Edinburgh Napier University Undergraduate Courses

Edinburgh Napier University Undergraduate Courses

Why choose Edinburgh Napier University

We are an ambitious, innovative and inclusive University based in the vibrant capital of Scotland. All our courses are designed in consultation with business and industry to give you the academic and practical skills to succeed.

Reasons to choose Edinburgh Napier University

  • 95.1% of our students are in work or further study six months after graduating (HESA 2014/15)
  • Many of our courses have a work placement opportunity, giving you practical skills and experience to prepare you for your future career
  • We are a global community with almost 4,000 on-campus international students from more than 100 countries
  • We have an entrepreneurial focus and have supported more than 350 student start-up companies in the past 10 years
  • Our three campuses are equipped with cutting-edge, industry-standard facilities including a biomechanics lab, hospital wards, clinical skills suite, computer games lab, and radio, photography and music studios
  • You’ll have access to more than 1,600 computers and 500,000 print and audio-visual learning materials – and during trimesters one and two the Jack Kilby Computing Centre at Merchiston is open 24/7
  • We have dedicated support teams to help you every step of the way, from before you arrive to after you graduate
  • Our Stand Out and Confident Futures careers programmes are unique in the UK and give you the skills to succeed They are also available up to three years after you graduate
  • Edinburgh is home to four universities and over 100,000 students and is consistently voted the best city in the UK

Edinburgh Napier University Undergraduate Courses

Open Day – 1 October 2016

Thinking of university in 2017? Come along to our Open Day on Saturday 1 October 2016 from 9.30am to 3pm. It’s a great opportunity to visit and chat with academic staff and students about life at Edinburgh Napier.


We have more than 150 undergraduate courses across six schools serving 11,000 students from over 100 countries. With a focus on work-based learning, our courses give you the skills and experience to build the foundations of your career.

Choosing your course

Before applying you should explore all of Edinburgh Napier’s opportunities to find the course that suits you. For example

  • What subjects excite and motivate you?
  • What careers interest you?
  • What are your strengths and abilities?
  • Where would you like to live?

Spend some time researching your options online, for example at UCAS.

Our schools

Find out more about our schools including information about staff, research, case studies, courses and the learning environment.

Edinburgh Napier University Undergraduate Courses

Study options

Everyone has different study habits, commitments and lifestyles, so we have a range of study options to suit you.


Our full-time undergraduate courses last for four years to achieve an Honours degree. You’ll typically study:

  • three modules in each of the first two trimesters of your first three years
  • two modules and an Honours project in year four
Joint Honours

We offer a number of joint Honours degrees, allowing you to study two related subjects.

Advanced entry

If you have a Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) you may be able to apply directly to year two or three of a degree course.

To find out if you’re eligible for advanced entry visit the courses section of our website for our entry requirements or email studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk for further information.


You’ll study the same modules and complete the same coursework as a full-time student, but over a longer period of time. You’ll generally come in to Edinburgh Napier for one day a week. An Honours degree will take around six years to complete part-time.


Identical in content to a part-time course, this option replaces campus attendance with specially developed printed and online learning materials. You can study at your own pace, in your own time.


This part-time option combines online learning with attendance at the occasional seminar or workshop on campus. It’s ideal if you want to organise your own time, but remain part of the on-campus learning environment.


Some courses are taught at colleges around Scotland, where you can enrol as an Edinburgh Napier student.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll have full access to all of our study resources and IT facilities:

We also provide support and advice before, during and after your studies to help you succeed.