Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


The programme combines flexibility with rigour, allowing students to select from an exciting menu of studio courses and a choice of curricular pathways through the degree.

You will undertake a series of advanced-level research exercises and design projects, engaging with structural, environmental, cultural, theoretical and aesthetic questions. Non-studio courses encompass technology, contemporary architectural theory and management practice and law.

During the course of the programme you will complete a comprehensive design project, accompanied by an illustrated report explaining its theoretical, environmental and technical dimensions. Projects are developed by way of drawings, models, digital representations and written reports. The trajectory of your work during the programme is documented in an academic portfolio at the end of the second year.

Entry Requirements

A degree in architecture, prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1, or equivalent standard demonstrated in a portfolio.

You must submit a portfolio as part of your application. On the first page of the portfolio incorporate your name and UUN (if applicable) and include examples of your work on the following pages. You should read the application guidance before applying as there are particular guidelines on portfolio and reference requirements

If you do not hold an ARB Part 1 qualification, you will need to obtain qualifications at Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 level before being eligible for registration.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

21 months


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Edinburgh College of Art

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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