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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.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, studio-based projects, field trips and practical experience.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.
The BA and MA Architecture degrees offer routes into the architecture profession and graduates typically continue their studies to qualify as practising architects.
Architecture students have excellent career prospects and many Edinburgh graduates are working for private practices, local and national government and large commercial organisations, both in the UK and overseas.
Architecture in Creative and Cultural Environments graduates have a choice of career options in the construction and cultural design industries, and can also pursue careers in research, curation, estate management or visual arts.
Graduates in Architectural History also have a variety of career options, such as conservation, land management, heritage or historical consultancy.
Teaching takes place across a range of facilities all located in central Edinburgh; at Minto House on Chambers Street and at Lauriston Place. You will have access to design studios, well-equipped workshops, computer labs and libraries.
From an Architecture student’s point of view, Edinburgh is one of the most inspiring and engaging cityscapes. It promotes an active learning environment while offering the most varied and brilliant student activities.
This article was published on Jun 29, 2012