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At Queen Margaret University, we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of healthcare; drama and the creative industries; media, communication and sociology; and business and enterprise. We also have a number of continuing professional development (CPD) courses, which will be of interest to anyone who is wishing to update their current professional skills.

We recognise that becoming a student is a big step and there are a number of factors that you’ll need to consider in advance. QMU is here to help and offer advice on a range of matters that may affect you.

Our Recruitment and International Liaison Office is here to help and advise you through all the stages of the application process. If you have any queries about entry requirements, UCAS, or just general worries about coming to university, our friendly staff is here to help.

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.

We also recognise that not every one leaves school and goes immediately to university. You may have spent a few years working, may be at college, or may be returning to education after having a family. At QMU, we consider all applicants over 21 as a mature student and we can provide information, advise and guidance on making this transition to university: you may have concerns about child care as you study, you may be scared about essay writing – whatever it is, we can help. Support for mature students is provided by the Student Services team, who can also give advice on disability, finance, student mentors and counselling, to name but a few.

If you want to live in the on campus halls of residence whilst studying at QMU, visit our accommodation section, which has details of prices and photos of our ultra modern ‘flats’.


There are lots of reasons to study at Queen Margaret University – from our friendly and supportive staff, to our new purpose-built campus with sports facilities and our Learning Resource Centre which hosts a range of excellent facilities to help your learning. And we have a 91.9% graduate employment rate which shows that our graduates have the skills and knowledge that employers value.

The QMU learning experience aims to help you become:

  • CONFIDENT AND SELF-RELIANT, with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful personal and career development
  • CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVERS who can bring together skills of enquiry, research evidence, and critical analysis to investigate problems and propose solutions
  • POSITIVE CONTRIBUTORS to building a just and sustainable society
  • ADEPT AT USING MANY SOURCES OF INFORMATION to sift, create and share knowledge
  • PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL EMPLOYEES with an understanding of how other fields relate to and work with your own
  • LIFELONG LEARNERS who can reflect and build on your experiences to achieve success.


“QMU’s size means it’s easy to get to know people”
Michal Korzonek, BA (Hons) Film & Media

 “Choosing to stay in halls at QMU is a great move. You get to meet new people and make lifelong friendships”
Callum McEachern, BA (Hons) International Hospitality & Tourism Management

 “The on-campus student accommodation at QMU is really convenient.  Staying on campus helped me make new friends with people from different courses.”
Cody Edwards, BA (Hons) Media Studies

 “The transport links are great. It takes just six minutes to reach QMU by train from the centre of Edinburgh and the buses even come on to campus.”
Johnny Elmer, BA (Hons) Drama & Performance

 “There are loads of great clubs and societies to take part in at QMU. You can even set up your own!”
Adam Roe, BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism

 “My drama degree introduced me to different performance styles and I’ve developed a passion for physical theatre.  You too can develop your passion at QMU!” Veera Laitinen, BA (Hons) Drama & Performance

 “QMU has a wide range of professionally relevant courses and support services that can really help kick-start your career.”
Mohammed Meah, BA (Hons) PR & Media

 “The lecturers at QMU are always friendly, helpful and willing to spend extra time with students.”
Kristin Lamb, BA Events Management

 “The size of QMU allows you to see friendly faces of both students and lecturers around campus everyday, which gives it a real community feel.”
Dorothy Macindeor, BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management


To help you decide whether QMU would be right for you, check out our new films about QMU and student life by clicking the following links:

>> STEP into QMU and watch our latest undergraduate film

>> STEP into QMU and watch our Edinburgh and East Lothian film

Helen Smith
» Helen Smith, 4th Year (Drama & Theatre Arts) »

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Jordan Laird
» Jordan Laird, 3rd Year (Media & Marketing) »

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Kirsty Williamson
» Kirsty Williamson, Graduate (Radiography) »

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Vaibs Nigam
» Vaibs Nigam, 3rd Year (International Hospitality Management) »

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Elisabeth Bo
» Elisabeth Bo, Masters (Physiotherapy Post-Registration) »

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School of Health Sciences
» Watch School of Health Sciences film »

Welcome to Edinburgh
» Welcome to QMU »

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Students Accommodation
» Introduction to QMU's Student Accommodation »
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