The Master of Arts in Interior Design develops specific techniques and methodologies to approach domestic spaces. Through the course, participants will explore the historical and contemporary landscape of Italian design, with attention to international trends in art, architecture and design.
With two of the leading economic powers situated in East Asia and a huge potential for regional conflict as well as cooperation, East Asia will be the focus of future global politics.
Developed in the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) – a ground breaking UK government initiative established here at Edinburgh – and housed in the department of Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (IMES), this two-year programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth study of Arabic language and region-specific culture, history and politics. For12 with the aim of creating the UK’s leading resource for Arab world expertise, the resources and high profile of CASAW and IMES will see you graduate with a strong and prestigious qualification.
Contemporary Japanese culture is a dazzling fusion of western and eastern traditions adapted to a hypermodern way of life. And although these traditions remain resilient, Japan is firmly in the vanguard of post-industrial nations facing a wide range of domestic issues and diverse global challenges.
As well as inviting the comparative study of literary works of different linguistic and cultural origins, this absorbing programme encourages you to explore the interrelation between literature and the other arts, such as music, visual arts and film.
This programme, presented by established authors and poets, will give you the opportunity to focus in depth on your own practice, and develop both creative and critical skills through a combination of weekly workshops and seminars. In a supportive yet challenging environment, including discussion of your work with fellow students, you will hone your vision and develop a unique voice. As the first UNESCO World City of Literature, Edinburgh is the ideal setting for an exploration of your literary potential, and we will encourage you to become involved in the creative life of the city.
Led by a professional playwright, this unique programme focuses on the practical exploration of the theory and craft of writing for performance. It explores how a script is written to be interpreted by key creative artists in theatre and how that script plays out in space and time to an audience.
You will gain an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of the history, modern politics and culture of the Islamic Middle East, and explore the paradigms behind the various disciplines within this field.
An ideal environment for the study of theatre, Edinburgh brings the performing arts alive through its many theatres, performing companies and, of course, the famous Edinburgh International Festival and the accompanying Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The programme examines a range of US literary and historical contexts, introducing ways in which the production of an idea of 'America' is variously achieved and contested between 1776 and the present.
This programme examines a range of literary and theoretical contexts, introducing ways that writing and imagination shape and share in cultural and political processes.
This programme is based at the University’s Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies, which has an international reputation for research excellencein modern Chinese literature, 12ia and mass culture.
Our internationally recognised postgraduate degree in creative writing is now available online to study, wherever you are in the world, as a three-year, part-time programme. The programme enables you to focus in depth on your creative practice, at a pace that allows for work and family commitments. This online programme offers the same qualification as the on-campus programme but the content and method of delivery are designed for online learning.
This unique and stimulating programme allows you to explore crucial concepts in the development of film theory and film-philosophy with an emphasis on auteur cinema. We aim to give our students the opportunity to engage seriously with the analysis of film.
The MSc in Persian Civilisation is an interdisciplinary programme that builds on a number of fields of study, including classics, ancient history, Middle Eastern studies and Islamic studies.
This unique, interdisciplinary programme provides students with a professional grounding in the fields of Celtic and Scottish Studies. It caters for a wide range of interests, with pathways in Traditional Arts and Culture, 12ieval and Early Modern Celtic and Gaelic Development and Policy.
Offering two years of study (double that of most masters programmes) and a funded six-month placement at Fudan University’s prestigious International Cultural Exchange School, this programme draws on a wide range of expertise in Chinese studies.
This distance learning programme, offered in partnership with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, a Skye-based college of the University of the Highlands and Islands, presents a unique and innovative opportunity to engage with the culture of Scotland through its wealth of popular and creative arts, and to contribute to international debates concerning the role of tradition and heritage in the 21st century.
Based at the University’s internationally recognised Centre for the History of the Book, this programme brings together theory and practice to explore cultural history, intensive archival research and the latest intellectual developments in this specialised field.
The 12ieval Literatures and Cultures MSc at Edinburgh is a flexible programme, allowing for either a specifically literary focus or a broader ranging and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle Ages.
This programme offers students an introduction to the study of the ways in which writing in English has shaped or 12iated political identities in England, Scotland and Ireland.