Why choose us?

You’ll study in a School with a long and distinguished history and a broad view of music, combining tradition with innovation, theory with practice.
We are home to two extraordinary historic concert halls, unique collections of musical instruments, a world-class music library and well-equipped studios.
Our Music Society is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best, and our city is a rich cultural resource of orchestras, ensembles, choirs, world music groups and venues.
Our students can take courses from across ECA and the University of Edinburgh, and we have strong links with the local community and partner organisations.
We focus on small group and individual teaching by leading experts who are passionate about music and the role it plays in multiple aspects of human life.

Facilities and resources

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

The oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, home to one of the most important historic musical instrument collections in the world.

Located beneath Reid Concert Hall, this studio is built to record live performances in the venue.

Scholarships and bursaries

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

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Scholarship

  • Value: Cover full tuition fees for three years
  • Deadline:
  • Eligibility: Available to students commencing any distance learning Masters offered by the University. Intended for students outside of the EU. Various countries are eligible.

Janet Buckley Memorial Prize

  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Eligibility: Award for final year Music student dealing with 'Early Music before 1750'.

Frederick Niecks Essay Prize

  • Value: Amount variable
  • Deadline: No deadline: Awarded by nomination
  • Eligibility: Open to any full-time undergraduate student in the Reid School of Music. Awarded to the best dissertation.


ECA General Enquiries

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