Study at Queen Margaret

100% online master's programmes

Flexible postgraduate study to suit you 


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Flexible online master’s programmes

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Study from anywhere, anytime

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Pay per module

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Six starts per year

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Top 3 in Scotland and Top 10 in UK for Nursing*

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100% of research impact in Nursing and Allied Health Professions rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent'**

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Top 5 universities in the UK for social inclusion (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2024)

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Benefit from our links to vibrant city of Edinburgh

*Guardian University Guide, 2024

**REF, 2021


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Creating a better society through education, research and innovation

Founded in 1875, our institution's original purpose was to provide education for working class women at a time when society made that challenging. Society, and the institution, have evolved significantly but this original commitment to making education open to all still inspires us.

This commitment has made us a pioneer in championing inclusivity and diversity amongst our staff and students, enabling everyone to feel welcome with us which then allows them to thrive. We have a person-centred approach to learning which puts our students at the heart of everything we do, and a focus on making society better through education, research and innovation. 

We offer a range of flexible master’s programmes, all of which are studied 100% online and part-time to fit around your work and family commitments.

Why study with QMU?

In seeking to fulfil our purpose of creating a better society, we are clear and realistic about our strengths, focused on strategic goals, persistent in pursuing opportunities and overcoming barriers, and guided by our values.


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Environmental sustainability

We recognise the severe threats to our environment and will be a sector leader in response. Our modern campus is a great asset in this work.

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Collective support

Each member of staff and each student has their own journey to make and their own contribution to give.

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Social justice

We embrace equality, diversity, inclusion, respect, and supporting our communities. Opportunities and access are open to all and on a fair basis.



This is embedded in our research, teaching and learning, knowledge exchange and the services we provide. It will be exemplified in the experience of our students, staff and partners.



We inspire our students and staff to achieve the best that they can. We pursue opportunities, often in partnership and collaboration with others, to transform and influence society for the better and enhance our visibility within the higher education sector and the wider economy.

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Intellectual curiosity

We design our teaching and research to facilitate this.

How it works

Our degrees are 100% online and asynchronous, allowing you to study whenever and wherever suits you. Course content can be accessed on a range of devices, and the flexible approach allows you to continue to work whilst fitting your studies around current commitments.

QMU currently offers a Master of Public Health (MPH), MSc Nursing, MSc Healthcare Management, MSc Global Health, MA Education, MA Educational Leadership, and an MA Special and Inclusive Education degree.

When you select your first module, you can choose to either pay for your whole degree in advance or to pay per module. You will need to pay fees before the payment deadline, and you can't access the learning materials until tuition fees are paid. Payment is made online using a debit or credit card.

All of our degrees have six start dates a year, so you're not tied to the traditional academic year and can begin your studies within weeks. The next start date for your chosen programme is on the course page.