Queen Margaret University

Edinburgh, Scotland

At Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, our vision is to be a university of ideas and influence.

Outward looking, we are responsive to the changing needs of society and make a real difference in the world.
We have widely recognised expertise in health & rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity & culture.


Location

Queen Margaret University Way,
Musselburgh
Scotland
EH21 6UU


About Queen Margaret University

Factsheet about: Queen Margaret University

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At QMU we offer students the optimum balance of theoretical and practical education to prepare them for successful careers, in a friendly and supportive learning environment. Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, we have widely recognised expertise in health & rehabilitation, sustainable business, and creativity & culture.
At QMU we offer students the optimum balance of theoretical and practical education to prepare them for successful careers, in a friendly and supportive learning environment. 
Renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which focuses on making a positive impact on society, we have widely recognised expertise in health & rehabilitation, sustainable business, and creativity & culture.

University Alumni?

(Any well known or successful alumni?)

  • Matt Baker, TV presenter (‘The One Show’ and ‘Countryfile’)
  • Ashley Jensen, actor (US hit TV series ‘Ugly Betty’)
  • Edith Bowman, Scottish music critic, radio DJ and TV presenter (BBC Radio 1)
  • Kevin McKidd, actor (‘Trainspotting’, TV hit series ‘Rome’, Grey’s Anatomy’)
  • Michael Matheson, MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity in the Scottish Government
Brief outline of the university’s facilities

There are lots of reasons to study at Queen Margaret University – from our friendly and supportive staff  to our purpose-built campus with sports facilities; and from our Learning Resource Centre which hosts a range of excellent learning facilities  to the career-enhancing extracurricular opportunities that we offer. And we have a 97.1% graduate employment rate which shows that our graduates have the skills and knowledge that employers value.  On top of that, it’s just six minutes by train from the campus to Edinburgh city centre.

Closest airport to the university?
(How long does it take to get from the airport to the main university campus?)

Around 20 minutes by car to Edinburgh Airport

Student Union activities & societies? Situated at the heart of the campus, Queen Margaret University Students’ Union is a not-for-profit organisation led by students. The Students’ Union is a registered charity and works to ensure that students have the best university experience while studying at QMU. They offer advice and support, student representation, extra-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities and operate Maggie’s Bar & Café as a student centred social space. There a wide range of student societies from Anime to Writers. For more information, see qmusu.org.uk/groups

Scholarships & Bursaries
(Any specifically for NI students?)

QMU is committed to ensuring that suitably qualified candidates are not deterred from investing in their education on the grounds of ability to pay. For that reason, QMU will offer a non-repayable bursary to all eligible students from the Rest of the UK.

Internships/Placement/Study abroad opportunities?

We offer an impressive range of career-enhancing extracurricular opportunities including awards, scholarships, internships and overseas travel; plus an on-campus Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone to meet the needs of entrepreneurial students and graduates.

Find out information about exchange and study abroad opportunities with QMU.

What accommodation is available & what is the average cost?

Living on campus provides a fantastic opportunity to settle into university life and meet new friends in a safe and comfortable environment. Find out more about our accommodation here.
3 Fun Facts about the university

  • Ranked top modern ('post-92') university in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2020.
  • Fewer than six minutes by train from Edinburgh city centre, we are within walking distance of Musselburgh town centre and have easy access to East Lothian's beautiful coast and countryside.
  • Socially responsible university: winner of numerous ‘green’ awards and a focus on courses which allow our graduates to make a difference in the world.

Link to university website www.qmu.ac.uk