Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 - Queen Margaret University

 
Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 - Queen Margaret University
Postgraduate
Prospectus 2019
Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 - Queen Margaret University
Contents

                                                                                                                    Step ahead with QMU                                                    Our subject areas and courses
                                                                                                                    Our courses                                                    2       Business                                                 44
                                                                                                                    Welcome to QMU                                                 3       Culture and Creativity                                   46
                                                                                                                                                                                           Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography       48
                                                                                                                    Why QMU?                                                               Dispute Resolution and Public Sociology                  52

Opportunities                                                                                                       A campus university with all the benefits of a capital city
                                                                                                                    Why study for a postgraduate qualification at QMU
                                                                                                                    About our range of postgraduate courses
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                                                                                                                                                                                   4       Education
                                                                                                                                                                                           Gastronomy
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Institute for Global Health and Development
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to meet us
                                                                                                                    Postgraduate study explained                                  10       Media, Communications and Public Relations               60
                                                                                                                                                                                           Occupational Therapy and Arts Therapies                  62
                                                                                                                    Your learning experience:                                              Person-Centred Practice and Post-Registration Nursing    66

                                                                                                                    Giving you a step up                                                   Speech and Hearing Sciences                              68

                                                                                                                    How we teach and how you’ll learn                             12       Research Degrees                                         70
We hold a                 Postgraduate open evening
                                                                      •    speak to Admissions staff about the      Continuing professional development: single module and short
                                                                           application process, and                 course study                                              16
postgraduate open                                                                                                   Preparing you for employment: placements, careers and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Is QMU right for you?:
                          Our postgraduate open evening is
evening and virtual       normally held in November. This is an
                                                                      •    speak to the Student Funding
                                                                           Adviser about funding options and        employability, and start-up support                           18       All you need to know before
open days in the
                          informal event allowing you to drop in at
                          a time that suits you. It is suitable for
                                                                           find out how to apply for potential      Your personal development: extracurricular learning                    applying
                                                                           SAAS funding.                            opportunities                                                 20       Application and selection                                76
course of each year       anyone interested in finding out more
                          about:                                                                                    Helping you succeed: student support services                 22       Student fees and finance                                 78
which give you the        •    studying at postgraduate level at      Virtual open days
                                                                                                                    The international student experience                          24       Funding, scholarships and loans
                                                                                                                                                                                           International scholarships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    82
                                                                                                                    Collaborations: UK and international                          28
opportunity to speak to        QMU;                                                                                                                                                        Course fees                                              84
                                                                      We also plan to hold virtual open days                                                                               Terms and conditions                                     90
the programme leaders     •    enhancing career prospects by          across 2018/19, for those who cannot          Your student lifestyle
                               achieving a postgraduate               make it along to our on-campus events.
from the courses that          qualification and                      The virtual open days include
                                                                                                                    City of Edinburgh, coast and countryside                      30

you are interested in.                                                presentations from academic staff on
                                                                                                                    Your accommodation                                            34       Other useful information
                          •    updating and developing personal       course-related information such as            Your Students’ Union                                          36       How to get to our campus                                 94
                               skills and knowledge.                  module content, clinical placements and       Clubs, societies and sports                                   38       Useful contacts and more information                     98
                                                                      assessment methods.
                          During the evening you will have the                                                                                                                             Acknowledgements                                        100
                          opportunity to:                             There will also be staff from the             The next step: Your future                                             Infographics                                            102
                                                                      International team available to answer        Graduation and beyond                                         40
                          •    have a one-to-one discussion                                                                                                                                Alphabetical index                                      104
                                                                      questions regarding entry requirements
                               academic staff from each subject                                                                                                                            Our research                                            105
                                                                      and to provide updates for those who
                               area who can talk to you about the
                                                                      have already submitted an application.
                               courses on offer;
                                                                      The virtual open days also give enquirers
                          •    learn about opportunities for          and applicants the opportunity to
                               studying single modules;               discuss scholarships, visa applications
                                                                      and find out all about living in Edinburgh.   If you join QMU in 2019, you’ll become part of a friendly,
                          •    find out about how you could build
                               a PhD specifically into your CPD       MORE INFO
                               while continuing your job;                                                           supportive university based at an innovative campus,
                                                                      W: www.qmu.ac.uk/open-days-and-
                                                                      meeting-us/
                          •    take a campus tour and see our
                               modern facilities including our
                                                                                                                    focused on providing you with the skills you need for your future career.
                               Learning Resource Centre;
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Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 - Queen Margaret University
Step ahead with QMU

                      Our courses                                                                                                                  Welcome
                                                                                                                                                   to QMU

                      Business p44                             Education p54                             Person-Centred Practice and
                      MSc Finance                              PGDE Secondary (Home Economics)           Post-Registration Nursing
                                                               PgCert Collaborative Working: Education
                                                                                                         p66
                      MSc International Marketing
                                                               and Therapy                               MSc Person-Centred Practice
                      MSc International Management and
                      Leadership                               MSc/e-PgCert Professional and Higher      MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Person-Centred
                                                               Education                                 Practice (Mental Health and Wellbeing)
                                                                                                         MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Person-Centred
                      Culture and Creativity p46                                                         Practice (Palliaitve Care)                                                                                         Our approach to learning and teaching is
                      MA Arts, Festival and Cultural           Gastronomy p56                            MSc/ PgDip/ PgCert Person-Centred
                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome from the Principal                   student-centred and we will do our
                      Management                               MSc Gastronomy                            Practice (Public Health and Wellbeing)                                                                             utmost to equip you with the expertise
                                                                                                                                                                               Welcome to our prospectus. I am
                      PgCert Arts Management                                                             PgDip Person-Centred Practice                                                                                      you need to build a successful and
                                                                                                                                                                               delighted to be part of this vibrant and
                      MA Stage Management                                                                (Community Nursing)                                                                                                fulfilling career. Many of our students
                                                               Institute for Global Health                                                                                     exciting university which provides such a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            become leaders in their chosen field.
                                                               and Development p58                       PgDip Person-Centred Practice                                         supportive learning environment to its
                                                                                                         (School Nursing)                                                      students. In my time here I have been
                      Dietetics, Physiotherapy,                MSc Global Health
                                                                                                         PgDip Person-Centred Practice                                         impressed by the genuine sense of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our courses are designed to ensure that
                      Podiary and Radiography p48              MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health                                                                                                                           our graduates are highly employable with
                                                                                                         (Health Visiting)                                                     community spirit. I am confident that you    skills that are sought after in the public,
                      Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and   MSc Social Development and Health                                                                               will receive a warm welcome if you           private and commercial sectors. New for
                      Radiography Framework                    PgCert Applied Social Development                                                                               choose to visit us at one of our open
                                                                                                         Speech and Hearing                                                                                                 2019, we are offering ar a new degree
                      MSc Diabetes                             PgCert Health in Fragile and Conflict-                                                                          events or come to study with us.             which will produce the next generation of
                                                               Affected States
                                                                                                         Sciences p68
                      MSc Dietetics (Pre-Reg)                                                                                                                                                                               home economics teachers. We are also
                                                                                                         MSc/ PgDip Audiology (Pre-Registration)                               Queen Margaret University is a very
                      MSc Podiatry                                                                                                                                                                                          offering a range of new master’s degrees
                                                                                                                                                                               special place. Our high-quality learning
                      MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery          Media, Communications and
                                                                                                         MSc BSL/ English Interpreting
                                                                                                                                                   With a heritage going       and teaching is supported and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            in the areas of business, and media and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            communication.
                                                                                                         MSc Speech and Language Therapy
                      MSc Musculoskeletal Medicine             Public Relations p60                      (Pre-Reg)                                 back to 1875, Queen         complemented by our research activity.
                      MSc Advancing Physiotherapy Practice     MSc Digital Campaigning and Content                                                                             This allows us to offer the optimum          Our attractive, purpose-built campus will
                      MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Reg)
                                                               Creation                                                                            Margaret University has     balance of theoretical and practical         provide you with all the facilities you need
                                                               MSc Media Management                      Research Degrees p70                                                  learning.                                    to succeed. The student-focused design
                      MSc Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-Reg)
                                                               MSc Strategic Communication and           Master of Research                        consistently focused                                                     encourages collaborative working and
                      MSc Mammography                                                                                                                                          Our specialist research centres have
                      MSc Medical Imaging
                                                               Public Relations                          Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)                on improving the            gained worldwide recognition. We have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            offers a flexible, modern, sociable and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            attractive environment in which to live,
                                                               CIPR Professional Diploma                 Professional Doctorate                                                high proportion of research active staff
                      MSc Radiotherapy and Oncology            (Internal Communications)                                                           quality of the lives of     and we perform at the highest level in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            learn and relax.
                      (Pre-Reg)
                      MSc Radiotherapy
                                                               CIPR Professional Diploma                                                           individuals through         developing pioneering expertise that cuts
                                                                                                                                                                               across our specialisms in health &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Relevant, dynamic, innovative, distinctive
                                                               (Public Affairs)                                                                                                                                             and focused are all accurate descriptions
                                                               CIPR Professional Diploma Professional                                              immediately relevant        rehabilitation, creativity & culture, and    of Queen Margaret University. We are
                                                                                                            Read more about these                                              sustainable business, as well as our
                      Dispute Resolution and                   Public Relations Diploma
                                                                                                            subject areas across pages             education and               niche areas of expertise. This research
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            small enough to get to know you, but big
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            enough to help take you where you want
                      Public Sociology p52
                      PgCert Dispute Resolution                                                             44-73. For full course                 research. In short, we      activity ultimately ensures that students’
                                                                                                                                                                               learning is fresh and relevant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            to go.
                                                               Occupational Therapy
                      MSc Public Sociology                     and Arts Therapies p62
                                                                                                            information, visit the course          are a university of ideas   Our staff plan the most appropriate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Professor Petra Wend,
                                                                                                            entry on our website at                                                                                         PhD FRSA FRSE
                                                               MSc Art Therapy (International)
                                                                                                                                                   and influence.              support for each student, helping you        Principal and Vice-Chancellor
                                                               MSc Music Therapy                            www.qmu.ac.uk/study-                                               reach your potential.
                                                               MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Reg)           here/course-a-
                                                               MSc Occupational Therapy (Post Reg)          z/?tab=postgraduate
                                                               MSc Play Therapy

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A campus
Why QMU?

           university with
           all the benefits
           of a capital city                                                                                                                             “It’s very easy to focus your studies when
                                                                                                                                                         you live on campus, and it’s nice to
                                                                                                                                                         be able to reach the academic
                                                                                                                                                         building so quickly.”

                                                                                                                                                        Julian Almeida
                                                                                                                                                        MA Arts, Festival and Cultural Management

           QMU is an attractive       Location                                      Campus living
                                                                                                                                  information on student services, SU
                                                                                                                                  activities, advice, and information on
                                                                                                                                                                               If you choose to live on campus, you will
                                                                                                                                                                               quickly become part of a welcoming and
           campus university          Located fewer than six minutes by train       A campus university offers everything
                                                                                                                                  sports and societies. For more               friendly community. Living on campus is
                                                                                                                                  information on the SU, see pages 36-37.      a great way to meet people and make
           located to the east of     from Edinburgh city centre, the position
                                      of our campus affords spectacular views
                                                                                    you need in the one place, and at QMU
                                                                                    everything is close to hand. Our
                                                                                                                                  Sports facilities at QMU include a gym       life-long friendships. Our ResLife
           Edinburgh. The beach,      across Edinburgh including East               academic building houses the core
                                                                                                                                  and impressive sports hall, as well as an
                                                                                                                                  astro turf pitch, weights room and a
                                                                                                                                                                               programme offers a range of fun social,
                                                                                                                                                                               educational and cultural opportunities for
                                      Lothian’s attractive coastline and Arthur’s   teaching areas including lecture theatres,
           countryside and shops      Seat, an extinct volcano in the middle of     classrooms, seminar rooms, labs, and
                                                                                                                                  dance studio – for more information,         you to get involved in. It’s a great way for
                                                                                                                                  check out pages 38-39. For students on       you to relax, create a social life and settle
           are all nearby, and it’s   Scotland’s capital city.                      clinics for our health courses. It also
                                                                                    includes our Learning Resources Centre
                                                                                                                                  our drama and performance courses,           into your new university community. For
           just six minutes’ train    The campus is easy to reach by car,           – the hub of our campus – which, aside
                                                                                                                                  there is a dedicated theatre space, which
                                                                                                                                  is used for learning and teaching, as well
                                                                                                                                                                               more information on our accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                               and ResLife, visit pages 34-35.
                                      public transport and train from Edinburgh     from library facilities, offers numerous
           ride from all the          city centre, and also offers easy access      study spaces and a plethora of IT
                                                                                                                                  as for public performances on campus.
                                                                                                                                  Drama students also have access to
           amenities of               to the coastal town of Musselburgh and
                                      beyond into East Lothian. The N1 Cycle
                                                                                    facilities to support your studies.
                                                                                                                                  rehearsal and workshop spaces within
           Edinburgh’s stunning       Route runs alongside the campus,              Catering facilities are also located within   this area of the campus.
                                      making QMU easily accessible by bike.         the main academic building, and our
           city centre.               The A1 is also located next to the            food court offers a wide variety of eating
                                      campus, which ensures quick access to         options. There is also a shop on campus       Student accommodation
                                      the Borders, Northumberland and the           offering basic groceries and snacks, and
                                      rest of England. Less than half an hour’s     a Starbucks outlet.                           Less than a one-minute walk from the
                                      drive away is Edinburgh International                                                       academic building is our Student Village,
                                      Airport which offers access to several UK     Across University Square, beyond a            which has 800 study bedrooms each
                                      cities, Europe and beyond.                    central outdoor space with tables and         forming part of a self-contained flat.
                                                                                    benches for you to enjoy during the           These flats accommodate three, four, five
                                                                                    summer months, are the sports centre,         or six people sharing. Each shared flat is
                                                                                    drama and performance spaces, the             well equipped with all the facilities that
                                                                                    Students’ Union (SU) bar/cafe area,           you need for ‘home life’. Importantly,
                                                                                    Maggie’s, and the SU office area. The SU      24/7 security on campus means you can
                                                                                    office area is the place to go for            feel safe, and therefore relax and enjoy
                                                                                                                                  your time as a student.

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Other accolades
           Why study for a
Why QMU?

                                                                                                                                                                                                         1. We are a socially responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                                             university. We have won numerous

           postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ‘green’ awards, received recognition
                                                                                                                                                                                                             for our environmental credentials, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             built sustainability into the curriculum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             We have signed the ‘See Me’ pledge

           qualification at QMU?
                                                                                                                                                                                                             to help eliminate discrimination against
                                                                                                                                                                                                             people with mental ill health and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             promote mental wellbeing more
                                                                                                                                                                                                             generally.

                                                                                                                                                                                                         2. In 2018, the University renewed its
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze
           There are many                                   QMU – a relevant and responsive              Internationally recognised research that
                                                                                                                                                     agencies. This practice reflects modern
                                                                                                                                                     working methods and helps to shape the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Award (originally awarded in 2013)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             demonstating our commitment to the
           reasons to study with                            university                                   informs teaching and knowledge
                                                                                                         exchange
                                                                                                                                                     knowledge you gain while studying at                    principles of the Athena SWAN
                                                                                                                                                     QMU.
           us. Our friendly and                             QMU aims to be responsive to the needs
                                                                                                         Our excellent research is internationally
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Charter and to equality and diversity
                                                                                                                                                                                                             across our workforce.
                                                            of society. We are committed to providing
           supportive staff and our                         thoroughly relevant teaching and research,   recognised and informs and adds value to

           welcoming community                              providing the optimum balance of             our teaching and learning.                  Research and knowledge exchange –                   3. QMU was one of the first 10 UK
                                                            theoretical and practical knowledge. Our                                                 making an impact                                        universities to be externally evaluated
           atmosphere will help                             research is focused on making a real         The most recent UK-wide audit of
                                                                                                         research, the Research Excellence           Our researchers lead the way in research
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and retain the HR Excellence in
                                                            practical impact on everyday life, and our                                                                                                       Research Award from the European
           you settle into                                  courses are designed to produce              Framework (REF) 2014, rated 58% of our      that cuts across the major priorities for               Commission. The Award demonstrates
                                                            well-prepared, well-rounded and flexible     overall research as world leading or        Scotland as well as responding to global
           postgraduate study. In                           graduates. Our staff have close links with   internationally excellent. Further          challenges. Aligning with the intersection
                                                                                                                                                                                                             a university’s commitment to improving
                                                                                                                                                                                                             its research culture and support for
           addition, our purpose-                           industry, professional bodies and            highlights from the REF 2014 include:       of health, economic, social and cultural
                                                                                                                                                     policy, our work on issues including
                                                                                                                                                                                                             research staff, which will in turn
                                                            governmental and non-governmental                                                                                                                improve the quantity, quality and
           built campus offers a                            agencies, ensuring that our teaching is
                                                                                                         •    92% of our research in Speech and
                                                                                                              Language is classed as
                                                                                                                                                     person-centred care, obesity, alcohol,                  impact of research, for the benefit of
                                                            current and meets the needs of both our                                                  social justice, consumer insight, physical
           wide range of facilities                         students and employers.
                                                                                                              internationally excellent or word      activity, public relations, speech and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             UK society and the economy.
                                                                                                              leading.
           to support your lifestyle                                                                                                                 hearing sciences, and ageing is not only
                                                                                                                                                     recognised for its excellence                       4. We recently won the top Edinburgh
           and learning. Perhaps                            Improving quality of life and serving
                                                                                                         •    77% of our research publications in
                                                                                                              Media and Communications are
                                                                                                                                                     internationally but also makes a difference             Chamber of Commerce ‘Innovation in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Business’ award. An expert panel of
                                                                                                                                                     to everyday life in Scotland and beyond.
           most importantly, our                            communities                                       classed as internationally excellent                                                           independent industry judges singled out
                                                                                                              or world leading                       Our aim is to understand society and                    QMU for its innovative business
           courses are designed                             Behind all of QMU’s postgraduate courses                                                 enhance it: to connect local and                        partnership and engagement work.
                                                            is the philosophy of enhancing quality of    •    40% of our research publications in
           to prepare you for a                             life and serving communities. Graduates           Allied Health are classed as
                                                                                                                                                     international perspectives; to engage the

           successful career.                               use their new-found skills to impact              internationally excellent or world
                                                                                                                                                     public and external stakeholders; and to
                                                                                                                                                     make significant contributions to policy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         5. We recently won the top Edinburgh
                                                            positively on many people’s lives –               leading                                                                                        Chamber of Commerce ‘Innovation in
                                                                                                                                                     planning and development. QMU staff are                 Business’ award. An expert panel of
           Studying for a postgraduate qualification is     whether through implementing better                                                      dedicated to building the evidence base
                                                            business practice, facilitating better       •    Over 50% of the research profile in                                                            independent industry judges singled out
           a big decision – involving your time, energy                                                                                              for policy and inter-professional practice
                                                            healthcare, equipping communities to              Global Health and Development is                                                               QMU for its innovative business
           and commitment. The next few pages are                                                                                                    through interdisciplinary research and
                                                            fight for environmental justice, helping          classed as internationally excellent                                                           partnership and engagement work.
           designed to help you learn more about our                                                                                                 socially relevant knowledge exchange.
                                                            people in developing countries to rebuild         or world leading
           university and to establish whether QMU is                                                                                                The value of our inter-disciplinary work is
           the right fit for your needs.                    their communities after conflict or
                                                                                                         •    Research in Psychology resulted in     measured by its impact and the social               6. We ranked top ‘Post ‘92’ Scottish
                                                            developing cultural events for public                                                    usefulness, practicality and applicability of           university in the Complete University Guide
                                                                                                              outstanding impact that was rated
           QMU offers a fantastic campus in which to        enjoyment. Whatever you choose to do                                                     its outcomes.                                           2019. (‘Post ‘92’ relates to institutions
                                                                                                              as internationally excellent.
           learn and live. With excellent facilities and    with your QMU qualification, you can                                                                                                             gaining university states since 1992).
           great transport links, you can make the          achieve your own personal success and                                                    QMU’s research work is centred on
                                                                                                         Multi-disciplinary research, involving
           most of university life, as well as benefiting   your work will have the potential to make                                                strategic research centres that draw on
                                                                                                         people from different specialisms and
           from our close proximity to Scotland’s           a positive impact on society.                                                            the research strengths of our academic
                                                                                                         departments all working together,
           beautiful capital city.                                                                                                                   divisions.
                                                                                                         underpins the work of the University.
                                                                                                         Most of our research also involves
                                                                                                         working with researchers from other UK
                                                                                                         and international universities,
                                                                                                         government bodies, industry and

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All of our courses aim to be                   MSc International Management and                people wishing to pursue a career in

           About our range of
Why QMU?

                                                                                                                                               professionally and socially relevant and       Leadership. This will prepare you with the      research and is the first step on the
                                                                                                                                               are focused on developing and                  skills and knowledge required for a             ladder towards a PhD.
                                                                                                                                               enhancing your skills and career options.      management and leadership career.
                                                                                                                                               Also, all QMU academic staff have close

           postgraduate courses
                                                                                                                                               links with industry, professional bodies,      The University also offers postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                                                              degrees in gastronomy and new for 2019          Flexible learning options (part-time and
                                                                                                                                               governmental and non-governmental
                                                                                                                                                                                              entry we are offering an MSc Finance            online)
                                                                                                                                               agencies. This ensures that we are
                                                                                                                                               listening and responsive to the needs of       and an MSc International Marketing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Do you want to study full-time or would
                                                                                                                                               employers and that our teaching and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              part-time study, while you continue to
                                                                                                                                               your skills are up to date and relevant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              work, be a better choice? Whether you
                                                                                                                                                                                              Culture & creativity                            are coming straight from your first degree
                                                                                                                                               Our course portfolio encompasses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or are returning to education after a long
                                                                                                                                               courses in three flagship areas: health
                                                                                                                                                                                              Our MA Arts, Festival and Cultural              gap, QMU will endeavour to provide
                                                                                                                                               & rehabilitation; sustainable business;
                                                                                                                                                                                              Management is designed as a                     an environment which supports your
                                                                                                                                               and culture & creativity. In addition, we
                                                                                                                                                                                              conversion degree and we welcome                learning.
           A QMU postgraduate course can help you change direction, get into a new                                                             have also added Education to our coruse
                                                                                                                                               portfolio.
                                                                                                                                                                                              applicants from non-business related
                                                                                                                                                                                              subjects. It is suitable for both               Many QMU courses can be studied
           line of work, bring together various disciplines, or fulfil the requirements                                                                                                       graduates who wish to add a vocational          part-time or have an element of online
           of your professional/statutory bodies by allowing you to gain recognised                                                                                                           management emphasis to their first
                                                                                                                                                                                              degree and those with professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              learning. These are designed to upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              your qualifications and skills without
                                                                                                                                               Health & rehabilitation
           qualifications.                                                                                                                                                                    qualifications or experience. It is likely to   disrupting your work and career. They
                                                                                                                                               QMU provides a number of postgraduate          be of interest to those who studied the         usually lead to academic awards and
                                                                                                                                               course options associated with health          arts and humanities at undergraduate            professional qualifications. See individual
                                                                                                                                               and wellbeing. Together with courses           level, or those with significant workplace      course pages for further details. Please
                                                                                                                                               in professions allied to medicine, we          experience who would like to gain a             also see information on options for CPD
           Postgraduate key facts:                                                                                                                                                            formal qualification via a flexible mode        and studying single modules on pages
                                                                                                                                               provide courses in therapy and support
                                                                                                                                               (art, music and play), the social sciences,    of study.                                       16 -17.
            QMU has around 5,000 students with more than                                                                                       and courses aimed at developing your
                                                                               Postgraduate diploma courses generally take between             career in the health sector.                   If you wish to develop in media,
            1,000 studying for a postgraduate qualification.
                                                                               six and nine months full-time, or one to two years part-time.                                                  communications and public relations,
                                                                                                                                                                                              look no further than QMU. We are the            Getting the help and information you need
                                                                                                                                               If you already hold an undergraduate
                                                                                                                                               qualification in one of the health             only Scottish university to offer Chartered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our recruitment and admissions staff
                                                                                                                                               professions, our range of post-                Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
            A wide range of professionally relevant postgraduate courses                                                                                                                                                                      are here to provide advice through all
                                                                                                                                               registration master’s courses will allow       qualifications at undergraduate and
            are available in the areas of management, business, health                                                                                                                                                                        stages of the application process. Don’t
                                                                               Many of our courses are approved or accredited by               you to specialise further in your chosen       postgraduate levels, and to teach the
            sciences, culture, education, global health and public                                                                                                                                                                            hesitate to contact them about entry
                                                                               professional bodies.                                            field, or to develop skills to enhance your    CIPR Professional Diploma in Public
            relations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        requirements or advice on how to apply.
                                                                                                                                               career and clinical expertise.                 Relations, Specialist Diploma (Internal
                                                                                                                                                                                              Communications Practice), and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For those living outside the UK, QMU’s
                                                                                                                                               If you aim to change career, you could         Specialist Diploma (Public Affairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              International Office is your first point of
                                                                                                                                               opt for a pre-registration master’s            Practice). We also offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              contact. The team can offer advice about
            Postgraduate courses are available to students with                A variety of research programmes are available which            course. These provide the opportunity          an MSc Strategic Communication and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              international qualifications as well as
            a UK honours degree, a degree plus relevant experience,            can lead to Professional Doctorate, MRes and PhD                to gain professional registration in one       Public Relations. We are also offering a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tailoring assistance to your individual
            or an equivalent qualification.                                    qualifications.                                                 of the allied health profession disciplines.   new MSc Media Management and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              needs. You can contact the team at
                                                                                                                                               Another option is to look at our Institute     MSc Digital Campaigning and Content
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              international@qmu.ac.uk. International
                                                                                                                                               for Global Health and Development              Creation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              students considering studying at QMU
                                                                                                                                               (IGHD), which specialises in running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              should see pages 24 - 27 of this
            A part-time course can help you develop skills relevant            You can study for single modules as an associate student,       courses that assess health issues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              prospectus, as well as visiting the
            to the work in which you are currently engaged.                    as part of your continuing professional development, without    affecting developing countries.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Furthering your research skills                 international students’ section of our
                                                                               committing to a full degree programme.                                                                                                                         website.
                                                                                                                                               Our Professional Doctorate will allow
                                                                                                                                                                                              If you are interested in pursuing your
                                                                                                                                               people working in the field of healthcare
                                                                                                                                                                                              research skills we offer a Master of
            A master’s degree course normally takes one year                                                                                   to obtain a doctoral qualification.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Research (MRes) which may be of
            to complete full-time or up to seven years part-time.                                                                                                                             interest to graduates in psychology,
                                                                               Many of our courses include a placement.
                                                                                                                                                                                              sociology, film and media, performing
                                                                                                                                               Sustainable business                           arts and business, consumer studies,
                                                                                                                                                                                              events and hospitality management.
            Some of our courses are available online - see www.qmu.ac.                                                                         The Queen Margaret Business School             Additionally, graduates in medicine, and
            uk/study-here/online-learning/                                                                                                     offers a variety of courses. If you have no    nursing and allied health professionals
                                                                                                                                               prior business or management                   who wish to develop their research skills
                                                                                                                                               experience, or your previous studies           and knowledge may also find this course
                                                                                                                                               were non-business related, consider the        of interest. This master’s degree is for

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Postgraduate
Why QMU?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 KEY

           study explained                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SCQF = Scottish Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Qualifications Network. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 more information see www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 scqf.org.uk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SCOTCAT = Scottish Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Accumulation Transfer

           Postgraduate study is                        •    help you acquire valuable new
                                                             knowledge and skills;                  Master’s degree (MA, MSc)
           available in a variety of                                                                For a master’s degree, you will normally
                                                        •    update and develop your knowledge
           forms.                                            in an area that builds on your         complete modules equivalent to 180
                                                                                                    credits at SCQF level 11. This will
                                                             undergraduate studies or equivalent
                                                             prior experiential learning, and       comprise:

           Taught postgraduate degrees                  •    allow you to move into a brand         •    core specialist subject modules;
                                                             new career (in the case of our
           All postgraduate degrees on offer at                                                     •    research modules;
                                                             pre-registration courses).                                                          •    the core specialist subject;          interest. More information on research
           QMU are designed to develop the skills
                                                                                                    •    optional modules and                                                               degrees can be found on pages 70-73.       PhDs
           of analysis, problem-solving and critical
           thinking with a strong theoretical basis.                                                                                             •    research;
                                                                                                    •    a dissertation or project equivalent                                                                                          Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are
           Specialist and broad-based courses are       Awards offered                                                                                                                                                                 programmes of academic research
                                                                                                         to 60 credits representing 600          •    practical teaching (placement) and
           available. Generally, our courses have                                                                                                                                                                                      through which students can study a
                                                                                                         hours of student work.                                                             Master of Research (MRes)
           the following features:                      •    Master of Arts (MA)
                                                                                                                                                 •    a dissertation based on your                                                     topic of interest at great depth. These
                                                                                                    The dissertation or project can be based          chosen topic of applied research in   For a Master of Research you will take     higher degrees are aimed at students
           •    modular in structure                    •    Master of Science (MSc)
                                                                                                    around your professional work if you are          the area of secondary home            taught modules (60 credits) and            wishing to pursue a range of professional
                                                        •    Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)           in employment.                                    economics teaching and learning.      a research project (120 credits).          career routes, in particular academia
           •    flexible delivery formats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and research.
           •    designed for your ongoing career        •    Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)
                and personal development                                                                                                                                                                                               Our PhD programme is structured to
                                                                                                    Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)                 Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert)          Professional Doctorates                    train you as a researcher with general
                                                        •    Professional Graduate Diploma in
           •    dissertation may be work-based               Education (PGDE)                                                                                                                                                          knowledge of your discipline and
                                                                                                    For a postgraduate diploma you will          For a postgraduate certificate you will    Professional doctorates are higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in-depth knowledge of your specialist
                                                                                                    normally complete modules equivalent         normally complete modules equivalent       degrees that aim to offer an academic
           •    research and theory based               •    Professional Doctorate (ProfDoc)                                                                                                                                          area. Throughout the programme you
                                                                                                    to 120 credits at SCQF level 11. This will   to 60 credits at SCQF level 11. Modules    experience to students through which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       will participate predominately in your
                                                        •    Master of Research (MRes)              comprise:                                    will be chosen in consultation with the    they can demonstrate high-level
           •    credit accumulation and transfer                                                                                                                                                                                       independent research, but you will also
                                                                                                                                                 course leader.                             knowledge and professional skills. These
                within the SCOTCAT framework                                                                                                                                                                                           participate in research training sessions
                                                        •    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)             •    core specialist subject modules;                                                   degrees comprise both research and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and pass competently through key
           •    possible choice of optional modules                                                                                                                                         work-based learning modules which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       progression stages.
                from across the taught                                                              •    a research module and                                                              currently include: Theory and Context
                                                                                                                                                 Research degrees                           of Professional Practice; Development
                postgraduate framework                                                                                                                                                                                                 Successful completion of a research
                                                        Structure                                   •    optional modules.                                                                  and Evaluation of Professional Practice;
                                                                                                                                                 Our level of research activity, matched                                               programme includes the submission of a
           Many of the courses provide                                                                                                                                                      and Doctoral Research (a thesis that       single thesis supported by a successful
                                                        Courses are modular in structure.                                                        by success in gaining external research
           opportunities for an exploration of                                                                                                                                              completes the doctoral studies, at SCQF    defence of your research during an oral
                                                        The majority of individual modules are                                                   funds, allows QMU to provide
           multi-agency and interdisciplinary issues,                                               Professional Graduate Diploma in                                                        level 12). Unlike a PhD, which requires    examination. We offer both part-time and
                                                        rated at 20 master’s (M) level academic                                                  a wide range of areas in which students
           drawing on leading research and the                                                      Education (PGDE)                                                                        the submission of a single thesis, a       full-time opportunities within our School
                                                        credit points: 20 credits is 200 hours of                                                can register for research programmes
           experience of current practitioners.                                                                                                                                             professional doctorate is awarded for      of Health Sciences and School of Arts,
                                                        learning and study.                                                                      leading to MRes, Prof Doc and PhD.
           The various courses on offer have                                                        For our PGDE Secondary (Home                                                            a portfolio of professional work,          Social Science and Management. More
                                                                                                                                                 Part-time research degrees, as well as
           been designed to:                                                                        Economics) you will normally complete                                                   which would include evidence of            information can be found on our
                                                        Modules are rated at level 11 on the                                                     taught postgraduate courses, offer you
                                                                                                    120 credits at SCQF level 10/11. These                                                  accomplishment in each module taken,       Graduate School website at www.qmu.
                                                        Scottish Credit and Qualifications                                                       flexible ways to continue your
           •    develop areas of study relevant to                                                  will be gained through successful                                                       as well as submission of the thesis.       ac.uk/study-here/postgraduate-
                                                        Framework (SCQF).                                                                        professional development. However,
                a profession whether in business,                                                   completion of modules in:                                                                                                          research-study/graduate-school-and-
                                                                                                                                                 you may simply want to challenge
                healthcare, social sciences,                                                                                                                                                                                           doctoral-research/
                                                                                                                                                 yourself and work towards researching
                education, media or the creative
                                                                                                                                                 an area of personal or professional
                industries;

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How we teach
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 and how you’ll learn

                                                 Our teaching is                               Course delivery
                                                                                                                                              of our developing approach to online
                                                                                                                                              learning involves fostering online
                                                 focused on building                           Courses are delivered flexibly using a
                                                                                                                                              communities of learners. Online learning at
                                                                                                                                              QMU is not a solitary activity. Instead,
                                                 your knowledge and                            variety of delivery formats to help meet
                                                                                               students’ lifestyle/work balance needs.
                                                                                                                                              technology facilitates conversations and a
                                                 confidence, developing                                                                       communal approach to learning. Learning
                                                                                                                                              is interesting, interactive, supportive – and
                                                                                               The delivery options may include:
                                                 your problem-solving                                                                         flexible.
                                                                                               •    part-time (days and evenings);
                                                 skills, and preparing                                                                        Online learning has several benefits for our
                                                                                                                                              students. You can study in a flexible way,
                                                 you for a successful                          •    block weeks;
                                                                                                                                              balancing your work and family                    individual course pages on our website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Staff expertise providing real-life learning   External review
                                                 career.                                       •    weekends;                                 commitments. You can study at your own
                                                                                                                                              pace, at times and places that suit you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Some courses are also delivered or have
                                                                                                                                                                                                an element of the course delivered at an
                                                                                               •    full-time attendance;                     You can meet and engage with fellow                                                             We take pride in ensuring that our             All Scottish universities, including QMU,
                                                                                                                                                                                                external partner site. Online courses
                                                                                                                                              students in online seminars. You can                                                            teaching is relevant to today’s workplaces     are subject to regular periodic external
                                                                                                                                                                                                normally require no campus attendance.
                                                 Academic year and timetables                  •    online/distance learning and              easily access, revise and review up-to-                                                         and prepares students for their chosen         review. This is undertaken by the Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                Please see the individual course entries on
                                                                                                                                              date online materials, informing                                                                careers. You will be taught by academic        Assurance Agency. The review process is
                                                                                                                                                                                                our website for details.
                                                 The Academic Calendar will be available       •    learning packs and modified                                                                                                               staff with in-depth knowledge and              called Enhancement-led Institutional
                                                                                                                                              discussions about cutting-edge research
                                                 to view at www.qmu.ac.uk/about-the-                lectures.                                                                                                                                 experience of their subject area. Our staff    Review (ELIR). ELIR focuses on the
                                                                                                                                              and its impact on practice.
                                                 university/quality/committees-regulations-                                                                                                                                                   ensure that they are up to date with the       University’s arrangements for managing
                                                 policies-and-procedures/academic-             NB Availability of different delivery                                                            Teaching and learning activities and          latest knowledge, thinking and                 academic standards and enhancing the
                                                                                                                                              At QMU, online learning provides students
                                                 calendar/                                     methods will vary depending on the                                                               assessment methods                            developments in their field and have           quality of the student learning experience.
                                                                                                                                              with access to specialised knowledge, in a
                                                                                               course - please see individual course                                                                                                          strong links with industry and professional    QMU’s most recent ELIR visit was in
                                                                                                                                              comfortable, friendly, community-based
                                                                                               entries on our website for details of online                                                     Teaching and assessment methods vary          bodies. Some continue to practice              2018. The outcome was a judgement of
                                                                                                                                              online environment. Online learning is a
                                                                                               delivery.                                                                                        across the named awards, but may              professionally in their own areas of           effectiveness. This is the highest of three
                                                                                                                                              great solution for learners who need
                                                 Duration                                                                                                                                       include essays, case study reports,           expertise, while others are involved in        possible outcomes. The full ELIR report is
                                                                                                                                              flexibility to allow them to study. As
                                                                                                                                              technology continues to transform the             simulations, projects, presentations and      world-leading research, shaping future         available at www.qaa.ac.uk/reviewing-
                                                 A part-time course can be spread over a
                                                                                                                                              way we live, so it will continue to change        examinations.                                 discussion and methodologies in their          higher-education/quality-assurance-
                                                 two or three-year period, but it must be      Online learning
                                                                                                                                              the way we learn.                                                                               profession. You may also be taught by          reports/provider?UKPRN=13335337#
                                                 completed in no more than seven years,
                                                                                               Online learning at QMU is all about you                                                                                                        visiting lecturers from across the globe,
                                                 including the dissertation. A full-time
                                                                                               interacting with your fellow learners and      Please see individual course entries on our                                                     attracted to the University and its location
                                                 master’s degree takes one calendar year                                                                                                        Class sizes
                                                                                               tutors through online discussions,             website for details of online delivery or visit                                                 in Scotland’s capital.
                                                 of study to complete.
                                                                                               seminars and groupwork. Using videos,          www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/online-                  Class sizes at QMU vary according to your
                                                                                               podcasts, online chat, quizzes, case           learning/                                                                                       You can find staff profiles on our website
                                                 PgDip and MSc courses that lead to                                                                                                             course. However, the relatively small size
                                                                                               studies and games, we offer an engaging,                                                                                                       by subject at www.qmu.ac.uk/schools-
                                                 eligibility to register with a professional                                                                                                    of the University means that you can
                                                                                               multi-media student experience.                                                                                                                and-divisions/. Please note that our
                                                 body normally take between a year and a                                                                                                        quickly get to know our staff and fellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              staffing is subject to change.
                                                 half and two years to complete on a                                                          Location                                          students on your course, while also
                                                 full-time basis.                              Many of QMU’s niche areas of expertise                                                           experiencing a range of teaching and
                                                                                               readily lend themselves to online learning.                                                      learning opportunities aimed at enhancing
                                                                                                                                              If a course is delivered at QMU, teaching
                                                 Please note that international students       Online learning offers students across the                                                       your overall student experience. You need
                                                                                                                                              will take place in our academic building on
                                                 who require a Tier 4 Student Visa are         world access to our highly specialised                                                           never feel lost in a crowd of students in a
                                                                                                                                              campus. However, if you are following a
                                                 restricted to full-time modes of study.       knowledge. We call upon a pool of                                                                huge lecture theatre. For students
                                                                                                                                              course that includes a practical placement
                                                                                               informed, international experts to share                                                         completing an online course, you will be
                                                                                                                                              (see individual courses), this will normally
                                                                                               the latest developments in their subject                                                         able to join an online community of
                                                                                                                                              take place off campus. More information
                                                                                               area, discussing issues relevant to our                                                          students.
                                                                                                                                              regarding placements can be found on the
                                                                                               learners’ professional lives. The hallmark

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Our teaching aims                          We aim for our graduates to be:                                                    Teaching and learning facilities
Based on student and employer                                                                                                              - Traditional lecture theatres and smaller seminar-style classrooms
feedback, we have identified a number of   Confident and self-reliant with the        Creative problem-solvers who can        Teaching
qualities that will put you in a great     academic, professional and personal        bring together skills of enquiry,       spaces       - Specialist teaching facilities for students on some of our Health Sciences and Arts courses, including:
position to take advantage of future       skills for successful personal and         research evidence and critical                          clinical skills laboratories; biochemistry laboratories; and a clinic
opportunities and which will help you      career development.                        analysis to investigate problems and
                                                                                                                                           - Film and video editing suites
develop throughout your studies. These                                                propose solutions.
qualities are known as our ‘Graduate                                                                                                       - A drama studio and spaces
Attributes’ and are set out opposite.                                                                                                      - A clinical simulation suite
                                           Positive contributors to building a just   Adept at using many sources of
                                                                                                                                           - A range of technology facilities including a TV studio, photographic and graphic studios, and a video
                                           and sustainable society.                   information to sift, create and share
                                                                                                                                              conference suite
                                                                                      knowledge.

                                                                                                                              Learning     - Open 24 hours a day and forms the heart of our campus
                                                                                                                              Resource     -C
                                                                                                                                             ontains resources and facilities which are an essential support to your learning and teaching at QMU
                                           Professional and ethical employees         Lifelong learners who can reflect and   Centre
                                                                                                                                           -A
                                                                                                                                             combined facility for directed and independent study, based on integrated library and information service
                                           with an understanding of how other         build on their experiences to achieve                 provision
                                           fields relate to and work with their       success.
                                           own.                                                                                            -M
                                                                                                                                             ore than 1,000 study spaces are available with a variety of social, quiet and silent study areas and
                                                                                                                                            bookable group study rooms
                                                                                                                                           -A
                                                                                                                                             ccess to a range of books and journals, both print and electronic, other electronic resources and audio
                                                                                                                                            visual material to support your studies
                                                                                                                                           -H
                                                                                                                                             elp and support for users is provided
                                                                                                                                           -L
                                                                                                                                             iaison librarians make sure you are trained in accessing the wide range of electronic resources available to
                                                                                                                                            support your learning

                                                                                                                              Assistive    -D
                                                                                                                                             esigned to meet the needs of students with disabilities
                                                                                                                              Technology   -C
                                                                                                                                             ontains a range of assistive software, ergonomic and accessible peripherals, and adaptive furniture
                                                                                                                              Room

                                                                                                                              Computing    -S
                                                                                                                                             tudy spaces offer access to the QMU networked IT and research facilities via cutting-edge
                                                                                                                              facilities    thin-client technology
                                                                                                                                           -E
                                                                                                                                             ach terminal provides access to up-to-date software including the Microsoft Office applications suite,
                                                                                                                                            subject-specific specialist applications, and internet and email access via our own high-speed network
                                                                                                                                           -A
                                                                                                                                             ccess to high-quality printing, copying and scanning, and a variety of academic and research software
                                                                                                                                           -A
                                                                                                                                             ll rooms in our student accommodation offer high-speed wireless internet access
                                                                                                                                           -O
                                                                                                                                             ur ‘Remote Desktop’ service enables you to access the majority of applications and electronic resources
                                                                                                                                            off campus wherever an internet connection is available

                                                                                                                              Effective    -S
                                                                                                                                             upports you in developing and enhancing your learning strategies and skills for university study
                                                                                                                              Learning     -O
                                                                                                                                             ffers informal workshops as well as one-to-one appointments offering individual guidance and advice on a
                                                                                                                              Service       range of topics including essay writing, referencing and exam preparation skills. Provides specialist English
                                                                                                                                            language support for international students
                                                                                                                                           -O
                                                                                                                                             ffers easily accessible study resources

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Continuing professional
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 development: single module
                                                 and short course study
                                                           Whatever qualification
                                                           you’re considering,
                                                           remember that QMU
                                                           is committed to
                                                           continuing professional
                                                           development (CPD)
                                                           and we will always
                                                           have something more
                                                           to offer you in terms
                                                           of further study and
                                                           developing your career.

                                                           Single module study

                                                           You do not have to commit to a full
                                                           named award (eg MSc, MA etc). You can
                                                           opt to study individual modules from
                                                           many of the courses listed in this
                                                           prospectus. As little as one module          Please contact the programme leader,                                                                                                    If you complete a CPD course and then
                                                                                                        listed on the individual course pages on        Delivery                                    Associate students                          decide that you would like to continue
                                                           will enable you to further your knowledge
                                                           in your chosen area.                         our website to find out which modules                                                                                                   towards a postgraduate qualification,
                                                                                                                                                        The delivery of modules and tailored        If you opt to study for a single module
                                                                                                        are particularly suitable for studying as a                                                                                             the credit you have gained as an
                                                                                                                                                        short courses may vary (face-to-face        or decide to complete a named short
                                                           Satisfactory completion of a module          stand-alone option.                                                                                                                     associate student may count towards
                                                                                                                                                        teaching, block attendance or online        course, you will be matriculated as an
                                                           (including assessments) can provide                                                                                                                                                  a named qualification. This will depend
                                                                                                                                                        learning). Some courses are also            associate postgraduate student. As an
                                                           credit towards a postgraduate award,                                                                                                                                                 on the CPD course you have undertaken
                                                                                                                                                        described as ‘blended’ featuring            associate student you will have the same
                                                           for which you subsequently register.                                                                                                                                                 and the nature of the award you wish
                                                                                                        Short courses                                   face-to-face sessions at the beginning of   access to all of QMU’s student learning
                                                           This option can be particularly useful for                                                                                                                                           to pursue.
                                                                                                                                                        the course, followed by paper or            and information technology services as
                                                           those returning to study after many years
                                                                                                        We also offer short courses developed           web-based learning materials.               all other students, as well as support
                                                           in work. If you haven’t used your study                                                                                                                                              MORE INFO:
                                                                                                        especially for CPD purposes. Those                                                          from the course co-ordinators and
                                                           skills for a while, or you want to try out                                                                                                                                           Contact the programme leaders
                                                                                                        offered by QMU are mostly (but not                                                          lecturers. This means that for nurses
                                                           study at QMU before committing yourself                                                                                                                                              highlighted on each course entry on our
                                                                                                        exclusively) in the area of the allied health                                               and allied health professionals, for
                                                           to a full named award, you can start with                                                                                                                                            website. Visit www.qmu.ac.uk/study-
                                                                                                        professions (AHPs) and are available to                                                     example, you are able to meet your
                                                           a single module to build your confidence                                                                                                                                             here/course-a-z/?tab=postgraduate to
                                                                                                        view on our website www.qmu.ac.uk/                                                          professional requirements for maintaining
                                                           and prepare you for further study.                                                                                                                                                   access our A-Z of postgraduate courses.
                                                                                                        study-here/continuing-professional-                                                         your competence as a registered
                                                                                                        development-cpd-courses/                                                                    practitioner whilst studying.

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Preparing you
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 for employment:
                                                 placements, careers
                                                 and employability, and
                                                 start-up support                                                                                                                                                                                                          “We benefited greatly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               from the Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Innovation Zone.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aside from free access
                                                 If you are considering    Our professionally relevant courses aim
                                                                           to enhance the everyday lives of                  Careers and Student Employment
                                                                                                                                                                              As a QMU graduate you will be able to          The Business Innovation Zone provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to office space and
                                                                                                                                                                              continue to receive support from us            business incubation space for QMU’s
                                                 postgraduate study,       individuals. By choosing to study at              Service
                                                                                                                                                                              throughout your career.                        start-up companies, including desk space,

                                                 you probably already
                                                                           QMU, you are preparing yourself for a
                                                                                                                             You may have clear ideas about your                                                             meeting facilities and easy access to                        equipment,
                                                                           career that provides job satisfaction and                                                                                                         Business Gateway services.
                                                                                                                             chosen career. On the other hand, you
                                                 have a clear view of      contributes to the wellbeing of society.
                                                                                                                             may be uncertain which direction to take         Internships and project funds                  For more information on the Business                we also received
                                                                                                                             or even what your options are.
                                                 how you’d like your       With the job market becoming
                                                                                                                                                                              Initiatives available at QMU, such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Innovation Zone, visit our website at www.

                                                 current career to
                                                                           increasingly competitive, we want to
                                                                           ensure that our graduates are fully
                                                                                                                             Our Careers and Employability service            internships and special funds, enable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             qmu.ac.uk/services-for-business-and-            advice from experts
                                                                                                                             supports all students regardless of degree                                                      industry/business-innovation-zone-
                                                                           equipped with the knowledge and skills                                                             students to enhance their learning
                                                 progress or are           required to progress in their chosen field.
                                                                                                                             discipline, level of study, or stage in career   experience, build their confidence, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             entrepreneurship/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     from Business
                                                                                                                             planning. Our team of professionally             expand their horizons and their
                                                 exploring ways of                                                           qualified advisers work closely with each        employability. See pages 20-21 for more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gateway, as well
                                                 changing career.          Your career options
                                                                                                                             subject area to ensure that support is
                                                                                                                             tailored to your needs.
                                                                                                                                                                              infromation on this.

                                                 Whatever your                                                               The Employability Centre provides a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        as academic
                                                                           Many of our postgraduate courses are
                                                 intention, we offer the   aimed at those already working in a               comfortable space to conduct your career         Business Gateway and the Business
                                                                           specific field, enhancing their ability to gain   research and to chat with members of the         Innovation Zone                                                                                    and support staff
                                                 support you need to       promotion or move into a management               careers team on a ‘drop-in’ basis. You
                                                 develop your career.      position. As our pre-registration courses
                                                                           allow people to move into a brand new
                                                                                                                             can attend seminars and workshops on
                                                                                                                             topics such as CV writing and preparing
                                                                                                                                                                              QMU is the first Scottish university to have
                                                                                                                                                                              an on-campus Business Gateway service.                                                          at Queen Margaret
                                                                           field, graduates from these should expect         for interviews and our annual recruitment        Located within QMU’s Business
                                                                           to start in a junior position, although           fair puts you directly in touch with             Innovation Zone, the Business Gateway                                                                        University.”
                                                                           career progression can often be                   employers. You will also be able to access       offers advice and support to students who
                                                                           accelerated.                                      the University’s learning intranet platform,     are interested in developing as
                                                                                                                             and QMU’s Careers and Employability              entrepreneurs and setting up their own                                                                          Michal Korzonek
                                                                                                                             Facebook and Twitter accounts. In                businesses.                                                                                   BA (Hons) Film and Media graduate
                                                                                                                             addition, our QMU online vacancy service
                                                                                                                             provides you with access to part-time
                                                                                                                             jobs, seasonal work, voluntary work,
                                                                                                                             internships and graduate opportunities.

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Your personal
Your learning experience: Giving you a step up

                                                 development:
                                                 extracurricular
                                                 learning opportunities

                                                 Initiatives, including                          Debra said: “I gained valuable experience
                                                                                                 working with people in an outpatient
                                                                                                                                                 Fund to attend the Experimental Biology
                                                                                                                                                 Meeting in San Diego, USA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Commenting on her internship with GSK
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Katie said: “I was delighted to be given        Santander Universities Internships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Whether students are continuing their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                personal development, building on their
                                                 internships and special                         mental health setting in Victoria Hospital. I                                                   this opportunity as it opened exciting new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Through the Santander Universities SME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                knowledge or expanding their horizons,
                                                                                                 found this to be very beneficial to my          For more information on the Vice-               doors. I learnt so much! Not only were                                                         the Student Development Fund helps
                                                 funds, enable students                          learning, particularly the time I spent with    Chancellor’s International Travel Fund, visit   GSK incredibly supportive in my learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Internship Programme, QMU offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 variety of paid internships with SMEs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                them to take advantage of a unique
                                                                                                                                                 our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/
                                                 to enhance their                                the therapeutic recreation specialists,
                                                                                                 behaviour analyst and music therapist.”         alumni-and-friends/funding-opportunities-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and development, but the Saltire team
                                                                                                                                                                                                 also ensured that I had access to external
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (small to medium-sized enterprises) from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                opportunity. The Fund is designed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                support only those projects, initiatives and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 across a wide range of sectors. These
                                                 learning experience,                                                                            for-current-students                            networking opportunities, which will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 internships give our students and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                activities which would not happen without
                                                                                                 Neil McLeod, a first year film and media                                                        invaluable for the future. I would definitely                                                  additional financial support. The Student
                                                 build their confidence,                         student, applied to the Vice-Chancellor’s                                                       encourage other QMU students to apply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 graduates the chance to secure valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 workplace experience, gain insight into
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Development Fund is an ‘opportunities
                                                                                                 International Travel Fund to help finance
                                                 improve their                                   his travel and living costs as part of the
                                                                                                                                                 The Saltire Scholar Internship
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the Scholarship.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the relevant industries, put theoretical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fund’ supported by donations from QMU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                graduates, staff and friends. The Fund can
                                                                                                                                                 Programme                                                                                       knowledge into practice and work on
                                                 employability and                               Study China Programme.                                                                          For more information on the Saltire
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scholar Internship Programme, visit             real-live projects and build professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                help students make the most of their time
                                                                                                                                                 The Saltire Foundation provides paid                                                                                                           at QMU. All students are eligible to apply.
                                                 broaden their horizons.                         His successful application to the Fund
                                                                                                                                                 internships in international businesses to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 www.entrepreneurialscotland.com/                networks. For further information about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Santander Internships, please see
                                                                                                 allowed him to study Chinese history and                                                        saltire-scholar-internship-programme                                                           For more information on the Student
                                                                                                                                                 Scotland’s most talented students – an                                                          opportunities for students and graduates
                                                                                                 culture, as well as learn Mandarin in                                                                                                                                                          Development Fund, visit our website at
                                                                                                                                                 opportunity to which they may not                                                               on our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/
                                                                                                 Shanghai last summer.                                                                                                                                                                          www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-friends/
                                                 The Vice-Chancellor’s International Travel                                                      otherwise have access.                                                                          alumni-and-friends/funding-opportunities-      funding-opportunities-for-current-students
                                                 Fund                                            Neil said: “This was a huge opportunity                                                         Santander Universities Scholarships             for-current-students
                                                                                                                                                 Katie Graves-Morris, an applied
                                                                                                 and I was extremely excited to be a part                                                                                                                                                       This is just a selection of the numerous
                                                 The Vice-Chancellor’s International Travel                                                      pharmacology student completed a                Santander Universities provides a range of
                                                                                                 of it. I’m honoured to have received an                                                                                                                                                        opportunities available.
                                                 Fund was set up in 2010 with the sole aim                                                       communications internship with global           outstanding opportunities for QMU
                                                                                                 award from the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund.
                                                 of broadening our students’ horizons by                                                         healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline             students through a variety of scholarships,     The Student Development Fund
                                                                                                 Without it, I would have not been able to
                                                 providing the means to travel abroad to                                                         (GSK), thanks to Entrepreneurial                bursaries and awards. These include
                                                                                                 fund my time with the Study China                                                                                                               Grants from QMU’s Student Development
                                                 embrace new cultures and experiences.                                                           Scotland’s Saltire Scholar Internship           generous scholarships for new and
                                                                                                 Programme.”                                                                                                                                     Fund are designed to support specific
                                                 These overseas projects enrich students’                                                        Programme.                                      existing students, awards for overseas
                                                                                                                                                                                                 research or student opportunities, and          student-led projects, initiatives and
                                                 academic experience, broaden their              Other recipients of awards included Niamh
                                                                                                                                                 Katie spent nine weeks as part of the           grants for community projects involving         activities which have a positive benefit for
                                                 outlook on the world and help them to           Allum, an occupational therapy student,
                                                                                                                                                 communications team at GSK in                   students. For further information about         the student and/or the University.
                                                 make a real contribution to their field or to   who also completed an eight-week
                                                 serving society’s needs.                                                                        Montrose, Angus, where she worked on            Santander Opportunities, please see our
                                                                                                 placement in an outpatient mental health
                                                                                                                                                 improving graduate recruitment and              website at www.qmu.ac.uk/alumni-and-
                                                                                                 setting in Victoria Hospital, Ontario,
                                                 This financial support enabled Debra                                                            retainment. She then spent the final week       friends/funding-opportunities-for-current-
                                                                                                 Canada. Bernadette Dooley, MSc
                                                 Rickett, an occupational therapy student,                                                       of her internship at the GSK headquarters       students
                                                                                                 Gastronomy student, used the award to
                                                 to take up a placement in Canada at the                                                         in London as part of the company’s
                                                                                                 visit Ostersund, Sweden, to collect data to
                                                 Veterans’ Care Programme at Parkwood                                                            Leadership Week.
                                                                                                 investigate the Swedish National Centre
                                                 Hospital in London, Ontario. Debra              for Small Scale Artisan Food Processing
                                                 worked with the residents, both men and         (Eldrimmer). Grace Farhat, a PhD Public
                                                 women, who were veterans of the Second          Health Nutrition student, received the
                                                 World War and Korean War.                       Vice-Chancellor’s International Travel

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                                                 Helping you succeed:
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                                                 We provide high-quality                       Disability                                        Post-entry services                           Funding                                       Worship and Reflection                       Useful contacts/
                                                 facilities in which to                        We aim to support all students in our             If you decide that QMU is the right choice    Our Student Funding Adviser provides          There is a contemplation room on             more information
                                                 study, and excellent                          diverse learning community to participate
                                                                                               fully in their studies and university life. For
                                                                                                                                                 for you, there are further services and
                                                                                                                                                 facilities available once you commence
                                                                                                                                                                                               information on the funding available to
                                                                                                                                                                                               you while you are studying. In addition,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             campus which is open to all students for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             prayer and quiet contemplation and is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Student Services
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          student-services/
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                                                 ensure you have an                            issues, mental health difficulties and            University’s academic building, providing     they encounter financial difficulties — for   also work closely with St Albert’s           Careers and Employability
                                                                                                                                                 a one-stop shop for all your needs.
                                                 all-round positive                            specific learning difficulties such as
                                                                                               dyslexia, we offer a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                                               example, childcare funding and
                                                                                                                                                                                               discretionary funds. For more information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Edinburgh, which is located at 23-24
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          careers-and-employability/
                                                 experience during your                        support. If you would like to find out                                                          on funding, see pages 80-81.                  George Square and is open all day.
                                                                                               more information, or arrange a personal
                                                 student journey.                              and confidential phone call or meeting,
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                                                                                               please contact a Disability Adviser (see          Our Careers and Employability Service is                                                                                                 student-services/counselling-service/
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                                                 Pre-entry services                            It is helpful to contact a Disability Adviser
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                                                                                                                                                 related to your career. The service assists   confidential one-to-one, professional,        The Learning Resource Centre and             W: www.qmu.ac.uk/study-here/
                                                 If you are contemplating postgraduate         as soon as you have firmly accepted an            you in finding employment during your                                                                                                    student-services/disability-service
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                                                                                                                                                                                               or psychological issue affecting your         of facilities and services to support your
                                                 information about the course that you         at QMU. This helps to provide us with             pleased to help you make decisions            academic work or your general health          learning needs. These include 24-hour
                                                 need. Everybody’s circumstances are           useful information so we can begin to             about your career and support you in                                                                                                     Student Funding
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             enhancing your study techniques.
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                                                 will require information on these areas                                                         your careers research and to chat with        Wellbeing
                                                 before making your final choice. Staff                                                          members of the team on a drop-in basis.                                                                                                  Effective Learning Service
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                                                 within our Student Services team are                                                            For more information, see pages 18-19.        Our Wellbeing Service offers support for      Personal Academic Tutor
                                                 available to ensure you obtain all the                                                                                                        your mental, emotional and physical                                                        student-services/effective-learning-
                                                                                               Our Student Funding Adviser provides
                                                 information you need before and during                                                                                                        wellbeing and facilitates building up         Each student is assigned a Personal          service-els/
                                                                                               information on the funding that will be
                                                 the decision-making process to come to                                                                                                        resilience and healthy living to support      Academic Tutor (PAT) who will help guide
                                                                                               available to you to support your studies                                                                                                                                                   Learning Resource Centre
                                                 university. You can make contact with any                                                       Disability                                    you on your journey through University.       you through your studies. Your PAT will
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                                                 of the services highlighted on this page by                                                                                                   We can offer advice on help and support       normally be your main source of advice
                                                                                               scholarships and childcare funds. For             Working closely with a network of key                                                                                                    learning-facilities/library/
                                                 phone, email or in person to discuss                                                                                                          for mental health issues. In addition, our    and guidance relating to your academic
                                                                                               more information on funding and how to            academic and non-academic staff, we can
                                                 issues in a confidential and accessible                                                                                                       Stay-on-Course Programme provides             studies.
                                                                                               contact the Funding Adviser, see pages            offer reasonable adjustments and                                                                                                         Wellbeing
                                                 manner, before or during the application                                                                                                      rapid support to students identified as
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                                                 process.                                                                                                                                      needing help through monitoring
                                                                                                                                                 providing guidance for eligible students      academic engagement and referrals from                                                     student-services/wellbeing-service
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                                                                                                                                                                                               staff and students.
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                                                                                                                                                 dyslexia tutors where appropriate. For        Health                                        and your academic subject area. Staff in     T: +44 (0)131 650 0900
                                                                                                                                                 more information about DSA please                                                           the School Office will be able to assist
                                                                                                                                                 contact the Disability Advisers.              QMU works in partnership with local           with timetabling or general subject area
                                                                                                                                                                                               medical practices to ensure you can           queries, receive and return assignments
                                                                                                                                                                                               access NHS services when you need             and make contact with lecturers or tutors
                                                                                                                                                                                               them.                                         on your behalf.

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