Reason #1: Great Courses and Placements

Queen Margaret University delivers relevant degrees to prepare you for a successful and rewarding career. Offering the perfect blend of both theory and practice, many of our courses include practical work placements and/or are accredited by professional bodies.

Reason #2: Successful Careers

We’re 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, the third-highest ranking in Scotland (HESA, 2018).

Reason #3: First Class Learning Facilities

Located in beautiful landscaped grounds just 6 minutes’ away from the centre of Edinburgh, our modern campus has everything you need for a fulfilling and fun student experience. Our purpose-built facilities boast innovative spaces for teaching and learning, while our on-campus student accommodation offers a secure and comfortable living space just a moment’s walk away from your classes. And don’t forget the students’ union and state-of-the-art sports facilities, all within easy reach in one vibrant academic village.

Reason #4: A Top-Ranking Institution

Queen Margaret University ranks as the top modern university in Scotland in the Times Good University Guide 2020, and top modern ('post-92') university in Scotland in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Reason #5: Learn from the Experts

Our staff are renowned in their field and are actively involved in research activities, ensuring that our courses are up to date and relevant. Queen Margaret University is home to strategic research that informs policy and practice which impacts everyday life.

Reason #6: Friendly Campus Community

Thanks to our size, you will never get lost in the crowd at Queen Margaret University. There is a strong sense of community at our campus, and you will quickly get to know our staff and your fellow students. Plus, our broad range of societies and clubs mean you will have plenty of opportunities to make lifelong friends.

Reason #7: Ideal Location

Our campus perfectly situated with both a breathtaking coastline and the centre of Scotland’s capital within easy reach. 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. Want to explore further? Rent out one of our affordable bikes, available right on campus.

Reason #8: Innovative Teaching Methods

As a student at Queen Margaret University, you will benefit from a range of teaching methods to make the most of your chosen course, including work-based learning and an online virtual learning environment.

Reason #9: Socially Responsible University

We are renowned for relevant research and knowledge exchange work which makes a positive impact on society, and focus on courses which will produce graduates ready to make a difference in the world. Plus, our new campus is regarded as one of Scotland’s most sustainable, earning a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method) rating of “excellent” (the highest score of any university in the UK).

Reason #10: Extracurricular Opportunities

We offer an impressive range of career-enhancing extracurricular opportunities including awards, scholarships, internships and overseas travel. You will also find a Business Gateway and Business Innovation Zone on campus to meet the needs of entrepreneurial students and graduates.

Reason #11: Feel Supported

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.