New year, new you: apply to study in January 2020

We understand that flexibility is key to our students, so we offer many postgraduate courses that begin in January 2020. Starting at this time of year has many advantages, including being in Scotland in time for Burns Night and enjoying the summer Festival Fringe!

The right length at the right time

Starting in January, you will study over three trimesters with a summer vacation after trimester one.

  • Trimester 1: January to April
  • Teaching break: May to August
  • Trimester 2: September to December
  • Trimester 3: January to April

Why you should start your studies this January

Find your course and apply

Below is a list of the many full-time courses you could start with us on-campus in Edinburgh in January 2020. Most programmes last 18 months. You can find out more details and apply now on the course links below.

Business and Management


Life Sciences

Health and Social Care



New year, new you: study with us online

Wherever you are in the world, you can study with Edinburgh Napier without leaving your home country. Our Global Online courses are designed to fit round your current commitments and offer January starts.

Edinburgh student life

A year in Edinburgh . . .

Who is Robert Burns and what is haggis?

Robert Burns was an 18th-century Scottish poet and lyricist whose work is famous across the world. Perhaps you have sung Auld Lang Syne at New Year? His life and works are commemorated every 25 January with Burns Suppers across the globe. The centre piece of the supper is the haggis - offal mixed with herbs and spices. It's tastier than it sounds!