Jointly delivered by Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society at Heriot-Watt University, this programme builds upon the expertise and knowledge developed in both institutions.
You will study the wide and diverse range of social, economic and political processes that influence the development of the contemporary urban environment. The programme also enables you to acquire the tools and skills to propose urban projects of diverse scales and specificities.
Students on the programme come from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds and work collaboratively to understand how urban design approaches respond to contemporary urban transformations. This analysis is framed not only from a western perspective but acknowledges that urban transformations in the urban North are increasingly interlinked with activities in the urban South. Course structure involves traditional lectures, seminars, excursions and other relevant group activities.
Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
An architecture or urban design qualification is not required, but you are expected to demonstrate a broad interest in issues of urban design strategy planning and its relationship to issues at local, national and global level.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art