Undergraduate study - 2022 entry
Open to the world

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'll be inspired both within the studios and workshops of ECA and by the city itself.

  • You’ll benefit from talks and workshops from 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 encourage and empower our students to become design leaders and activists in their fields, with emotionally and environmentally aware approaches to design thinking

Our students are comprehensively trained in all stages of the creative processes. Our goal is to equip them to become excellent communicators who can visually and verbally defend, argue and place their ideas and practice within global industries and contexts.

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

We encourage brave and challenging conceptual thinking that becomes the foundation for a confident approach to study. When our students graduate, they know who they are as designers and creatives, and they understand the value of their abilities in influencing the design industries