Edinburgh Napier University

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Alongside leading academic theory you’ll find professional know-how and extensive industry connections, with more than 95% of graduates in work or further education within six months of graduating.

What’s more, Edinburgh is the 2nd best UK city for students (QS, 2018), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest arts festival. It is a buzzing, multicultural city, yet feels small, welcoming and safe.

Join Edinburgh Napier and you’ll become part of a global community of nearly 20,000 students studying in Edinburgh and with partners overseas, with a community in Edinburgh of 3,500 international students from 110 countries.

Edinburgh Napier University

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment earned a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015, after previous success in 2009. Our BEng (Hons) Cybersecurity and Forensics is the first undergraduate course in the UK to be fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), whose parent organisation is GCHQ.

Facts & Stats

  • More than 95% of graduates are in work or further education within six months of graduating (HESA, 2016/17).
  • Awarded five stars for teaching, employability and internationalisation in the QS Stars 2019.
  • 88% of full-time undergraduate courses include an opportunity for work-related learning.
  • Top 10 UK modern university for subjects including accounting and finance, civil engineering, English, music, and sociology (Complete University Guide 2020) and film production and photography, law, and sports science (Guardian University Guide 2020).
  • More than 500 start-ups have been supported by their in-house business incubator.
  • More than 50% of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2009 & 2015 for internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science.
  • Edinburgh Napier academics helped create a world-class centre of excellence for Scottish mountain biking, protected Kenyan tropical forests and contributed to the battle against cybercrime.

Industry focus

Edinburgh Napier has extensive industry connections and partnerships, and works closely with them to develop and deliver their programmes, many of which are accredited or recognised by leading industry bodies. They're proud to say that 88% of full-time undergraduate courses include an opportunity for work-related learning and that their business incubator has supported more than 500 start-ups. It’s no surprise, then, that over 95% of their graduates are in work or further education within six months of graduating.

Top-rated teaching

Edinburgh Napier are committed to providing the best possible teaching to their students. In 2015, they were awarded five stars for teaching in the QS Stars international university rankings. The 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), which rates final year students’ satisfaction with their university and course, saw four of Edinburgh Napier's subjects in the UK top 10 and seven subjects with 90%+ satisfaction. They are a top 10 UK modern university for subjects including accounting and finance, civil engineering, English, music, and sociology (Complete University Guide 2020) and film production and photography, law, and sports science (Guardian University Guide 2020).

Research

Edinburgh Napier's academics excel in their fields. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), more than half of their research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Researchers here are working on projects that include improving the design of shelters for refugees, assessing and improving conservation and restoration of tropical mangrove, and developing technology to enable the evolution of robots without the need for direct human oversight. In short, they're carrying out innovative research that changes lives across the world.

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