Through our links with industry, experienced academic staff, various accreditations, entrepreneurial outlook and careers service we offer a supportive yet challenging environment to make sure you stand out.
Our links with employers
The experience of our staff will enrich your career prospects. Across our schools, our staff work on knowledge exchange projects; sit on advisory boards; and provide direct services and consultancy to commercial and public-sector clients.
Our staff use their active involvement in commercial and public life to arrange substantial input from employers, including talks and workshops, employer-led projects and professional placements. They proactively let you know information about job vacancies, internships, competitions and grants.
Many of our courses are accredited by industry bodies. From the Institute of Hospitality to the Engineering Council, these bodies support our courses because they have been designed from an industry perspective.
We continue to build relationships with industry. For example our MSc Corporate Governance programme has been developed in conjunction with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), while our new MSc Game Technologies course has been awarded Playstation©First status by Sony.
As a result of our courses, links, accreditation and the Edinburgh Napier experience, the vast majority of our students feel better prepared for their future careers. HESA 2014/15 and Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015 found that:
A 2014 report by Biggar Economics also named us the most successful university in Scotland for graduate enterprise and start-ups.
- 92% of our postgraduate students are in work or full-time education six months after graduating
- 87% of our postgraduate students believe their course has enhanced their academic ability
- 85% of our postgraduate students believe their research skills have developed during their course
- 85% of our postgraduate students found their course intellectually stimulating
Each postgraduate course is structured to provide the skills and knowledge valued by employers globally. We complement this with innovative programmes to boost your employability:
Our Confident Futures programme is unique in higher education in the UK. The workshops are free to all postgraduate students and include topics such as assertiveness, networking, selling your strengths, self-employment, and preparing for assessment centres.
Throughout the year, we run Academic skills workshops, open to all postgraduates and all free of charge. They include sessions specifically for non-native English speakers, and cover anything from essay writing to presentations to help with mathematics.