University of Edinburgh: Architecture (MSc (Res))

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Email ecaresearchdegrees@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 651 5741
Study type Research

Summary

Research is central to the study of architecture within the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). It motivates our intellectual and creative activities and underpins our collaborations with a range of important international and UK-based institutions.

We actively promote interdisciplinary approaches to research in architecture. Our expertise and interests range across the following areas:

Architectural Conservation

Our focus includes conservation theory and history; urban conservation; conservation technology; and the challenges of bridging the gulf between heritage and new architecture.

Architectural History, Theory and Criticism

We have particular strength in the history of architecture in Britain and the British colonial world (18th and 19th centuries); Germany, Central Europe and Russia; modernism in Europe, North America and Africa; Renaissance Italy; the history of landscape; the history of technology; the international history of mass housing and urban development; the theory and philosophy of architecture; the philosophy of place; and critical inquiry and methodology.

Design-led Research and Studio Practice

We focus on research in and through design, as informed by contemporary architectural and cultural theory; studio pedagogy; research-led teaching; and methodologies of urban research and fieldwork.

Digital Media and Design

We have expertise in the spatial, social and philosophical implications of media; the relationship between computers and design practice; cognitive models of human-computer interaction; 3D modelling; mobile computing; the sonic environment; and e-commerce.

Technology, Environment and Sustainability

We offer expertise in lightweight steel structures; the building envelope; concrete construction; design and manufacturing; and sustainable design in both qualitative and quantitative senses, looking at environmental response, design theory, rural planning and user-centred solutions.

Students pursuing MPhil or PhD programmes are required to undertake research training, which can take the form of a semester-long module or shorter term intensive training courses, and may consist of workshops on research methodologies designed for students working in art, architecture and allied disciplines. Alternatively, MPhil and PhD students may take a combination of the short postgraduate skills training courses offered by the Institute for Academic Development.

2 course options

Qualification MSc (Res)
Level SCQF Level 11
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website.

You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Location Central area campus
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9JZ

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