Founded in 1875, Queen Margaret University (QMU) has always been driven by providing up to date and relevant education and research. QMU’s courses have been developed to prepare students for fulfilling careers. Their vision is to be a university of ideas and influence.
The university has expertise in a number of research areas. The area of Speech and Hearing Sciences is ranked first in Scotland and second in the UK. Media and Communications research publications are also ranked first in Scotland.
Courses and Specialisms
Modular courses, which allow flexibility in many degrees, are run through the following subject divisions:
You could spend part of your undergraduate course abroad, either through the European Erasmus+ programme or one the partnerships with non-European universities. QMU has links with institutions in Canada, the USA, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.
The university has over 6,000 students, 17.5% of whom are from the EU and a further 20% from other international countries.
According to HESA, 91.9% of students went into employment or further study within six months after graduating in 2014/15.
Facilities and Services
The university's purpose built campus is on the south-east side of Edinburgh. It has an innovative learning resource centre (LRC), combining IT and library facilities, and offers a wide variety of flexible learning spaces.
It also includes well equipped specialist laboratories and clinics, ensuite student accommodation, a students’ union building, sports facilities and attractive landscaped gardens. QMU is the first Scottish university to have an on campus Business Gateway. The Gateway is run by East Lothian Council and located within QMU’s Business Innovation Zone.
The university is ranked 11th in the UK for physiotherapy in the Complete University Guide Subject Tables 2018, moving up ten places from last year.
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