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University of Edinburgh: Art

Institution University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Study type Research


At the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) School of Art we provide a highly dynamic and supportive research environment for our large and diverse graduate community. Our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary research environment, which attracts postgraduate students and researchers across the fields of art, design, music, architecture, landscape architecture and history of art.

Research in this environment is further informed by collaborative exchanges with other areas in the University’s College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, as well as the wider University (such as the School of Informatics in the College of Science & Engineering).

Our current areas of expertise include:

  • Art

  • Critical and experimental writing

  • Art education

  • Artist-run initiatives and DIY culture

  • Art and anthropology

  • Contemporary art theory and practice

  • Cultural landscapes

  • Drawing

  • Expanded painting

  • Independent and self-publishing

  • Intermedia art

  • Moving image

  • Printmaking

  • Painting

  • Photography

  • Psychophysical sound creation

  • Public art

  • Sculpture

  • Sound

  • Video art

  • Visual and material cultures

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Master of Philosophy - MPhil

University of Edinburgh 

 University of EdinburghInspiring the world since 1583 
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50, and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts not only students but also staff from some 156 countries, creating a unique Edinburgh experience.

We provide a stimulating working, learning, and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities and attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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