Queen Margaret University



Queen Margaret University is a Modern University located in Musselburgh, East Lothian near Edinburgh in Scotland. It is named after Saint Margaret, wife of King Malcolm III of Scotland.

Courses Offered

The University comprises of school of Arts, social sciences, management and health science under which the subject Physiotherapy is covered as it offers both under graduate and post graduate degrees. The school has approximately 100 staff and 1400 students studying on health sciences courses. The School maintains close links with health and social care practitioners. The School has a European and International reputation for excellence in teaching.


Queen Margaret University is committed to provide thoroughly relevant teaching and research. Our research is focused on making a real practical impact on everyday life, and our courses are designed to produce well prepared, well rounded and flexible graduates. We have widely recognised expertise in the areas of health and rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity and culture. Queen Margaret University’s mission is to "enhance the well-being of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research". This mission is enhanced by our strong commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability.


The university has the highest proportion of research active staff of all the 'modern' Scottish universities and develops pioneering expertise that cuts across its specialist fields. The university has three flagships: health and rehabilitation; creativity and culture; and sustainable business.
In the last five years, researchers in the institution have secured, as principal investigators, research grants from the UK Research Councils (e.g. EPSRC, ESRC, MRC). In addition, researchers have attracted income from the NHS, Chief Scientist Office, central and local government and major charities and industry, e.g. Kelloggs, Mars, Postwatch. The university operates an open access repository of the research output of the university, called eResearch, with the intention of making the work of researchers open and available to the public via the web.
For more information on Research [ http://www.qmu.ac.uk/research_knowledge/default.htm ]

Physiotherapy at Queen Margaret University

The Physiotherapy department offers students a friendly community environment, constantly updating teaching based on research which is designed to meet the changing needs of students, employers and society. Collaborations with clinicians are translated into dissertation projects that offers students a real world application of academic knowledge. Practice-based learning is a vital component of all the pre-registration health profession programmes, offering the students the opportunity to further their learning within the practice arena.

Developing Interprofessional Education

The University has implemented an Inter-professional Education (IPE) focus within Physiotherapy to help produce graduates who are confident in their own professional identity but with additional skills that will allow them to work as effective team members. The IPE component will develop your mutual understanding of roles, expertise and values of other team members; skills and strategies in working in teams; problem solving, team decision making skills; role flexibility and ability to learn from others.


The University has various external collaborations with other Universities and Centers for the development of PT knowledge and professional growth:

Online Learning Programmes in Physiotherapy

  • Facilitating Practice Based Learning:

This on-line, distance learning, multi-professional module is aimed at preparing allied health professionals in the facilitation of learning within the practice arena. Whilst originally targeted at health professionals working with students on placement, clinical staff mentoring junior staff would also find this module beneficial. The module as well as being ACE accredited is also approved by the College of Occupational Therapy's APPLE scheme.

  • BSc Physiotherapy Degree Conversion programme:

This is a distance learning programme that allows working physiotherapists the flexibility to obtain their degree conversion qualifications. The programme is delivered entirely through distance learning via online learning technologies. The entire programme may be completed in 16 months. However, you may choose to complete the programme at your own pace up to a maximum of 3 years.

Physiopedia Projects

The Queen Margaret University started collaboration with Physiopedia in 2011. Worked together in the following Project:

QMU Highlights


Address: Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, United Kingdom.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 131 474 0000