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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has a history of achievement and progress extending for over a century. Since its establishment in 1875, it has been driven by the highest educational ideals and purposes and has always been quick to adapt to meet the changing needs of society. 

Schools & Focus

At Queen Margaret University, there are two academic schools:  Arts, Social Sciences and Management; and Health Sciences.  Within each school there are different subject areas that offer a selection of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

The School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management comprises the subject areas of: Media, Communication and Performing Arts; Psychology and Sociology; Business, Events and Hospitality.

The School of Health Sciences comprises the subject areas of: Dietetics, Nutrition and Biological Sciences; Nursing; Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Radiography; Speech and Hearing Sciences; The Institute for International Health and Development.

For full details about these schools and the courses which they offer please visit The School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management  or The School of Health Sciences

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Fees & entry requirements

The entry requirements for each course, including details of any specific subject qualifications, are outlined under the individual course pages in our prospectus and on our website.

We welcome applications from mature students and can take into account work experience and non-academic achievements when considering an application, but we will also be looking for evidence of recent study and the ability to successfully complete the course.

To view the entry requirements for your area of interest please go to our course listings for

Undergraduate Courses or Postgraduate Courses.

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The types of financial support available to you will vary according to where you live, what you are intending to study, your family circumstances, whether you have previously received funding as a student, and your country of origin. QMU is pleased to offer a number of opportunities to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate and to UK, EU and international students. 

Full details regarding the types of funding that are available can be found at Scholarships and Funding.

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International partnerships

Over 24% of  our students are international and our  international approach - in terms of the student body, curriculum and research - helps to ensure the relevance of our work, and avoids narrow, cultural-specific approaches to the issues that affect the world. We are the only university in the UK with a campus in Singapore and we have collaborative arrangements with partners in India, Nepal, Greece and in the Middle East.

Full details are available at Collaborative Partnerships.

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Research strengths

QMU has a strong external profile in the dissemination and translation of research, knowledge and skills for economic, social and cultural benefits to society. Our specific expertise lies in: health; food and drink; sustainable business; tourism; social sciences; communications; and performing arts. Our commitment to knowledge exchange aims to reinforce employability in our curriculum and provide a focus for our applied research. The University has a strong track record in building relationships with external organisations particularly Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Key services include: research; consultancy; continuous professional development and training; graduate placement; internships; Knowledge Transfer Partnerships; and excellent facilities.

Our research is dedicated to improving the quality of life and building the evidence-base to shape policy and practice development. The value of the work is measured by the social usefulness, impact, practicality and applicability of its outcomes. Work is focused on six research themes: Media, Culture and Production; Speech and Communication; Sustainable Business; Nutrition and Metabolism in Health and Disease; Rehabilitation Sciences; Social Determinants of Health. Our specialist research centres include the Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language (CASL) Research Centre launched this year, The Institute for International Health and Development and The International Centre for the Study of Planned Events.

Further details of QMU’s research and knowledge transfer can be found at Research and Knowledge Transfer.

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QMU aims to ensure that in addition to gaining sound academic qualifications our students have the necessary attributes to be successful in securing relevant employment at the end of their studies. The University regularly consults with employers in a bid to identify exactly what skills and experiences are required, our 91% graduate employability (HESA 2011) reflects the high calibre and employability of our graduates.

Initiatives such as student internship programmes, international exchanges, conferences and volunteering programmes are all excellent ways for students to gain valuable experience. Placements in the workplace are compulsory in the majority of our Health Sciences programmes, and there is greater focus on placements on courses offered by our School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management.  The University’s commitment to developing the links between education and business is reflected through its numerous partnerships which include the South East Scotland Academies Partnership and the recent establishment, on campus, of the Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone. Internships are offered by the Saltire Foundation, and Third Sector Internships Scotland, a collaboration between QMU, the Open University in Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has proved highly successful and this year alone has offered over 120 paid internships across Scotland.

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In your country

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from all over the world and offer information for prospective students from specific countries on our website. 

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Contact us

Post: Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU

Telephone: All calls should be made to +44 (0)131 474 0000. We use a voice activated system therefore you will be asked to stipulate a person's name or a department name. If this is not known ask for ‘reception’.

Fax: +44 (0)131 4740001. Please ensure that you include the person’s full name and department

Email: for a full list of all departmental and individual email addresses go to Contact us.

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Key facts & figures

  • Winner of the Leadership and Management Team category of the prestigious Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2012.
  • Seven people chasing every place The Sunday Times , Good University Guide 2012, stated that: “seven people chased every place at QMU last year”, and UCAS statistics showed that applications to QMU continue to grow and that our percentage growth is well above the Scottish average.
  • Research and knowledge exchange income: KPMG reports indicate that our research and knowledge exchange income as a proportion of total income is one of the highest of all ‘post-92’ universities throughout the UK.
  • Sustainability Awards: awarded a‘ First Class Honours Award’ in the People and Planet Green League 2012 which recognises environmental performance, along with a a number of other sustainability awards.
  • Business Gateway: First university in Scotland to have a Business Gateway located on campus, providing accessible information and advice for new start-ups and established local businesses, including entrepreneurial students and graduates.

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