Edinburgh Napier University

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Edinburgh Napier’s strategy is to be an enterprising and innovative community renowned internationally, with an unrivalled student learning experience.

The three main campuses are in Edinburgh at Merchiston, Sighthill and Craiglockhart.

Courses and students

The university offers over 250 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees combined. These are delivered through the following six schools:

Many courses are offered on a part time or flexible learning basis. This includes distance learning and courses available completely online.

The university offers a number of unique study opportunities, including Scotland’s only undergraduate degree in Financial Services. It is also the only UK university to achieve undergraduate and postgraduate cyber security accreditation by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Only university in Scotland to offer all four fields of nursing (Adult, Child, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health).

The university is one of the largest HE institutions in Scotland with around 15,500 students.

Facilities and services

Each campus has its own facilities to suit the needs of students there. Craiglockhart has language labs and three digital multimedia labs. Sighthill has the [EN]GAGE sports centre and an environmental chamber to simulate high altitude conditions for sports and exercise sciences. It also has a clinical skills centre with NHS simulation wards and high dependency unit. Merchiston has the 500-seat Jack Kilby Computing Centre, as well as newsroom, film and photography studios and soundproofed, state-of-the-art music studios.


Number one modern university in Scotland, The World University Rankings 2023.

Number one UK modern university for Computer Science; Criminology; English and Nursing - Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Top 5 UK modern university for Drama, Dance and Cinematics; Mechanical Engineering; Communications; Law - Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Top 5 UK modern university for Sociology - Complete University Guide 2023.

Top 5 UK university for Film, Production, Photography and Journalism; Law and Music - The Guardian University Guide 2023.

Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 ranked the university in the top 10 modern UK university for Accounting and Finance; Building and Civil Engineering.

In the National Student Survey 2022, the university ranks in the top 5 in the UK for Children's Nursing, Learning Disabilities Nursing and Midwifery.


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Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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Craiglockhart Campus

Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT

Off campus


Sighthill Campus

Sighthill Court
EH11 4BN