The Architectural and Urban Design programme at The University of Edinburgh 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:
On completion of this programme, you will have added a significant qualification to your existing architectural degree, one that is held in high regard by potential employers. The skills and learning you will gain will help you to pursue your career at a higher level, or branch out into a particular specialism.
The programme is structured around a series of design projects, augmented by lecture/seminar-based teaching in urban design and contemporary architectural theory.
The programme also involves fieldwork in a selected European city. Previous destinations include Florence, Olbia, Bari, Mumbai and Calcutta.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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.
Scholarships are available.
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