SRUC King's Buildings, Edinburgh
King’s Buildings Campus
West Mains Road
Living in Edinburgh
Edinburgh, with a population of half a million people, and an unusually large and diverse student population (over 62,000 students study in Edinburgh) offers community, variety and a wealth of activities to recommend it as a popular place in which to live and study.
Edinburgh's historical centre, castle, elegant suburbs, parks and gardens combine well with contemporary, modern development. Its east coast location means you can easily choose to be by the sea or walking or skiing in the Pentland Hills.
Our Edinburgh Campus is situated to the south of the city as part of the University of Edinburgh's King's Buildings Campus, which hosts multiple bars and libraries and has direct bus links straight into the city centre.
Directions to King's Buildings
Download our travel guide for help getting to King's Buildings by car, train, bus and taxi.
Edinburgh Campus Sports Facilities
Due to its close proximity and links with Edinburgh University, all of the campuses sports facilities are run by the Edinburgh University Students' Union (EUSA). SRUC Edinburgh students are able to become EUSA members through a registration process at the start of each academic year.
EUSA facilities include the Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) and playing fields, which offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Among what is offered as indoor activities are gyms (free weights and machines), badminton and squash courts, football, basketball, volleyball, martial arts and more. Outdoor facilities include football and rugby pitches, cricket squares and a residential outdoor activity centre which offers sailing, windsurfing, hillwalking and mountain biking to name a few.
SRUC Edinburgh also has its own rugby, football and hockey teams which compete against local teams as well as teams from the other SRUC campuses. The city's sports facilities (both indoor and out) are also very impressive and include Europe's largest artificial ski slope which is open all year round.
Find out about the different kinds of available student accommodation.
You will develop independent learning skills and team working skills which will provide a strong foundation for future study and/or employment in the industry.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
- MA at SCQF level 6
- MA at SCQF level 5
Gain a strong foundation in the biology and biochemistry of animals, plants and microorganisms as well as skills in the practical and laboratory techniques.
Highly practical and industry-approved, a qualification in Garden Design will allow you to enter one of the largest and fastest growing employment sectors in the UK and beyond.
Horticulture with Plantsmanship
This course covers a wide range of horticultural skills, from botanical issues relevant to horticulture today to techniques for restoring historic gardens.
- BSc/BSc (Hons)
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Address: SRUC Edinburgh Campus, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JG
Telephone: 0131 535 4490
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Fees & funding
Funding is available to help you complete your studies, including bursaries to pay your tuition fees and loans to help with maintenance and travel costs.
Although our campuses are currently closed, you can still find out about life and learning at SRUC by joining one of our virtual open days. You will be taken to our old website to make your booking.