Architecture's scope is more than technical, environmental or historic expertise. Studying and practising architecture has the potential to shape culture, aspiration and community, to deepen our experience of the modern world and to imagine our futures. In Architecture you will learn from leading architectural practitioners and researchers through architectural design exploration and proposition. Thematic approaches to briefs and sites are informed by theoretical and practical knowledge. This programme is offered by the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA). All students are admitted to the MA (Hons) Architecture programme. At the end of Year 2 you will have a choice of pathways enabling accelerated progress or development of broader academic interests - either our three-year BA Architecture or our four-year MA (Hons) Architecture, including a variant of the MA (Hons) with an exchange year abroad. Our architecture programmes are prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and have full Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validation. The character of both programmes is shaped by the educational, research and practice expertise of its committed staff. Students are part of a broad creative community of artists and scholars, including design tutors with practice and specialist expertise, supported by world-class workshops and technical facilities. Models of design thinking and working grow directly out of operating within the unique, fine-grained, stratigraphic context of a place of outstanding architectural interest and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The programmes are carefully structured to foster in you a breadth of understanding of architecture as part of culture and society, informed by the contemporary conversations taking place not only in architecture, but in landscape, construction, urbanism, economics, politics and ethical practice.