Fees are set out in the Undergraduate Tuition Fees section below.  The  course fee is dependent on the course type and the category of student. 

If you are a first degree student and ordinarily resident in Scotland, you are eligible for your tuition fees to be paid by the Scottish Government by applying to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS).

If you are a non-British EU student, the Scottish Government has announced that if you are starting in 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.

Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Full Time (FT) Fees - refer to table below

Please note: Home (Scotland)/EU part time fees are £620 per 20 credits. Part time fees for students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland and International students are pro rata

Course Home/EU (FT) RUK (FT) International (FT)
Acting for Stage and Screen £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Applied Pharmacology £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Business Management £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Costume Design and Construction £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Diagnostic Radiography# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Dietetics BSc# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Drama £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Education Studies £1,820 £9,250 tbc
Education Studies (Primary) £1,820 £9,250 tbc
Events Management £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Film and Media £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Hearing Aid Audiology** £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Human Biology £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
International Hospitality and Tourism Management £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Media and Communications £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Nursing (students commencing from 2017/18 onwards)* £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Nursing (students commencing pre 2017/18)* £1,820 £1,820 £13,500
Nutrition £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Nutrition and Food Science £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Occupational Therapy# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Physiotherapy# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Podiatry# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Professional Practice Framework (inc. Graduate Certificates) £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Psychology £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Psychology and Sociology £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Public Relations and Marketing Communications £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Public Relations, Marketing and Events £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Public Relations and Media £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Public Sociology £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Speech and Language Therapy# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500
Theatre and Film Studies £1,820 £9,250 £12,500
Therapeutic Radiography# £1,820 £9,250 £13,500

 

*Nursing Students

Rest of the UK (RUK) students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales commencing studies at QMU from 2017/18 onwards on the BSc (Hons) Nursing, should apply to their local funding body for a loan to cover their 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.

#Allied Health Profession Students

Rest of the UK (RUK) students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales commencing studies at QMU from 2017/18 on one of the above Allied Health Profession courses marked #, should apply to their local funding body for a loan to cover their 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.

**Hearing Aid Audiology

Please note that this course does not attract tuition fee funding from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). There are also additional exam fees (tbc)

Pre-Placement Costs

Please note that for RUK and International students commencing on the BSc (Hons) Nursing or one of the above AHP courses marked # from September 2018, 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.

RUK Students

Full-time Rest of UK (RUK) students commencing in 2019/20 on a 4 year Honours programme, will be required to pay fees for the first 3 years of study. No fee will be charged in Year 4.

Registration and Membership

We recommend that students studying on the following courses also register with the appropriate Professional Body. Please note that the fees for the BSc (Hons) Podiatry are mandatory and payable to the University.

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 - Society 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

 

Additional Fees

Please see below additional fees which you may be charged as part of your studies 

Re-Assessment Fee per module

£40 (Maximum of £120)

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

Fees for Recognition of Prior Learning

10 - 60 credits

£80

65 - 120 credits

£120

125 - 240 credits

£200

Payment of Fees

PAYMENT OF FEES FOR SESSION 2019/20

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 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. 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 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 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 2011/12 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).

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 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. Details can be found on our website https://www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/scholarships-for-new-students/

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. 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.

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).

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