Why choose us?

You’ll study in one of the largest, longest-established, fastest-growing and most diverse History of Art Schools in the UK.
Our city is home to some of Europe’s most valuable art collections, as well as one of the UK's liveliest contemporary art scenes.
History of Art is one of the classic humanities disciplines. You’ll learn how to interpret and critique images and objects of almost every conceivable kind.
Our students can take courses from across the University of Edinburgh and you’ll be taught by experts who are active writers and curators.
Our graduates can be found in leadership roles in the arts worldwide. Edinburgh is where those careers start.

Facilities and resources

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

Get information, advice and guidance about your career options.

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

A Virtual Learning Environment enabling you to log in 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The public art gallery for the University of Edinburgh, comprising three distinct exhibition spaces.

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Deadline: 1 March 2019
  • Value: £10,000
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate Masters study at Edinburgh College of Art.

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.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships

  • Deadline:
  • Value: Covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and that chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student
  • Eligibility: Open to overseas students commencing a PhD in any field of study.


ECA General Enquiries

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