Breaking the code

We excel in cybersecurity, digital forensics, gaming development and creative computing. Our professors are all industry experts, some of whom literally wrote the book on cutting-edge issues in cybercrime and online security. 

What will you develop?

Our courses

Based in the largest city in the UK for tech start-ups outside of London, we give students industry-recognised skills to look beyond the binary and shape the world around them. 

Undergraduate courses
  • Business Information Technology - BSc/BSc (Hons)  
  • Computer Systems and Networks - BEng (Hons)  
  • Computing - BEng/BEng - (Hons)
  • Computing - BSc/BSc - (Hons)
  • Computing Science - BSc/BSc (Hons)  
  • Creative Computing - BSc/BSc (Hons)
  • Cybersecurity and Forensics - BEng/BEng (Hons)
  • Digital Media and Interaction Design - BSc/BSc (Hons)
  • Digital Media and Interaction Design Global - BSc/BSc (Hons)
  • Games Development - BSc (Hons)
  • Information Technology Management - BSc (Hons)
  • Software Engineering - BEng/BEng (Hons)  
  • Software Engineering - MEng  
  • Sound Design - BSc (Hons)  
  • Web Design and Development - BSc (Hons)
Postgraduate courses

Executive masters

Graduate Level Apprenticeships

Our courses are accredited by

Our students

Women into Computing

Computing is for everyone, covering areas from design to programming, gaming to cybersecurity. From our Dean to students, lecturers to office staff, our school has strong female representation at all levels.

Student Placement Stories

We make sure you get that real world experience. We have students who have worked with all kinds of people to understand what they get the right technology for people.

Dr Tom Flint, Creative Computing Lecturer

Creative Computing

Making the Most of Masters

We offer the chance to complete a Work Based Project (WBP) as part of masters level studies as an alternative to a traditional dissertation. Projects are undertaken in collaboration with an organisation, with students based with a company or conducting research on their behalf.

Bringing the Buzludzha back to life

Our students hit the headlines in Bulgaria turning an old Soviet-era building into an immersive virtual reality experience.

Prefer to study off campus?

We have courses that you can study entirely online, perfect for learning in your own time - whenever suits you.

We're award winning

  • The school has won a number of awards including:
  • Tripwire Capture the Flag (2015)
  • University Cipher Challenge (2015)
  • METERology Award (2015)
  • O'Reilly Prize for Digital Media (2015)
  • Universally Challenged (2014/15)

The Cyber Academy

Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. The Cyber Academy collaborates closely with financial sector and law enforcement professionals to address these issues.

School of Computing research

When national organisations need results they come to us. We take the challenges and deliver outcomes that directly affect our society at a local, national and global level. We work across every field of computer technology from sensors and mobile networks to data intensive applications requiring intelligent processing and filtering.

Merchiston Campus

10 Colinton Rd
Edinburgh EH10 5DT

You can find us at Edinburgh Napier's Merchiston Campus. Feel free to email us at the address below with any queries.