Taught course

Architectural and Urban Design

University of Edinburgh · Architecture

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.

Advanced Architectural Design; Design Project 1, Digital Design Media, Design Project 2, Readings in Contemporary Architectural Theory, Design Research Project, Introduction to Urban Design, Urban Design Theory

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Graduates of this programme will have the capacity to demonstrate leadership within an architectural design-team context; critically evaluate the possible roles architectural design plays within the larger field of cultural production; comprehend some of the key consequences digital media have for the conception, design and representation of architecture.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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