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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Research is central to the study of architecture within the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). It motivates our intellectual and creative activities and underpins our collaborations with a range of important international and UK-based institutions. We actively promote interdisciplinary approaches to research in architecture.

MSc by Research

The MSc by Research programme comprises a compulsory research methods course, the choice of one optional course and a 20,000-word dissertation based on independent research.

Training and support

Students are equipped with skills in advanced research techniques, critical analysis and writing, presentation, and a developed understanding of architecture and its applications.


This course is designed to support ESALA students who undertake research degrees (MPhil, PhD and MScR) in developing their research skills. It is also open to research students across the entire Edinburgh College of Art who might find it useful. This course will give students a general introduction to postgraduate research, its methodologies, its challenges and its organization, including in creative practice. More specifically, this course will support students in developing a critical framework in which to review research and research methods, taking account of the contested nature of research practice.

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Entry requirements

Normally a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We will also take any professional experience into account.

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