Five reasons to choose the programme

You'll study for a masters through flexible distance learning, allowing you to complete the programme while in work or looking after a family.
Accredited by the RICS, your qualification will equip you for a new or consolidated career based around project management.
You'll hone your multidisciplinary skills and experience through knowledge and understanding of both architectural design and project management cultures.
You'll gain strategic knowledge and skills in manufacturing, sustainable design and construction.
You'll benefit from the complementary skills and expertise of two institutions, both with expert knowledge and experience of the built environment.


Please note that this programme is no longer open to new applicants.

This programme is run jointly with the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design at Heriot-Watt University. Combining the specialisms of our two institutions, it helps you develop project management skills with a wider appreciation of architectural design, sustainability and modern methods of construction.

The programme examines the concepts, practices and strategic issues related to construction project management, leading to an in-depth understanding of how project management professionals can provide an added value service to their clients. Providing flexible study options delivered entirely through distance learning, it is ideal for those in employment or with family or other commitments.

Heriot-Watt University offers study in the theory and practice of project management, contracts, procurement, risk and value management. ECA provides courses in design culture, sustainable built environments and modern methods of manufacturing and construction.

You will receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment and assignments are carefully structured to ensure you receive useful formative feedback at every stage of your work. Weblogs and discussion boards encourage lively collaboration with tutors and fellow students.

The programme is aimed at professionals from all backgrounds currently working in the construction industry to help enhance their career progression. It is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), demonstrating its professional recognition and industrial relevance.


In Architectural Project Management, we develop an understanding of issues related to the management of clients and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of a project within the overarching constraints of time, quality, costs, sustainability and safety management.

Our suite of courses provides you with the necessary knowledge to contribute effectively as a lead consultant delivering project management services to clients on large-scale, contemporary architectural projects.

How to apply and entrance requirements

If you'd like to study on a postgraduate programme at Edinburgh College of Art, you must apply through EUCLID, our online application system. You can find out how to do this on the University of Edinburgh website, where you'll also be able to:

  • see detailed entrance requirements for each programme on the Degree Finder
  • get information on what to expect after you apply
  • find out about study modes, start dates and fees
  • find out if, and how, you need to submit a portfolio, showreel or research proposal
  • find out where to go for further advice and guidance

Take me to the University of Edinburgh website on how to apply for postgraduate study


Prof Remo Pedreschi

Professor of Architectural Technology


Tel: +44 (0)131 650 2301

Facilities and resources

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

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.


Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Admissions

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4086