What better way to start the new year than by enrolling in one of our postgraduate courses?

Postgraduate study at QMU can help you climb the career ladder in your current profession, can allow you to change profession, or can be the foundation for an academic career. All our postgraduate courses aim to be professionally and socially relevant to the world we live in and are focused on developing and enhancing your skills and career options.

Listed on this page are course with a January 2022 start date. This page is continuously updated and further courses may be added. 

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government's Upskilling fund we also have 25 funded places for applicants wishing to commence a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in January 2022 (term starts w/c 17th). Click in the Funded PGCert Courses box in the right hand column to find out more.

If you are a student from the EU or EEA (excluding Republic of Ireland), check out scholarships we have available in recognition of Brexit.

The School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management

Division of Media, Communication and Performing Arts - Creativity and Culture:

MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management (and PGCert)

MA Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production* (April start)

MA Applied Arts and Social Practice (and PGCert)

Division of Media, Communication and Performing Arts - Media, Communications and Public Relations: 

MSc Digital Campaigning and Content Creation
MSc Media, Management and the Creative Industries 
MSc Strategic Communications and Public Relations (and PGCert)
MSc Political Communications and Public Affairs (and PgCert/PgDip)

Queen Margaret Business School:

MSc International Marketing (and PGCert)
MSc International Management and Leadership (and PGCert)
MSc Accounting and Finance with CIMA

Division of Psychology, Sociology and Education: 

PgCert Public Sociology (March start)


The School of Health Sciences

Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD):

MSc Applied Global Health
MSc Global Health
MSc Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health
PgCert Health Interventions in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings​

Division of Nursing and Occupational Therapies:

MSc Person-Centred Practice​
MSc Person-Centred Practice (Public Health & Wellbeing)​
PgCert Person-Centred Practice (Advanced Forensic Nursing Practice)
PgCert/ PgDip Person-Centred Practice (Advancing Care Home Practice)
MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Mad Studies

Division of Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography:

MSc/ PgDip Advancing Practice in Community Health and Wellbeing
MSc/ PgDip Advancing Practice in Dietetics
MSc/ PgDip Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging
MSc Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy
MSc Advancing Practice in Podiatry
MSc Advancing Practice in Radiotherapy

If you are interested in a particular course for entry in January 2022 and it is not listed here, please email admissions@qmu.ac.uk 

  • Funded PGCert Courses
  • Scholarships & Other Funding

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government's Upskilling fund we have 25 funded places for applicants wishing to commence a Postgraduate Certificate in January 2022 (term starts w/c 17th).

We are therefore able to offer a number of free places on certain PGCert courses to individuals who are resident in Scotland, hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent professional experience) and meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • aged 25 or over and unemployed or at risk of redundancy
  • self-employed and working within the creative and cultural industries or hospitality, tourism, and events sector
  • employed by a Scottish arts, cultural, hospitality, tourism, or events organisation
  • employed by a Scottish charity or social enterprise whose work is contributing towards Scotland's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic

Postgraduate Certificates require you to complete three, 20 credit modules. These modules will either be completed in a single semester (January to April) or over two semesters (Jan to April and Sept to Dec). This will depend on which PGCert you are undertaking and the pattern of module delivery on that course. For further details, please contact the Programme Leader. To be eligible for one of the funded places you must have completed the PGCert by December 2022. Should you wish, after completing your PGCert you would be able to apply to continue with your studies towards a PGDip or MA/MSc qualification. 


To apply for one of the funded places visit the PGCert Courses 2022 page or click through the link in the right-hand column box.

As part of your application you will be asked to provide a brief personal statement. Please use this statement to indicate that you would like to be considered for one of the funded places, which of the criteria above you meet, and why you feel that completing the PGCert would be valuable to your career development. If you are currently employed by an organisation, your employer should be willing to support you with the time necessary to attend classes. In this case your employer should act as you referee and they should confirm their support for the necessary time as part of the reference. Applications for funded places must be made by midnight on the 1st of December. If we receive more than 25 applications, funded places will be allocated on the basis of the strength of the personal statement. Should you be unsuccessful in gaining a funded place we may still offer you a place on the programme, should you wish to self fund your studies. 


If you have any questions about the application process, please contact admissions@qmu.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the course, please contact the Programme Leader, whose contact details are given further down this page. 


If you are a student from the EU or EEA (excluding Republic of Ireland), check out scholarships we have available in recognition of Brexit.

For information on funding options more generally, including loans, see Postgraduate Funding.

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Saltire Scholarship for Postgraduate EU and EEA Students

Postgraduate study starting January 2022 Beginning a postgraduate degree course at QMU, starting in January 2022? The Saltire Scholarship funded by the Scottish Government is worth up to £8,000, granted as a reduction of the tuition fee. Queen Margaret University are pleased to offer a number of Saltire Scholarships available to students from the EU and EAA joining us for a full time postgraduate degree course in January 2022. These scholarships are designed to help ease the impact of Brexit and recognise the contribution made by EU students to Scotland. Info and Apply Now >>
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