Research at Edinburgh Napier

Our world-class researchers are passionate about learning through innovation, and ensuring that our work is relevant to today’s ever-changing world. 

Our researchers go on to careers in academia and a diverse range of industries and organisations around the world.

Research degrees

There are a wide range of subject areas and expertise available across the University’s schools and their Institutes for Research & Innovation, where staff are happy to discuss potential research proposals.

Typically, a research degree focuses on an in-depth investigation or project, with an emphasis on independent study of a topic chosen by the student.

What’s more, researchers at Edinburgh Napier highly rate the research degree supervision received, recording 82% satisfaction in the Research Postgraduate Survey 2013.

Problem solvers

Our researchers help solve problems – whether helping companies turn their waste into biofuel or making supermarket delivery vans greener.

They’re currently:

  • working with Scottish Enterprise to help develop leadership skills in the tourism sector
  • collaborating with Police Scotland to train detectives in the latest cybercrime techniques
  • tackling Crohn's disease and other ailments alongside health charities

Those close relationships with the private, public and third sectors inform our teaching and research to the benefit of our students.

Conduct your research with us

We are committed to carrying out internationally recognised research because we believe in learning through innovation.

Like our courses, our research is relevant to today’s ever-changing world. Our research graduates go on to success in the academic world but also in a diverse range of industries and organisations around the world.