Why choose us?

ESALA is one of very few schools, internationally, to connect teaching, research and practice in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Our professional programmes are accredited by the Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA), Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Landscape Institute.
We are the largest centre for the study of Architectural History in the UK and a centre of excellence in Digital Media and Design.
Our students can take courses from across the University of Edinburgh and we work closely with Heriot-Watt University, including on world-leading research.
As proud holders of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, we value and encourage diversity in our large, international student and staff community.

Facilities and resources

Studios and workshop spaces, libraries and collections, places to socialise, perform and show work.

Resources for History of Art, Art, Architecture and Landscape Architecture students.

This large wood workshop hosts a huge range of machinery and hand tools for the cutting, shaping, and general fabrication of woods, as well as metals, plastics, and cardboard.

Edinburgh College of Art has well-equipped glass workshops for the blowing, cutting and casting of glass objects. The space includes hot and cold glass workshops and a plaster room.

Students at the University of Edinburgh have access to a range of library resources across the campus and online.

Welding torches, a forge, forming and shaping tools, and a 1-ton gantry crane with access to main workshop areas.

We have model workshops in both the Hunter Building and Minto House. Here you can work with machinery and hand tools for the cutting, shaping, and general fabrication of woods and metals.


Scholarships and bursaries

Are you eligible for funding to help you in your studies? Have a look at what's currently available.

Access Awards

  • Deadline: Various deadlines
  • Eligibility: Based on criteria such as income, background and personal circumstances, and in some cases geographical area.

College Research Awards

  • Deadline:
  • Value: £16,000 per year for three years
  • Eligibility: Applications are invited for PhD research projects that take advantage of the leading research expertise across ECA.

AHRC PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline: Applications are now closed
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's Schools.


Contact

ECA General Enquiries

Email: eca@ed.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)131 651 5800