Up six places and top Scottish modern again!

Pleasing results for the University in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Date posted

23 September 2021


Edinburgh Napier has climbed six places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, jumping from 63rd to 57th in the UK.

We are the highest placed of the Scottish post-1992 modern universities, just as we were in the 2021 edition.

The rankings continue an impressive run, with the University recently retaining its position as number one in Edinburgh for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2021.

The latest Times Guide places the University ninth among UK modern universities compared with 13th last year.  Edinburgh Napier is the top UK modern for Art and Design, Communication and Media Studies, Criminology, Drama, Dance and Cinematics, English, Music and Nursing - the latter rising 20 places in the rankings this year to number one!

And within the separate Scottish Social Inclusion ranking, Edinburgh Napier was ranked 3rd out of 15 Scottish institutions, compared to 7th last year.

Edinburgh Napier Principal, Professor Andrea Nolan, said: “Our continued climb up the rankings is a fantastic achievement for our whole community and it is thanks to the passion, commitment and hard work of our staff.

“I am particularly proud that we have built on our position as the top modern university in Scotland, and become a top 10 modern university in the UK. We will continue to deliver high quality education that is making a difference and creating opportunities for all of our students, and through our research, drive positive societal, economic and environmental impact.”

Edinburgh Napier is a top 10 UK university for:

  • English (6th)
  • Art and Design (8th)
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics (8th)

And a top 10 UK modern university for:

  • Art and Design (1st)
  • Communication and Media Studies (1st)
  • Criminology (1st)
  • Drama, Dance and Cinematics (1st)
  • English (1st)
  • Music (1st)
  • Nursing (1st)
  • Animal Science (2nd)
  • Computer Science (3rd)
  • Law (3rd)
  • Sociology (4th)
  • Information Systems (6th)
  • Civil Engineering (8th)
  • Business, Management and Marketing (9th)
  • Accounting and Finance (10th)
  • Architecture (10th)
  • Hospitality, Leisure Recreation and Tourism (10th)

The guide uses nine indicators to measure university performance; student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, research quality, graduate prospects, entrance qualifications held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.