Queen Margaret University

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Student Accommodation

  • QMU's campus accommodates 800 students in a choice of standard or premium rooms, grouped into self-contained flats with shared kitchen/communal areas. There is campus-wide Wi-Fi and 24/7 security and pastoral care so students are safe and supported.
  • The accommodation is located on campus, just a stone's throw away from the university. Students will find many great facilities on the doorstep including the Students' Union, gym and sports centre, and the Learning Resource Centre.
  • Students living on campus can get involved in ResLife. This offers a range of sociable and fun events, such as film nights and cookery classes, which normally take place on campus and help students to make friends and socialise.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £108 to £124 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • Nearby Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of the top tourist destinations. It's a friendly and compact city, offering incredible entertainment and cultural opportunities. Students will love the city's festivals, especially the Edinburgh International Festival and the Festival Fringe.
  • The campus is situated by the seaside town of Musselburgh, with its harbour and beach, amidst the beautiful coast and countryside of East Lothian. The county is officially the sunniest areas of Scotland, and outdoor activity enthusiasts can make the most of the cycling, surfing, sailing, horse-riding and walking opportunities across the 40 miles of beautiful coastline.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Edinburgh boasts the largest collection of historic buildings (including Edinburgh Castle), museums, art galleries and theatres of any city in Scotland. It is also the home of the world-famous Edinburgh International Festival, held in the summer; visitors also flock from across the globe for the city's Hogmanay (New Year celebration) street party.
  • Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with loads of great student hangouts. From quirky venues to bars that are perfect for starting off a huge night out, the sheer diversity and incredible choice makes Edinburgh one of the best student cities in the UK.
  • Edinburgh also boasts Murrayfield – the home of Scottish rugby – two major football clubs, an artificial ski slope, the Royal Commonwealth Pool, and countless other outdoor pursuits.
  • Musselburgh offers restaurants and bars as well as a theatre, sports centre with a swimming pool, a racecourse, and golf courses.


  • Queen Margaret University is only 6 miles (and 6 minutes) by train from the centre of Edinburgh, with daily bus and train services available to the city. The campus is located right next to Musselburgh train station.
  • Tesco provides a return bus service to the store in Musselburgh from the QMU campus.
  • Edinburgh International Airport is approximately 30 minutes' drive from the QMU campus; it can be easily accessed by bus, train or tram from the city centre.