2016/17 Undergraduate Fees

The course fee is dependent on the course type and the category of student (e.g. classroom versus laboratory based).  Categories of course are explained in the sections below along with the associated fee.

Where the term RUK is used in the sections below, this means England, Wales & Northern Ireland - including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Please note that our fees and charges are reviewed annually, and in future years are subject to increase. Please also see our Terms and Conditions.

Find out more information on funding for undergraduate students.

If you have any queries about your fees or funding, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Undergraduate Classroom-Based Courses

Business Management / Fast Track BA / BA (Hons)
Events Management BA / BA (Hons)
Film and Media BA / BA (Hons)
International Hospitality and Tourism Management BA / BA (Hons)
Public Relations, Marketing and Events BA / BA (Hons)
Public Relations and Media BA / BA (Hons)
Media BA / BA (Hons)
Theatre and Film Studies BA / BA (Hons)
Public Sociology BSc (Hons)

The fees for undergraduate classroom based courses (per annum) are:

Programme  Duration  Cost
Home/EU Full time £1820
Home/EU Part time £280 per 10 credit module*
RUK (students commencing from 2012/13) Full time £7000
RUK (student commenced pre 2012/13) Full time £1820
RUK (students commencing from 2012/13) Part time Calculated pro rata to the full time fee*
International Full time £11,000
International Part time Calculated pro rata to the full time fee

(*Part time fees are calculated per 10-credit module, other than those listed individually on this page)

 NB: Students who are taking 80 to 160 credits within one academic session, will be charged at the full time rates.

Undergraduate Laboratory / Studio-Based Courses

Acting for Stage and Screen (with Edinburgh Napier University) BA / BA (Hons)
Applied Nursing BSc (Hons)
Applied Pharmacology BSc/BSc (Hons)
Costume Design and Construction BA/BA(Hons)
Diagnostic Radiography BSc/BSc (Hons)+
Dietetics BSc (Hons)

Drama & Performance BA/BA (Hons)
Hearing Aid Audiology HECert/HEDip (Exam fees also apply - please see below)
Human Biology BSc/BSc (Hons)
Nursing BSc/BSc (Hons) **
Nutrition BSc/BSc (Hons)
Nutrition and Food Science BSc/BSc (Hons)
Occupational Therapy BSc/BSc (Hons) +
Person Centred Practice (District Nursing) BSc/BSc (Hons)

Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing BSc/BSc (Hons)
Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) +
Podiatry BSc/BSc (Hons) +
Professional Practice Framework BSc - including Graduate Certificates

Professional Practice Palliative Care BSc
Psychology BSc/BSc (Hons)
Psychology and Sociology BSc/BSc (Hons)
Radiographic Studies BSc (Hons)
Speech and Language Therapy BSc/BSc (Hons)
Therapeutic Radiography BSc (Hons) +

The fees for the laboratory/studio based courses (per annum) are:

Programme Duration  Cost 
Home/EU Full time £1820
Home/EU Part time £280 per 10 credit module*
RUK (students commencing from 2012/13) Full time £7000**
RUK (students commencing pre 2012/13) Full Time £1820
RUK (students commencing from 2012/13) Part time Calculated pro rata to the full time fee
International Full time £12,500
International Part time Calculated pro rata to the full time fee
Exam Fees for the Hearing Aid Audiology HECert/HEDip Level 1 Level 2 £100 £200

(*Part time fees are calculated per 10-credit module, other than those listed individually on this page) **The fee for all RUK students on the BSc (Hons) Nursing will be £1820.  NB: Students who are taking 80 to 160 credits within one academic session, will be charged at the full time rates.

Undergraduate Non-Standard Part-Time Fees

Programme  Cost
BSc Occupational Therapy (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3250 (Year 1=£2435 Year 2=£815)
BSc Physiotherapy (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3250 (Year 1=£2435 Year 2=£815)
BSc Podiatry (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3250 (Year 1=£2435 Year 2=£815)
BSc Radiography [Distance Learning] £3250 (Year 1=£2435 Year 2=£815)
Professional Issues (Aptitude Test in Hearing Aid Dispensing) £350
Gender Justice & Male Violence (Scottish Women's Aid) £280 per 10 credits Non credit baring module: £140

For other short courses or continuing professional development opportunities, please contact the relevant host subject.

Undergraduate Registration And Membership Fees For Above Courses Marked With +

Programme Level Nature of Fee Fee
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy All Registration Fee - College of Occupational Therapists (payable directly to Professional Body) £88.92
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy All Registration Fee - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (payable directly to Professional Body) £39  
BSc (Hons) Podiatry 1 Registration Fee - Society of Chiropodists (payable directly to Queen Margaret University) £75
BSc (Hons) Podiatry 2, 3 Insurance Fee (payable directly to Queen Margaret University) £25
BSc (Hons) Diagnostic/ Therapeutic Radiography 2, 3, 4 Registration Fee - College of Radiographers (payable directly to Professional Body) £48


Other Fees

Miscellaneous Costs Fees
RPL Investigation Fee - Undergraduate (Experiential Learning) £120
RPL Investigation Fee - Postgraduate (Experiential Learning) £180
Re-Assessment Fee per module £40 (Maximum of £120)
Late Matriculation Fee £50
Late Reassessment Registration Fee £50
Replacement Certificate Fee £25
Replacement Transcript Fee £20
Confirmation of Award £15
Certified copy of Certificate £10
Course Document £50
Graduation Fee £45
Fee for Graduation in Absentia £45
Replacement Student Smart Card £20



Payment Of Fees

The fee levels and other charges detailed here apply to all students who commence or resume their studies in Session 2016/17.

Fee levels quoted are correct at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to amend published fees.

Fee levels are reviewed on an annual basis, and are subject to increase.

If the fee for a particular course in which you are interested is not listed here, please contact the Student Records office for advice. registry@qmu.ac.uk

Research students in receipt of a studentship do not pay tuition fees or bench fees, but are liable for the examination fee and any continuation fee.

Payment Of Fees (Due Date)

Tuition fees and Bench fees (Research students only) become due on the first day of your programme of study. Arrangements for fee payments are detailed below.

International students who have paid a £2000 deposit will have this amount deducted from their overall fees.

21 Day Period

Within 21 days of the due date, all students must either pay their tuition fees in full, or have arranged with the Finance Office to pay by instalments. If you choose to pay in full within the 21-day period, you may use a cheque, cash, on-line payment through the student portal QM:u, debit card or credit card. Payment may be made in person at the Finance Office, or by sending in a cheque, made payable to QMU. Please put your matriculation number on the back of the cheque and sent it to the Finance Office, QMU, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6UU. You can also pay over the phone by calling +44 (0)131 474 0000 and asking for 'Finance'.

Payment By Instalments

You may choose to pay tuition fees by instalments, rather than by a single payment. If you choose this option, you must complete a direct debit mandate prior to, or at the time of, matriculation. The number of instalments by which payment may be made will depend on the length and start date of your course. Direct Debits run for 8 months October to May inclusive. Direct Debit payments can only be made from a UK bank account. For all returning students you must renew your Direct Debit each year with a new form.

Students can also make 8 monthly payments (from October to May) by setting up a recurring debit/credit card through the QM:u Student Portal.

Payment By A Sponsor

It is a condition of registration that students accept liability for their tuition fees. Remember that even if your fees are to be paid by a sponsor, such as an embassy or employer, it is your personal responsibility to ensure that they are paid and to provide evidence of funding when you matriculate. Where any student has failed to provide written confirmation of funding within 28 days of the start of their programme of study, she/he will be deemed to be personally liable for payment of the fees, and an invoice will be issued to the student accordingly. If your sponsor is a Health Board you must obtain a Purchase Order number from them so this can be quoted on an invoice.


For all annual tuition fees of £9,000 and above, where the student is self-funding and the fee is settled in full by 31 October 2016, a discount of 5% will be authorised.

Graduates of the University who hold a verified QMU undergraduate or postgraduate award and who are admitted to a named postgraduate award of QMU from 2011/12 will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

Part-Time Fee Grant

If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for a part-time fee grant which helps to cover the tuition fee cost of part-time study (but does not pay for all of it). In order to qualify you must be studying part-time, a minimum of 30 credits and have a personal income of less than £25,000 per annum.

Have a look at the SAAS website to see how they would calculate their contribution towards you fees- or contact studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk

You must apply for the part-time fee grant no later than three months after the start date of your course.

Professional Body Registration Fees

Students will be personally liable for payment of any professional body registration fees as detailed in the Registration & Membership fees sections.

International Scholarships

The University is pleased to offer up to 20 competitive Scholarships of £1000 for new International students undertaking their first year of study on UG or PG degrees. The scholarship is granted as a reduction of the tuition fee and is available to students who are self-funding with an international fee of more than £8000 for a single year of study. Details are available from the International Office international@qmu.ac.uk.

Payment Difficulties

What happens if a payment is late? Payment of interest on overdue amounts

Unless you have chosen to pay by instalments, if your tuition fee remains unpaid 21 days after it is due, you may become liable to pay interest at 2.5% above the UK clearing bank base rate per annum on the full amount. Interest will run from the due date until the outstanding fees are eventually paid.

If you have chosen to pay by instalments, interest on a late instalment will run from the due date to the date when the instalment is paid.

Difficulties in making a payment

If you are experiencing difficulty in paying all or part of your tuition fees, you must contact the Credit Controller as soon as possible. (Contact details for the Credit Controller are given below). The Credit Controller will help you to draw up a payment schedule, to which you will be required to adhere until your fees are paid in full.

Requirement To Leave The University

Unless you have agreed a payment schedule with the Credit Controller, if tuition fees are still outstanding 8 weeks after the end of the 21-day period or if an instalment is over 4 weeks late, you may be asked to leave the University. The University will put your debt into the hands of a debt collector.

Reinstatement On Payment Of Full Tuition Fees

On payment in full of outstanding tuition fees before the end of the academic year in question, the University may permit your reinstatement on your programme of study. However, if you are behind with your studies you may have to repeat parts of the programme, thereby incurring further fees.


You will not be permitted to progress to the next year of your course if you have any debts due to the University from previous years.

Degree Ceremony

The University may refuse to allow you to attend a degree ceremony if tuition fees are outstanding.

Appeal Process

If you are unhappy about a decision concerning payment of your fees, including a requirement that you withdraw from the University, you may contact the Student Funding Adviser, and bring a complaint under the University’s Student Complaint Procedure. The Student Diary explains how you can make a complaint. New students may obtained a copy of the Student Diary from the Student Services Department. You can also find a copy of the Student Diary and the student complaints procedure.

Early Withdrawal

If you leave your programme of study early, you must ensure that you inform your Head of Subject and the Student Records department. The date of withdrawal will be deemed to be the date that the Student Records department receives written confirmation of withdrawal. You will be liable for all or part of the fee for the full academic year as follows:

If you leave within 28 days of the start of your programme of study, you will be liable for an administration fee of £250.

If you leave more than 28 days after the start of your programme of study, you will be liable for the appropriate proportion of the fee based on the semesters attended wholly or in part.

If you are making payment of fees by instalments and withdraw from your programme of study, you must still meet any shortfall between the full fee determined by the University and the total amount of the instalments already paid.

If You Are Experiencing Financial Hardship

If you are experiencing financial difficulties in paying tuition fees you should seek help at the earliest possible opportunity. The University will be sympathetic and assist where it can. However, in order to maintain the quality of teaching for everyone else, the University must act to recover debts. Initially you should approach Bill Stronach, the Student Funding Adviser within Student Services for a confidential discussion. You may also wish to speak to a personal tutor or someone at the Students’ Union for advice and support.


For enquiries about payment methods, please contact the Credit Controller, Finance Office, creditcontroller@qmu.ac.uk. Full details on the Student Debt Policy are available from the Finance Office on request.

For advice on any financial matters, please contact the Student Funding Adviser within Student Services, studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk.

If you are not clear on the fee for your proposed programme of study, or what fee applies to you, email registry@qmu.ac.uk