Edinburgh Napier University

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Staying in tune with current trends is easy thanks to our location at the heart of Scotland’s Festival City. Choose your pathway through performance, composition, research and the wider music industry, and tailor your degree to your interests and aspirations.

You’ll learn from lecturers who are practicing performers, composers, conductors, music therapists, musicologists, sound engineers and songwriters. Our students have gone on to perform all over the world with bands like Mogwai and to manage groups like Idlewild.

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    Our graduates go on to work at the highest levels of the music industries in Scotland and beyond.


    We offer 24/7 access to our studios and practice rooms.


    We have a 100% satisfaction rate for our BA (Hons) Popular Music course (National Student Survey, 2020)


    As a budding musician you’ll already understand the importance of having the right instruments at your disposal. All our students benefit from our modern teaching, rehearsal and practice rooms, a recital area and a comprehensive music library, ensuring that all your needs are met on campus. Technology is always changing and we have three high quality recording studios and fully networked computer suites running Logic, ProTools, Sibelius and a range of other industry-relevant software. We also have two Avid Certified Instructors and ProTools experts on our staff.
    Careers svg icon CAREERS
    • Performer
    • Composer
    • Songwriter
    • Musicologist
    • Music Therapist
    • Radio Producer
    • Music Teacher
    • Instrumental Tutor
    • Artist Manager
    • Producer
    • Audio Engineer
    • Arts Administrator
    • Foley Artist
    • A&R Coodinator
    • Music Distribution manager
    • Tour Manager
    • Plugger
    • Session Musician
    Placements svg icon PLACEMENTS

    We have strong connections with community projects and performing arts companies, which will help you secure flexible and long-term work placements. Our relationship with the Eric Liddell Centre provides unique opportunities for students taking our Music Therapy module, allowing them to gain practical experience working with people with dementia. These competitive placements include training in dementia awareness.

    Study Abroad svg icon study abroad

    Taking the opportunity to study abroad provides a unique opportunity to develop your studies in music while embarking on a rich cultural exchange. Opportunities include:

    1. The International College of Liberal Arts, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan. 
    2. Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
    3. Washington State University, USA.