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 fees.

All fees quotes are per year unless otherwise stated. Full time and part-time Scottish and EU students are eligible to apply for the SAAS tuition fee loan for the academic year 2018/19. See SAAS website for more information.  

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 information on funding for postgraduate students.

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).

If you are interested in studying single modules for CPD purposes, generally you will find the 'per module' fee within the tabs below.

Postgraduate Classroom-Based Courses

Arts, Festival and Cultural Management MA

Digital Campaigning MSc

Finance MSc

Gastronomy MSc*

International Marketing MSc

Media Management MSc

Professional & Higher Education PgCert/PgDip/MSc ** 

Public Sociology MSc

Strategic Communication and Public Relations MSc

The fees for postgraduate classroom based programmes are:

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £5500 (includes dissertation)
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £735 per 20 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Part time Dissertation £1100
International Full time £13000 (includes dissertation)
International Part time £1705 per 20 credit module
International Part time Dissertation £2770

*Home fees funded for a limited number of places

** This course is now predominantly delivered online. For e-PgCert Professional & Higher Education, see below.

Postgraduate Laboratory/Studio-Based Courses

Advancing Physiotherapy Practice (Post-Registration) MSc

Collaborative Working: Education & Therapy PgCert

Mammography MSc

Medical Imaging MSc

Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration) MSc

Person-Centred Practice MSc

Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) MSc

Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing) MSc

Person-Centred Practice (Mental Health and Wellbeing) MSc

Radiotherapy (Post-Registration) MSc

The fees for postgraduate laboratory/studio-based programmes are:

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £5500 (includes dissertation)
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £735 per 20 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £550 per 15 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Part time Dissertation £1100
International Full time £14000 (includes dissertation)
International Part time £1820 per 20 credit module
International Part time Dissertation £3080

PgDip Person-Centred Practice (District Nursing)
PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Health Visiting)*
PgDip Person Centred Practice (School Nursing)

SCOT/UK/EU Full Time £4400

* Some student are funded separately under a NHS Education for Scotland contract.

Pre-Registration and 2 Year Masters Courses

Audiology (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*
Diagnostic Radiography MSc/PgDip*
Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*
Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*
Radiotherapy & Oncology MSc/PgDip (Pre-Registration)*
Speech & Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*

SCOT/RUK/EU Full time £8900 per annum (excludes dissertation)+
SCOT/RUK/EU Part time Pro rata to full time fee
SCOT/RUK/EU Dissertation £1100
PGDip Top-up (Research Methods/Dissertation) £1835
International Full time £16,600 per annum (excludes dissertation)+
International Part time Pro rata to full time fee
International Dissertation £3080

+Fees to remain fixed for duration of course 

Art Psychotherapy (International) MSc*
Music Therapy MSc (full-time only)*

SCOT/RUK/EU Full time £6200 per annum+
SCOT/RUK/EU Part time £4430 per annum
International Full time £13100 per annum+

+Fees to remain fixed for duration of course

Pre-Placement Costs

Please note that for Rest of UK (RUK) and International students commencing on one of the above Allied Health Profession courses marked * from September 2019, will also be liable for additional fees for pre-placement costs including name badges, uniforms and health clearance checks. The exact fees will be confirmed in due course.

Dietetics MSc / PgDip*

SCOT/RUK/EU Full time Yr 1 £8900, Yr 2 £4400 (excludes dissertation)
SCOT/RUK/EU Part time Pro-rata to full time fee
SCOT/RUK/EU Dissertation £1100
International Full time Yr 1 £16600, Yr 2 £8300 (excludes dissertation)
International

Part time

Pro-rata to full time fee
International Dissertation £3080

Pre-Placement Costs

Please note that for Rest of UK (RUK) and International students commencing on one of the above Allied Health Profession courses marked * from September 2019, will also be liable for additional fees for pre-placement costs including name badges, uniforms and health clearance checks. The exact fees will be confirmed in due course.

Non-Standard Postgraduate Courses

Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (Home Economics)

SCOT/EU Full time £1820
RUK Full time £9250
International Full time £12500

 Applied Social Development PgCert

Global Health MSc

Health in Fragile and Conflict Affected States PgCert

Sexual and Reproductive Health MSc

Social Development and Health MSc

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £7000 (includes dissertation)
SCOT/RUK/EU Part time £720 per 15 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Part time dissertation £1460
International Full time £14100
International Part time £1460 per 15 credit module
International Part time dissertation £3720

 Stage Management MA

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £7600
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £760 per 15 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Dissertation £1520

 International Management & Leadership MSc

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £6600
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £735 per 20 credit module
International Full time £13000
International Full time £1705 per 20 credit module

 BSL/English Interpreting MSc

SCOT/UK/EU Part Time £TBC per 20 credit module

 Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diplomas

SCOT/UK/EU/International Part time - tbc

 

 

Research and Professional Doctorates

Master of Research (MRes)

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £5500
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £1100 per 30 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU Part time Dissertation £1100
International Full time £13000

 

PhDs and Professional Doctorates

SCOT/UK/EU Full time £4780 Fee charged annually over 3 years
SCOT/UK/EU Part time £2440 Fee charged annually over 6 years
International Full time £11780 Fee charged annually over 3 years
International Part time £5840 Fee charged annually over 6 years
Bench Fees - Laboratory Based Research*   £1000  
Continuation Fee**   £500  

* With the exception of research students who have a studentship, all research students requiring laboratory, practical or clinical expenses will pay a minimum bench fee of £1,000, which covers the cost of consumable materials and other expenses associated with the student's research at QMU.  Students undertaking a proposal involving expenses which exceed £1,000 will be required to cover these costs if they do not have sponsorship.

** All research students exceeding their normal prescribed period of study without submitting their thesis are registered as continuing students, and pay the appropriate annual continuation fee.

 

 

Online Learning

Diabetes MSc

Dispute Resolution MSc

Hearing and Communication PgCert

Podiatry MSc

Rehabilitative Audiology MSc

SCOT/UK/EU/International Full time £6600
SCOT/UK/EU/International Part time £885 per 20 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU/International Dissertation £1320

Postgraduate Registration and Membership Fees

Postgraduate Registration and Membership Fees

We recommend that students studying on the following courses also register with the appropriate Professional Body.

Programme Level Nature of Fee
MSc Diagnostic Radiography 2 Registration Fee - Society of Radiographers (payable directly to Professional Body)
MSc/PgDip Dietetics All Registration Fee - British Dietetics Association (payable directly to Professional Body)
MSc/PgDip Occupational Therapy All Registration Fee - College of Occupational Therapists (payable directly to Professional Body)
MSc Physiotherapy (Pre Registration) All Registration Fee - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (payable directly to Professional Body)

MSc/PgDip Radiotherapy & Oncology

2

Registration Fee - College of Radiographers (payable directly to Professional Body)

 MSc Speech and Language

2

Registration Fee - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (payable directly to Professional Body)

 

Other Fees

 

RPL Investigation Fee - Undergraduate (Experiential Learning)

Sliding scale based on level and credits:

10-60 Credits: £80
65-120 Credits: £120
125-240 Credits: £200

RPL Investigation Fee - Postgraduate (Experiential Learning)

Sliding scale based on level and credits:

10-30 Credits: £120
35-60 Credits: £240
65-90 Credits: £360
95-120 Credits: £480

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 2019/20.

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 pay via the Student Portal, debit card or credit card, in person at the Finance Desk or by sending in a cheque, made payable to QMU. Please put your matriculation number on the back of the cheque and send 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 either by Direct Debit or Recurring Card Payment (RCP). These instalments are over 8 months, October to May for September starts or January to August (for January 2020 starts only).

If you choose to pay by Direct Debit you will find the form on the Student Portal (you must have a UK Bank Account for this to operate). Alternatively, you can set-up an RCP on the Student Portal whereby instalments are taken from your debit/credit card over 8 months (October to May) or January to August (for January 2020 starts only). For all returning students, you must renew your Direct Debit or RCP each year. For new students you will only get access to the Student Portal after you have completed online matriculation. Please note that short courses/low fee courses may not be paid by instalments.

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 you have failed to provide written confirmation of funding within 28 days of the start of their programme of study, you 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 2019, 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 2011/2 will be eligible for a 10% discount on the published fees.

PROFESSIONAL BODY REGISTRATION FEES

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

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The University is pleased to offer up to 20 competitive Scholarships of £2000 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 Recruitment & International Liaison Office international@qmu.ac.uk.

SAAS POSTGRADUATE TUITION FEE LOANS

In 2019/20 the Student Awards Agency for Scotland are offering tuition fee loans of up to £10,000 for Scottish and EU students.

In order to apply you must download the application form from the SAAS website, complete it and post it to SAAS along with your unconditional offer letter from QMU.

For further information and in order to check your eligibility for the tuition fee loan you should check the information on the postgraduate section of the SAAS website at www.saas.gov.uk .

If you have any questions please contact the Student Funding Adviser at studentfunding@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 (see contact details 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.

Contacts

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