Undergraduate study - 2025 entry
Edinburgh: Extraordinary futures await.

Subject area: Design

Why choose Design at the University of Edinburgh?

  • The stunning city of Edinburgh is at the heart of annual international cultural and arts events. You will be inspired both within the studios and workshops of the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and by the city itself.

  • You will benefit from talks and workshops with professional practitioners and take part in exhibitions, competitions and live projects that help you prepare for professional practice.

  • Our graduates qualify ready for industry, with the confidence to establish themselves as independent and adaptable designers with a range of transferable skills.

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Introducing Design

We empower our students to become design leaders and activists in their fields, with emotional and environmental approaches to design thinking.

You will be fully trained in all stages of the creative process. Our goal is to equip you to be an excellent communicator so you can:

  • defend your ideas, verbally and visually
  • argue and place practice in a global context

Our courses offer creative, experimental and risk-taking opportunities. We challenge our students to expand the expectations of their chosen disciplines.

We encourage brave and challenging conceptual thinking. This will provide you with a confident foundation for your studies.

Our creative graduates understand the value of their ability to influence the design industries.