Architecture is the study of the built environment. It is a celebration of our cultural inheritance and a statement outlining our cultural ambitions.
Architects combine practical skills and creativity to meet building needs. Studying architecture will develop your observation, analytical, creative and design skills. You will learn about architecture of the past and the relevance of its principles for the future. You will also study architecture in relation to the societies that produce it.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically AAAAA (first sitting) plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at A; or Maths and Physics at B. Evidence of artistic ability.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus English at National 5 at C and Maths at A; or Maths and Physics at B. Evidence of artistic ability. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
RIBA/ARB have fully accredited the University of Edinburgh's current professional architecture degrees. The accreditation of RIBA/ARB will be sought for the new joint BA and MA (Hons) Architecture.
BA Hons/MA Hons
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Edinburgh College of Art