Our world-class, industry-informed facilities will help you get the most out of your time here, opening up new opportunities and helping you to pursue you career aspirations.
Cutting-edge facilities for cutting-edge study
When you choose a postgraduate course or a base for research, your surroundings are important. You want to live in an interesting, welcoming city, and you want great facilities for learning, studying and making new friends and connections.The facilities we offer give you skills and experiences relevant to employers all over the world.
Our School of Computing at Merchiston has some of the most impressive IT facilities of any UK university, including specialist labs for Cisco networking, featuring the latest development kit, embedded and wireless systems, and Linux, Cisco and Microsoft technologies.
Our Sport and Exercise Science laboratories at Sighthill include a human performance laboratory and a biomechanics laboratory. We also have an environmental chamber where researchers can test athletic performance in extreme conditions, including high and low temperatures and humidity.
The chamber is the largest facility of its kind in Scotland and can replicate high-altitude conditions up to the equivalent of Everest Base Camp.
At the School of Health and Social Care, we have a 1,000 sq m Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre and a High Dependency Unit (HDU) simulator suite which replicates an intensive care treatment area.
We also have Biomed labs with confocal microscope, histology suite and real-time PCR suite and the capacity to work with anaerobic micro-organisms on our Biotech programmes.
Space to excel
We help our postgraduates to connect with each other – after all, the people you meet as a postgraduate could become your global contacts of the future. Across all of our campuses are break-out spaces, fully connected meeting rooms, places to discuss a group project or get to know talented people from all over the world.
We provide for life beyond the lecture theatre too, with cafés, social spaces and Starbucks franchises, and our [EN]GAGE gym, with a 200 sq m fitness suite, 1,200 sq m sports hall, and dozens of fitness classes and sports activities each week. In 2015, it was announced that these facilities are to be expanded as we become home to the BT Sport Scottish Rugby Academy, Edinburgh, where we will help elite rugby players develop their talents.
As a result, our campuses combine the sociable atmosphere of a university with the professional feel of a modern workplace. They’re places where you can prepare for the career you want.