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 England, Wales and Northern Ireland and International students are pro rata to the full time fee.

Course Scottish (FT) RUK (FT)+ International (FT)
BA (Hons) Acting and Performance £1,820 £9,250 £15,000
BSc (Hons) Applied Pharmacology £1,820 £9,250 £15,000++
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
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
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:




Future arrangements for Irish students from academic year 2021-22 under the Common Travel Area are subject to on-going discussions with the Scottish, UK and Irish Governments.

Fees for EU students who commenced in 2020/21 or earlier will remain at £1820.

+Full Time RUK 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.

++Full Time International Students

Students who commenced studies before 2019/20 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)

#Pre-Placement Costs

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) Fee Information
BSc (Hons) Podiatry Levels 2, 3, 4 Insurance Fee (payable directly to Professional Body) Fee Information


Other 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
Replacement Student Smart Card £20

Fees for Recognition of Prior Learning

10 - 60 credits


65 - 120 credits


125 - 240 credits


Payment of Fees


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. registry@qmu.ac.uk


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.


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.'


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.


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.


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.

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.


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 - 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.


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. 

Payment Difficulties


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.


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.


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.


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 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 for more information.

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

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