College of Science & Engineering

About the College

We are one of three academic Colleges at the University of Edinburgh. With more than 2,700 staff and over 8,000 students, we are also one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the UK.


All of the Schools in the College undertake their own research in areas specific to their interests and strengths.

Location & map

King's Buildings map
How to find us, including bus services and directions.

Schools profiles

Field trip GeoSciences inside a crater
The College of Science and Engineering consists of seven academic Schools.

College Office

College office
The College Office teams provide central administrative and management services for the College of Science and Engineering.

Public & Schools

Public Schools
The College of Science and Engineering carries out a range of public engagement activities that are aimed at a variety of audiences from schools through to community events.

Social Media

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A list of the main social media channels from across the College of Science and Engineering.

Campus developments

Campus Development
The latest developments form part of a plan called the "King's Buildings Planning Framework" which sets out the long term vision for campus redevelopment and was formally approved by the City of Edinburgh Council in February 2009.

Facilities & services

The King's Buildings has study, sport, catering and support services available on campus.

History of the College

MRC Mammalian Genome Unit, Kings Buildings: 1972-76
In 1919 the area known as West Mains Farm was purchased by the University for the relocation and expansion of its science departments.