Queen Margaret University

United Kingdom

Public | Estd. 1875

Queen Margaret University

Musselburgh, United Kingdom

Public -1875

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Situated in the city of Musselburgh, Scotland, Queen Margaret University is a public university which was founded in 1875 as The Edinburgh School of Cookery. It was later elevated to the status of a university in 2007. During the two world wars the College performed some important duties. These included training staff to provide the catering on military and Air Force camps; and producing advice during the formation of rationing allowances and drawing up guidance for households on how to make the most of chronically scarce food supplies.

In 2007, shortly after winning full university title, the institution relocated to an award winning, purpose built campus. Queen Margaret University has created an idyllic environment for its students due to its location in a quiet residential area. The institution focuses on high quality education which can be accessible to all. Its partnerships include but are not limited to Ace International Business School (Kathmandu), BBI (Luxembourg), Institute of Technology and Management (ITM) (Nerul,Oshiwara,India), Edinburgh Stage Management School (Edinburgh) and Fife College (Glenrothes). 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Queen Margaret University stretches across three campuses in the city of Musselburgh arranged around a series of quadrangles of lawns and trees. It offers a range of courses in the subject areas of Accounting and Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Law, Sport and Health, Drama, English and Creative Writing and many others. The courses are developed in such a manner that instills transferable skills which are useful for study or employment in the future.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The key feature of Queen Margaret University is it offers a prime balance of theoretical and practical education to formulate its students for efficient careers, in a friendly and supportive learning environment. The university proves to be different by believing that higher education should allow individuals to develop new ways of making a positive impact in the world.

The institution has invested over £100 million to build vibrant campuses crammed with all the basic amenities, teaching spaces, cafes and restaurants , learning and education centers, laboratories and libraries. It is focusing on building a sustainable campus to regulate energy consumption and minimize the use of carbon. At 3%, Queen Margaret University has the lowest level of unemployment in Scotland for its graduates 15 months after they have graduated. The average figure for Scotland is 5%. (Graduate Outcome Statistics 2018/19, published by HESA in 2021). Notable Alumni from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Caroline Ashley(Actress), Edith Bowman(DJ), Michelle Duncan(Actress), Hugh O’Donnell(Politician), John Paisley(Actor) and James Mackenzie(Actor). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Queen Margaret University’s international alumni network includes over 30,000 alumni from over 90 countries across the globe whose knowledge, achievements and expertise are recognized in fields such as politics, health care, business and the arts. Currently, according to the statistics provided by the University, there are about 5000 international students from around 80 countries. Out of the approximately 52.4%, 38.0% are from Europe and 14.4% are from Outside Europe. The top companies to hire graduates from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Lloyds Banking Group, abrdn, The University of Edinburgh, and NatWest Group. 

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Situated in the city of Musselburgh, Scotland, Queen Margaret University is a public university which was founded in 1875 as The Edinburgh School of Cookery. It was later elevated to the status of a university in 2007. During the two world wars the College performed some important duties. These included training staff to provide the catering on military and Air Force camps; and producing advice during the formation of rationing allowances and drawing up guidance for households on how to make the most of chronically scarce food supplies.

In 2007, shortly after winning full university title, the institution relocated to an award winning, purpose built campus. Queen Margaret University has created an idyllic environment for its students due to its location in a quiet residential area. The institution focuses on high quality education which can be accessible to all. Its partnerships include but are not limited to Ace International Business School (Kathmandu), BBI (Luxembourg), Institute of Technology and Management (ITM) (Nerul,Oshiwara,India), Edinburgh Stage Management School (Edinburgh) and Fife College (Glenrothes). 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Queen Margaret University stretches across three campuses in the city of Musselburgh arranged around a series of quadrangles of lawns and trees. It offers a range of courses in the subject areas of Accounting and Finance, Humanities, Social Sciences, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Law, Sport and Health, Drama, English and Creative Writing and many others. The courses are developed in such a manner that instills transferable skills which are useful for study or employment in the future.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

The key feature of Queen Margaret University is it offers a prime balance of theoretical and practical education to formulate its students for efficient careers, in a friendly and supportive learning environment. The university proves to be different by believing that higher education should allow individuals to develop new ways of making a positive impact in the world.

The institution has invested over £100 million to build vibrant campuses crammed with all the basic amenities, teaching spaces, cafes and restaurants , learning and education centers, laboratories and libraries. It is focusing on building a sustainable campus to regulate energy consumption and minimize the use of carbon. At 3%, Queen Margaret University has the lowest level of unemployment in Scotland for its graduates 15 months after they have graduated. The average figure for Scotland is 5%. (Graduate Outcome Statistics 2018/19, published by HESA in 2021). Notable Alumni from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Caroline Ashley(Actress), Edith Bowman(DJ), Michelle Duncan(Actress), Hugh O’Donnell(Politician), John Paisley(Actor) and James Mackenzie(Actor). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Queen Margaret University’s international alumni network includes over 30,000 alumni from over 90 countries across the globe whose knowledge, achievements and expertise are recognized in fields such as politics, health care, business and the arts. Currently, according to the statistics provided by the University, there are about 5000 international students from around 80 countries. Out of the approximately 52.4%, 38.0% are from Europe and 14.4% are from Outside Europe. The top companies to hire graduates from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Lloyds Banking Group, abrdn, The University of Edinburgh, and NatWest Group. 

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  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
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  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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The average cost of living while studying at Queen Margaret University is between £8000-£10,000(₹8.10 Lakhs-₹10.13 Lakhs) per year.
The average cost of living while studying at Queen Margaret University is between £8000-£10,000(₹8.10 Lakhs-₹10.13 Lakhs) per year.
Queen Margaret University stretches across three campuses in the city of Musselburgh arranged around a series of quadrangles of lawns and trees.
Queen Margaret University stretches across three campuses in the city of Musselburgh arranged around a series of quadrangles of lawns and trees.
The accommodation costs at Queen Margaret University are £4598-£5548(₹4.66 Lakhs-₹5.62 Lakhs) for 38 weeks and £6050-£7300(₹61.33 Lakhs-₹7.40 Lakhs) for 50 weeks.
The accommodation costs at Queen Margaret University are £4598-£5548(₹4.66 Lakhs-₹5.62 Lakhs) for 38 weeks and £6050-£7300(₹61.33 Lakhs-₹7.40 Lakhs) for 50 weeks.
The top companies to hire graduates from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Lloyds Banking Group, abrdn, The University of Edinburgh, and NatWest Group.
The top companies to hire graduates from Queen Margaret University include but are not limited to Lloyds Banking Group, abrdn, The University of Edinburgh, and NatWest Group.

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Studying in United Kingdom

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

For international students, the average first-year tuition cost is as follows: 

Undergraduate: £9,000 - 30,000 (INR 9,00,000 - INR 30,00,000)*

Postgraduate: £15,000 - 35,000 (INR 15,00,000 - INR 35,00,000)*

MBA: £12,000 - 80,000 (INR 12,00,000 - INR 80,00,000) 

*The fees can be higher for a top undergraduate/postgraduate medical degree.

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

Average On-Campus Accommodation Fees (halls of residence at UK universities including bills): £400 - £600 per month (INR 40,301 - INR 60,452)

Average Off-Campus Accommodation Fees in the UK: £320 - £1,255 per month (INR 32,241 - INR 1,26,445)

Food Expenses: £160 - £200 per month (INR 16,120 - INR 20,150)

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

English Proficiency Exams to Study in the UK

IELTS: 6.0 - 7.0

TOEFL iBT: 70 - 110

PTE: 43 - 59

Cambridge English Language Assessments: B2 - C1

 

Admission Tests to Study in the UK

GMAT: 600 - 780

GRE: 150

LNAT: 25 - 29

BMAT: 4.5 - 5.0

UKCAT: 650

NEET: 50 percentile

GAMSAT: 60 - 66

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

Part-time job rules for international students in the UK :

  • You cannot work more than 20 hours per week for a full-time degree programme, i.e. no more than 4 hours per day with weekends off.

  • You cannot work more than 10 hours per week during a language course term.

  • You can find work for 40 hours a week, which is 8 hours a day, with weekends off after the session is finished.

  • Working as a freelancer or on a contract basis is not authorised.

  • If you don't have a post-study work visa, you won't be able to work full-time for any business.

Types of Part-Time Jobs in the UK

There are two ways international students can get part-time jobs in the UK. They can either look for on-campus jobs or off-campus jobs.

On-Campus Jobs: On-campus jobs are available inside the university campus and, hence, are perfect for students as they can apply in different departments within their proximity.  

 

Off-Campus Jobs: Off-campus jobs are relatively easy but not always in proximity. These jobs include office boy, receptionist, waiter/ waitress, call centre maintenance, data entry, etc. 

 

Check out our student-friendly guide to know more about the types of part-time jobs for international students in the UK and a lot more! 

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

The Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) is a temporary visa that gives overseas students the chance to live, study, and work in any post or professional path once they finish their education. This UK Post Study Work Visa path is accessible to everyone, including Indian students in the UK with immigration status. In addition, all students studying in a UK Higher Education Provider-approved institution are eligible for the Graduate Route. It is no less than a golden opportunity for international students to live, study and take up a job in any chosen post or career path after completing their graduate studies.

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Generally, it costs around £348 to apply for a UK student visa from outside the UK and around £475 to extend or switch to a Student visa from inside the UK. Here are the different costs for different types of student visas that an international student requires to study in the UK:

  • Tier 4 (General) for 16 years or older: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Tier 4 (Dependant): £680 (INR 68,912) per month per person as a dependant

  • Tier 4 (Child) for age 4-17: £348 (INR 35,267)

  • Short Term Study Visa (for 18 years or older and wish to travel to the UK for up to 6 months to study a short course): £186 (INR 18,849)

  • Post Study Work Visa: £700 (INR 70,939) + the Immigration Health Surcharge at the full rate of £624 (INR 63,237) per year

Tier 2 Work Visa (for skilled workers): £1212  (INR 1.22 lakhs)

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

Step 1: Check your CAS statement. Make sure all of the course details are correct!

Step 2: Prepare your financial documents and other supporting documents. 

Step 3: Register and complete the visa application form.

Step 4: Pay your Immigration Health surcharge and application fees of £348 (INR 35,267).

Step 5: Attend your appointment at the nearest embassy or consulate.

Step 6: Get the result of your application. If your visa application has been granted, appear for the interview later on.

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

According to Glassdoor, some of the top high paying job industries in the UK for international students are as follows:

  • Engineering and IT Services

  • Investment Managing

  • Management Consultancy

  • Investment Banking 

  • Financial Research

  • Banking

  • Medical and Healthcare Sector 

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

The British economy is a highly developed social and market-oriented economy. It has the world's 5th-largest nominal gross domestic product or GDP (£1.8 Trillion), 10th-largest purchasing power parity (PPP), and 21st-largest GDP per capita, accounting for 3.3% of global GDP. According to Statista, the United Kingdom's predicted Real GDP growth rate for 2022 is 5.01%.

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