Reasons to choose DMU

Our campus

DMU has invested heavily to develop a beautiful campus with a mixture of traditional and modern study spaces. At the centre of the campus is the impressive Vijay Patel Building, which houses our art and design subjects and the Riverside Cafe. The restored Great Hall of Leicester Castle offers a historical learning environment for our business students.  Green spaces surround the campus and students can relax alongside the canal or in Castle Gardens. 

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Teaching Excellence

DMU achieved Gold - the highest possible standard - in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the only UK Government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in UK higher education (Office for Students, 2017). This recognises the outstanding teaching and learning on offer at DMU.

Accredited courses

More than 170 of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, meaning students can gain significant exemptions from professional qualifications after graduation. Examples of these accreditations include:

Work placements

We offer a one year work placement for the majority of our courses, including all undergraduate courses and all postgraduate Engineering and Computing courses. This placement is paid, full-time, relevant to a student's course, and can be included in the CAS letter.  Find out more about these placement opportunities.



#DMUglobal is an international experience programme for De Montfort University students, which aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and to develop key skills valued by employers. Through #DMUglobal, the university offers a wide range of opportunities such as academic field trips, language classes and volunteering.

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Supportive and friendly

Our International Student Support Team can provide students with support before, during and after their time at DMU. They run an international welcome week, free airport pick-ups, and a 'buddies' scheme which matches students with a current DMU student to help them settle in. DMU also offers free English language support for students during their studies – 2 hours per week for undergraduate and 3 hours per week for postgraduate students. 




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How to apply

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