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Collaborative Partnerships

Queen Margaret University has strong international links with countries such as India, Singapore, Greece and the Gulf States. We have collaborative partnerships with overseas institutions as listed below.

Through collaborative partnerships, a number of the courses we teach in Scotland are now also taught in various centres of learning throughout the world. Some of our agreements allow international students to come to QMU to study part, or all, of their degree course.

Amongst our overseas partnerships:

  • we have been working in Singapore since 2003 and offer a range of courses through our QMU Asia partner, East Asia Institute of Management.
  • in 2011, we became the first British university to offer a British degree delivered face-to-face in Nepal.
  • our courses have been delivered in India for well over a decade.

Photo of QMU East Asia campus

As part our commitment to our local community, we also have collaborative agreements with East Lothian Council and Edinburgh College, aimed at developing services for the area and promoting a range of routes to education. Initiatives such as the South East Scotland Academies Partnership help to build school children's work skills and start them on their academic career. We also have a number of local collaborative partners with whom we deliver a range of specialist programmes.

We have an active international student exchange and study abroad programme that includes agreements with universities in USA, Canada, Australia, Spain, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, France and Germany.

Local collaborations (leading to named awards of QMU)

City of Edinburgh Council / Dundee City Council / Orkney Islands Council MSc Public Services Leadership
NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Physis Training Ltd Msc Transactional Analysis Counselling/Psychotherapy
Scottish Borders Council PgCert in Drama and Theatre for Teaching and Learning
Scottish Breast Screening Programme

Pg Cert / PgDip Mammography

HE Cert Mammography

Simpson House Training (CrossReach) HEDip Counselling Children and Young People
St Columba's Hospice

Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care

MSc Palliative Care

Local collaborations (leading to the award of academic credit from QM)

NHS Lothian
Large number of single CPD modules and suites of modules/short programmes
NHS Education for Scotland Podiatric Surgery Training Programme (subject to HCPC approval)
PEN Group Clinical Update (Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
Scottish Breast Screening Programme Film Interpretation; X-Ray Guided Biopsy

Joint degrees with other UK universities

We also run the following joint awards, leading to a certificate of both institutions:

Edinburgh Napier University

 

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen
Glasgow Caledonian University

MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery / MSc Podiatric Medicine

International Collaborations

Location Partner Programme(s)
Egypt British University Egypt BSc (Hons) Nursing *
Greece AKMI Metropolitan College BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy **
(Athens)   BA Media Production
    BSc (Hons) Logopaedics **
    BSc (Hons) Dietetics **
    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy **
    BA (Hons) Business Management
    BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management
    BA (Hons) Marketing Management
    BSc (Hons) Economics for Business
    MBA / MBA Hospitality
    MSc Advanced Dietetic Practice
Greece AKMI Metropolitan College BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy **
(Thessaloniki)   BSc (Hons) Dietetics **
    BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy **
    BSc (Hons) Logopaedics **
    BA (Hons) Business Management
    BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management
    BA (Hons) Marketing Management
    BSc (Hons) Economics for Business
    MBA / MBA Hospitality
India ITM (Nerul) BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  BA International Culinary Arts
  ITM (Oshiwara)

BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management

    BA International Culinary Arts
  ITM (Greater Noida) BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management
    BA International Culinary Arts
Nepal Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management BA International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  Ace International Business School

MBA / MBA Passport

BBA

Singapore East Asia Institute of Management BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management
    BA Events Management
    BA Business Management
    MBA
    BSc Professional Practice - Nursing * (closed to new entrants)
    BSc Nursing Studies (post-registration) * (closed to new entrants)
    MSc Nursing * (closed to new entrants)
    MSc International Hospitality Management and Leadership

* Please note that these programmes do not lead to professional registration in the UK. Contact the individual collaborative partner for details.

** Queen Margaret University has validated the following allied health professional (AHP) programmes in Greece:

  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Athens and Thessaloniki)
  • BSc (Hons) Dietetics (Athens and Thessaloniki)
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy (Athens and Thessaloniki)
  • BSc (Hons) Logopaedics (Athens and Thessaloniki)

These programmes are delivered by the AKMI Metropolitan College at their Athens and Thessaloniki campuses. These programmes are not United Kingdom (UK) Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved and do not provide eligibility to apply to the HCPC register.  If a graduate from these programmes wishes to work as a registered AHP in the United Kingdom, the graduate would require to apply to the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration through the international route.  Applications are considered on an individual basis and further details are available from the HCPC web-site http://www.hcpc-uk.org/. Recent graduates from the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (Athens) programme have successfully applied to the HCPC through this route. Queen Margaret University and AKMI Metropolitan College cannot guarantee that any individual graduate will be accepted for registration by the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK through the international route.

Graduates of AKMI Metropolitan College, which is operationally licensed by the Greek Ministry of Education, who wish to work as physiotherapists in Greece, need to follow the Greek legal framework the EC Directive 2005/36/E. For further details concerning the legislative framework determining how to be registered as a physiotherapist in Greece and obtain a licence to practice as a physiotherapist in Greece, please visit the Greek Ministry of Education website. Queen Margaret University and AKMI Metropolitan College cannot guarantee that any individual graduate will be accepted for registration as a physiotherapist in Greece and obtain a licence to practice as a physiotherapist in Greece.

Applicants for dietetics, occupational therapy (ergotherapy) and logopaedics (speech and language therapy) programmes are advised to check the registration process for those professions before applying.  

Applications for entry to the programmes and enquiries about the programmes should be directed to the AKMI Metropolitan College www.metropolitan.edu.gr/

 


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