About us

About Queen Margaret University (QMU)

At QMU, we see our purpose as helping to create a better society through education, research and innovation, and by providing a supportive and creative learning environment in which students and staff thrive.  We are distinctive in our person-centred and career-focused approach to education and teaching and can help you become your best you. 

We operate from our purpose-built campus situated six minutes by train from the centre of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. 

  • We value 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.
  • We value the individual and encourage collective support: Each member of staff and each student has their own journey to make and their own contribution to give. Queen Margaret University provides the supportive environment to facilitate this.
  • We value intellectual curiosity and the journey of discovery: We design our teaching and research to facilitate this.
  • We value ambition: 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.
  • We value excellence: 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 value social justice: In fact, it underpins our world view. We embrace equality, diversity, inclusion, respect, and supporting our communities. Opportunities and access are open to all and on a fair basis.

Why study with us?

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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 20 in UK for Nursing (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2022)

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100% of research in Nursing and Allied Health Professions rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF, 2021)

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Highest employment rate in Scotland (15 months after graduating, HESA 2021)

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Benefit from our links to vibrant city of Edinburgh