By Press Office

Queen Margaret University (QMU) has climbed 15 places in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 to become the top modern university in Scotland.

The guide, which was published yesterday (Sunday 22 September) sees QMU ranked 29th out of the 73 modern* universities across the UK as a whole. For the second year running, QMU has moved up the rankings in the Good University Guide, this year jumping 15 places to 82nd position.

In being named Scotland’s top modern university, QMU is now placed above Robert Gordon University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Abertay University, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland.

Deputy Principal Dr Richard Butt said: “The news of QMU being named top modern university in Scotland, and our continued upward trajectory in the league table, reflects the excellent work being carried out across the University. The Times have highlighted, amongst other things, our positive work on the student experience and on employability, including supporting student and graduate entrepreneurs.  

"We look forward to continuing and expanding on this good work.” 


QMU was also ranked top modern university in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2020, which published in May.



Notes to Editor

  1. *Modern refers to the 'post-92' universities that were given university status through the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

  2. QMU was also named top modern university in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2020, which was published earlier this year.

  3. Subscribers to The Times can view the guide in full by clicking here.

  4. For further media information please contact Karen Keith (Media Relations and Content Officer) at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E: T: 0131 474 0000.

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