Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Napier University

Key Information

Rank 501 Location Edinburgh, United Kingdom Established 1964 International Students 4000
Famous Courses Masters courses, Bachelors courses, Engineering courses, Computers courses, Science courses, Humanities courses, Business courses, BSc, BBA, MBA, MBBS, MS, BE/Btech, MIM International Fees £6,500

Edinburgh Napier University UK

Edinburgh Napier University is located in Edinburgh, Scotland. The university's predecessor, Napier Technical College, was created in 1964 and named after 16th-century Scottish mathematician and philosopher John Napier. Lord Douglas-Hamilton designated the technical college as a university in 1992, and it became Napier University. Edinburgh Napier University was renamed the university in 2009.

It is one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability, with many courses including work experiences. Edinburgh Napier, in collaboration with the Edinburgh College of Art, has a great reputation for film education.

Merchiston, Craiglockhart, and Sighthill are the university's three main Edinburgh campuses. It has about 19,500 students on campus in Scotland, as well as those enrolled in transnational programmes abroad and online.  In 2018, almost 9,500 international and EU students from more than 140 countries participated.

Engineering, computers, nursing and midwifery, science, business, timber engineering, and transport studies are among the courses offered at Edinburgh Napier. The film, graphic design, music, acting, publishing, and product design are among the creative courses available.

Edinburgh Napier University is a multi-award-winning university that has twice received the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its achievements in timber engineering, sustainable construction, and wood science.

Edinburgh Napier is ranked ninth in the United Kingdom for 'value-added,' which compares students' entering qualifications to their degree outcomes. 'Confident Futures,' a programme that builds employability skills, is also offered by the university.

Accreditation and Ranking Data

Edinburgh Napier University is the first university in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

  • Edinburgh Napier is placed 601-800th in the Times World University Rankings.
  • The QS Stars worldwide university rankings gave it five stars for teaching, internationalisation, and employability.
  • Edinburgh Napier was named the best modern institution in Scotland in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
  • The University was ranked first in the UK for adding value to students in The Guardian University Guide 2017.


Edinburgh Napier has 1,240 students spread over three locations in and around the city centre. The housing is reasonably priced, contemporary, and well-supported by a dedicated team of University personnel.

Student housing is available at three locations throughout Edinburgh Napier: Bainfield in Fountainbridge (opened 2014), Slateford Road (opened 2015), and Orwell Terrace (opened 2016).

Students wishing to rent in the private sector can also get help from Edinburgh Napier.


Edinburgh is Scotland's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some belief it to be one of Europe's greenest and most architecturally stunning cities. Since the 18th century, it has been dubbed "the Athens of the North" for its beauty and scientific repute.

Edinburgh has been awarded 'Favourite UK City' by Observer, Conde Naste (2010 Award Winner for Best City) and Guardian readers every year since 2001. Edinburgh is easily accessible by road, rail, and air from all major cities in the United Kingdom and abroad.


  • Shehzad Afzal, film director and screenwriter
  • Kaberi Gain, Bengali author and social activist
  • David Hamilton, tenor
  • El Mafrex, singer-songwriter
  • Tom Harris, former Scottish Labour MP
  • Alex Salmond, former First Minister of Scotland and Alba Party MP
  • Amanda Hamilton, broadcaster
  • Carol Kirkwood, BBC weather forecaster
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Under graduate

  • Nursing Learning Disabilities - BN
  • Nursing Mental Health - BN
  • Nursing Adult - BN
  • Nursing (Child Health) - BN
  • Midwifery - BM
  • Care of People with Epilepsy - Graduate Certificate

Post graduate

  • Renewable Energy - MSc
  • Advanced Structural Engineering - MSc
  • Environmental Sustainability - MSc
  • Automation & Control - MSc
  • Product Design and Making - MFA
  • Advanced Materials Engineering - MSc

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To help you fund your studies at Edinburgh Napier University, the university offers several before scholarships, bursaries, and grants. They can cover living expenses, childcare expenditures, tuition fees, or a specific project that is advantageous to your academic and personal growth, depending on the eligibility conditions for the individual award.


According to the official academic calendar posted on The University of Edinburgh Business School's website, the following dates for the session of 2021-22 have been reported.

Trimester Dates
Trimester 1: 6 September 2021 – 18 December 2021
Trimester 2: 17 January 2022 – 14 May 2022
Trimester 3: 30 May 2022 – 27 August 2022
Christmas break: 20 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Marking, preparation & development week:  3 - 17 January 2022
Easter break:  11 – 24 April 2022
Marking, preparation & development week: 16 – 29 May 2022
Marking, preparation & development week:  29 August 2022 – 4 September 2022
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