Rankings of Edinburgh Napier University

Located on the outskirts of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Napier University delivers courses and programmes that have earned the institution recognition from QS University Rankings, as well as awards in the category of Student Satisfaction. The university operates from three separate campuses depending on the subject that the learner chooses to pursue - Sighthill, Craiglockhart, and Merchiston. Prospective students can expect to find Game Laboratories, Professional Music Studios, Conference Centres, and much more.

Latest ranking updates for Edinburgh Napier University
  • 25 Oct, 2023: Edinburgh Napier University ranks 201 in the latest from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK.
  • 25 Oct, 2023: update. Edinburgh Napier University achieves place 71.
  • 27 Sep, 2023: Publication of THE World University Rankings. Ranking position #501.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited announced latest results of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management) with Edinburgh Napier University in position 96.

University rankings

    • #10 
    • #59 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #92 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #89 
    CUG The Complete University Guide
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #501 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #18 
    • #801 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 27 June, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #943 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #844 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2023]
    • #12 
    • #1873 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #101 
    THE Young University Rankings
    [Published 03 July, 2023]
    • #9 
    • #1356 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 28 November, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #100 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #869 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #887 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #4 
    • #42 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #51 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #16 
    Building
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #4 
    • #39 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #15 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #32 
    Music
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #44 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Business

    • #10 
    • #78 
    Accounting and Finance
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #96 
    Accounting and Finance
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #76 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #301 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #151 
    Hospitality & Leisure Management
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 22 March, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #47 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #9 
    • #59 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

Design

    • #4 
    • #42 
    Graphic Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #27 
    Interior Design
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Education

    • #6 
    • #301 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

Engineering

    • #6 
    • #33 
    Civil Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #39 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #60 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #201 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #1214 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #7 
    • #57 
    Mechanical Engineering
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #10 
    • #59 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #5 
    • #34 
    Communication & Media Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #8 
    Journalism
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #8 
    • #79 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #83 
    English
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Law

    • #7 
    • #43 
    Law
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #46 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #4 
    • #45 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #101 
    Nursing
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]

Natural Sciences

    • #10 
    • #75 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #29 
    Biology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #3 
    • #55 
    Criminology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #65 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #11 
    • #78 
    Psychology
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #201 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #34 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

Sports Science

    • #7 
    • #55 
    Sports Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #8 
    • #66 
    Sports Science
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for Edinburgh Napier University

Journalism The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#8 
Journalism & Media Studies
Drama, Dance & Cinematics CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#15 
Arts Visual & Performing
Building CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#16 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Interior Design The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#27 
Design
Biology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#29 
Natural Sciences
Civil Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#33 
Engineering
Sociology CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#34 
Social Studies & Humanities
Law The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#43 
Law
Nursing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#45 
Medicine & Health
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#47 
Business

Student Reviews for Edinburgh Napier University

Student satisfaction:
4.4 (based on 187 student reviews)

“I’m most impressed by how new and modern the facilities are here, as well as how the teachers treat the students as equals and always make themselves available to help with assignments. I’m looking forward to my work placement that they’re organising for me in the Tourism sector.”

“I studied Business here at Napier, and I appreciated their use of case studies and simulations as teaching tools, because I didn’t want to just learn from the book. As an international student, I’m happy to say there were plenty of other foreign students.”

About Edinburgh Napier University

PROS

  • Edinburgh Napier University teaches numerous subject fields that consistently appear in the UK Top 5. These include Social Sciences, Music, Adult Nursing, and more.
  • The study rooms are open 24/7, and come equipped with enough computers and seating that users normally don’t have to worry about not having anywhere to work.
  • One of the most common sources of praise for this university is that the student population is highly diverse, which in particular helps foreign students to quickly feel at home after arrival.

CONS

  • For students who would like to enjoy the bars and nightlife after classes, the city centre is roughly 30 minutes away by bus.
  • International students are often surprised by the cost of living here. This is partly due to the conversion rates of the British Pound to other currencies, but Edinburgh is also one of the more expensive locations in Scotland.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1992
Telephone:
+44 333 900 6040
Address:
10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT, Edinburgh
Scotland
Website:
https://www.napier.ac.uk/
Social:

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of Edinburgh Napier University

  Course
1 Acting & English - BA 100/100 (13 student reviews)
2 Psychology with Sociology - BA 100/100 (10 student reviews)
3 Biological Science - BSc 100/100 (7 student reviews)
4 Biomedical Science - BSc 97/100 (33 student reviews)
5 Law - LLB 95/100 (35 student reviews)
6 Graphic Design - BDes 94/100 (13 student reviews)
7 Midwifery - BMid 93/100 (32 student reviews)
8 English - BA 93/100 (22 student reviews)
9 Animal and Conservation Biology - BSc 92/100 (17 student reviews)
10 Business Management with Human Resource Management - BA 91/100 (7 student reviews)

TOP 10 highest earning degree courses of Edinburgh Napier University

  Course Median Salary (15 months after graduation)
1 Cybersecurity & Forensics - BEng £30,000.00
2 Midwifery - BMid £30,000.00
3 Software Engineering - BEng £30,000.00
4 Data Science - BSc £27,000.00
5 Energy & Environmental Engineering - BEng £26,500.00
6 Mechanical Engineering - MEng £26,500.00
7 Civil & Transportation Engineering - MEng £26,500.00
8 Civil Engineering - BEng £26,500.00
9 Games Development - BSc £26,000.00
10 Nursing (Mental Health) - BN £25,000.00
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NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of Edinburgh Napier University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
1173 total respondents

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 115 students of Edinburgh Napier University participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for Edinburgh Napier University in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 72.1

Campuses of Edinburgh Napier University

Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road
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Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road
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Sighthill Campus, Calder Road, Edinburgh
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FAQ

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Edinburgh Napier University is listed in The Times Good University Guide, The Guardian League Table, CUG The Complete University Guide, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 21 rankings of Edinburgh Napier University.

Edinburgh Napier University achieved #59 in The Times Good University Guide. This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for Edinburgh Napier University.

Edinburgh Napier University achieved the highest ranking for Journalism & Media Studies. It is ranked #8 in The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Journalism). See all subject rankings for Edinburgh Napier University.

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