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Architectural and Urban Design (MSc)

Course Description

Programme description

The programme provides specialist training in design for candidates who already hold a professional architectural degree.

The programme aims to expose candidates to a range of cutting-edge approaches, strategies, research and experimentation techniques in architectural design.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around a series of design projects, augmented by lecture/seminar-based teaching in digital media and contemporary architectural theory.

The programme also involves fieldwork in a selected European city. Previous destinations include Florence, Venice, Marseille and Lisbon.

Learning outcomes

Graduates of this programme will have the capacity to:

demonstrate leadership within an architectural design-team context
critically evaluate the possible roles architectural design plays within the larger field of cultural production
comprehend some of the key consequences digital media have for the conception, design and representation of architecture

Career opportunities

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.

Visit the Architectural and Urban Design (MSc) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A professional qualification in architecture, usually a five-year programme, with a strong portfolio of design work with clear author/co-author attribution. A four-year qualification in architecture may be acceptable if the portfolio is of sufficient standard, with evidence of further experience in architecture or cognate fields, such as art, landscape architecture, urban planning, digital design or industrial design.

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