Why Study at QMU

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.

(1) Relevant degrees focused on preparing you for a career, many featuring work placements and/or accredited by professional bodies.

(2) Student-focused, innovative campus with superb facilities for learning, teaching, living and fun.

(3) Friendly campus community.

(4) Ranked top modern university in Scotland in the Times Good University Guide 2020.

(5) Our staff are experts in their field and actively involved in research activities, ensuring that our courses are up to date and relevant.(Find out more about our strong reputation for research.)

(6) We are in the top three higher education institutions in Scotland for employment of undergraduate leavers: 97.1% of our undergraduate leavers are in employment or further study six months after graduation, placing us third in Scotland on this measure (HESA, 2018).

(7) 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. We rent out affordable bikes to help you explore!

(8) Innovative teaching methods from work-based learning to an online virtual learning environment.

(9) Socially responsible university: winner of numerous ‘green’ awards and a focus on courses which allow our graduates to make a difference in the world.

(10) 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.

(12) As part of our comprehensive range of student support services, every student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) who will help guide you through your studies. Your PAT will normally be your main source of advice and guidance relating to your academic studies and can also refer you to other support services if needed.



The QMU learning experience aims to help our graduates become:

Confident and self-reliant, with the academic, professional and personal skills for successful personal and career development.

Creative problem-solvers who can bring together skills of enquiry, research evidence, and critical analysis to investigate problems and propose solutions.

Positive contributors to building a just and sustainable society.

Adept at using many sources of information to sift, create and share knowledge.

Professional and ethical employees with an understanding of how other fields relate to and work with their own.

Lifelong learners who can reflect and build on your experiences to achieve success.

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