Study at QMU, Edinburgh

At Queen Margaret University (QMU), we offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subject areas, including: business, nursing and the allied health professions, health sciences, education, social sciences, media, marketing and communication, and performing arts.

We also offer postgraduate research degrees and continuing professional development (CPD) and short courses for those looking to upskill or retrain and switch career paths.

Located only six minutes by train from Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, our vibrant campus offers a friendly and supportive community environment, where you can become your best you.

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Why QMU?

You'll enjoy:

  • Career-focused courses - our students enjoy a blend of both theory and practice: many of our courses include practical work placements and/or are accredited by professional bodies.

  • Friendly and supportive staff - you will have access to comprehensive personal wellbeing, mental health, and study support throughout your QMU journey; you're never just a number when you study with us!

  • A green and spacious campus - with on-site sports facilities, places to eat and drink, and student residences; as well as all academic buildings and student resource services.

  • A very active students’ union - with a wide extra-curricular activities, sports and cultural societies.

  • A 97.1% graduate employment rate (HESA, 2018) - our graduates are career-ready and have the skills and knowledge that employers value.

With QMU, you can go far - our students go into meaningful careers. As a university that champions social justice, we are proud to develop people who want to make a better tomorrow.

Reasons to study at QMU

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QMU's campus has everything students need - from the Learning Resource Centre (Library) to our food court, 1875, Maggie's Bar and Café, and easy access to Edinburgh's vibrant city centre directly from our campus by train (six minute journey) or bus.

QMU is also close to Edinburgh's buzzing seaside suburbs at Portobello and Musselburgh, with cafés, restaurants and plenty of things to do.

Our warm and inviting main atrium boasts lots of study spaces, computers and a Starbucks.

Budding entrepreneurs can take advantage of our Business Innovation Zone where many successful QMU student start-up businesses were born.

We also have a versatile sports centre, gym and outdoor sports ground.

On site accommodation is just minutes from the main academic building, so no need to rush in the mornings. Our lecture theatres and study halls are purpose-built, bright and flexible.

QMU campus

Become your best you

Supportive learning and our small and friendly campus will help you flourish!

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You will grow at QMU

Student stories

You will go far

QMU is ranked 5th in Scotland for Learning Community in the National Student Survey 2022 and has a 97.1% graduate employment rate (HESA, 2018).

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