Our facilities

Our world-class, industry-informed facilities will help you get the most out of your time here, opening up new opportunities and helping you to pursue you career aspirations.

Cutting-edge facilities for cutting-edge study

When you choose a postgraduate course or a base for research, your surroundings are important. You want to live in an interesting, welcoming city, and you want great facilities for learning, studying and making new friends and connections. The facilities we offer give you skills and experiences relevant to employers all over the world.

School of Computing

Our School of Computing at Merchiston has some of the most impressive IT facilities of any UK university, including specialist labs for Cisco networking, featuring the latest development kit, embedded and wireless systems, and Linux, Cisco and Microsoft technologies.

Sport and Exercise Science 

Our Sport and Exercise Science laboratories at Sighthill include a human performance laboratory and a biomechanics laboratory. We also have an environmental chamber where researchers can test athletic performance in extreme conditions, including high and low temperatures and humidity.

The chamber is the largest facility of its kind in Scotland and can replicate high-altitude conditions up to the equivalent of Everest Base Camp.

School of Health and Social Care 

At the School of Health and Social Care, we have a 1,000 sq m Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) simulator suite which replicates an intensive care treatment area.

We also have Biomed labs with confocal microscope, histology suite and real-time PCR suite and the capacity to work with anaerobic micro-organisms on our Biotech programmes.

Space to excel

We help our postgraduates to connect with each other – after all, the people you meet as a postgraduate could become your global contacts of the future. Across all of our campuses are break-out spaces, fully connected meeting rooms, places to discuss a group project or get to know talented people from all over the world.

We provide for life beyond the lecture theatre too, with cafés, social spaces and Starbucks franchises, and our [EN]GAGE gym, with a 200 sq m fitness suite, 1,200 sq m sports hall, and dozens of fitness classes and sports activities each week. In 2015, it was announced that these facilities are to be expanded as we become home to the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, Edinburgh, where we will help elite rugby players develop their talents.

As a result, our campuses combine the sociable atmosphere of a university with the professional feel of a modern workplace. They’re places where you can prepare for the career you want.

Technical support to back your learning

We’ve invested significantly in IT and audiovisual equipment to provide students with the best learning and teaching environment. On campus you’ll have access to more than 1,600 PCs and 200 Macs with 24/7 access during the two main teaching trimesters.

Learning resources

With over 200,000 print and audio-visual learning and research materials our libraries offer a wealth of resources, help and advice, as well as a great place to study.

Our campuses

Edinburgh Napier's three campuses are all designed with learning and working in mind. All are easily accessible, and provide diverse, collaborative communities and excellent facilities.


[EN]GAGE is our state-of-the-art sports facilities, open to everyone.  With a gym, sport hall for hire and fitness classes across all our campuses, we provide a fitness experience that's fresh, invigorating and fun.

Contact us

Contact our advisers on 0333 900 6040 or use our online enquiry form.