De Montfort University
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 2.67 / 4.00
- 4.14 / 5.00
- 76.8 / 100.0
- 86.5 / 100.0
- 70.1 / 100.0
- DMU is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education.
- 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 takes its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who is widely credited with establishing the first parliament in 1265.
- Today, some 95 per cent of recent graduates are in work or further study, and DMU is top 35 for student satisfaction. The university is the UK’s sixth fastest-growing for home and EU students, and one of the world’s 150 best ‘young’ universities.
Location and Transport
- The Premier League-winning exploits of the Leicester City football team helped put the city, which is in the heart of England, firmly on the world map. DMU is the club’s Official Higher Education Partner.
- Leicester has been named as one of the best cities in which to live and work in the UK research. The Good Growth for Cities Index ranks Leicester in the top 10 of UK cities, highest in the Midlands and ahead of London and Cardiff.
- Leicester has excellent transport links, making it easy to travel to DMU and to attend open days. It is about an hour away from London St Pancras and the Eurostar hub, meaning Paris is only four hours away by train, while East Midlands Airport is 30 minutes away with regular flights to destinations across Europe.
- The M1, A1, M69 and M6 give easy access to the north and south, as well as the rest of the Midlands and Wales, while there is a network of routes for cyclists and good bus and train links to the rest of the country.
- Leicester has undergone £3bn of recent investment, transforming the city into a hub of entertainment, shopping and culture.
- Requirements vary from course to course. DMU considers all applications on individual merit. DMU welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and accepts a wide range of prior qualifications and experience.
The 19,650 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 82%
- Postgraduate 18%
Mode of study
- Full Time 78%
- Part Time 22%
- UK 86%
- EU 3%
- Other 11%
- Male 45%
- Female 55%
- Full-time and part-time study options are available.
- Many courses offer a paid placement year or an Erasmus European study exchange.
- DMU’s undergraduate courses are designed with employability in mind and provide the professional skills and practical experience businesses are looking for.
- DMU has excelled in the National Teaching Fellow awards – the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education – receiving 18 since the scheme began in 2000, the third highest number awarded to any university in the UK.
- The university boasts inspiring figures like Dr Momodou Sallah, a Reader in Youth Work and Community, named as the United Kingdom's most innovative teacher at the 2015 Times Higher Education Awards.
- The majority of DMU’s research activities were judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent in the REF, the UK-wide initiative to assess the quality of research in universities.
- DMU is a research-active university that makes a vital impact across all its faculties. From blood-spot testing and the artificial pancreas through to robotics and international relations, all of our courses are informed and updated by our research to ensure state-of-the-art teaching. DMU investigations into the 'healthiest' cooking oils were also featured on the BBC's Trust Me, I'm a Doctor.
- Dr Parvez Haris, head of DMU’s Biomedical Environmental Health Group, is at the forefront of a research project into arsenic levels in rice, which could have life-changing implications for three billion people around the globe.
- Square Mile India is a series of projects sharing the skills of DMU students and staff to make a positive change for thousands of people, adding an overseas dimension to the university’s Square Mile project, and involving DMU’s pioneering international experience programme #DMUglobal. It draws upon DMU research to support Indian communities and giving students the chance to gain valuable global experience.
- DMU’s innovative Square Mile programme, part of #DMUlocal, gives student volunteers and academics the opportunity to run projects that bring about change for the public good.
- More than 2,600 DMU students enjoyed an international experience with our sector-leading #DMUglobal programme in its first full academic year, in the process visiting more than 40 countries.
- DMU is changing lives across the world through its award-winning low carbon research, such as the OASYS project which provides solar power for thousands of villagers in remote parts of South Asia – the scheme won the International Green Gown Award for Community Innovation.
Type of Qualification:
- A £136m campus transformation is creating the modern, inspiring environment our students deserve.
- Eduroam wi-fi is available across the whole DMU campus. There are also 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites.
- The main Kimberlin Library is at the heart of the student learning experience. During term time it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million print publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals.
- DMU's Learning Zones are flexible spaces which are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own. They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players.
- Cutting-edge facilities including subject-specific laboratories, workshops and studios provide students with all of the industry-standard equipment and resources needed to learn valuable skills.
- DMU is committed to supporting students with disabilities, aiming to provide a campus that is accessible to all.
- DMU works with applicants and students with a wide range of physical and sensory disabilities, medical conditions and specific learning differences. We also provide help for students to manage the effect of their disability on their studies. This includes working to access appropriate funding and embedded support.
- De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) is based in the Campus Centre and is the social hub of the university, offering bars, club nights and much more.
- The DSU's award-winning Demon Media runs the Demon FM student radio station, which broadcasts live to the city around the year, the Demon student magazine and Demon TV, an online channel covering everything from Varsity to live music.
- The DSU offers more than 140 registered sports clubs and societies which have around 4,500 members.
- DSU is soon to move into an outstanding new home as part of wider campus transformation, making it even more visible, offering even more breakout space and giving even better access to its key services.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- Unitemps, DMU's on-campus recruitment agency, offers temporary employment opportunities at the university to current and former students.
- DMU employs more than 100 students each year to work as student ambassadors, helping with campus tours, open days and many other activities across the university.
- DMU's paid Frontrunner internships offer on-the-job training and are a meaningful way to improve your graduate employability.
- DMU Graduate Champions offers recent graduates the chance to take up a paid, six-week long internship with a leading UK business to enhance their CV and help them stand out from the crowd in a furiously competitive jobs market.
- The Careers and Employability service provides free lifelong support, advice and guidance.
- Students can book a consultation with the Careers and Employability team, attend jobs events and use online portal for as long as they wish.
- Some 95 per cent of recent graduates are in work or further study.
Recent/Prospective New Builds
- A £136m campus transformation is creating the modern, inspiring environment our students deserve. The latest campus developments can be seen at DMU open days.
- The centrepiece is the impressive Vijay Patel Building, with sector-leading teaching facilities that will help DMU to be one of the foremost providers of creative higher education in the UK.
- These extensive plans have also seen the addition of extra break-out areas for students, opening up the riverside on the campus and significantly improving outdoor sports facilities for the benefit of all.
- The Venue@DMU is a total transformation, both inside and out, of the former John Sandford Sports Centre, next to the university’s QEII Leisure Centre. The stunning events centre has a full range of high-tech audio and visual equipment.
- Charles Dance OBE, actor.
- Keeley Donovan, BBC Look North’s weather presenter.
- Louis de Bernières, novelist.
- David Shrigley, artist.
- Ken Shuttleworth, architect.
- Lewis Moody MBE, international rugby player.
- Sir Peter Soulsby, politician and Leicester City's mayor.
- Akram Khan MBE, dancer and choreographer.
- Geoff Rowe, founder and director of the Leicester Comedy Festival.
- Geordan Murphy, rugby player.
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