De Montfort University (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, world-class facilities and a fantastic student experience. We are proud to have leapt into the top 50 UK universities with the best employment rates and the top 40 UK universities for student satisfaction.
Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. We provide a supportive learning environment in which our students are encouraged to hone their skills, be creative and defy the status quo. Visit our student webpages for a taste of life @dmuleicester.
A recent £3bn regeneration has transformed Leicester into a vibrant, modernised hub of entertainment, commerce and culture. Boasting the iconic Curve theatre, £350 million Highcross shopping centre housing more than 100 major retailers, the King Richard III Visitor Centre, and newly-revamped green spaces such as Cathedral Gardens, Leicester city centre is just a five-minute walk from the DMU campus.
De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) ensures students have the best-possible experience at DMU. There are close to 100 sports teams and societies to join and meet new friends who share your interests. Located in the Campus Centre, you can relax in The Lounge, enjoy refreshments in The Lobby and party in our award-winning venue Level 1.
Students also benefit from huge discounts on sports tickets thank to DMU’s partnerships with Leicester City Football Club, newly-promoted to the Premier League; 10-times rugby union champions Leicester Tigers, and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
We are a truly global university, with students from 127 countries and 155 quality international partnerships providing placement opportunities around the world. #DMUglobal is our exciting new initiative which aims to provide the majority of students with valuable international experience while studying with us to enhance their employability and give them a competitive edge.
Strong business links
DMU is committed to providing career-relevant skills through our strong links with leading national and international employers such as the BBC, Caterpillar, Deloitte, HP and the NHS. Many of our courses offer work placements, 1,850 in total, which enable you to put theory into practice and develop CV-enhancing skills. We also provide employment opportunities through our innovative Frontrunners paid placement scheme and Unitemps, our in-house employment agency.
Every student at DMU is also given the chance to enhance their CV by becoming involved in the university’s unique community initiative, the Square Mile project, which offers internships, project management experience and a wide range of volunteering opportunities. DMU Square Mile won the 2014 Guardian University Award for outstanding positive contribution to the local community.
DMU’s world-class facilities provide students with purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning environments equipped with cutting-edge technology; and our current £136 million campus transformation highlights our commitment to creating the modern, inspiring environment our students deserve.
When it is time to study, the Kimberlin Library has a wide range of resources and services which support learning, teaching, research and scholarship across the university; when it is time to play, our £8 million QEII Leisure Centre has a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool, eight-court sports hall, climbing wall, fitness suite and dance studio.
We have excelled in the National Teaching Fellow awards − the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education – receiving 18 since the scheme began. More than 170 of our courses are professionally accredited, boosting our students’ employability.
Four faculties offer 400 diverse undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, with full-time, part-time and distance-learning options offering flexibility, and our 22,000 students are superbly supported by 2,700 staff.
DMU has a long history of innovative, life-changing research, which has gained national and international recognition. We are actively involved in hundreds of ‘real world’ projects that combine the highest academic quality with impact on the public good.
Recent examples include DMU Professor Joan Taylor’s artificial pancreas project, winner of the inaugural Channel 5 Gadget Show Live British Inventor of the Year Award 2014, which could revolutionise the lives of people with diabetes; and Dr Parvez Haris’ study of arsenic levels in rice, which could have life-changing implications for billions of people.
Come see for yourself
Visit us on one of our open days and see why DMU is right for you. We look forward to meeting you soon.