We understand that flexibility is key to our students, so we offer many postgraduate courses that begin in January 2021. Starting at this time of year has many advantages, including being in Edinburgh over the summer to look for valuable work experience and enjoy our beautiful city.

The right length at the right time

For most of our courses starting in January, you will study over three trimesters with a summer vacation after trimester one. Undergraduate courses are a bit different – contact us via the relevant course link below to find out more.

  • Trimester 1: January to April
  • Teaching break: May to August
  • Trimester 2: September to December
  • Trimester 3: January to April
Latest Covid-19 updates

Stay updated with how Edinburgh Napier is supporting prospective students during this time. Here you will find our FAQ's, our plans for your education and what you can expect from your experience when you join us.

Find your course and apply

Below you will find a list of the full-time courses you could start with us on campus in Edinburgh in January 2021. Most programmes last 18 months. You can find out more details and apply now on the course links below.

Business and Management


Life Sciences

Arts and Creative Industries

Health and Social Care



Why you should start your studies this January
We are the top modern university in Scotland

We are the top modern university in Scotland, having climbed 38 places in the Good University Guide 2021. We also climbed 43 places in The Guardian Good University Guide 2021 and are ranked the number 1 university in Edinburgh for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).

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 online courses are designed to fit round your current commitments and many offer January starts.