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:

  • Career-focused courses - our students benefit from 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 easy access to Edinburgh city centre  - we have 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.

  • 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.

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 chose QMU because I love the modern feel of the campus. It is a very forward-thinking, inclusive and fun environment.
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.
A QMU student
My nursing cohort is also close-knit and a great community to be part of.
A QMU student
I’m a tenant in the University’s Business Innovation Zone which means I continue to receive support and networking opportunities to grow my business.