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Studying at postgraduate level at QMU
QMU offers a friendly and supportive community environment where our thoroughly relevant teaching and research is designed to meet the changing needs of students, employers and society. QMU has widely recognised expertise in health & rehabilitation, sustainable business and creativity & culture. We understand the specific needs of postgraduate students and our courses will develop your skills and expertise, enable you to specialise in your chosen field and allow you to benefit from flexible learning options and continued professional development opportunities.

Keeping teaching up-to-date and relevant
Lecturing staff are actively engaged in ongoing research and collaborative work with external agencies, businesses and academics from other institutions, both in the UK and abroad. This helps to ensure that their teaching is up-to date and relevant. We also have a strong community of full-time researchers, whose work is often cutting-edge. We have a strong reputation for our internationally recognised research activity which informs and adds value to our teaching at all levels. As with all UK universities, we are scrutinised on our research performance through the UK-wide Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Our results show that 53% of our academic staff were submitted to the RAE, which indicates that QMU has the highest proportion of research active staff in the modern university sector in Scotland. Overall the results are very positive for QMU with the overwhelming majority of our research in two areas (Linguistics and Communication, Cultural & Media Studies) being recognized as internationally significant.

Services and Facilities
Teaching spaces include traditional lecture theatres, smaller seminar-style classrooms, and there are also specific facilities for students on some of our Health Sciences and Arts courses. The campus houses a Students Union, Sports facilities and modern student residences. Our Learning Resource Centre is open 24/7 and forms the heart of our campus. It contains resources and facilities which are an essential support to your learning and teaching. It is a combined facility for directed and independent study and includes a library and information service. More than 1000 study spaces are available with a variety of social, quiet and silent study areas. You can access a range of books and journals, electronic resources and audiovisual material to support your studies. We offer pre and post-entry help and advice on finance, childcare or disability issues. We also have a Counselling Service and we work in partnership with a local Medical Practice to provide healthcare for students. The Careers and Employability Centre is your one-stop shop for information, advice and guidance on all matters related to your career.  

Student Life
Many students choose the convenience of staying on campus: you are only two minutes’ walk from the main academic building, SU and sports facilities. The safe living environment includes all-inclusive rents (electricity and heating bills, basic contents insurance,  wifi and 24/7 security). The local vicinity is well served by supermarkets and the Fort Kinnaird retail complex is only a short walk away. QMU is located on the east of Edinburgh, by Musselburgh. Edinburgh city centre is only six minutes by train and the beach and countryside are also very close by. For students, the multicultural city of Edinburgh has lots to offer: job opportunities, tourist attractions, libraries, entertainment facilities and shopping. You really couldn’t choose a more interesting and atmospheric city to study in.

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