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.

Introduction to the College

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What is the College of Science and Engineering and what are its key functions, structures and aims?

College Office

Murchison house at night
The College Office teams provide central administrative and management services for the College of Science and Engineering.

Location & map

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

Schools and units

Field trip GeoSciences inside a crater
The College of Science and Engineering consists of seven academic schools and two centres of excellence.

People of CSE

Kelsey Barnhill - People of CSE campaign
Meet the people who work and study at the College of Science and Engineering through our interview series - People of CSE.

The Nucleus Building

The front of the Nucleus building at King's Buildings.
The Nucleus Building is a new shared learning, teaching and social hub at the heart of The King’s Buildings campus. It opened fully in January 2023.

Virtually Explore

King's Buildings
Aimed at anyone with an interest in science and engineering, Virtually Explore is a collection of online experiences developed by staff and students to offer glimpses into our research spaces, what our staff and students do, and the history of our buildings. We also offer access to a number of interactive or stay-at-home activities for all ages. 

KB101: celebrating a century of science and engineering

KB Aerial photo 1921
On 6th July 1920, King George V laid the foundation stone for the first of the buildings that would form part of The University of Edinburgh's new Science campus, relocated from its former Old College premises.

Social Media

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

Facilities & services

The King's Buildings has study, 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.

Priority Permit - Shuttle Bus

Priority permits are issued to staff and students required to make essential business/study related journeys between University sites to a deadline.