QMU-Postgraduate Prospectus QMU PG Mini Prospectus 2019 sp - Page 5

Welcome to QMU Welcome from the Principal Welcome to our prospectus. I am delighted to be part of this vibrant and exciting university which provides such a supportive learning environment to its students. In my time here I have been impressed by the genuine sense of community spirit. I am confident that you will receive a warm welcome if you choose to visit us at one of our open events or come to study with us. With a heritage going back to 1875, Queen Margaret University has consistently focused on improving the quality of the lives of individuals through immediately relevant education and research. In short, we are a university of ideas and influence. Queen Margaret University is a very special place. Our high-quality learning and teaching is supported and complemented by our research activity. This allows us to offer the optimum balance of theoretical and practical learning. Our specialist research centres have gained worldwide recognition. We have a high proportion of research active staff and we perform at the highest level in developing pioneering expertise that cuts across our specialisms in health & rehabilitation, creativity & culture, and sustainable business, as well as our niche areas of expertise. This research activity ultimately ensures that students’ learning is fresh and relevant. Our staff plan the most appropriate support for each student, helping you reach your potential. 3 Our approach to learning and teaching is student-centred and we will do our utmost to equip you with the expertise you need to build a successful and fulfilling career. Many of our students become leaders in their chosen field. Our courses are designed to ensure that our graduates are highly employable with skills that are sought after in the public, private and commercial sectors. New for 2019, we are offering ar a new degree which will produce the next generation of home economics teachers. We are also offering a range of new master’s degrees in the areas of business, and media and communication. Our attractive, purpose-built campus will provide you with all the facilities you need to succeed. The student-focused design encourages collaborative working and offers a flexible, modern, sociable and attractive environment in which to live, learn and relax. Relevant, dynamic, innovative, distinctive and focused are all accurate descriptions of Queen Margaret University. We are small enough to get to know you, but big enough to help take you where you want to go. Professor Petra Wend, PhD FRSA FRSE Principal and Vice-Chancellor