Step Ahead with postgraduate study at QMU

We have a vibrant international postgraduate community and offer a wide range of professionally relevant courses. 

With widely recognised expertise in health and rehabilitation, sustainable business, and creativity and culture, we offer a friendly and supportive community environment. We aim to provide the optimum balance of theoretical and practical knowledge, preparing you not just for your next job (or programme of study) but for your career.

We offer a range of courses which can either allow you to further your studies in your specialist area, adding to your current expertise by offering a new dimension, or which enable you to retrain in a new area.

We offer postgraduate courses in the following areas below:

We also offer research degrees, including PhDs, professional doctorates, and master's of research and clinical research programmes. On many courses, you can also study single modules without further commitment.

>> Check out our range of postgraduate courses

Why study at QMU?

There are many reasons to study with us. Our friendly and supportive staff and our welcoming community atmosphere will help you settle into

You will be studying at a university that is recognised internationally for its research, and draws on this research in its teaching. In addition, our purpose built campus offers a wide range of facilities to support your lifestyle and learning. Perhaps most importantly, our courses are designed to prepare you for a successful career.


■ Purpose-built campus (built in 2007) offering modern facilities for learning and teaching and excellent on-site student halls of residence

■ Friendly and supportive campus community of more than 5,000 students

■ On-site Students’ Union and sports facilities

■ Outstanding Learning Resource Centre offering high-tech learning facilities and a wide range of flexible study spaces to suit different learning styles

■ Excellent transport links – campus located fewer than six minutes by train from Edinburgh city centre

■ Walking distance from Musselburgh town centre and easy to access to East Lothian's beautiful coastline.

Read more: Why study at QMU?

Global and diverse learning community

QMU is a global and diverse learning community with students from all over the world.

>> Find out all the information you need about being an international student at QMU.

Internationally recognised qualifications

We recognise and warmly welcome a wide range of international qualifications. 

>> Find out all the information you need about being an international student at QMU.

Edinburgh life

The city of Edinburgh is a centre of learning excellence and offers international students the opportunity to experience life in Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital city.

54% of the Edinburgh population is currently educated to university degree level, ranking it number one among British cities.

>> Check out more information about the city of Edinburgh, coast and countryside

Meet us in your country

The International Office team regularly attend exhibitions overseas and may be in your country soon - find out if we're at an event near you soon.  

Online events

We host regular online events and drop-in sessions where you can meet the team in our International Office. Find out more about opportunities to meet us online.

International Office General

For international student enquiries, please email and get in touch.

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International Office General