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.

An amalgamation of the University's extensive art collection and ECA’s collection of prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture.

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.

Access Awards

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

AHRC PhD Doctoral Studentships

  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: For research interests aligning with, or cutting across, ECA's five Schools.

Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Value: £5,000-£15,000
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Scholarships available for one academic year of postgraduate study at Edinburgh College of Art.


ECA General Enquiries

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