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Edinburgh College of Art is an internationally recognised art college situated at the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant and creative capital cities.

We offer specialist expertise in the fields of Architecture & Landscape Architecture, Art, Design, History of Art and Music. Home to 3,000 students and just under 300 staff, our students join an incredibly diverse and creative community which includes both academics and practising professionals.

Outstanding resources

We offer an exceptional range of studios and workshop spaces, libraries and collections, places to socialise, perform and show work; all within walking distance of world-class museums, concert halls and galleries. In addition, the University's own gallery, the Talbot Rice Gallery, is one of Scotland's leading public spaces for contemporary visual art.

A world-class learning experience

Our teaching staff will inspire you to create work of the highest quality, in a cosmopolitan environment that is stimulating, supportive, flexible and challenging. We foster quality and distinctiveness in our students’ work, mixing traditional skills and new technologies. We are committed to delivering a flexible, imaginative education and want you to make the most of your talents and to realise your potential. If you want to be challenged, are passionate about your work and want to develop skills and innovative thinking, then this is the place for you. Welcome to ECA.

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About the University of Edinburgh

One of the world’s leading research universities, Edinburgh is ranked fourth in the UK for research power, based on the quality and breadth of its research. It also ranks 4th in the UK and 23rd in the world for employability, and is an excellent choice for a postgraduate education with prospects.



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Postgraduate student body breakdown
Source: HESA, 2017

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Source: HESA, 2017

This University

23% Part Time
77% Full Time

All universities (avg)

48% Part Time
52% Full Time

Student Nationality
Source: HESA, 2017


UK students


Non-UK students

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Source: HESA, 2017

20,865 Undergraduate
9,250 Postgraduate

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Source: HESA, 2017


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