Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University (QMU) offers a postgraduate education that is professionally and socially relevant to the world, to develop and enhance students' skills and career options. Subject areas cover sectors including business and finance, media and PR, healthcare and education. Students don't have to commit to a full award but, for many courses, can opt to study individual modules; and courses offered within the new Advancing Health Practice Framework are all delivered online.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,744 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 35%
  • Part Time 65%


  • UK 74%
  • EU 14%
  • Other 12%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 25 395 420
Nursing 25 285 310
Food Science 10 185 190
Aural & Oral Sciences 10 160 170
Medical Technology 0 130 130
Business & Management Studies 15 110 125
Occupational Therapy 10 115 125
Physiotherapy 10 85 95
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 90 90
Communication & Media Studies 10 30 35
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 30 30
Psychology 5 10 15
Social Work 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate 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 Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,500
Mixed -
Laboratory 5,500
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.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • QMU has a number of opportunities to apply for scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students.
  • Please refer to the university website for further details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • While not guaranteed, it is highly likely that postgraduates will be able to access a room in student residences if they apply in plenty of time.