Our courses

Our programmes are created in collaboration with industry and employers to give you the best chance of career success. 92% of our postgraduate students are in work or full-time education six months after graduating (HESA 2014/15).

Industry Accreditation

Across all our Schools, you’ll see that many of our courses are accredited by industry bodies. From the Engineering Council to the Institute of Hospitality, these bodies support our courses because they have been designed from an industry perspective.

Study options


Full-time learning or research study involves an average of at least 21 hours study per week, including private study and on-campus taught provision, for periods of more than 24 weeks per year.


Part-time learning or research study involves less than 21 hours study per week, including private study and/or on-campus taught provision, for periods of less than 24 weeks.

Similarly postgraduate students still engaged in the work of the course and supervised but working away from the institution are also classified as part-time.

Flexible study

Flexible online study includes a variety of teaching and delivery methods designed to meet your career goals and fit around your personal and professional commitments.

Blended learning includes a combination of online delivery and face-to-face teaching, support and assessment.

Distance learning courses include all those whose modules are delivered through paper-based or online materials. There is a minimal amount of face-to-face teaching and support is provided via email or phone.

We offer a range distance learning courses including:

  • Journalism
  • Nursing
  • Business management
  • Financial services
  • Computer security
  • Clinical research
  • Engineering
  • Biology and conservation

Online and distance learning programmes

Our distance learning degrees are exactly the same as our campus-based courses in duration and content. 

Find out more about the Business School

The Business School prepares you for the challenges of doing business in the 21st-century. We do this in a lively, flexible and international environment at our Craiglockhart campus and also online across the world as we continue to innovate in online education.

School of Arts & Creative Industries

As befits a city full of culture, the School of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier boasts a vibrant, international and creative community. Our modern facilities and strong links with industry combine to produce industry-ready, award-winning graduates.

School of Computing

The School of Computing will equip you for the future in a fast-changing and fascinating sector. From networking to cybercrime, sound design to web development, we offer accredited courses taught by industry experts in labs that feature cutting-edge kit.

School of Engineering & the Built Environment

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment gives you the skills needed to innovate, create, respond to and provide solutions for a technically-demanding society. We have a broad range of courses that have been designed with employment in mind.

School of Applied Sciences

From career guidance to sports performance, biomedical science to ecotourism, research into human life, human behaviour and our understanding of the environment is at the centre of the School of Applied Sciences.

School of Health & Social Care

The UK’s envied healthcare model, Scotland’s strong reputation for health training and our research-active academics makes Edinburgh Napier the ideal place to study, no matter where you are based.

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