Taught course


University of Edinburgh · Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Entry requirements

To study at postgraduate level, you must normally hold a degree in an appropriate subject, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK).

Months of entry


Course content

The two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) programme offers a unique design and research-led learning experience leading to exemption from the ARB/RIBA part 2 examination. Based in one of the most beautiful and architecturally important cities in the world, you’ll join an exciting and dynamic programme combining flexibility with academic rigour.

Our programme has a reputation for its focus on architecture and the city and as a student you’ll play an active role in projects linked to current debates about cities and specific sites within them. You’ll benefit from a series of guest lectures and workshops from eminent practitioners and scholars. And you’ll also have the option to choose from one of two learning pathways. No matter which pathway you choose, you’ll be guided in the creation of intelligent and creative architectural design at all times, informed by thematically directed studios.

As a student, you’ll take advantage of studios and workshops recognised as amongst the best anywhere. Our workshops include up-to-date technologies, such as laser-cutting and rapid 3D prototyping machines, and you’ll access computer suites kitted out with the latest software and large format printing machines for digital design development and output.

Choose to come to Edinburgh and you’ll find a dynamic environment in which to engage creatively with the many facets of contemporary architectural discourse and practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)131 650 4086