University Guide

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University was founded in 1875 and was awarded full university status in 2007. It now welcomes over 5000 students.

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Queen Margaret University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Queen Margaret University.

  • Rankings

    Queen Margaret Ranks in the top 900 in the QS Global World University Ranking. (2024)

  • Employability

    The Careers and Employability service can help students with careers, jobs, work experience and volunteering as well as CV’s and applications. There is also support after graduation.

  • Fees

    Undergraduate fees vary by course but Scottish fees are £1820 per year, student from the rest of the UK pay £9250; and international fees vary from £7000 to over £15,000. For more specific fees, click here.

  • Bursaries

    For Scottish students, the Carnegie Trust of Scotland is recommended for funding. For students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, funding can be in the form of a bursary assessed by the university from £500 to £2000 and for international students the QMU International Scholarship, The Saltire Scholarship, the British Chevening Scholarship and the USA Federal Student Aid are recommended as well as a few more. All details can be found here.


Fees are £133 per week for a standard room and £160 per week for a premium room as of 2024 and details can be found here.

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offers 25 societies and 13 sports clubs.

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Queen Margaret University Students' Union
Queen Margaret University Students' Union

Famous for

Alumni of Queen Margaret University include Michelle Duncan, Susan Boyle, and Mark Cox.


The University praised graduate Jake Elliott-Hook for running for up to £30,000 funding as part of the Santander Universities ‘Emerging Entrepreneurs’ programme in August 2020.

AFS says

"A firm favourite with students and tourists alike, there’s always plenty going on in Edinburgh. Impressive architecture, stunning natural beauty and a rich history all combine to make Edinburgh a really exciting place to be".

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