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How to Apply

How you can apply for Full-time undergraduate courses

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Applications to undergraduate courses through UCAS should be made online through the UCAS Apply web page. It is no longer possible to make your UCAS application on a paper form, unless you have exceptional circumstances.

Different arrangements are in place for applicants applying directly to UCAS, and those applying through their school or college. Full details about the application process and relevant deadlines are available on the UCAS website.

When to apply
UCAS can start receiving applications for entry in Autumn 2017 from mid September 2016. Your application should reach UCAS by 15 January 2017. We would encourage you to apply as early as possible, having made a careful and considered choice. Late applications are accepted by UCAS, after 15 January 2017, but they are considered at the University 's discretion and there is no guarantee that they will be given the same level of consideration as the applications we receive earlier.

How to pay for your application to UCAS
Your application fee should be paid online using a credit or debit card. If you are applying through your school or college it may be possible for the institution to be
invoiced for the fee by UCAS.

For the latest information on fees, please see UCAS - Cost of applying.

Further help
If you need to contact QMU once you have made your application, contact:
Admissions on tel: + 44 (0) 131 474 0000.

If you need to get in touch with UCAS, contact (quoting your application number):
UCAS on tel: +44 (0) 871 468 0468.

Part-time Undergraduate and Direct Application Undergraduate

Applications for the courses listed below are made direct to Queen Margaret University using the online application process -

BSc Conversion (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography)
BSc and Associate BSc. in Professional Practice
BSc and Associate BSc. Professional Practice (Palliative Care Approach)
Community Health Nursing (District or Public Health)
Diploma of Higher Education in Hearing Aid Audiology
Higher Education Certificate in Health and Social Care

To apply ONLINE, first choose your course from the courses list and then select 'Apply Now' on the course information page. Where courses are not yet available to apply on line, no 'Apply Now' option is available. In these cases applications and enquiries are made directly to the contact person listed on the web page, using the MS Word document-based application and reference forms.

When to apply
The majority of these courses will begin in September each year. However, some may also begin in January. Details of exact start dates can be found on the individual course web page. We recommend that you make an application at least 2 months before the start of the course if a deadline is not specified on the course information web page.

Further help
If you need to contact QMU once you have made your application, contact: Admissions on tel: + 44 (0) 131 474 0000.

Full-time & part-time taught postgraduate courses

Applications to these courses are made directly to QMU using the online application process. To apply ONLINE, first choose your course from the postgraduate courses list and then select 'Apply Now' on the course information page.

Alternatively, please request an application form from Admissions.

A number of our most popular courses have a closing deadline for applications. Where a deadline has been set, this is detailed in the Key details on the individual course pages on this website.

When will I receive a decision on my application?

  • You should expect a decision on your application within four weeks of submitting a completed application
  • Where programmes have set closing dates, decisions will be notified within four weeks of the closing date
  • Where programmes select via an interview process, applicants will be advised of the outcome within two weeks of attending an interview

What is a completed application?
This may vary slightly by programme but the Admissions team will notify you if there are any documents which we need before we can assess your application. The usual documents required are:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcript of grades
  • Degree certificate (if appropriate)
  • Two letters of reference, with at least one being academic, on headed paper, signed and dated or sent from a professional email account
  • English language results (if appropriate)

Research programmes

Applications for the PhD programme are made directly to the Graduate School. For further information please click here A number of research studentships are available from QMU each year, for details please visit Bursary Competition .

These are advertised on a yearly basis in the national press.

Once your application has been considered by QMU you will be given one of the following decisions:

An UNCONDITIONAL PLACE; This is the offer of a firm place, subject only to the verification of the attainment of entry requirements.

A CONDITIONAL PLACE; This is the offer of a place subject to gaining specified entry requirements prior to entry. If the qualifications are gained, the place is guaranteed. If you do not quite meet the specified conditions you may still be accepted.

UNSUCCESSFUL; If your application is unsuccessful you are free to ask for advice or ways of improving your chances of gaining a place and to re-apply for entry in any subsequent session.

WAITING LIST; Sometimes, a waiting list is started for suitable candidates when a taught Postgraduate course becomes full. Candidates who have accepted places can change their minds, and there is therefore a chance that you may still receive an offer if you are on a waiting list.

For more information, contact:
QMU Admissions Office on tel: + 44 ( 0) 131 474 0000.

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