Health & social care

At Edinburgh Napier we don't just teach you the theory. We go beyond the classroom, teaching you in NHS simulation wards to give you the skills and confidence to master your vocation in a supportive environment. This means that as soon as you leave us you're ready to start changing lives. 

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.

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
  • MBA (Health Management) - MBA
    Global Online
  • Sport & Exercise Science - MSc by research
  • Sport Performance Enhancement - MSc
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Drug Design & Biomedical Science - MSc
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Medical Biotechnology - MSc
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Clinical Exercise Science - PgCert/PgDip/MSc
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Pharmaceutical Science - MSc
    Full-time | Part-time
  • Masters in Midwifery - MM
  • Masters in Nursing (Adult) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
  • Masters in Nursing (Child) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
  • Masters in Nursing (Learning Disability) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]
  • Masters in Nursing (Mental Health) - MN
    [with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration]

Never stop learning

We offer continuing professional development courses including first aid and immediate life support, as well as the ability to take specific modules from our courses to enhance your skills in one specialism. Credits earned can also be put towards an MSc Advanced Practice.

 Download a postgraduate prospectus

Prospectus for health and social care subject area | Edinburgh Napier University

Our postgraduate Health and Social Care prospectus is full of information on what you'll get from studying Health and Social Care at Edinburgh Napier. Even if you're an undergraduate, download a copy and have a look inside to see what's in store. 

Click on the image to the left to download.

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The Guardian University Guide 2017, which compares entry requirements with final degree awards, ranks us top in the UK for adding value to students.

Sighthill Campus

9 Sighthill Court
EH11 4BN

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