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School: Edinburgh College of Art

About the School

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is internationally recognised and is situated at the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant and creative capital cities.

Research excellence

We performed exceptionally well in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Across all of our submissions, 100 per cent of our research environment profile ratings were either 4* world leading or 3* internationally excellent. In art and design: history, practice and theory, we were ranked seventh in the UK for research power (Research Fortnight REF 2014). In music, drama, dance and performing arts we were ranked in the UK top 20 for both research quality and research power (Research Fortnight REF 2014). In our joint submission with Heriot-Watt University for architecture, built environment and planning 73 per cent of our research was ranked 4* world leading or 3* internationally excellent on the overall quality profile.

A world-leading experience

Our world-leading teaching staff will inspire you to create work of the highest quality, in a cosmopolitan environment that is stimulating, supportive, flexible and challenging. We foster quality and distinctiveness in our students’ work, mixing traditional skills and new technologies. We are committed to delivering a flexible, imaginative education and want you to make the most of your talents and to realise your potential. If you want to be challenged, are passionate about your work and want to develop skills and innovative thinking, then this is the place for you.

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We offer a range of options for postgraduate study: from professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to part-time, online study. Find out which graduate study option is right for you: