University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Architectural and Urban Design

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.

Entry requirements

A professional qualification in architecture, usually a 5-year programme, with a strong portfolio of design work; consideration will be given to applicants with a 4-year qualification in architecture if the portfolio is of sufficient standard, with evidence of further experience in architecture or cognate fields, such as art, landscape architecture, urban planning, digital design or industrial design; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edinburgh College of Art Edinburgh EH3 9DF Scotland

Key information

ECA Graduate School
Telephone number: 
0131 650 4086