This is the largest campus in the University for teaching, research, and knowledge transfer activity. We have around 4,000 students, several hundred full-time academic staff and professional support staff. Our students come from over 90 countries around the world, and this diversity enhances the learning experience for both students and staff, as well as University life. The campus includes three schools: Arts & Creative Industries; Computing; and Engineering & the Built Environment.


Address: 10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT
Phone: 0333 9006040

Merchiston campus brings together both old and new. The Schools of Engineering and the Built Environment, Computing and Arts and Creative Industries and our Students' Association call this place home, as did John Napier himself - he was born in 1550 in the tower that still stands in the courtyard.

Located in the lively Bruntsfield area, Merchiston Campus is home to art studios, engineering & design workshops, a computer games lab and a news room & film studios for all those creative types. It's also where you'll find the award winning 500-seater Jack Kilby Computing Centre - open 24/7 in our two main teaching trimesters.

The Merchiston co-location project was completed in September 2013. Creating a new multi-purpose space facing on to Colinton Road, new sound-proofed industry standard music studios and teaching rooms configured to the needs of the students based here.


How to get there

11, 15 / 15A, 16 combine to run every few minutes via Princes Street, Lothian Road, Tollcross and Bruntsfield. 23 every 10 mins via Hanover Street, The Mound, Tollcross and Bruntsfield.

36 via Stockbridge and TollcrossFor the buses shown above, get off at Holy Corner (junction of Morningside Road and Colinton Road) and the campus is 300 metres down Colinton Road.

5 via Grange Road and Newington (get off at Churchill)45 every 30 mins via Bridges, Tollcross and Bruntsfield. Bus stops opposite the campus.


By road
From the north or south take the city bypass (A720)and exit at Lothianburn Junction. Follow Comiston Road towards the city centre until it becomes Morningside Road. Turn left into Colinton Road from Morningside Road (at Holy Corner). Merchiston Campus is on your right hand side.