Taught course

Advanced Sustainable Design

University of Edinburgh · Architecture

Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK, in a relevant subject and an electronic portfolio submission. Your portfolio should be a PDF no larger than 2MB in size. It should demonstrate a clear interest in sustainable discourses and strong evidence of engagement or interest in design culture, practice and visual communication. All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme gives you skills in creating sustainable strategies through design. The programme is delivered in a series of studio design projects supplemented with workshops and seminars on aspects of sustainable design. There is an opportunity to study environmental simulation techniques and discover how these can influence wider issues in the built environment.

We address the relationship of design in the built environment to contemporary sustainable agendas and engage in cultural and professional debates that increasingly influence the production of architecture.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)131 650 4086