Tuition fees for our Postgraduate programmes are set in the tables below. The fee is dependent on whether study will be on a full time or part time basis, the course you are studying and the category of student e.g. International, Home (Scotland), UK or EU. All fees quotes are per year unless otherwise stated.

Full time and part time Scottish students may be eligible for the SAAS tuition fee loan. Please refer to the SAAS website for more information.  If you are a non-British EU student, the Scottish Government has announced that if you are commencing your studies in 2019 or 2020 you may also be eligible for the SAAS tuition fee loan. More information can be found here https://www.saas.gov.uk/full_time/brexit/index.htm

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 and scholarships sections of the website.

More information can also be found on the funding for postgraduate students section.

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 for more information.

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

If you have any queries about your fees or funding, please view our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact registry@qmu.ac.uk

 

Postgraduate Fees - Full Time Study

Course Scot/UK/EU International
Accounting and Finance with CIMA - MSc £6,225 £13,725
Art Psychotherapy (International) MSc* Year 1: £6,200 Year 2 £6,200** Year 1: £13,100 Year 2: £13,100**
Arts, Festival and Cultural Management MA £5,500 £13,000
Audiology (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 Year 3: £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year 2: £16,600 Year 3: £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Diagnostic Radiography MSc/PgDip* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 + £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year 2: £16,600 + £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Dietetics MSc* Year 1: £8900 Year 2: £4400 + £1100 (dissertation fee) Year 1 £16600, Year 2 £8300 + £3080 (dissertation fee)
Digital Campaigning MSc £5,500 £13,000
Gastronomy MSc £5,500 £13,000
Global Health MSc £7,000 £14100
International Management and Leadership MSc £6600 £13,000
International Marketing MSc £5,500 £13,000
Mammography MSc £5,500 £14,000
Master of Research (MRes) £5,500 £13,000
Media, Management and The Creative Industries MSc £5,500 £13,000
Medical Imaging MSc (Returning Students) £5,500 £14,000
Music Therapy Msc Year 1: £6200 Year 2 £6200** Year 1: £13,100 Year 2: £13,100
Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration) MSc £5,500 £14,000
Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 + £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year 2: £16,600 + £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Person-Centred Practice (Mental Health and Wellbeing) MSc £5,500 £14,000
Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) MSc £5,500 £14,000
Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing) MSc £5,500 £14,000
Person-Centred Practice MSc £5,500 £14,000
Person-Centred Practice (District Nursing) PgDip £4,400 NA
Person-Centred Practice (Health Visiting) PgDip £4,400 NA
Person-Centred Practice (School Nursing) PgDip £4,400 NA
PGDE Secondary (Home Economics) Home/EU: £1820 RUK: £9250 £12,500
Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 + £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year 2: £16,600 + £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Professional & Higher Education ePgCert/PgDip/MSc (Mostly delivered online) £5,500 £13,000
Public Sociology MSc £5,500 £13,000
Radiotherapy & Oncology MSc/PgDip (Pre-Registration)* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 + £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year 2: £16,600 + £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Radiotherapy (Post-Registration) MSc (Returning Students) £5,500 £14,000
Sexual and Reproductive Health MSc £7,000 £14100
Social Development and Health MSc £7,000 £14100
Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip* Year 1: £8,900 Year 2: £8,900 Year 3: £1100 (dissertation fee)** Year 1: £16,600 Year: 2 £16,600 Year 3: £3080 (dissertation fee)**
Stage Management MA £7,600 NA
Strategic Communication and Public Relations MSc £5,500 £13,000

*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. Please note that all students on the MSc Audiology (Pre-Reg) programme will be liable for the name badges, uniforms and health clearance fees.

**Fees to remain fixed for the duration of course

Postgraduate Fees - Part Time Study

Course Scot/UK/EU Scot/UK/EU Dissertation International International Dissertation
Accounting and Finance with CIMA - MSc tbc tbc tbc tbc
Applied Social Development PgCert £720 per 15 credit module NA £1460 per 15 credit module NA
Art Psychotherapy (International) MSc* £4430 per annum NA NA NA
Arts Festival and Cultural Management £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
BSL/English Interpreting MSc £575 per 20 credit module NA £575 per 20 credit module NA
CIPR Professional PR Diploma

£3,000 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £990 CIPR assessment fees)

NA

£3,000 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £990 CIPR assessment fees)

NA
CIPR Internal Communications Diploma

£1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)

NA

£1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)

NA
CIPR Public Affairs Diploma

£1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)

NA

£1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)

NA
CIPR Specialist Diploma (Digital Communications) £1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees) NA £1,600 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)  
Collaborative Working: Education and Therapy PgCert £735 per 20 credit module NA £1820 per 20 credit module NA
Digital Campaigning MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Gastronomy MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Global Health MSc

£720 per 15 credit module

£960 per 20 credit module

£1,460

£1460 per 15 credit module

£1947 per 20 credit module

£3,720
Health in Fragile and Conflict Affected States PgCert £720 per 15 credit module NA £1460 per 15 credit module NA
International Management and Leadership MSc £735 per 20 credit module NA £1705 per 20 credit module NA
International Marketing MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Mammography MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 £3,080
Master of Research (MRes) £1100 per 30 credit module £1,100 NA NA
Media, Management and the Creative Industries MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Medical Imaging MSc (Returning Students) £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module £3,080
Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration) MSc £550 per 15 credit module £1,100 £1430 per 15 credit module £3,080
Person-Centred Practice (Mental Health and Wellbeing) MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module £3,080
Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) MSc £735 per 20 credit module / £550 per 15 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module / £1430 per 15 credit module £3,080
Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing) MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module £3,080
Person-Centred Practice MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module £3,080
Professional & Higher Education ePgCert/PgDip/MSc ** £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Public Sociology MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770
Radiotherapy (Post-Registration) MSc (Returning Students) £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1,820 per 20 credit module £3,080
Sexual and Reproductive Health MSc

£720 per 15 credit module

£960 per 20 credit module

£1,460

£1460 per 15 credit module

£1947 per 20 credit module

£3,720
Social Development and Health MSc

£720 per 15 credit module

£960 per 20 credit module

£1,460

£1460 per 15 credit module

£1947 per 20 credit module

£3,720
Stage Management MA £760 per 15 credit module £1,520 NA NA
Strategic Communication and Public Relations MSc £735 per 20 credit module £1,100 £1705 per 20 credit module £2,770

 

Research and Professional Doctorates

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

Dispute Resolution MSc

Hearing and Communication PgCert

Rehabilitative Audiology MSc

Advancing Practice in Health Framework
(Podiatry / Physiotherapy / Medical Imaging / Radiotherapy / Community Health)

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

Master of Clinical Research

SCOT/UK/EU/International Part time £1180 per 30 credit module
SCOT/UK/EU/International Dissertation £1790

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 (Including 3 guest tickets) £45
Additional Graduation Guest Ticket £10 per ticket
Fee for Graduation in Absentia £25
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.

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

Applications can also be made via the SAAS website at www.saas.gov.uk/how_to_apply/index.htm

Please note that if you are a part time student, you must take no longer than twice the length of the full time programme to complete your studies.

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 in the 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, please email registry@qmu.ac.uk