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Study Media at DMU

De Montfort University (UK)

We offer a range of technical, creative and communications courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level


Study Media at DMU

The Leicester Media School offers a range of technical, creative and communications courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many of our courses benefit from industry collaborations and partnerships with Channel 4, Creative Media Skills and Phoenix Film and Digital Media Centre. 

You will also benefit from teaching in our multi-million pound Creative Technology Studios, featuring:

  • Audio recording studios
  • Staging and editing equipment
  • Professional-level television studios
  • Mac-equipped computer suites
  • Newsroom suites
  • Broadcast-standard radio production facilities
  • Motion-capture equipment
  • Blue and green screen studios

Film students benefit from lectures in the local Phoenix Square Cinema, where you will be taught in a real cinema environment. Music students also have access to the state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre for Excellence, with dedicated sound performance rooms and our Courtyard Studio - a professional grade, fully sound-isolated recording, mixing and composing environment.

You can also get involved in Demon Media - our student run magazine, radio and TV station.

Our media graduates work for companies such as Sony Music, Spotify, the BBC, Warner Music, Hewlett Packard, Cosmopolitan and the Telegraph.  

 Undergraduate courses

Audio and Recording Technology BSc (Hons)

Communication Arts BA (Hons)

Creative Music Technology BA (Hons)

Film Studies BA (Hons)

Film Studies BA (Hons) (Joint Honours- combined with another subject)

Journalism BA (Hons) (NCTJ-accredited)

Journalism BA (Hons) (Joint Honours- combined with another subject)

Media and Communication BA (Hons)

Media and Communication with Languages BA (Hons)

Media Foundation

Media Joint Honours

Media Production BSc (Hons)

Music Technology BASc (Hons)

Music, Technology and Performance BA (Hons)

Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

All undergraduate media courses are three years in duration (of four years with an optional placement) and start in September.

Postgraduate courses

International Film Production MA

Investigative Journalism MA


Work placements

Our excellent industry links give you the opportunity to undertake placements and allow you to gain professional work experience. 

The majority of our Media courses also offer the opportunity to do a year-long placement in industry. If you are on a Tier 4 visa and are approved to undertake a one year work placement, you will be granted a longer visa that includes the work placement. 

However if you so not subsequently undertake a placement, we will curtail your visa which may have implications for any further Tier 4 visa applications. Any time added for work placements will contribute towards your time limit for studying in the UK. 


Entry criteria

To check the entry criteria for your country, visit or email us at,

If you do not meet the English language criteria listed on this page, you may want to consider joining a DMU pre-sessional English course before you begin your studies.

We also offer pathway courses for international students who need further academic or English language support before progressing to a media course at DMU.

How to apply

Step 1

Download a free application form or apply using our online portal. Undergraduate students can also apply via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the UCAS Institution Code: DEM/D26.

Step 2

Prepare the following documents: 

  • A copy of your qualifications
  • A copy of your English language certificate
  • A copy of your passport
  • 1 reference for undergraduate study/2 references for postgraduate study

Step 3

Return your application and documents to the International Admissions Office at

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