• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.07 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.67 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.30 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    75.3 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    67.3 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    83.8 / 100.0

DMU is in the Top 10 of most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, with one of the largest increases in UCAS acceptances of any UK university over the past year.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • DMU’s undergraduate courses are designed with employability in mind and provide the professional skills and practical experience businesses are looking for.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Full-time and part-time study options are available.
  • Many courses offer a paid placement year or an Erasmus European study exchange.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Significant investment has gone into improving the campus and the facilities.
  • Following student feedback, the Kimberlin Library is open 24/7, 365 days a year (apart from in exceptional circumstances).
  • DMU has also introduced enhanced IT support for Apple Mac users across the university. Additional printers have been provided where the demand is greatest. More equipment is being made available in AV loans stock. Eduroam Wi-Fi is available across the whole DMU campus. There are also 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across 4 sites.
  • 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.

Disability Services

  • 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.
  • DMU is the first university in the world to have an off-road wheelchair for students. The trike enables wheelchair users to access all terrains and to be able to get involved in more volunteering projects than ever before.
  • DMU has a strong record in attracting students on the autistic spectrum. To meet the growing need DMU, in conjunction with the National Autistic Society, has set up an Autism Hub. This gives students a quiet place to visit when they have sensory overloads or just need some support.
  • DMU’s Disability Advice and Support team is working with the team who designed the artificial pancreas to get students with diabetes involved in physical activity by setting up a 'Diabetes – Let’s Work it Out project'. The results are already showing positive outcomes and the plan is to extend the project in the future.

Students' Union

  • De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) supports more than 140 societies, sports clubs and other student groups – with more being added all the time. Those groups boast more than 4,500 members.
  • DSU is one of only 6 institutions across Leicestershire to be recognised with the prestigious Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard. DSU’s free and impartial advice team has been awarded the Advice Quality Standard for the 9th year in a row). It is the only students’ union in the UK to assist incoming students with their visa applications. DSU supports more than 500 course reps and school reps to ensure students are academically represented at DMU.
  • 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.

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.

Careers Guidance

  • 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.
  • DMU's paid Frontrunner internships offer on-the-job training and are a meaningful way for students to improve their graduate employability.
  • DMU Graduate Champions offers recent graduates the chance to take up a paid, 6-week long internship with a leading UK business to enhance their CV and help them stand out from the crowd in a competitive jobs market.
  • Some 95% of recent graduates are in work or further study.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 83%
  • Part Time 17%

Where students come from

  • UK 87%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%


  • De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long tradition of improving people’s lives through education and shared experience. 
  • DMU was founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, and from 2017 is partnering Arts Council England to revolutionise the way creative talent is spotted and developed in young people across the country.
  • The university takes its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, widely credited with establishing the first parliament.

Notable Alumni

  • 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.
  • Mark Craig – critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
  • Geoff Rowe – founder and director of the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Further Details

Address De Montfort University
The Gateway
UCAS Code D26