Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University (QMU) offers postgraduate courses aiming to be professionally and socially relevant to the world, focused on developing and enhancing students' skills and career options. Subject areas include management, business, occupational and arts therapies, health, creativity, education, global health and public relations. Students don't have to commit to a full award: they can opt to study individual modules from many of the courses listed on the university's website.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

1,750 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 36%
  • Part Time 64%


  • UK 73%
  • EU 14%
  • Other 14%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Nursing 20 255 275
Food Science 5 190 200
Aural & Oral Sciences 10 160 170
Medical Technology 0 145 145
Business & Management Studies 15 115 130
Occupational Therapy 10 115 125
Physiotherapy 15 90 105
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 85 85
Communication & Media Studies 10 25 35
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 35 35
Psychology 5 15 20
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.