School of Health & Social Care

At the School of Health and Social Care we go beyond the theory. Our graduates develop the professional knowledge, critical thinking and industry connections to truly make a difference. We aim to have an enduring global impact on society through the positive influence of our professional and ambitious graduates. 

Who we are

The School of Health & Social Care provides a vibrant teaching and research environment for over 2,500 students and 130 staff. We deliver a world class learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a focus on practical and applied results.

The health and social care sector is one of the most rapidly changing and high profile sectors. Policy changes alongside financial challenges are putting greater demands on staff in terms of knowledge, skills and qualifications. 

Our nursing and midwifery graduates qualify with official Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. 99.4% of our nursing students go straight into work within six months of graduating, and they go prepared with both the skills they need to provide great care and a fantastic work ethic. 

Why study a health course with us?

The changing focus of the health and care sector onto patient-centred care, greater choice and control for service users, and awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyles have increased the demand for well-trained and multi-skilled people in a wide range of rewarding roles.

A qualification from Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Health and Social Care will ensure you are equipped to meet these priorities. Embedded in all our courses is a strong emphasis on working across professional boundaries – with clients, service users and patients placed firmly at the centre.

Our courses

We offer an exciting range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in health and social care to enable you to meet the demands of employers in this diverse sector as soon as you've graduated. With our degrees in pre-registration nursing professionally accredited by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) as a nursing graduate you will qualify with official Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

  • Advanced Practice - MSc (and flexible managed programmes)
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Healthcare Management - MSc
    Full-time
  • MBA (Health Management) - MBA
    Global Online
  • Masters in Midwifery - MM
    Full-time
  • Masters in Nursing (Adult) - MN 
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
    Full-time
  • Masters in Nursing (Child) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
    Full-time
  • Masters in Nursing (Learning Disability) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
    Full-time
  • Masters in Nursing (Mental Health) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
    Full-time

Did you know?

We were named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (pre-registration) for our learning disability nursing programme at this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards - a major honour.

Check out our Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre

You will spend most of your time learning in our Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre. In these wards, we don't do things by halves. The mannequins you train on will breathe, bleed and blink, and respond to the treatment you are giving them just like a real patient.

Our staff and students

Our dedicated staff pride themselves on their commitment to supporting students, providing students with the skills and knowledge that ensure that they are multi-skilled and able to contribute to a wide range of professional roles.

Our students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of practical based work, including placements. Our established research profile combined with our active links with a wide range of organisations ensure that our teaching meets the needs of employers and our research responds to the rapidly changing environment and technological advances. 

Staff in the School of Health and Social Care are nationally - and internationally - recognised for their research.  With an established research profile, our research attracts funding from government bodies, UK research funders and charities.

This is complemented with a large portfolio of research and consultancy work with local, national and international organisations.

Sighthill Campus

9 Sighthill Court
Edinburgh EH11 4BN

You can find us at Edinburgh Napier's Sighthill Campus. Feel free to email us at the address below with any queries.

Undergraduate Open Day 2017

14 October 2017