2021/22 Undergraduate fees
On this page, you will find information on undergraduate tuition fees.
Included in this, you will find information on discounted full-time international fees for selected undergraduate programmes as an interim arrangement as EU students move to international fee status.
Undergraduate Tuition Fees
Full Time (FT) Fees - refer to table below
Fees for EU students who commenced their studies in 2020/21 or earlier will remain at £1820 (full time) and £620 per 20 credits (part time).
Scottish part time fees will be charged at £620 per 20 credits.
Part time fees for students from outside Scotland are pro rata to the full time fee.
|Course||Scottish (FT)||RUK & Republic of Ireland (FT)+||International (FT)|
|BA (Hons) Acting and Performance||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000|
|BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Aptitude Test is Hearing Aid Dispensing (Single Module)||£500||£500||£500|
|BA (Hons) Business Management||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500*|
|BA (Hons) Business Management (Graduate Apprenticeship)||Fees paid by Skills Development Scotland|
|BA (Hons) Costume Design and Construction||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Dietetics#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Dietetics (MDiet)#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++*|
|BA (Hons) Drama||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BA (Hons) Education Studies||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary)||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BA (Hons) Events Management||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BA (Hons) Events & Festival Management||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500*|
|BA (Hons) Film and Media||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|Dip HE Hearing Aid Audiology***||£7,000||£7,000||£7,000|
|BSc (Hons) Human Biology||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500*|
|Graduate Diploma in Integrated Nursing||NES Funded £1425 / Self or non-NES funded £744 per 20 credits|
|BA (Hons) Marketing Management||£1820||£9250||£13,500|
|BA (Hons) Media and Communications||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500*|
|BSc (Hons) Nursing#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Nursing (MNurs)#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|BSc (Hons) Nutrition||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++ *|
|BSc (Hons) Nutrition & Food Science||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Occupational Therapy (MOccTh)#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|Palliative Care (GradDip)||£620 per 20 credit module||Pro-Rata||Pro-Rata|
|BSc Paramedic Science||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000|
|BSc (Hons) Performance||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000|
|BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Physiotherapy (MPhysio)#||£1820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|BSc (Hons) Podiatry#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Podiatry (MPod)#||£1820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|Professional Practice Framework (inc. Graduate Certificates)||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Psychology||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|BA (Hons) Public Relations & Marketing Communications||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500*|
|BA (Hons) Public Relations, Marketing & Events||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BA (Hons) Public Relations & Media||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BSc (Hons) Public Sociology||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|Master of Radiography: Diagnostic (MDRad)#||£1820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|Master of Radiography: Therapeutic (MTRad)#||£1820||£9250||£15,000*|
|BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
|Master of Speech & Language Therapy (MSpeech)#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000*|
|BA (Hons) Theatre & Film||£1,820||£9,250||£13,500|
|BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Radiography#||£1,820||£9,250||£15,000++|
Full Time EU 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:
See below for arrangements for Students from the Republic of Ireland who start their studies in 2021/22.
Fees for EU students who commenced in 2020/21 or earlier will remain at £1820.
*For 2021/22 entry we will be discounting our full-time international fee to £7000 per year for selcted undergraduate programmes as an interim arrangement as EU students move to international fee .
+Full Time RUK and Republic of Ireland Students
Students who commenced on an Honours programme before 2019/20 and who are liable to pay the full time RUK fee will be charged at a rate of £7000 per annum. Full time RUK students commencing from 2019/20 on an Honours programme, will be required to pay fees for the first 3 years of study (£9250 per annum). No fee will be charged in Year 4. Direct Entry RUK students commencing from 2019/20 will also be required to pay the £9250 fee over a maximum of 3 years.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that undergraduate students from the Republic of Ireland who commence their studies in 2021/22 will have the same fee status as students from the rest of the UK, excluding Scotland. This means that full time students from the Republic of Ireland commencing in 2021/22 on an honours programme will be required to pay fees for the first three years of study (£9250 per annum). No fee will be charged in year four. A tuition fee loan of up to this amount will be available from the Students Awards Agency Scotland for Republic of Ireland students.
++Full Time International Students
Students who commenced studies in 2019/20 or earlier and who are liable to pay the full time International fee will be charged at a rate of £14,880 in 2021/22.
***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)
RUK, EU 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.
Registration and Membership
We recommend that students studying on the following courses also register with the appropriate Professional Body:
|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 Professional Body)|
|BSc (Hons) Podiatry||Levels 2, 3, 4||Insurance Fee (payable directly to Professional Body)|
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|
|Replacement Student Smart Card||£20|
Recognition of Prior Learning fees (more information)
10 - 60 credits
65 - 120 credits
125 - 240 credits
Payment of Fees
PAYMENT OF FEES FOR SESSION 2021/22
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 Registry for advice. email@example.com
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 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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brexit: discounted international fees on selected courses
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. However, for 2021/22 entry we will be discounting our full-time international fee to £7000 per year for the following undergraduate programmes as an interim arrangement as EU students move to international fee status, with details as below:
- BA (Hons) Business Management
- BA (Hons) Event and Festival Management
- BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management
- BA (Hons) Media and Communications
- BSc (Hons) Nutrition
- BA (Hons) PR and Marketing Communications
- Master of Dietetics
- Master of Nursing
- Master of Occupational Therapy
- Master of Physiotherapy
- Master of Podiatry
- Master of Radiography: Diagnostic
- Master of Radiography: Therapeutic
- Master of Speech & Language Therapy
The discount for the above programmes applies to all full-time undergraduate EU and international students with international fee status. It is being introduced both as an interim arrangement as EU students move to international fee status and to support undergraduate international students in their studies at QMU. The discount will apply for the duration of the programme (up to a maximum of four years).
At present the discount is available for those students commencing their course in Scotland in 2021/22. We will keep the discount under review, especially in light of any Scottish Government policy updates. Please be assured, though, any further changes will not reduce the current discount offered for 2021/22 entry.
The Scottish Government has confirmed that undergraduate students from the Republic of Ireland who commence their studies in 2021/22 will have the same fee status as students from the rest of the UK, excluding Scotland. This means that full time students from the Republic of Ireland commencing in 2021/22 on an honours programme will be required to pay fees for the first three years of study (£9250 per annum). No fee will be charged in year four. A tuition fee loan of up to this amount will be available from the Students Awards Agency Scotland for Republic of Ireland students. More information can be found via the SAAS website.
EU students who commenced their studies in 2020/21 or earlier will continue to pay 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 for more information.