Academic Timetables




When will I get my 2022/23 timetable?

For students beginning their studies in September 2022, your timetable should be available within 24 hours of matriculation.

For students returning to their studies in September 2022, your timetable is now available.

A guide on viewing your timetable through the QMU Student Portal or MyQMU app can be found here.

How do I view my personalised timetable?

All Students can view their personalised timetable on the myQMU app and the Student Portal.

Full details on the myQMU app and how to download.

The Student Portal also provides a great way to access personalised timetable information. It is accessible via any mobile device, laptop or desktop computer with an internet connection. Simply click the 'QMU Portal’ link in the top menu bar on any page of the QMU website. Information on the QMU student portal, including a guide on using it in general, can be found here.

It’s important that you check your timetable on a regular basis.

A guide on viewing your timetable through the QMU Student Portal or MyQMU app can be found here.

Requesting a Timetable Swap

Timetable swaps for Semester 2 will be processed between the 28th of November and the 23rd of January. These will be assessed and actioned in the order that they are received; this means that if you sent a request before this period, or you send one during the Christmas break period, they will still be processed in order - so long as they are sent before the 23rd of January.

Please bear in mind that all changes will be considered; we can not guarantee that they will be possible 100% of the time.

We have strict capacities in all of our teaching rooms which we are unable to exceed in any circumstance and therefore we can’t move Students to a different group without another Student agreeing to swap.

If you wish to move groups, you will need to arrange with another Student on the same programme to swap groups. The following process details how you can request a group swap:

  1. Not all programmes have multiple groups, therefore check the full timetable to ensure your programme has multiple groups. If your programme only has one group then you are unable to swap.
  2. It’s not possible to swap some weeks only – all Student group swaps will be for the entire academic year.
  3. Arrange with a fellow Student, on the same programme, to swap groups with you.
  4. Only 1 swap per Student is possible, so please ensure you are happy with the groups you are swapping to.  Please note, it may also be necessary to swap some of your other sessions to avoid clashes on your timetable. You should take this into account when requesting a group swap as there may be a wider impact than just the session you wish to swap. 
  5. From your QMU Student email address, email Timetabling, copy in the Student you are swapping with and provide the following information:
  • Your name and Student number.
  • The name and Student number of the Student you are swapping groups with.
  • The group you are currently in and the one you wish to swap to.

Once this email has been received, the timetabling team will review the swap and process if possible. Email confirmation will be sent to both Students. Please note that the timescale for processing this may be up to 7 working days, and requests will be looked at in the order they were received. Group swaps are not guaranteed. Please ensure that you are attending your personalised timetable as you received it while you are awaiting to hear whether a swap is possible.

Having difficulty viewing your timetable?

If you are having difficulty viewing the timetable (i.e. missing module or room information) go to the timetable page within the app and press the refresh button in the top right hand corner.

Screenshot showing Timetable refresh

It’s also important, if you are viewing your timetable on the myQMU app, that you are using the latest version of the app.  Please ensure you have updated the app to the latest version via the app store for Apple iOS or the Google Play store for Android.  If you are not using the latest version of the app you may see wrong information, or your timetable may be missing items which show for other Students who are using the latest version.

A guide on viewing your timetable through the QMU Student Portal or MyQMU app can be found here.

What’s included on my timetable?

Your timetable will show both on campus and online activity which is delivered synchronously.  Some lectures and some selected other activity will be delivered asynchronously, and these will not appear on your personalised timetable.  Details of all asynchronous sessions will be available on the HUB.

For a small number of modules and programmes, students cannot be assigned to some groups in advance as this is done once teaching starts based on lists provided by academic staff. A list of these modules is below.  If you are studying any of these modules, you’ll be added to appropriate groups as soon as the grouping lists have been provided, therefore some timetable events for these modules will not appear on your timetable until after the academic year has started.  In some cases, grouping lists are only provided a few days before the sessions are due to take place.

List of modules where students are allocated to sessions manually:

  • HS1000 - Becoming an Allied Health Professional
  • HS2000 - Developing Resilience in Self and Others
  • N1234 - Developing Resilience of Self and Others for Professional Paramedic Practice
  • N2384 - Skills for Paramedic Practice 2
  • N3656 - Active Learning Communities 2
  • O4152 - Independent Study: Critically Engaging with Occupational Therapy
  • OM191 - Practice-based Learning 1 (Music Therapy)
  • OM197 - Practice-based Learning 2 (Art Psychotherapy)
  • OM207 - Mad Studies
  • OM208 - Practice-based Learning 1 (Art Psychotherapy)
  • OM209 - Interrogating Mad Studies
  • OM217 - Practice-based Learning 1 (Dramatherapy)
  • NM419 - Active Learning Communities 3
  • P3148 - Sports Rehabilitation Module
  • T2186 - Creative Writing for New Media: From Week 11 onwards.
  • T2184 - Making Theatre: Semester 2, From Week 27 onwards. 
  • X3072 - For some students, for some sessions.
  • X3061 - For some students, for some sessions.

A guide on viewing your timetable through the QMU Student Portal or MyQMU app can be found here.

On Campus Sessions

During the course of the year, it may be necessary for changes to be made to your timetable as classes may be cancelled if there is a valid reason. Cancelled classes may be rescheduled on a different date or time. It’s also possible for additional sessions to be added if there is a valid pedagogical reason. Because of this, it is important to check your timetable regularly for any updates; in the case of urgent alterations to your timetable for that day, you’ll also be sent an email to your QMU email address.

It’s also worth noting that your timetable may not be the same every week, as some sessions do not run every single week – your timetable may not follow a consistent “pattern” throughout the entire year. There are also some sessions, for some programmes, which must run in a certain week (for example, pre placement Health Science essential skills sessions) which will make some specific weeks different from others.

Are all semesters included on my timetable?

Yes, all sessions (either on campus or online) which are delivered synchronously are included on your timetable.

A guide on viewing your timetable through the QMU Student Portal or MyQMU app can be found here.

Academic Calendar

Information on holidays, week numbers etc. can be found on the university’s academic calendar.

Exam Timetables

Exam timetables are generated a few weeks prior to each exam session.

The exam timetable is published on our examinations and assessment page.

Room Bookings

Both staff and Students can book rooms on campus via the university’s room booking system.  

If you are unable to find a free room on the day and time you require, you will need to search for a different day and time.  The Space and Timetabling team do not have access to rooms which do not show on the self-service room bookings system and cannot find a room for you if none are available.

Staff and Students can access the room booking system using this link. A user guide on how to use the room booking system can be found here. It’s available from any desktop computer or laptop with an internet connection. The room booking system will open on a mobile device or tablet, however it is not designed to be used on touch screen devices and therefore isn’t recommended or supported. If further advice or assistance is required please contact the room bookings team

Queen Margaret University

General Enquiries

Show Contacts

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University Main Telephone Number 0131 474 0000