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Queen Margaret University: Courses, Admission, Cost

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Year of establishment1875
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UG/PG Course Ratio1.45
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Q:   Is getting part-time jobs easy while studying at Queen Margaret University?

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Yes, getting part-time jobs while studying at Queen Margaret University is easy. The university also provides many job opportunities for students. The university has an online system by which students can view and apply for the job. 

If you have a study visa, you can work for a maximum of 20 hours per week, per hour you can get an average of £12,247 to 14,000.

Overall, part-time jobs are easily available. 

 

Q:   What is Queen Margaret University famous for?

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Queen Margaret University is famous for several reasons:

Successful Careers: QMU has one of the lowest levels of unemployment in Scotland for its graduates, with a high percentage in full-time employment 15 months after graduation.

Well-Ranking Institution: QMU is highly ranked in various university guides, such as being in the top 40 in the UK for teaching quality satisfaction and top 50 for the wider undergraduate experience.

Ideal Location: Situated close to Edinburgh's city center and Scotland's beautiful coastline, the campus offers an ideal location for study and exploration.

Innovative Teaching Methods: QMU employs various teaching methods like work-based learning and online virtual environments to enhance the learning experience.

Comprehensive Student Support: Every student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor to guide them through their studies and provide academic advice and support.

 

Q:   Why do Indian students choose to study at Queen Margaret University?

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Indian students choose to study at Queen Margaret University for several reasons. 

  1. An average student can easily get admission to the university with 75% score in Higher Secondary School.
  2. The university offers several scholarships like QMU International Scholarship and Scotland's Saltire Scholarships to support international students financially.
  3. Approximately 14.4% of students are from outside Europe, including India so they can get benefit or help from the existing Indian community.
  4. QMU has good rankings such as QMU is ranked 6th in the UK for Complementary Medicine, QMU is ranked 2nd in the UK and Scotland for Radiography, 5th in the UK for Physiotherapy, and 17th in the UK for Nursing by Times and Sunday Times, QMU is ranked in the top 50% of European institutions in the QS World Rankings, etc.
  5. QMU certification is valid in more than 80 countries across the world.
 

Q:   Will my campus life be better at Queen Margaret University than staying off-campus?

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The average room costs off campus is £700 -900 per month, with that you need to pay water, electricity, and other bills, which are excluded. 

On campus, the accommodation cost is £ 139- 170 per week, with a separate meal plan of £ 250-400 per week. This will include all room rent, utilities, internet, and basic contents insurance. 

So, on-campus life will be cheaper and better than off-campus life. In addition to that, you will have more time to study.

 

Q:   Is it possible to get into Queen Margaret University's MBA programme without work experience?

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Yes, it is possible to get into Queen Margaret University's MBA programme without work experience. To enter Queen Margaret University's MBA program, work experience is not always mandatory. The university considers recent graduates who can showcase additional capabilities, making it possible to apply without extensive work experience. The Queen Margaret Business School offers postgraduate courses designed for students without a background or experience in business, including the MSc International Management and Leadership and the MSc International Marketing. 

 

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Q:   What are the top Scholarships for Indian Students at Queen Margaret University and how to avail them?

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The top scholarships are given below:

QMU International Scholarship:

This scholarship is for all international students who get admitted to first-year of graduation. Up to £3,000 will be given to support the student. To be eligible for that student must be self-funding with an international tuition fee of more than £12,500 per year.To avail of the scholarship students must fill form on time.

British Council GREAT Scholarships (India) 2024:

This scholarship is open to Indian nationals for pursuing all programs offered by the universities. A total of 10,000 GBP will be given to help with the tuition fee for the students.

To avail of these scholarships students need to make an application to study at Queen Margaret University and submit on time.

 

Q:   What scores do I need to have to get a scholarship at Queen Margaret University?

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To be eligible for a Queen Margaret University (QMU) scholarship, the specific scores needed can vary depending on the scholarship type. However, for undergraduate courses, these scores are needed

  • SAT I combined score of 1200+
  • SAT II individual scores of 600+
  • ACT scores of 26+
  • IB scores of 26+.
  • More than 75% in higher secondary school

To avail the scholarship students need to make an application letter in 500 -1000 words explaining the reasons for choosing the degree program and how it will benefit their future career. The application has to be sent on time, to get a chance of getting the scholarship.

 

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Q:   Are there many students from other countries studying at Queen Margaret University?

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Yes, there are many students from other countries studying at Queen Margaret University. Around 25% of Queen Margaret University students are international, coming from over 80 countries throughout the world. The total intake capacity for Queen Margaret University is 6500 students, of which approximately 1600 students are from other countries mainly China, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India, Norway, and Singapore.

 

Q:   Can an average Indian student join Queen Margaret University?

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Yes, an average Indian student can join Queen Margaret University. 

  • To get admission, a minimum of 75% is required in a higher Secondary School Certificate.
  • The IELTS score required is 6 with a 5.5 minimum in each skill, Some courses like nursing and dietetics require IELTS 7.0. 
  • Queen Margaret University requires a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 27 for students to stand a good chance of getting admission. 
  • FOR PG: The university requires a graduation degree from a recognized university with a good score.

So, yes an average Indian student can get admission to Queen Margaret University. The university also offers scholarships to international students, which helps them financially. 

 

Q:   What are the deadlines for submitting applications for Indian students at Queen Margaret University?

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The latest deadline for submitting applications for Indian students at Queen Margaret University is the 31st January 2024 for the September 2024 intake. The university generally follows the standard application process for undergraduate courses, which involves submitting applications through UCAS. Applicants should check the program-specific pages on the university's website for any additional information on admission deadlines and requirements. 

 

Q:   What are the documents required in the visa process for Indian students at Queen Margaret University, UK?

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Required Documents in the visa process for Indian students at Queen Margaret University:

  • Unconditional Offer: Obtain an unconditional offer from the university
  • Tuition Fee Deposit: Pay a £5,000 deposit (deducted from tuition fees)
  • Proof of Financial Status: Provide evidence of financial capability for UK immigration and QMU
  • Original Academic Documents: Submit school certificates, transcripts, and English language certificates.
  • Passport and Visa Documents: Keep copies of your passport and visa documents.
  • Travel Documents: Have your air ticket, travel insurance, and medical insurance.
  • Financial Instruments: Carry bank drafts in pounds sterling, travellers' cheques, or cash in pounds sterling. 
 

Q:   How is applying to Queen Margaret University different from applying to other universities in UK?

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To apply to Queen Margaret University as an international student, you need to go to the "How to Apply" section on the university's website for detailed information on applying to a degree programme or course. If you are interested in postgraduate taught courses, click on the "Apply for this Course" button on the specific course page. For assistance with the application process or any questions about studying at QMU, you can fill out the International Student Recruitment form on their website. If you require a Student visa, ensure you have received an unconditional offer from the university before proceeding with your visa application. 

 

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MBA/PGDM(2 courses)
INR 17 L - 26 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 68 & Above
MIM(2 courses)
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Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 68 & Above
BBA(3 courses)
INR 8 L - 12 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
B.Sc.(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
BHM(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above
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Q:   How expensive is it to live at Queen Margaret University?

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There are several things to consider to know that a university is expensive. The tuition fee for the courses at Queen Margaret University ranges between INR 8 Lakhs to 26 Lakhs, however, when you convert INR to Euro some amount (3 to 4%) is deducted. 

On-campus or hostel can charge up to £5282 to £5282. If you don't opt for a hostel, then the room rent will cost around £1200, and the food and transport will cost you around  £1000. Apart from that, books and stationery also need to be added. 

After calculating all the expenses, studying at this university can be referred as slightly expensive.

 

Q:   Is a score of 85 in TOEFL good for Queen Margaret University?

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The minimum TOEFL score required for Queen Margaret University for international students is 6.5, to attain this score 85 is very low. You need to score at least 100-110 overall. A score of 85 is considered below the minimum standard for entry.

The university also accepts below tests:

Pearson's Test of English (PTE Academic)
LanguageCert Academic or International ESOL SELT
PSI Services: Skills for English UKVI (overseas only)
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
Cambridge First Certificate (CFE). 

 

Q:   Is Queen Margaret University cheaper than Liverpool Hope University?

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Queen Margaret University is generally considered cheaper than Liverpool Hope University for postgraduate studies in the UK. Queen Margaret University is highlighted as one of the most affordable universities for postgraduate degrees, offering cost-effective tuition fees. 

Tuition fee for UG courses at Queen Margaret University is £8,000 and Liverpool Hope University offers at £13,000 per year.

Tuition fee for PG courses at Queen Margaret University is £16,500 and Liverpool Hope University offers at £13,000 per year.

 

 

Q:   How much money is required in Indian rupees to study at Queen Margaret University?

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International students studying at Queen Margaret University can expect to pay £7000 (INR 7,36,048) per annum for undergraduate courses with an international fee rate. Full-time postgraduate students, including international students, are charged £16,500 (INR 14,85,132) per annum. 

This is only a Tuition Fee, hostel or rent, food, transport and Books are not included. INR 2,00,000 can be added more per month to cover this expense. 

 

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Q:   What are the popular sectors that Indian students prefer for doing part-time jobs at Queen Margaret University?

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Indian students at Queen Margaret University (QMU) prefer various sectors for part-time jobs, including

Health and Social Care: £30,000 - £100,000 per year

Business and Management: £41,900 to £104,603, per year 

Teaching and Education: £25,000 to £60,000 per year

Hospitality and Tourism: £25,000 to £36,961 per year

 

Q:   What are the job opportunities after doing an MBA from Queen Margaret University?

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Some of the potential career paths after completing an MBA from Queen Margaret University include:

Hospitality management: With an MBA in Hospitality from Queen Margaret University, graduates can pursue high-paid positions like executive chef, general manager, or director of operations in the hospitality industry. 

Consulting: Many MBA graduates choose to work as consultants, providing strategic advice and expertise to businesses and organizations.

Finance and accounting: An MBA in Finance or Accounting can lead to roles such as financial analyst, financial controller, or investment banker.

Marketing and sales: MBA graduates with a focus on marketing and sales can pursue careers in brand management, product management, or sales management.

 

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Q:   What is the rank of Queen Margaret University in the world?

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Queen Margaret University is ranked #851-900 in the QS World University Rankings 2024. According to The Complete University Guide - University Ranking, the university has been ranked 103 in 2024 and 93 in 2023. According to The Guardian - University Rankings, the university has been ranked 63 for 2024, and 89 in 2023. The university's Business Management - BA program
ranked 6th in The Guardian University League Tables for Business and Management. 

 

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