Edinburgh Napier's School of Computing 

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for you to specialise in and our School can equip you with the required skills and knowledge to succeed in your chosen career path. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses are designed to meet industry needs.

Edinburgh Napier University gets its name from the brilliant 16th-century mathematician and philosopher John Napier, who is the inventor of logarithms and the decimal point. John Napier was born in the tower house of Merchiston Castle, a historic and iconic feature of the University’s Merchiston campus, which is home to the School of Computing.

The School is divided into three research-aligned subject groups; Creative and Social Informatics, Security and Networking and Software Engineering and Technology. We are dedicated to nurturing our students’ talent, with a strong focus on practical and applied courses combined with excellent teaching and innovative research designed to reflect the evolving needs of business and industry. 


At Undergraduate level you can select a branch of computing that fits with your interests and longer term career goals. We are graduate work-focussed and pride ourselves in our one year placement opportunities for students. For those who do not go on a year long placement, there are shorter internships and industry project opportunities available in third year. You can read more about placement opportunities and find out how you can make the most of your experience. 


At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc. We are flexible and offer range of programmes at full-time, part-time, distance and online learning modes. Modules include technologies such as NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. 

Work-based learning

There are also Executive Masters degrees and Graduate Apprenticeships available, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. 

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA) and the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP). We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland and a Cisco Academy Support Centre. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

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School of Computing

Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh Napier University,
10 Colinton Road,
Edinburgh Napier University, EH10 5DT

+44 (0) 131 455 2706