designed in conjunction with employers, this practical course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to help manage and conserve biodiversity.

Course introduction

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources.

By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology, experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.

Our graduates have gone on to work for government agencies and independent wildlife organisations nationally and internationally.... [-]


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