Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University is located in Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. It offers students the opportunity to experience life in an energetic and cosmopolitan city, joining over 5,000 students from around 90 countries who study at the university.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

1,200 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • Please refer to the university website for details.

English Language Requirements

  • The minimum English language qualifications that QMU will accept is IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each language skill. Please note that these tests are only valid for two years.
  • The university also accepts English Language qualifications from Pearsons, but can no longer accept TOEFL qualifications. 
  • Free English language support is offered to all international students at QMU in the form of individual drop-in tutorials, run by the Effective Learning Service, based in the Learning Resource Centre; the service also runs informal study skills workshops in the Effective Learning Centre.
  • For applicants looking for additional English practice and study skills training prior to commencing their main course of study, the Effective Learning Service runs four and 12-week pre-sessional English programmes. These programmes can also be taken by students who fall just short of meeting the English language requirements, as a means of reaching the desired level of English before the start of their main programme.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details about English language requirements.

Accommodation for International Students

  • While not guaranteed, it is highly likely that international students will be able to secure a place in student residences if they apply in plenty of time.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 12,000 12,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory 13,000 13,000
Clinical - -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.