MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

Our location

Information about the city of Edinburgh and our campus.

The IGMM is located on the University of Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital Campus, in the beautiful and vibrant city of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh life

Edinburgh castle

Despite its compact size, the city of Edinburgh has something for everyone. All year round, Edinburgh is a cultural hub, attracting the best in film, music, art and entertainment to its many cinemas, galleries, theatres and concert halls.

Its host of great pubs, clubs, restaurants, parks, gardens, shops and sport centres, makes Edinburgh an exciting and thriving place to live, study and work.

Further information: the city of Edinburgh.

Further information: relocating to Edinburgh.

Campus life

IGMM view from balcony

The Western General Hospital Campus is located in the North of the city, overlooking the beautiful Fettes College, and is only a short walk from Inverleith Park and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Facilities on the campus include:

  • IGMM bike parking (secure internal and external)
  • Nucleus Café and social space within the IGMM
  • Cash machine
  • Shops
  • University of Edinburgh medical library
  • Multi-faith chapel

Travel between campuses

A free shuttle bus runs between the University’s Western General Hospital, Central, Kings Buildings and Little France Campuses, enabling convenient travel across the city when meeting colleagues or attending seminars.

The University also offers an interest free transport loan for purchasing a bus or train season ticket and the option of saving at least 30% on the cost of acquiring a bike and safety equipment through the Cycle to Work scheme.