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.

If you are a non-British EU student, the Scottish Government has announced that if you are starting in 2018 or 2019  your fees will continue to be paid for you for the duration of your course. 

International students from outside the EU are responsible for ensuring that they have the funds to pay their tuition fees as well as their living costs support. They may be able to access funding or loans from their own government. For further information please read the information available on the international section of the website and the information on the scholarships section.

Find out more about funding for undergraduate students.

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.

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

Undergraduate Classroom-Based Courses - BA / BA (Hons)

BA/ BA (Hons) Business Management
BA/ BA (Hons) 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
BSc (Hons) Public Sociology

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

Home/EU Full-time £1820+

Home/EU Part-time (per 10 credit module) £300

Rest of UK Full-time £7000

Rest of UK Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata

International Full-time £12000

International Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata

Undergraduate Laboratory / Studio-Based Courses

BA/ BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen
BSc (Hons) Applied Nursing
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology
BA/ BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction
BA/ BA (Hons) Drama & Performance
HECert/ HEDip Hearing Aid Audiology**
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Human Biology
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Nutrition
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
BSc Professional Practice Framework (inc Graduate Certificates)
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc/ BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology

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

Home/EU Full Time £1820

Home/EU Part Time (per 10 credit module) £300

Rest of UK Full Time £7000

Rest of UK Part Time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata

International Full Time £13000

International Part Time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata

** An additional exam fee applies for the HECert / HEDip Hearing Aid Audiology 

UNDERGRADUATE NON-STANDARD PART-TIME FEES

BSc Occupational Therapy (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3310 (Year 1=£2480 Year 2=£830)
BSc Physiotherapy (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3310 (Year 1=£2480 Year 2=£830)
BSc Podiatry (Conversion)[Distance Learning] £3310 (Year 1=£2480 Year 2=£830)
BSc Radiography [Distance Learning] £3310 (Year 1=£2480 Year 2=£830)
Professional Issues (Aptitude Test in Hearing Aid Dispensing) £350
Gender Justice & Male Violence (Scottish Women's Aid) £300 per 10 credits
Non credit baring module: £150

 

Allied Health Profession Courses

BSc/ BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography#
BSc (Hons) Dietetics
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy#
BSc (Hons) Podiatry#
BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy
BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography#

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

Home/EU Full-time £1820
Home/EU Part-time (per 10 credit module) £300+
Rest of UK* Full-time £7000
Rest of UK Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata+
International* Full-time £13000
International Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata+

Rest of the UK student from England, Northern Ireland or Wales commencing studies at QMU from 2017/18 on one of the above Allied Health Profession courses, should apply to their local funding body for a loan to cover your tuition fees. There will be no change for continuing students registered on one of the above AHP courses who are currently funded by Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Please note that RUK Students who commenced their studies with QMU prior to 2012/13 will be charged £1820.

*Rest of UK and International students commencing their studies on AHP and Nursing programmes from August / September 2018 will also be liable for additional fees to cover the cost of health clearance, badges and uniforms. The cost will be around £95 depending on your course. In addition, students will be required to pay for their PVG application (up to £59) and may have additional costs for vaccines and blood tests of up to £90, normally, depending on their medical history.

+Part time fees are calculated per 10-credit module, other than those listed individually on this page. Students who are taking 80 to 160 credits within one academic session, will be charged at the full time rates.

#Registration and membership fees will be required to be paid to the relevant professional body (see below):

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

Nursing BSc (Hons)

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

Home/EU Full-time £1820
Home/EU Part-time (per 10 credit module) £300+
Rest of UK* - New Students Commencing Study from 2017/18 onwards Full Time £7000
Rest of UK - Continuing Students commencing pre 2017/18

Full Time

£1820

Rest of UK Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata+
International* Full-time £13000
International Part-time (per 10 credit module) Pro rata+

Rest of the UK students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales commencing studies at QMU from 2017/18 on the BSc (Hons) Nursing, should apply to their local funding body for a loan to cover your tuition fees. There will be no change for continuing students registered on BSc (Hons) Nursing who are currently funded by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

*Rest of UK and International students commencing their studies on AHP and Nursing programmes from August / September 2018 will also be liable for additional fees to cover the cost of health clearance, badges and uniforms. The cost will be around £95 depending on your course. In addition, students will be required to pay for their PVG application (up to £59) and may have additional costs for vaccines and blood tests of up to £90, normally, depending on their medical history.

+Part time fees are calculated per 10-credit module, other than those listed individually on this page. Students who are taking 80 to 160 credits within one academic session, will be charged at the full time rates.

 

Guidelines

PAYMENT OF FEES FOR SESSION 2018/19

The fee levels and other charges detailed here apply to all students who commence or resume their studies in Session 2018/19.

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 Registry for advice. registry@qmu.ac.uk

PAYMENT OF FEES (DUE DATE)

Tuition fees 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 wish to pay in full, payments can be made via the student portal; via debit card or credit card or with cash. Payments 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 your 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 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.

DISCOUNT

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 2018, 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 - http://www.saas.gov.uk/part_time/ug/index.htm- 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 a number of competitive Scholarships of between £3000-5000 for new International students undertaking their first year of study on UG or taught 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 £9000 for a single year of study. Details can be found on our website https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/scholarships-for-new-students/ or are available from the Recruitment & International Liaison Office international@qmu.ac.uk.

Payment Difficulties

LATE PAYMENTS

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.

PROGRESSION

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.

EARLY WITHDRAWAL

If you leave your programme of study early, you must ensure that you inform your Head of Subject and the Registry department. The date of withdrawal will be deemed to be the date that the Registry 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.

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

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