The information below relates to postgraduate taught courses. Open the tab, eg 'Scotland and EU' that is most relevant to you. For information on funding for doctoral studies, see the Research Degree Funding section of our website

Scotland and EU

Scottish domiciled students can access postgraduate student funding comprising a maximum combined tuition fee and living cost support loan of £10,000. Eligible students will be taking their first master's or postgraduate diploma course. Part-time students can access only the tuition fee loan. Eligible courses would receive the following –

  • One year taught postgraduate diploma and master’s courses - a tuition fee loan of £5,500 and living cost loan of £4,500.
  • Two year part-time postgraduate diploma and master’s courses - a tuition fee loan of £2,750 per year.
  • Two year full-time master’s courses - a tuition fee loan of £2,750 per year and a living cost loan of £2,250 per year.
  • Three year part-time master’s courses - a tuition fee loan of £1,833 in years one & two with £1,834 in year 3.

Up to and including the academic year 2020/2021, students from the EU will be able to access the tuition fee loan. Due to the UK leaving the EU then the Scottish government cannot currently confirm what arrangements will be in place for EU students beyond then.   

For further information including personal eligibility please consult the SAAS website

Support for distance learning postgraduate students

Online (distance learning) students can also access the postgraduate loan set out above. Full-time distance learners will be able to access the £4,500 living cost loan in addition to the £5,500 tuition fee loan. Part-time distance learners will be able to access the tuition fee loan as long as they register to complete the course in no more than twice the length of the full-time course.

For further information including personal eligibility please consult the SAAS website 

England

English domiciled students can access a loan of £10,609 for their first master's course to be studied anywhere in the UK. This can cover one and two year taught postgraduate courses.

From 2018 onwards English students undertaking a two year pre-registration master's course in an Allied Health Profession can access the undergraduate funding package. This funding can be used for study anywhere in the UK.

For further information consult the Student Finance England website - https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study

Wales

Welsh domiciled students can access a loan of £13,000 for their first master's course to be studied anywhere in the UK. This can cover one and two year taught postgraduate courses.

For further information please consult the SFW website - http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

Northern Ireland

A new tuition fee loan of £5,500 is now available for eligible courses across the UK.

For further information please consult the SFNI website - http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/

International Students

Find out more about scholarships for new international students.

 

GRADUATE 10% DISCOUNT SCHEME

Queen Margaret University is offering a 10% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University’s Edinburgh campus. This discount is available for students who register for a full or part-time postgraduate degree.

This discount applies to home, EU and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee only. This discount does not apply to any part of the tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding.

CONTACT OUR STUDENT FUNDING ADVISER

The University offers a Finance Advice service which exists to provide information and guidance for all students regarding the funding available to them.

If you require further advice on funding then please contact Bill Stronach, Student Funding Adviser, Student Services on: studentfunding@qmu.ac.uk or phone 0131 474 0000 and ask for ‘Bill Stronach’ or ‘Student Services’.

Funding Enquiries

The University offers a Funding Advice Service for all students.

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Funding Enquiries

Bill Stronach Student Funding Adviser
0131 474 0000