The Architecture programme offered by The University of Edinburgh actively promotes interdisciplinary approaches to research in architecture. Our expertise and interests range across the following areas:
Our focus includes:
- conservation theory and history
- urban conservation
- conservation technology
- the challenges of bridging heritage and new architecture
Architectural History, Theory and Criticism
We have particular strength in:
- the history of architecture in Britain and the British colonial world (18th and 19th centuries)
- Germany, Central Europe and Russia
- modernism in Europe, North America and Africa
- Renaissance Italy
- the history of landscape
- the history of technology
- the international history of mass housing and urban development
- the theory and philosophy of architecture
- the philosophy of place
- critical inquiry and methodology
Design-led Research and Studio Practice
We focus on:
- research in and through design, as informed by contemporary architectural and cultural theory
- studio pedagogy
- research-led teaching
- methodologies of urban research and fieldwork
Digital Media and Design
We have expertise in:
- the spatial, social and philosophical implications of media
- histories of design computing
- the relationship between computers and design practice
- cognitive models of human-computer interaction
- 3D modelling
- mobile computing
- the sonic environment
Technology, Environment and Sustainability
We offer expertise in:
- lightweight steel structures
- the building envelope
- concrete construction
- design and manufacturing
- sustainable design in both qualitative and quantitative senses, looking at environmental response, design theory, rural planning and user-centred solutions
- All of our research students benefit from ECA’s interdisciplinary approach and all are assigned two research supervisors. Your second supervisor may be from another discipline within ECA, or from somewhere else within the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences or elsewhere within the University, according to the expertise required.
- The research culture is supported by seminar and public lecture programmes, and discussion groups.
- Students are required to take a course (or courses) in research training during their degree at the University. This may take the form of a semester-long course offered within the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) at the University, consisting of workshops on research methodologies designed for students working in art, architecture, and allied disciplines.
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before
DisciplinesArchitecture Design Landscape Architecture View 285 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Normally a UK masters degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.
- If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of your relevant professional experience.
International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 24 months.
Home fees have still to be agreed
- International/EU: £11,675
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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