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Courses starting in January 2022

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of high quality teaching and modern facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for the past 150 years. With the latest Student Living Index (compiled by NatWest) ranking Leicester in the top 10 ‘student cities’ based on the cost to students of food, rent and fun.

We are delighted to offer a wide variety of courses starting in January 2022, in areas including business, the arts, computing, design and nursing. Our courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by academic expertise and research. This ensures course content remains relevant, up-to-date and provides students with the skills and experience that employers are looking for.


For those of you who are looking for an alternative to on campus study we offer Distance Learning courses. Distance Learning is a flexible way to study for a qualification. It allows you to fit your learning in around your lifestyle and other commitments, but still achieve the same qualifications as you would by doing traditional campus-based study. You can study at your own pace and in a place that’s convenient for you while having access to an extensive range of online learning materials and other resources.

If you’re thinking about starting in January, we have a number of postgraduate online events to help you find out more about our courses, studying at DMU and life in Leicester.

Why choose a course starting in January?

There are plenty of reasons to start your DMU journey in January, and here are just a few examples why joining us in 2022 might be the right choice for you.

Further your education

Whether you want to direct yourself towards a new career goal, become an expert in your area, or make yourself stand out to future employers, starting a postgraduate course in January is a great opportunity to do so. You can enhance your learning, gain new skills and strengthen your position to join the jobs market after completing your studies.

Change of plans

Due to changes of circumstances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the uncertainty of the situation might have deterred you from applying for a place in September. Choosing to start a course in January can help you plan with greater confidence.

Take a break

After a sustained period of time in education, taking a break from study can leave you feeling refreshed and ready to fully engage with postgraduate learning. For some, taking a full year out can seem daunting and there is a fear of getting left behind from your peers. Choosing a January start still allows time for travel plans, internship or placement opportunities and recuperation, without requiring the commitment of a full year out.

Alternative job market entry

In an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market, finishing your studies at a different time of year to the peak graduate entry can decrease the volume of competition. Our award-winning careers support means that by studying with us you will benefit from our careers commitment, giving you access to work experience opportunities, help with CV’s and the job interview process as well as life long support as a DMU alumni.

More time to decide

The pressure of applying for postgraduate study while still completing the final year of an undergraduate degree can be hard to balance. Applying for a course with a later start date gives you time to reflect and choose a programme that genuinely matches your career aspirations and passions.

International students

If you missed an application deadline, struggled to get necessary paperwork in order or couldn’t travel in September, starting a course in January means you don’t have to wait a whole year before continuing your higher education journey. Check out our international homepage for more information.

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