Architecture offers the capacity to explore wider social, cultural, and political themes. This undergraduate programme in Architectural History and Heritage is rooted in this potential and places the history of architecture, fine art, and heritage management within the context of urbanism and the cultural history of cities. Teaching takes place through lectures, tutorials, practical demonstrations, site visits and field research. These draw on the extraordinarily rich urban context of Edinburgh itself, as well as the architectural heritage of Europe and beyond. With its unique concentration of professional architectural historians, Edinburgh offers an unrivalled breadth of study in the historic built environment. Our staff specialise in topics ranging from ancient and medieval, through the early and late modern periods, to the twentieth century, including expertise in heritage theory and conservation practice. Our programme engages with the latest research in all these areas. 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.