Reasons to choose DMU


DMU offers more than 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Click on your subject of interest to see a full list:


Paid work placements

We offer a one year work placement for 60% of our courses, including all undergraduate Business courses and all postgraduate Engineering and Computing courses. This provides you with an opportunity to gain real world experience, enhance your skills and improve your employability.

  • A work placement is an optional 12 months, added to your course, in which you work full time
  • Your placement will be paid and relevant to your course
  • Past students have worked in in companies such Microsoft, IBM, Airbus UK and BMW and were paid between £13,000 and £18,000
  • The fee to undertake a work placement year is £750
  • Places are competitive and the outcome is decided by the employer and no student is guaranteed a placement

If you have an offer for an eligible course and are interested in this opportunity, you must complete an online form to show your intent to take a work placement year. Once completed we can issue a CAS letter that includes your placement.

We also offer a 13 week Global Internships as part of our scholarship offering for Indian students, plus your can sign up to our on-campus recruitment agency.



DMU is located in Leicester, just over one hour by train from London. Leicester has been named as one of the top 10 cities in which to live and work in England*.

Our campus is a short walk from the lively city centre and modern accommodation. Leicester has a full calendar of festivals and events, such as the Caribbean Carnival and the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India. 

Leicester is also home to the Premier League champions, Leicester City Football Club, Leicester Tigers, one of the most successful rugby clubs in England, and the Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

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Supportive and friendly

DMU offers free English language support while you're studying – 2 hours per week for undergraduate and 3 hours per week for postgraduate students. We also offer free airport pick-ups, and an international welcome week when you first arrive on campus. We have a dedicated International Student Support Team and a 'buddies' scheme which matches you with a current DMU student to help you settle in.


*2016 Good Growth for Cities Index




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