Taught course

Material Practice

University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh College of Art

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree or equivalent. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS minimum score IELTS total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module) Other accepted tests and scores TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (at least 20 in each module) PTE(A): Total 67 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections CPE Grade B; CAE Grade A

Months of entry


Course content

The global economy and market has expanded exponentially in response to ICT, however the physical nature of materials will always be subject to contextual particularities, such as traditional practices, availability of resource and skills, emerging materials and technologies. The proposed programme provides an opportunity for advanced study of materials in contemporary practice. Many practices in architecture, design and art engage in cross-disciplinary, cross-material activity.

The programme will be available to students from a variety of design and creative material practice, art and craft, architecture backgrounds and more traditionally technologically based disciplines such as engineering looking to expand their skills and understanding in both material techniques and collaborative practice. Collaborative practice is becoming a more recognised paradigm for dealing with many contemporary design issues.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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