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About Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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Postgraduate study at QMU can help you climb the career ladder in your current profession, allow you to change profession, or be the foundation for an academic career. Our staff work closely with their relevant industries and many are research active ensuring that your course is up-to-date and reflects the needs of employers. All our postgraduate courses aim to be professionally and socially relevant to the world we live in, while developing and enhancing your skills and career options.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate courses in management, business, occupational and arts therapies, health(both for those seeking to join the healthcare profession, and those already in practice), creativity, education, global health and public relations. Many of our courses have flexible learning options, including online learning and part-time options which can fit around your current life and work.


QMU aims to shape a better world through education, research and innovation; characterised by translational research that informs policy and practice, making a difference to everyday life. 58% of our research is ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014). Our strategic research centres, institute and knowledge exchange centres work at the intersection of conventional disciplinary groupings to create innovative approaches to contemporary societal challenges and public discourse. Through these research centres, we support and encourage our staff by nurturing and maximising the global dimensions of our research.

Our areas of research include:

  • Centre for Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research
  • Centre for Applied Social Sciences
  • Centre for Person-centred Research
  • Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
  • Institute for Global Health and Development
  • Centre for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation
  • Queen Margaret Business School Research Clusters


Our airy and bright campus offers a real community feel, with ready access to student services, food outlets catering for every palate, student accommodation, sports facilities, beautiful grounds, and plenty of places for socialising. We also have an on-site Students' Union. Our purpose-built campus features high-tech facilities, including an innovative Learning Resource Centre combining IT and library services, along with a great variety of learning spaces. We also have a dedicated Sports Centre that provides a safe, friendly and informative environment with state-of-the-art fitness facilities, personal trainers, and a fun and varied fitness class programme.

Support is at the heart of making your experience at QMU a positive one, and our Student Services play a vital role in guiding you from application to graduation. We aim to help you make the most of your time at university and support your learning, well-being and personal development.

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