2021/22 Postgraduate Fee
All fees quotes are per year unless otherwise stated. Full time and part-time Scottish students are eligible to apply for the SAAS tuition fee loan - visit the SAAS website for more information.
International students 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.
As part of our management of the Brexit transition, for many of our courses, we have introduced an EU transitional scholarship for EU full-time postgraduate students commencing their studies on campus in academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23. This provides a 40% discount on international tuition fees. The scholarship is available to EU students for whom the international fee rate applies and covers the courses marked below with a # in the Postgraduate Fees – Full Time Study section of this page. This transitional scholarship is not applicable to students from the Republic of Ireland, who will continue to be eligible for the home fee rate.
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 Fees - Full Time Study
|Accounting and Finance with CIMA - MSc||£6,975||£15,225 #|
|Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy MSc (Post Registration)||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Applied Arts and Social Practice||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Applied Global Health MSc||£7,200||£15,500 #|
|Art Psychotherapy MSc*||Year 1: £6,500 Year 2 £6,500**||Year 1: £13,900 Year 2: £13,900**|
|Arts, Festival and Cultural Management MA||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Diagnostic Radiography MSc/PgDip*||Year 1: £9,400 Year 2: £9,400 + £1100 (dissertation fee)**||Year 1: £17,400 Year 2: £17,400 + £3380 (dissertation fee)**|
|Dietetics MSc*||Year 1: £9,400 Year 2: £9,400 + £1100 (dissertation fee)**||Year 1 £17,400, Year 2 £17,400 + £3,380(dissertation fee)**|
|Digital Campaigning MSc||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Gastronomy MSc||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Global Health MSc||£7,200||£15,500 #|
|International Management and Leadership MSc||£6,975||£14,500 #|
|International Marketing MSc||£6,975||£14,500 #|
|Mad Studies MSc
|Mammography MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Master of Research (MRes - Campus Based)||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Media, Management and The Creative Industries MSc||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Music Therapy MSc*||Year 1: £6,500 Year 2 £6,500**||Year 1: £13,900 Year 2: £13,900**|
|Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc*||Year 1: £9400 Year 2: £9400+ £1100 (dissertation fee)**||Year 1: £17,400 Year 2: £17,400 + £3,380(dissertation fee)**|
|Person-Centred Practice MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Person-Centred Practice (Advanced Care Home Practice) MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Person-Centred Practice (Advanced Forensic Nursing Practice) MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Person-Centred Practice (Mental Health and Wellbeing) MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|Person-Centred Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing) MSc||£5,500||£15,500 #|
|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||£13,500|
|Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*||Year 1: £9,400 Year 2: £9,400 + £1100 (dissertation fee)**||Year 1: £17,400 Year 2: £17,400 +£3,380 (dissertation fee)**|
|Political Communication and Media MSc||£5,500||£14,500 #|
|Sexual and Reproductive Health MSc||£7,200||£15,500 #|
|Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing MSc||£7,200||£15,500 #|
|Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration) MSc/PgDip*||Year 1: £9,400 Year 2: £10,500 (fee includes £1100 (dissertation fee)***||Year 1: £17,400 Year 2: £20,780 (fee includes £3380 dissertation fee)***|
|Stage Management MA||£7,600||£14,500 ##|
|Strategic Communication and Public Relations MSc||£5,500||£14,500 #|
*Pre Placement Costs
Please note that all students commencing on one of the above Allied Health Profession courses marked * from September 2019 onwards, will also be liable for additional fees for pre-placement costs. The total fee includes the cost of the name badge, uniform and health clearance check.
Fees to remain fixed for the duration of course
As part of our management of the Brexit transition, for many of our courses, we have introduced an EU transitional scholarship for EU full-time postgraduate students commencing their studies on campus in academic years 2021/22 and 2022/23. This provides a 40% discount on international tuition fees. The scholarship is available to EU students for whom the international fee rate applies and covers the courses marked with a # above. Students in receipt of a Saltire Scholarship are not eligible for this EU Transitional Scholarship. This transitional scholarship is not applicable to students from the Republic of Ireland, who will continue to be eligible for the home fee rate.
## Stage Management
This course is currently only open to applicants who do not require a Student Visa.
***MSc Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)
Students who commenced in 2020/21 will pay
Home / EU / RUk: £9100 in 2021/22 and the £1100 dissertation fee in 2022/23
Postgraduate Fees - Part Time Study
|Course||Scot/UK/ROI||Scot/UK/ROI Dissertation||International||International Dissertation|
|Accounting and Finance MSc with CIMA||£835 per 20 credit module||£1,250||£1900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy (Post Registration)||£735 per 20||£1100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Applied Arts and Social Practice||£735 per 20||£1100||£1900 per 20 credit module||£3100|
|Applied Global Health MSc||£720 per 15 credit module / £960 per 20 credit module||£1,460||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||£3,380|
|Art Psychotherapy MSc||£4,530 (part time fee is charged per annum over three years)||NA||NA||NA|
|Arts Festival and Cultural Management||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Arts Management PgCert||£735 per 20 credit module||NA||£1,900 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 Public Affairs Diploma||£1750 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)||NA||£1750 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)||NA|
|CIPR Specialist Diploma (Digital Communications)||£1750 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)||NA||£1750 (including £75 CIPR Registration fees and £330 CIPR assessment fees)|
|Collaborative Working: Education and Therapy PgCert||£735 per 20 credit module||NA||£2,020 per 20 credit module||NA|
|Digital Campaigning & Content Creation MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Drama Short Course||£875 / £630 concession|
|Gastronomy MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Global Health MSc||£720 per 15 credits / £960 per 20 credits||£1460||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||£3,380|
|Health Interventions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings PgCert||£720 per 15 credits / £960 per 20 credits||NA||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||NA|
|International Management and Leadership||£930 per 20 credits||£1,395||£1,900 per 20 credits||£3,100|
|International Marketing MSc||£930 per 20 credits||£1,395||£1,900 per 20 credits||£3,100|
|Mad Studies MSc (campus based & online)||£735 per 20 credit module||£1100||£885 per 20-credit module||£1,320|
|Mammography MSc||£550 per 15 credit modules / £735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,515 per 15 credit module / £2,020 per 20 credit module||£3,380|
|Master of Research (MRes - Campus Based)||£1100 per 20 credit module||£2200||NA||NA|
|Media, Management and the Creative Industries MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Medical Imaging MSc (continuing Students)||£550 per 15 credit module / £735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,515 per 15 credit / £2,020 per 20 credit module||£3,380|
|Mental Health & Psychosocial Wellbeing MSc||£720 per 15 credits / £960 per 20 credits||£1,460||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||£3,380|
|Occupational Therapy (Post-Registration) MSc (continuing students)||£550 per 15 credit module / £735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£1,515 per 15 credit / £2,020 per 20 credit module||£3,380|
|Person-Centred Practice MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Person-Centred Practice (Advanced Forensic Nursing Practice) MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Person-Centred Practice (Advanced Care Home Practice) MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Person-Centred Practice (Mental Health & Wellbeing) MSc||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Person-Centred Practice MSc (Palliative Care)||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Person-Centred Practice MSc (Public Health & Wellbeing)||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£885 per 20 credit module||£1,320|
|Professional & Higher Education PgDip/MSc (Continuing Students)||£735 per 20 credit module||£1100||£1,900 per 20 credit module||£3,100|
|Political Communication and Media||£735 per 20 credit module||£1100||£1900||£3100|
|Public Sociology PgCert||£735 per 20 credit module||NA||£1,900 per 20 credit module||NA|
|Radiotherapy (Post-Registration) MSc (Continuing Students)||£735 per 20 credit module||£1,100||£2,2205 per 20 credit module||£3,380|
|Sexual and Reproductive Health||£720 per 15 credits / £960 per 20 credits||£1460||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||£3,380|
|Social Development and Health MSc||£720 per 15 credits / £960 per 20 credits||£1460||£1,515 per 15 credits / £2,020 per 20 credits||£3,380|
|Stage Management||£760 per 15 credits||£1520||NA||NA|
|Strategic Communication and Public Relations||£735 per 20 credits||£1100||£1,900 per 20 credits||£3,100|
Research and Professional Doctorates
PhDs and Professional Doctorates
|SCOT/UK/ROI||Full time||£4,980||Fee charged annually over 3 years|
|SCOT/UK/ROI||Part time||£2,490||Fee charged annually over 6 years|
|International||Full time||£14,500||Fee charged annually over 3 years##|
|International||Part time||£7,250||Fee charged annually over 6 years|
|Bench Fees - Laboratory Based Research*||£1000|
* 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.
#Students who complete their studies within the 2020/21 academic year and have not paid either the full or part time fee during this year, will also be charged the exam fee.
##Full Time international students who commenced on their studies in 2019/20 will be charged £12,987. Students who commenced on their studies in 2020/21 will be charged £14,175
Advancing Practice in Health Framework
(Dietetics / Podiatry / Physiotherapy / Medical Imaging / Radiotherapy / Community Health)
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part time||£885 per 20 credit module|
Advancing Practice in Signed/Spoken Language Interpreting MSc
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part Time||£885 per module*|
*Continuing students who commenced their studies in 2019/0 or earlier will be charged £600 per 20 credit module and £860 dissertation fee.
Dispute Resolution MSc / PgDip / PgCert
Professional and Higher Education e-PgCert
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part time||£885 per 20 credit module|
Master of Research
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part time||£1320 per 20 credit module|
Rehabilitative Audiology MSc
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part Time||£550 per 15 credit module /£735 per 20 credit module|
Theory of Podiatric Surgery MSc
|SCOT/UK/EU/International||Part Time||£850 per 15 credit module|
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 (Pre-Registration)||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 (Pre-Registration)||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 Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-Registration)
|Registration Fee - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (payable directly to Professional Body)|
|RPL Investigation Fee - Undergraduate (Experiential Learning)||
Sliding scale based on level and credits:
10-60 Credits: £80
|RPL Investigation Fee - Postgraduate (Experiential Learning)||
Sliding scale based on level and credits:
Level 11 & 12 modules
15 – 30 credits £120
35 – 60 credits £240
65 – 90 credits £360
95 – 120 credits £480
|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|
|Replacement Student Smart Card||£20|
SAAS POSTGRADUATE TUITION FEE LOANS
In 2021/22 the Student Awards Agency for Scotland are offering tuition fee loans of up to £10,000 for Scottish 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.
Applications can also be made via the SAAS website.
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 email@example.com
STUDENT FINANCE LOANS - ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for a loan to cover all or part of their fees as well as a living cost loan. More information on fees and funding.
Payment of Fees, Sponsorship and Discounts
The fee levels and other charges detailed here apply to all students who commence or resume their studies in Session 2021/22
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 payment 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 2022 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 2022 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.
APPLYING FOR SAAS FUNDING
If you are planning to apply for funding from SAAS (Scottish Awards Agency Scotland) then please do so by 30th June. This will guarantee your funding is in place by the first day of term.
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 2021, a discount of 5% will be authorised.
Queen Margaret University is offering a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University’s Edinburgh campus. This discount is available for students who register for a full or part-time postgraduate degree.
This discount applies to home and international students, and applies to the self-funded element of the postgraduate tuition fee only. Self-funded fees include those supported by a tuition fee loan. This discount does not apply to any part of the tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any other source of funding.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
The University may refuse to allow you to attend a degree ceremony if tuition fees are outstanding.
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.
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.
Guide to Student Finances in Scotland
Fees post Brexit and Irish Students
The Scottish Government confirmed on 9 July 2020 that, as a result of Brexit, higher education students from the EU starting their studies from academic year 2021-22 will no longer have the costs of their tuition fees met by the Scottish Government. ‘Home fee’ status for these students will come to end, and they will be classified as international students for the purposes of tuition fees. Any additional support available to EU students, will be shown on our website at:
Special notes for EU students in light of Brexit
The Scottish Government has confirmed that postgraduate students from the Republic of Ireland who commence their studies in in 2021/22 will have the same fee status as home/rest of UK students. Eligible students from the Republic of Ireland will also be able to access a tuition fee loan from Student Awards Agency Scotland. More information about Brexit and funding can be found on the SAAS website.
EU students who commenced their studies in 2020/21 or earlier will continue to pay the Home fee rate.
For enquiries about payment methods, please contact the Credit Controller, Finance Office, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com.
If you are not clear on the fee for your proposed programme of study, or what fee applies to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org