• In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

Graduate from the Edinburgh Napier University



Edinburgh Napier University is a modern, ambitious and innovative university located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant historical capital. Our unique and practical programmes are created in collaboration with industry and are taught by academics and industry professionals who are experts in their fields. This helps provide you with practical skills and insights crucial for securing graduate employment.

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered in a range of subject areas:

  • Arts & media
  • Business & languages
  • Computing
  • Criminology, psychology & law
  • Design
  • Engineering & the built environment
  • Health & social care
  • Life sciences
  • Sport & exercise sciences
  • Tourism

Our strong links with industry mean work-related learning for the majority of our students, from internships and work shadowing to live projects and experiences abroad. Over 95% of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating.

We are ranked in the top 5% of universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and were awarded five stars for teaching, employability and internationalisation by the prestigious QS Stars. We are also number 1 in the UK for adding value to students (Guardian University Guide 2017) and double award winners of the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises institutions for their internationally acclaimed research.

The city of Edinburgh has been a hub of culture, education, history and innovation for centuries. For students, the city creates an unforgettable experience and provides opportunities to make the most of your education.

Edinburgh has been recognised many times with awards and in rankings as one of the best cities for life in the UK and the world. The Guardian awarded Edinburgh the title of ‘Favourite UK City’ for 12 years in a row, The Telegraph named it UK’s best city and PricewaterhouseCoopers put Edinburgh in the top 3 best cities to work and live in the UK. It is also the safest city in the UK (Mercer, 2016).

Edinburgh Napier University is a truly international institution with over 4,000 international students currently studying on campus. The University is the largest UK provider of higher education in Hong Kong and has further transnational educational partnerships in China, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore and Switzerland.