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Courses starting in January 2021

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and world-class 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 to provide an inspiring place to study. 

We are delighted to offer a wide variety of courses starting in January 2021, 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. Starting a course in January also enables you to join the competitive job market at a different time of year to the peak graduate entry. Find out more about our programmes starting in January 2021 and why they might be the right choice for you.

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 2021 might be the right choice for you.


With the current circumstances caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the uncertainty around international travel 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.

Further your education

Whether you’ve faced an unexpected redundancy or want to direct yourself towards a new career goal, starting a postgraduate course in January gives you the opportunity to enhance your learning, gain new skills, and strengthen your position to join the jobs market after completing your studies.

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 away from education.

Missed an application deadline

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.

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.

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.

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