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EIC, Edinburgh Napier University


Edinburgh Napier University offers an exciting and supportive learning experience. With a student population of over 17,000 representing more than 115 countries, the atmosphere on our campuses is truly international.

The university also has excellent facilities and an innovative approach to teaching, with practical, relevant courses that will give you both the skills and confidence to prepare you for a successful career in today's global market.

The university is committed to producing the most employable graduates, and many former students have gone on to work for some of the world's best-known organisations. According to research, more than 93 percent of Edinburgh Napier graduates find work or enter further study within six months of completing their degree.*

But being a student at Edinburgh Napier is not just about attending lectures and passing exams. All students are members of the Napier Students' Association (NSA), which means you can also get involved in various sporting and social activities. The university's diverse range of sports and societies means there's something for everyone, from football, basketball and cricket to drama, dance and much more.


Why Choose EIC

As an EIC student, you will benefit from:

  • a combined Offer of Admission -- EIC will provide you with an Offer of Admission for your entire pathway, from your First Year Degree (equivalent)to your graduation from Edinburgh Napier University.
  • flexibility -- EIC has a flexible entry system, with three intakes per year. This means you can begin your studies at a time that best suits you.
  • access to Edinburgh Napier facilities -- From your first day at EIC, you will have access to university facilities and services including modern, well-equipped teaching facilities, libraries and computer labs open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will also be able to participate in Students' Association activities and access the Association's services.
  • small classes with personalised attention -- EIC promotes a personalised and supportive approach to learning. Classes contain no more than 35 students and our lecturers are also available after class to provide further guidance when you need it.
  • value for money -- Course fees are competitively priced, so you'll receive an affordable but high-quality education that gives you maximum return on your investment.
  • guaranteed progression to each stage of study -- You will progress directly to each stage of your pathway assuming that normal progression criteria are met.
  • accommodation options -- Our expert staff can help to find the ideal accommodation for you. Edinburgh offers a wide range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets.
  • dedicated student support services --Help and advice are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for any academic or personal issues you may be facing.


For international students, EIC is an excellent pathway at Edinburgh Napier University, providing access to Undergraduate degree courses. If you're thinking about doing a university degree in the UK, but are worried about how you'll cope in a UK university context, EIC is the perfect solution. With EIC, you'll be studying on the University campus, but you'll be in much smaller classes than you would in your first year in the mainstream university programmes. You'll get the extra care and support you need to ensure you succeed in you studies in the UK. Over 3,500 international students attend Edinburgh Napier University and by studying at EIC you will have an even greater chance of joining the 93% of graduates who were in work or further study within six months of graduating from Edinburgh Napier University.

EIC offers access to a range of pathways to meet your specific requirements. Furthermore, as an Associate College of Edinburgh Napier University, our students have access to University facilities, including computer labs, well-stocked libraries and the Napier Students' Association. Together with EIC's specialist support staff, they help ensure students receive the very best tuition and are exceptionally prepared for the remainder of their university studies.


About Pathway to Education


An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

Foundation or Stage1 – Otherwise also known as Certificate IV or Tertiary Access - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. The tertiary access is an accelareated program for more advanced students.

Diploma Year 1 - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for direct entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

Graduate Diploma - A 2 term and accelerated 1 term programme is available for students who have a degree, but not one which is equivalent to a UK degree. Successful completion leads to direct entry to the master degree.
English Language - A presessional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the minimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the case of English Language entry.








Pathway Programmes

Undergraduate Pathways


Business, Computing

Engineering and Built Environment

Life Sciences



Postgraduate Pathway


Accounting and Finance
Business and Management
Tourism, Hospitality, Festival and Events Management










Progression Degrees

Bachelor Degrees

BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business Management with Accounting, BA (Hons) Business Management with Economics, BA (Hons) Business Management with Entrepreneurship, BA (Hons) Business Management with Festivals and Events, BA (Hons) Business Management with Finance, BA (Hons) Business Management with Financial Services, BA (Hons) Business Management with Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Business Management with Marketing, BA (Hons) Business Studies, BA (Hons) Business Studies with Finance, BA (Hons) Business Studies with Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Business Studies with Marketing, BA (Hons) International Business Management, BA (Hons) Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Marketing Management with Consumer Studies, BA (Hons) Marketing Management with Entrepreneurship,BEng (Hons) Computer Security and Forensics, BEng (Hons) Computer Systems Networks, BEng (Hons) Software Engineering, BEng (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Informational Technology Management, BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons) Energy and Environmental Engineering, BEng (Hons) Engineering with Management, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechatronics, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Environmental Biology, BSc (Hons) Marine and Freshwater Biology, BSc (Hons) Microbiology and Biotechnology, BSc (Hons) Animal Biology, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BA (Hons) Festival and Event and Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Festival and Event and Tourism Management, BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management, BA (Hons) Festival and Event Management with Entrepreneurship, BA (Hons) Festival and Event with Human Resource Management, BA (Hons) Tourism and Marketing Management, BA (Hons) Tourism Management


Master Degrees

MSc Finance & Corporate Strategy*, MSc International Finance*, MSc Accounting & Finance* MA Film, MSc Business Management, MSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship, MSc Business Management with HRM, MSc Business Management with Marketing, MSc Marketing, MSc Human Resource Management (International)*, MSc International Business Management. MSc International Marketing*. MSc International Marketing with Tourism & Events*, MSc Marketing with Festival & Event Management*, MBA**, MSc Heritage & Cultural Tourism Management, MSc International Event & Festival Management, MSc International Tourism Management, MSc Tourism & Hospitality Management, MSc Tourism Marketing


*Only available for students who start their pre-masters in June.

** Students who wish to progress to the MBA will require 2 years work experience.




Entry Requirements

Foundation Stage 1 - Not Available


Diploma Stage 2 - 5 passes at a minimum of grade C, A/AS Levels, 100 UCAS points, International Baccalaureate (IB): Completion of IB Certificate

                               or Successful completion of HSC/intermediate certificate (10+2) with minimum average of GPA 2.0                          

                               IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)


Graduate Diploma -A qualification equivalent to a minimum of UK Higher National Diploma (HND), in a relevant subject area where appropriate, and a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 on the 4.0 scale, or equivalent or a degree from Bangladesh

                                 IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)


Other English requirements  -4.5 (with a minimum of 4.0 in any skill) before pathway  ( 1, 2 oe 3 semester options available)

                                                - 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in any skill) English + pathway  (10 week and 6 week options available)








Dates and Prices

State Dates: January, June and September

Note: Some pathways  may not be available throughout the year.

Undergraduate Pathways
Stage of study Course fees
Business, Tourism
Stage 2: First Year Degree (at EIC) £9,900
Stage 3: Second Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £10,690
Stage 4: Third Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £10,690
Stage 5: Fourth Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £10,690
Computing, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences
Stage 2: First Year Degree (at EIC) £11,300
Stage 3: Second Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £12,410
Stage 4: Third Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £12,410
Stage 5: Fourth Year Degree (at Edinburgh Napier University) £12,410
Postgraduate Pathways
Stage of study Course fees
Stage 1: Pre-Masters (at EIC) £6,100
Stage 2: Masters (at Edinburgh Napier University) £11,410 to £14,130
Pre-Sessional English
6 Week £1,240
12 Week £2,950
47 Week £7,850



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