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Queen Margaret University

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Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh is dedicated to shaping a better world through education, research, and innovation. It is an innovative campus that believes in equality and diversity, supporting the studies of international communities of students from different backgrounds. The university has a rich history dating back to 1875 when it was known as the Edinburgh School of Cookery. Founded by Christian Guthrie Wright and Louisa Stevenson, it later relocated to Clermiston and adopted the name Queen Margaret in 1972. In 1998, the Privy Council granted the university full autonomy to provide academic degrees and conduct research in various fields.


Queen Margaret University has undergone significant changes and innovations in the education field. Today, it offers a wide range of programs for national and international students in various modes.

Core Programs:

Undergraduate courses in Health Science, Health Professionals, Management in International Hospitality and Tourism, Drama and Performing Arts, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education, Film Media and Communications.

List of Bachelor Programs:

  • BA Hons. Acting and Performance
  • BA Hons. Business Management
  • BA Hons. Business Management with Analytics
  • BA Hons. Business Management with Entrepreneurship
  • BA Hons. Business Management with Finance
  • BA Hons. Business Management with Marketing
  • BA Hons. Costume Design and Construction
  • BA Hons. Drama
  • BA Hons. Education Studies
  • BA Hons. Events and Festival Management
  • BA Hons. Film and Media
  • BA Hons. International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • BA Hons. Media and Communications
  • B.Sc. Hons. Nutrition
  • B.Sc. Paramedic Science
  • BA Hons. Performance
  • B.Sc. Hons. Physical Activity Health and Wellbeing
  • B.Sc. Hons. Psychology and Sociology
  • B.Sc. Hons. Public Health
  • BA Hons. Theatre and Film

List of Postgraduate Programs:

  • M.Sc. Applied Global Health
  • MSc. Accounting and Finance with CIMA
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Community Health and Wellbeing
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Dietetics
  • M.Sc. PGDIP/PGCERT Advancing Practice in Health Framework
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Occupational Therapy
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Physiotherapy
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Podiatry
  • M.Sc. PGDIP Advancing Practice in Radiotherapy
  • M.Sc. Advancing Practice in Sign Spoken Language Interpreting
  • MA/PG Cert Applied Arts and Social Practice
  • M.Sc. Art Psychotherapy International
  • PgCERT Arts Management
  • MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management
  • M.Sc. Audiology
  • M.Sc. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • PgCERT Collaborative Working Therapy
  • Professional Doctorate in Cultural Leadership
  • M.Sc. Diagnostic Radiography
  • M.Sc. Dietetics
  • M.Sc. Digital Campaigning and Content Creation
  • MA Digital Performance
  • M.Sc. Drama Therapy
  • MSc. Gastronomy
  • M.Sc. Global Film Studies
  • M.Sc. Global Health
  • PgCERT Health in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States
  • PGDE Home Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing
  • M.Sc. Mad Studies
  • M.Sc. Mammography
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
  • M.Sc./PG Cert International Management and Leadership
  • M.Sc./PG Cert International Marketing
  • M.Sc. Media Management and Creative Studies
  • M.Sc. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
  • M.Sc. Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • M.Sc. Music Therapy
  • M.Sc./PG Dip/PG Cert Occupational Therapy
  • M.Sc./PG Dip/PG Cert Person-Centered Practice, Advanced Forensic Nursing Practice, Advanced Care Home Practice, District Nursing, Health Visiting, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Palliative Care, Public Health and Wellbeing, School Nursing
  • PgCERT Strategic Communications and Public Relations
  • PhD
  • M.Sc. Physiotherapy
  • M.Sc. Play Therapy
  • M.Sc. Podiatry
  • M.Sc. Political Communications and Public Affairs
  • e-PgCERT Higher Education
  • Professional Doctorate
  • PgCERT Public Sociology
  • Master of Research (Research Degree)
  • Master of Research Business Administration
  • Master of Research Clinical Science
  • Master of Research Cultural Leadership
  • Master of Research Cultural Practice
  • Master of Research Education/Psychology/Public Administration/Public Sociology/Rehabilitation Science/Sociology/Speech Language and Hearing
  • M.Sc. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • M.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy
  • M.A. Stage Management and Technical Theatre Production
  • M.Sc./PG Dip Strategic Communication and Public Relations
  • M.Sc. Theory of Podiatric Society
  • M.Sc. Therapeutic Radiography

List of Continuing Professional Development Courses:

  • Advancing Practice in Healthcare Framework
  • Advancing Practice in Sign Spoken Language Thinking
  • Aptitude Testing in Hearing Aid Dispensing
  • Art Psychotherapy
  • Arts Festival and Cultural Management
  • CIPR Specialist Diploma Public Affairs
  • CIPR Specialist Diploma Digital Communications
  • Communications and Public Relations Single Modules
  • Digital Content Creation for Campaigns
  • Dramatherapy
  • Evaluating Arts and Cultural Programs
  • Forced Displacement and Integration Module
  • Fundamentals of Dispute Resolution
  • Gender Justice and Violence
  • Global Health Single Module
  • Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
  • Mad People's History and Identity
  • Mediation Theory
  • NHS Lothian Collaborative Modules
  • Pharmacology for Podiatrists
  • Podiatric Surgical Training for Podiatrists
  • Podiatry Single Modules
  • Practice Development for Person-Centered Cultures
  • Professional Practice in Film Education
  • Programs for Developing Person-Centered Cultures
  • Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations
  • Sustainable and Safe Event Management
  • Theory and Practice of Person-Centeredness in Health and Wellbeing
  • Venepuncture and Cannulations for Radiographers - Single Module

Short Period Courses:

  • Creativity for Self-Reflection and Development
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Public Sociology
  • Strategies for Effective Project Management
  • Applying for Funding: Key to Success
  • Raising Finance for Your Business
  • School Bullying Toolkit for School Practitioners
  • Decolonizing the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Using Food for Good in the Voluntary Sector
  • Learning in Social Movements
  • Digital Content Creation for Campaigns
  • Professional Practice in Film Education
  • Evaluating Arts and Cultural Projects
  • Sustainable and Safe Event Management

Learning Facilities at Queen Margaret University:

Students at Queen Margaret University can benefit from various learning facilities, including:

  • Media Services such as video production, video conferencing, and AV conference provision
  • IT services with HUB@QMU, Blackboard, Wi-Fi access, and Gartner Campus Access
  • 24/7 Library
  • Lecture halls
  • Laboratories
  • Specialist facilities such as lecture theatres and classrooms, music therapy rooms, art psycho studios, occupational performance rooms, research rooms, clinics,theatre units, motion analysis labs, etc.
  • Studio theatre for acting, drama, and performance
  • Stage management facilities
  • Local community facilities including clinics, business gateways, library, on-campus eateries and shops, sports center, and summer accommodations.

Queen Margaret University boasts a graduate employment rate of 97.1 percent. It provides first-class learning facilities and a friendly campus community. Each student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for guidance. The university also offers numerous extracurricular opportunities for personal development.