This programme aims to equip you with an understanding of architecture's formal qualities, theoretical frameworks and relationship to the wider cultural, social, economic and political circumstances in which works of art and architecture were created. It also aims to give you an understanding of historical and archaeological methods and a sensitivity to issues of historical and cultural difference. This includes the use of primary documentation and historical sources to illuminate works of architecture and archaeological artefacts and remains. We are one of the UK's largest schools of architecture and landscape architecture with a respected international profile. We regularly host acclaimed visiting scholars, practitioners and critics. Our students achieve high levels of recognition and success, contributing to shaping the constructed environment through design, research, ideas, policy and architectural practice. As a place of outstanding architectural interest and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh offers the perfect setting to study the historic built environment. Our exclusive MA (Hons) Architectural History & Heritage programme is the only programme of its type in the UK. With fascinating geological, ecological, rural, post-industrial, cultural and urban design phenomena and sites nearby, you have fertile ground to study and work with. Our programmes support you to develop rigorous, responsive and imaginative approaches to contemporary architectural, urban and landscape practices.