QMU prides itself on its supportive and friendly learning environment – it’s the place to study if you don't want to get lost in the crowd – we get to know our students. You have easy access to Edinburgh's vibrant student lifestyle (we are six minutes by train from Edinburgh city centre) while benefitting from the optimum balance of theoretical and practical learning at our beautiful campus.

We offer students a friendly and supportive community environment where our thoroughly relevant teaching and research are designed to meet the changing needs of students, employers and society.

Clearing can be a great time to review and rethink your previous course selections. It can offer you options, both for location and courses, that you may not have previously considered. 

You can apply for a course in Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a University. 

You are eligible to apply for a place with us through Clearing if:

  • You apply after 30 June
  • You already have your exam results but you have no offers
  • You had a conditional offer but your exam results didn't go to plan and you didn’t meet the conditions of your offer.

If you would like to find out more about student life at QMU, ask a question to one of our current students.

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Clearing Success Stories 

Hear from some of the students who came to QMU via Clearing:

PR, Marketing and Events student, Alistair Lowe, came to Queen Margaret University via Clearing. He says it was the best decision he ever made. Watch his story below:


"QMU wasn't on the cards for me, waiting for results, but over the summer I had a change of heart and thanks to clearing, it was an option. It was the best decision I ever made"
Alistair Lowe, Entering 4th Year of Studies at QMU


"I applied to my course through UCAS clearing due to a lack of focus in my final year of school which led to me falling short of requirements for my initial choices. However, QMU and the International Hospitality and Tourism Management course turned out to be a blessing in disguise."
Michael Truffelli , QMU Graduate, 2019


"I chose the Business Management degree at QMU because I wanted to study business abroad and QMU had offered me a conditional offer in 2014. Having spent four years studying at QMU, I've realised I could not have made a better choice."
Tommaso Leonelli, QMU Graduate, 2018

2020 Clearing Hotline

Our clearing hotline is now closed for 2020. For any ongoing Clearing enquiries, please email

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2020 Clearing Hotline

Clearing Hotline
0800 027 0300