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Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh is committed to providing thoroughly relevant teaching and research. Our research is focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life, and our courses are designed to produce well prepared, well rounded and flexible graduates. We have widely recognised expertise in the areas of health and rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity and culture.

Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (19)
Social Sciences (13)
Business & Management (8)
Education & Training (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
  • School of Business, Enterprise and Management
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Queen Margaret has a proud history of achievement and progress extending for over a century. Founded in 1875, the institution has always been driven by the highest ideals and purposes, focusing on contributing in practical ways to improving the quality of human life and serving the community.


At Queen Margaret University, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduatecourses in the areas of healthcare; drama and the creative industries; media, communication and sociology; and business and enterprise.

We also have a number ofcontinuing professional development (CPD) courses, which will be of interest to anyone who is wishing to update their current professional skills.


QMU aims to be a University of ideas and influence; characterised by translational research that informs policy and practice, making a difference to every day life.

Our strategic Research Centres and Knowledge Exchange Centres work at the intersection of conventional disciplinary groupings to create innovative approaches to contemporary societal challenges and public discourse.


We have an enviable employment rate for graduates - 94.4% of them find work or go on to further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2015).

Our emphasis on vocational education means our courses are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of society.

We have a robust employability strategy and our careers specialists now offer ‘Careers Advice for Life’ so even after graduat ion, our alumni can continue to access the specialist support from QMU’s Careers and Employability Service.

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Student services

If you live outwith the UK, the Recruitment and International Liaison (RILO) Office is definitely your first point of contact at QMU.

As an international student, you will have a different school qualification to our UK students and the RILO team are able to advise on what you’ll need to get into our courses.

They will also help you make moving and studying in a new country a stress free experience.

If you are thinking of coming to QMU as an international student, please visit the international students section of our website, where you will find information on applying, fees, language support and cost of living.

Housing services

Living on campus provides a fantastic opportunity to settle into university life, meet new people and make lifelong friends. As the accommodation is just a stone's throw away from the University, you can virtually roll into class each morning! You’ll also find many great facilities on your doorstep including the Students’ Union, Gym and Sports Centre and the Learning Resource Centre.

Our hassle free all–inclusive rents include:

  • Electricity bills
  • Heating bills
  • Basic contents insurance
  • Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 security and CCTV
  • Onsite maintenance
  • Pastoral support
  • No hidden charges!

Library services

Our professional team of staff offer a wide range of services to all students and staff at QM and visitors.

From help with joining and borrowing; enquiry service, interlibrary loans and photocopying as well as subject support from Liaison Librarians.

ICT services

There is campus-wide WiFi and 24/7 security and pastoral care so you are safe and supported.

Medical services

All new students should ensure that they are immunised before they start University.

MMR vaccination call following recent measles cases in university students

Public Health England and Universities UK are asking students to check that they have had two doses of the MMR vaccine in the past, following an increase in confirmed cases of measles over the past few weeks.

Student Life

Campus life

Our purpose built campus by Musselburgh, on the east side of Edinburgh, features high-tech facilities including an innovative learning resource centre combining IT and library services, along with a great variety of learning spaces.

Campus is just a short walk away from local shops and close to Fort Kinnaird retail park where you’ll find national chains stores including H&M, Topshop and Waterstones. The nearby historic town centre of Musselburgh offers a large Tesco supermarket, a post office, banks, a swimming pool and an award-wining ice cream parlour!

Sports facilities

Our facilities include:

  • fitness suite
  • weights room
  • exercise studio
  • astroturf
  • sports hall
  • outdoor gym

Student clubs

The Doctoral Student Association (DSA)

Since its formation, the Doctoral Student Association has consistently supported students undertaking their Doctoral degrees at QMU. We provide unity and support in various aspects of Doctoral life.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It was really good experience as i was passonate in my faculty.

QMU Gastronomy studies - totally worth
Aida Matuleviciute rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great course, very challenging, small intense groups. would love to do it again and finish MSC

Julija Lukaityte rated 5 out of 5 stars

University combines practical tasks with theory. Academics are very aware of current trends and are encouraging critical discussions during the learning hours. As noticed before, in order to learn students will need to show their own motivation and find the areas they are particularly interested in.

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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