Edinburgh Napier University

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    12,620

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    12,200

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    5.5

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    84.0

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Edinburgh Napier University is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has over 17,000 students, including nearly 5,000 international students, from more than 100 nations worldwide. Napier Technical College was founded in 1964, taking its name from John Napier, the inventor of logarithms and the decimal point, who was born in 1550 in the medieval tower house of Merchiston Castle (the site of the University's Merchiston campus). His statue stands in the tower of Merchiston Castle today. In 1966, it was renamed Napier College of Science and Technology. In 1974, it merged with the Sighthill-based Edinburgh College of Commerce to form Napier College of Commerce and Technology, which became a Central Institution in 1985. The college was renamed Napier Polytechnic in 1986 and in the same year acquired the former Hydropathic hospital buildings at Craiglockhart. In June 1992 the institution officially became Napier University. At a ceremony witnessed by over 700 staff and students, Lord James Douglas Hamilton and the then Principal, Professor William Turmeau, unveiled the new University sign at Merchiston. In 1994, Napier University acquired its Craighouse Campus. In 1996, the university gained a new Faculty of Health Studies through a merger between the Scottish Borders College of Nursing and Lothian College of Health Studies. In February 2009 it became Edinburgh Napier University Edinburgh Napier was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2009 for Higher and Further Education. The award was made for 'Innovative housing construction for environmental benefit and quality of life', recognising the contribution made by the University's Building Performance Centre towards improving sound insulation between attached dwellings. The motto of the University, Nisi sapientia frustra (meaning "Everything is in vain without knowledge") echoes the motto of the City of Edinburgh, Nisi Dominus frustra (meaning "Everything is in vain without the LORD"). Edinburgh Napier's Tartan was launched at the same time as the name change in February 2009. Previously the university used the Clan Napier Tartan; the Chief of Clan Napier welcomed the new University tartan.

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MSc Accounting and Financial Management
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Duration: 12 Months
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The MSc Accounting and Financial Management was developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). It provides you with the unique opportunity to achieve a Masters Degree and at the same time provide you with the knowledge and expertise to successfully complete the CIMA Management Level case study examination, giving you exemption from 11 papers of the CIMA 2015 syllabus. The MSc Accounting and Financial Management combines a critical evaluation of the latest accounting and finance theories with a practical understanding of how these are applied in real life. This combination of theory and practice and the combination of a Master's degree and professional qualification will ensure that you have a competitive advantage in the job market and significantly enhance your employability prospects. The MSc Accounting and Financial Management is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a business related subject and who now wish to pursue a career in accounting and finance. The programme will enable you to develop an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of accounting and financial management and its role in the strategic management of an organisation.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,000
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MFA Advanced Film Practice
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In parallel with this you will develop your creative and professional skills through practical exercises and master classes with leading industry practitioners. You will be working in a busy filmmaking hub in the culturally vibrant city of Edinburgh. We offer great scope for collaboration, with more than 200 students engaged in film activities – from cinematography and editing to documentary and animation. As an aspiring screenwriter, director or producer, you'll be aware of the importance of hands-on experience that leads to finished projects. Apart from acquiring practical skills, you'll create projects that can form the basis of your portfolio. In this course, you'll develop your existing skills to a near-professional level, collaborating with students and working practitioners alike to create a fully funded short film, documentary, feature film script or similar finished creative product.

Type: MFA(Full-Time) Tuition: £15,000
Duration: 12 Months Start Month: September
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MSc Advanced Materials Engineering
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This course, which is fully accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, offers you an advanced qualification in engineering and the opportunity to develop a specialised knowledge of materials engineering. It is one of very few such courses offered at Masters level in the UK, putting you at an advantage over other engineering graduates. You will gain exposure to the latest trends in design, materials, manufacturing processes, testing and advanced applications by taking full advantage of our modern technology and computing facilities. We have been successfully teaching a Masters programme in materials engineering for 20 years, leading the way in the study of this field. You will benefit from our first class research and knowledge transfer partnerships with local national and international companies. We have excellent industry links and encourage you to interact with industry too. All projects are practically focused, with emphasis on using industry standard manufacturing and testing equipment. Many projects are live, meaning you will be working for real clients

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,690
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MSc Advanced Networking
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This Masters degree in Advanced Networking offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge of the design and implementation of computer networks. Blending hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, this course uses our well equipped labs to provide you with direct access to advanced routers, switches, ISP emulators, VoIP telephony systems and wireless devices. This Masters degree in Advanced Networking offers you the opportunity to develop and extend your knowledge of the design and implementation of computer networks. The course blends hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, utilising our well-equipped labs which provide you with direct access to advanced routers, switches, service provider emulators, VoIP telephony systems, and wireless devices.

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MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics
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Computer security is one of the key issues in contemporary computing and is relevant to a wide range of activities, including software development, networking and system design. You will gain foundation knowledge in all the key areas of computing, with specialisations in mobile systems and network security. This specialisation is highlighted with hands-on practical work in group and MSc disseration projects. This course is flexible in the mode of delivery, making extensive use of online and blended learning materials, and a key objective of the programme is the integration with professional certification, such as from Cisco Systems, Ethical Hacking, CISSP, and ISO 27001. It is certified by GCHQ, which recognises UK universities which are excellent in Cyber Security and seen by Government and Industry as a core focal point for academic engagements on research and education.

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MSc Advanced Software Engineering
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Duration: 12 Months
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This course will build on your existing knowledge of software engineering to an advanced level and help you to pursue a career or further research in this area. You will have an enthusiasm for software technology from your first degree, or perhaps your work experience, and be keen to engage with a wide range of new materials and technology. Build on your existing knowledge of software engineering to a high level with this advanced postgraduate degree, preparing you for a career or further research in this area. You'll have an enthusiasm for software technology from your first degree, or perhaps your work experience, and be keen to engage with a wide range of new materials and technology. You'll get the opportunity to explore in depth the areas of software engineering which interest you most by offering a number of module choices as well as the chance to specialise in state-of-the-art research topics such as evolutionary and parallel computing. You'll gain valuable skills in project management and team working through a group based project and independent research skills that will develop your existing knowledge and understanding to produce a substantial, self-directed piece of individual work. You'll develop a good understanding of the principles of modern software engineering plus current research and future trends in software engineering. Graduates can expect to find employment in a variety of jobs and companies ranging from independent software houses to graduate trainee courses in large multinational companies. You may also find opportunities for further study in research, either at PhD level or as research assistants.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,690
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MSc Advanced Structural Engineering
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On this course, you will develop skills in the analysis, design and assessment of engineering structures subject to normal, seismic and extreme loading and environmental conditions. Accredited by relevant professional bodies and designed to meet the needs of the modern construction industry, this course offers a wide range of structural engineering principles, as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures and foundations. In this course, you'll develop skills in the analysis, design and assessment of engineering structures under general, environmental, seismic and extreme loading conditions. Accredited by relevant industry bodies and designed to meet the needs of the construction industry, the course offers a wide spectrum of structural engineering principles, as you learn about issues relating to steel and concrete structures.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,620
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MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology
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Duration: 12 Months
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Develop a deep insight into crime and criminal behaviour by studying this uniquely practical and applied course in criminology and forensic psychology. You will have the opportunity of a work placement alongside specialised modules such as mediation, international criminology, assessment of offenders, child protection, and high level quantitative and qualitative research methods. This will give you an invaluable set of skills for both employment and further research. Your tutors will be research active staff who are experts in their field and you will also benefit from external practitioners who bring their practical skills and experience to the course.

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MSc Architectural Technology & Building Performance
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Developed to meet the demands of the modern construction industry, this course incorporates current construction techniques and explores the latest regulatory and commercial issues. You will build on your existing qualifications or experience in this area to develop a good knowledge of architectural technology, building performance and the legislative framework that governs the industry. Developed to meet the demands of the modern construction industry, this course incorporates current construction techniques and explores the latest regulatory and commercial issues. You'll build on your existing qualifications or experience in this area to develop a good knowledge of architectural technology, building performance and the laws that govern the industry. The course offers a well balanced blend of theory and practice which prepares you for the workplace. So you'll gain a broad understanding of the construction industry but also learn how to apply this to create design solutions.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £12,620
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MSc Automation and Control
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Duration: 12|15 Months
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Automation and control are important aspects of modern manufacturing and utility supply. Many manufacturing assembly lines and processes utilise programmable control systems, e.g. robotic systems. As a result, it is essential to equip the prospective engineer in this field with the appropriate skills. This course will extend your skills into several essential areas in the field of automation and control. Think of any modern manufacturing or utility supply process, and you're seeing automated assembly lines, robotic systems and programmable controls. This post graduate qualification gives you the advanced knowledge you need to create these systems and devise innovative solutions in the broad field of automation and control. Taking your existing knowledge of engineering theory and practice, the course focuses on the essential areas of this specialist field, such as embedded systems, control system design. Using specialist equipment in our dedicated laboratories, you'll learn to use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, the industry standard for the development of effective control systems.

Type: MSc(Full-Time) Tuition: £14,690
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