About our school

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Undergraduate level you can select a branch of computing that fits with your interests and longer term career goals.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

We host the Cyber Academy.

Follow us on Twitter: @ComputingNapier.

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Jack Kilby Computer CentreJack Kilby Computer Centre Computing facilities

The School of Computing has some of the most impressive computing lab facilities in a UK university including:

  • Jack Kilby Computer Centre (500 PCs, 24/7 access in term-time)
  • Specialist labs including Cisco networking, general networking and embedded systems for Linux, security and forensics and embedded systems
  • Games development lab with high spec PCs, PS3 development kits and NVIDIA enhanced machines
  • Two specialist digital media labs, one with iMacs computers and one with high spec PCs
  • Visual Effects lab
  • Software available to students from Microsoft, VMWare, iPhone and Adobe
  • WiFi network access available throughout all campuses.

Our Virtual Desktop Service enables you to login to the Edinburgh Napier University network from almost any device both on and off campus providing you have internet access.

When you start your studies, we'll also teach you vital skills so that you can make the most of our facilities while studying with us. You can always get support over email or by phoning our central IT Support Desk, or in person at one of our computer suites.


School of Computing

Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University,
10 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh Napier University, EH10 5DT

+44 (0) 131 455 2706