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At De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), postgraduate students will deepen their knowledge and widen their experience to open up their career options. Courses are underpinned by world-leading research and receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies, giving students up-to-date skills and experience for the job market. With a number of outstanding educators, the university was awarded Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) as a mark of its teaching quality, and students are supported by a dynamic and diverse community.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

4,844 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 57%
  • Part Time 43%

Domicile

  • UK 63%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 34%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Business & Management Studies 45 890 930
Law 10 625 635
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 55 405 460
Computer Science 65 225 290
Other 55 215 270
Education 10 210 215
Art & Design 0 210 210
Accounting & Finance 0 180 180
Librarianship & Information Management 10 155 165
Psychology 0 135 135
Communication & Media Studies 25 100 125
Nursing 20 100 120
Mechanical Engineering 5 95 100
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 0 85 85
Marketing 0 80 80
Social Work 15 55 70
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 10 60 70
Architecture 15 50 65
History 15 45 60
Geography & Environmental Science 0 55 55
Politics 5 50 50
Chemical Engineering 0 50 50
General Engineering 0 50 50
Economics 0 50 50
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 15 30 45
English 15 30 45
Biological Sciences 20 25 45
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 40 40
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 35 35
Civil Engineering 15 15 30
Sports Science 15 10 25
Music 20 0 20
Materials Technology 5 10 15
Chemistry 10 0 10
Social Policy 10 0 10
Creative Writing 5 5 5
Linguistics 5 0 5
Mathematics 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,100
Mixed 6,300
Laboratory 6,550
Clinical 6,550
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

The university offers a range of funding options, please refer to the university website for details. These include:

  • Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship: a tuition fee discount of 50% to recent Home or EU DMU graduates who achieved a 2:1 or above, enrolling on a postgraduate taught course. 

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Sulets is the recommended lettings agency for DMU students. Sulets provides a diverse range of private accommodation close to the DMU campus, from studios in purpose-built accommodation through to shared houses for up to eight people. Sulets is a free service for students and properties are inspected to ensure quality and compliance with safety, security and furnishing standards.