Studying at Queen Margaret University, 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.

Why QMU?

You'll enjoy:

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.

Tour the QMU campus

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: find out more

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Student and graduate stories

William Torrie
The skills you’ll acquire at QMU, because of the emphasis on practical work and the focus on making students career-ready, meeting employer expectations, mean you have an edge in the market when applying for roles. QMU creates graduates who can hit the ground running.
A QMU student
I was looking for something that was quite broad and that would provide me with a lot of options when I graduate. The BSc (Hons) Business Management at QMU offers me that.
David Blomquist
"The personal support I got from lecturers was something I don’t think is normal at most universities."
QMU has a good relationship with the placement sites and works in partnership with them to help you build your skills and knowledge.
Nutrition student Charlotte Guidi
In third year, I did a placement with the nutrition team at Waitrose. The placement helped me gain valuable knowledge of behaviour change, marketing strategies for promotion of healthy eating, product reformulation, and food policies.