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Studying in the UK: The essential facts for Canadian students

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh was established in 1875 and has around 6500 students on campus, including students from more than 70 different countries. They are proud to be able to offer a friendly and supportive environment for their students.

The university offers a range of specialized, professionally relevant degree-level courses covering many specializations within healthcare, business and management, social sciences, drama and theater arts. Their most popular programs amongst American students are Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Drama & Performance, Occupational Therapy, Public Relations, International Health, Nutrition, Arts, Festival and Cultural Management, as well as Art, Music & Dance Therapies. QMU's courses are developed to prepare students for fulfilling careers: 93.8% of QMU graduates find employment or go on to further training within 6 months of graduating.

In 2007, they relocated to a new university campus on the southeast side of Edinburgh, with excellent transport links to the city center. In addition to the main teaching facilities, the campus also includes 800 en-suite student residences (the university guarantees on-campus accommodation for all international students in their first year), a student union building and excellent indoor and outdoor sport facilities.

The university participates in the Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships in conjunction with the Scottish Government offering a limited number of scholarships specifically for students from Canada (please speak to an Across The Pond Advisor for more information on scholarships).

Fast facts

• £105 million purpose built campus

• Study and live in Scotland’s beautiful capital city

• Professionally relevant courses in healthcare, business and management, social sciences, drama and theatre arts

• Student-centered approach to teaching, learning and assessment

QMU was ranked top university in the UK for eco-friendly attitude and work experience!

If you would like to learn more about QMU, please contact one of our Across The Pond Advisors.

Student population: 6,500

City population: 500,000

Date of establishment: 1875

Location: Musselburgh a coastal town; 6 minutes by train, 35 minutes by bus to Edinburgh City Center

Centers of excellence: Drama and Theatre, Physiotherapy, Health Sciences

Cost of tuition per year: from £11,250 per year (2017/18)

Estimated Living costs: from £99 per week

Join us for Destination Britain, Canada's Biggest UK Only Student Fair!

Join the Across The Pond Canada team from 9:30am to 4pm on Saturday 27 February 2016 at the Delta Downtown in Toronto (75 Lower Simcoe  St.).

At this event you can discover exciting universities in England, Scotland and Wales, and learn more about the various study opportunities available; meet with representatives from a number of our university partners and discuss your requirements with our team of expert student advisors; and arrange a one-to-one advising session or attend one of our information workshops.

Welcome to Queen Margaret University

Introduction to Edinburgh

Queen Margaret University Student Accomodation

Studying in the UK is the most exciting endeavour.