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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Edinburgh | Scotland

Creative City Campus

Ucas code: Q25

Queen Margaret University Edinburgh is one of the newest universities in the country. QMU combines a relevant education, a high standard of living, a great student experience and a phenomenal employability rate to create a unique university for the 6,000 students who study here. Nearly 80% of our student population is female, all enjoying what Edinburgh has to offer as a top student city.
Source: The Students' Union, Queen Margaret University

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

71%

HIGH

Political

48%

LOW

Sporty

72%

MED

Varied union activities

68%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

65%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20.5k MED
Student satisfaction score 78%

Number of students

5,225

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

67%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

25%

of students are male

Young / Mature

39%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

19%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

152 comments (35 students)
    • Course

      Good variety of assessments, less teaching time than I anticipated

      2018, 3rd year, Occupational Therapy

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    • Scholarship

      From SAAS

      2018, 3rd year, Occupational Therapy

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    • Course

      Really helpful lecturers

      2018, 3rd year, Pharmacology

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    • Support

      They offer the discretionary fund which helped

      2018, 3rd year, Pharmacology

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    • Course

      Course is structured well, however, with some careful arrangement of assignments and exams the course could be completed in 3,...

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      2018, 3rd year, Others In Social Studies

      Course

      Course is structured well, however, with some careful arrangement of assignments and exams the course could be completed in 3, if not 2, years instead of 4. Content is very basic for the first 3 years with very little variation in teachings and a lot of repetition. Only until 4th year does it begin to get interesting, but even then the options we have are dull. Teaching quality varies between absolutely abysmal and constructive and helpful. Some lecturers genuinely care about the student, and then others don’t. Feedback is also quite varied. Sometimes can be very generic which isn’t helpful, and it’s not in great depth. I also fully believe feedback should be given for written exams- there currently is no feedback at all for exams.

      2018, 3rd year, Others In Social Studies

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    • Accommodation

      Halls itself isn’t the nicest place to be living, however every person has an ensuite bathroom, and there is plenty storage...

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      2018, 3rd year, Others In Social Studies

      Accommodation

      Halls itself isn’t the nicest place to be living, however every person has an ensuite bathroom, and there is plenty storage space. The room is a bit depressing, but if there’s ever a maintenance issue it’s not long before the issue is fixed, the rooms are good enough quality for a halls. Kitchen is spacious, not a lot of storage options, but comfy enough couches. Area is nice for walking or running. Not too far from shops either

      2018, 3rd year, Others In Social Studies

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