Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

About the institution

Queen Margaret University was formerly the Edinburgh School of Cookery. Today it still focuses on providing vocational courses, but now covers areas of health sciences, management, performing arts, and psychology and sociology. It is based on the east side of Edinburgh, by the coastal town of Musselburgh – its new campus was opened in 2007. Famous alumni from the university’s school of media, communication and performing arts include TV presenter Matt Baker and actor Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy).

Key facts (HESA 2013/14)

All students: 
5,214
Male UG students: 
23%
Female UG students: 
77%
Full-time students: 
82%
Under 21 on entry: 
64%
International: 
18%
Undergraduate: 
68%
Student-staff ratio: 
19.0
Average UCAS tariff: 
341.0

Degree classifications class of 2014 (HESA 2013/14)

First: 15%
2.1: 41%
2.2: 18%
Pass: 2%

Employability class of 2014 (DLHE 2013/14)

90%
In work or further study 6 months after graduation
51%
In professional employment 6 months after graduation
21,000
Median salary UK domiciled in FT employment


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