Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), ECA, University of Edinburgh
This programme offers students advanced training in the methodological, theoretical, and historiographical aspects of architecture and the wider built environment, all within the beautiful and superbly preserved setting of the Scottish capital and UNESCO World Heritage city of Edinburgh. Through a structured set of courses, including a substantial array of elective modules, supervised dissertation research, and optional internships, students will acquire a breadth of historical understanding as well as develop a rigorous approach to research practice and culture. The programme offers excellent preparation for doctoral research and careers that engage with the history and interpretation of architecture and the built environment.
The programme’s distinctiveness lies in the variety of its coverage and its position at the centre of a constellation of subjects and specialist disciplines within Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), including architecture, landscape architecture, history of art, and conservation studies. It is also part of a unique suite of specialist courses and degrees that deal specifically with the history and theory of architecture from the undergraduate level (Architectural History - MA (Hons)) through to PhD research, comprising the largest such centre for the study of architectural history in the United Kingdom.