University of Edinburgh: Architectural and Urban Design (MSc)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Telephone 0131 650 4086
Study type Taught


The programme provides specialist training in design for candidates who already hold a professional architectural degree. The programme aims to expose candidates to a range of cutting-edge approaches, strategies, research and experimentation techniques in architectural design. This programme is structured around a series of design projects, augmented by lecture/seminar-based teaching in digital media and contemporary architectural theory; the programme also involves fieldwork in a selected European city.

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Qualification MSc
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

A professional qualification in architecture, usually a five-year programme, with a strong portfolio of design work with clear author/co-author attribution.

You must submit a portfolio as part of your application.

We may consider a four-year qualification in architecture if your portfolio is of sufficient standard, with evidence of further experience in architecture or a similar field, such as art, landscape architecture, urban planning, digital design or industrial design; please contact us to check before you apply.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Location Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place

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