De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Top reasons to study here

  • The environment, culture, quality of teaching and support are all crucial things to consider to ensure they have the best university experience.
  • DMU is recognised on multiple fronts for providing an excellent teaching environment.
  • Our campus is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Leicester city, meaning there are lots of activities nearby for students to enjoy.

Bachelor's programmes

Pre-Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic.

The university has grown and evolved over the years, but it is still dedicated to providing inspirational teaching to students and is proud to have a significant impact on the world around it. 


At De Montfort University (DMU) we offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, foundation courses, full-time and part-time courses and Learning Beyond Registration modules, among others. Latest figures show more than 97 per cent of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are now in work or further study, above the UK average.


De Montfort University has an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to our mission as a university. As a university committed to the public good, we have a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business and civil society. 


97.3% of graduates at DMU are in work or further study six months after graduating - putting the university in the top 20 for graduate employability, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Students from DMU are working at companies and institutes such as BMW, Calvin Klein, Cummins, HSBC, the House of Commons, Network Rail and Riot Games.

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University Ranking

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Student services

De Montfort University (DMU) has a dedicated student support team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. Whether it’s finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support – the support team can help point you in the right direction.

At DMU, we are dedicated to creating an environment that focuses on students' health and wellbeing to help them to live a healthy, happy and productive life. That includes providing resources that support their development and studies, helping them to succeed and to achieve their full potential.

Housing services

  • All of our accommodation is within easy walking distance of our redeveloped campus. As we’re on the edge of the city centre, this also means Leicester’s many attractions are only minutes away.
  • We offer you the choice of 13 halls of residence with 4,100 rooms, which means you’ll get the chance to meet lots of new people.
  • There are a variety of contract lengths to suit your needs, with prices ranging from £99 to £197 per week. All our halls are self-catered, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please.

Library services

Dedicated teams in the library offer a range of learning and study support to help you build and improve your academic practice. You will be expected to apply good academic skills through your course and to demonstrate this through completing module assignments, dissertations or research etc. 

Medical services

The Wellbeing team offers counselling to give students the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who is impartial and separate from work, social and family life. The team also offers a fantastic range of #HealthyDMU masterclasses, including mindfulness and many more. 

Student Life

Campus life

Over the past couple of years we have invested £136 million into developing our vision of the ‘campus of the future’ and now that vision has become a reality.

The centrepiece of the new-look campus is the towering Vijay Patel Building, which houses our art and design subjects. Designed inside and out with arresting architecture and filled with innovative, sector-leading teaching facilities, the building defines DMU’s commitment to creative education.

Sports facilities

The De Montfort University has signed up to the UNIversal Gym membership Scheme with British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) As an affilate to the programme, students and staff will have access to fitness facilities at over 50 different university venues across the UK, at no additional cost. The programme will allow staff and students returning home, visiting friends or working away on placements, the oppurtunity to continue with regular fitness routines.

Student clubs

DMU Alumni Clubs allow alumni to meet in their locality, connect with each other, friends, students and staff, and enhance the overall post-university experience. Each club is unique and differs from the others, but they all share the common interest of bringing alumni together and supporting DMUs global community.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

DMU has been an excellent university for someone coming from the small islands like myself. Leicester is such a small and comforting city and the university is so bright and colourful it makes you feel at home. They always help and support you. They did have slow email / phone replies, and I did have issues with my if card

My 4 year experience at DMU
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A very positive experience with lectures, seminars and workshops. I have also had a great academic relationship with my supervisor throughout the course of my dissertation and research works. But for the current pandemic, the general campus atmosphere would have been remarkably good.

The flexes and flaws...
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

DMU is a good place to study at, as it offers a huge variety of courses and welcomes students warmly and make it easy for everyone to adjust. However, I feel it doesn't have a huge involvement of students in the co-curricular area and I feel DMU should work on the same.

Leicester, England, United Kingdom

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