Life at DMU

Students at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) benefit from a wealth of opportunities, resources and support as they embark on their studies here.

On campus and in the city

The £136-million reimagining of the campus has created a modern, inspiring environment that students deserve, with the award-winning Vijay Patel building as the centrepiece. The building reflects our commitment to creative education, designed inside and out with arresting architecture and innovative facilities and spaces to encourage students from different subject areas to work together. DMU embraces the history of its campus too, with the regeneration of the Great Hall of Leicester Castle, delivering the Grade I listed building as a teaching space for the Leicester Castle Business School.

We are immensely proud of our brilliant home city Leicester and our part in its great history, exciting transformation and future success. Diverse and multicultural but with its own confident character, Leicester has been named one of the best UK cities in which to live and work.



International experiences

DMU considers itself to be a truly global university and our signature #DMUglobal programme offers all students an international experience that enriches studies, broadens cultural horizons and develops key skills valued by employers.

#DMUglobal – The Adventure Continues…


Gold-rated teaching

The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” 

A life-shaping experience

DMU is committed to providing its students with an amazing experience by acting on their feedback. Recent significant results include the opening of the library 24/7 and 365 days of the year, enhanced IT support and electronic submissions of all dissertations. DMU is an official partner of Premier League club Leicester City, an agreement which brings hundreds of opportunities for students.

Build your career

#DMUworks is the university’s ambitious programme to ensure our students are work-ready in an increasingly competitive and global jobs marketplace.

As well as ensuring our students gain the necessary technical skills through their courses, our aim is to develop graduates who are professional, adaptable and business-aware. We want DMU students to have the skills and qualities that today’s employers need.

97.3 per cent of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17 report.

Define yourself

Our equality and diversity charter DMUfreedom is our commitment to a DMU where everyone is free to be, to inspire and to succeed, and Universal Design for Learning aims to provide an equal learning experience for every DMU student. 

By working alongside Leicester City Council and other organisations, #DMUlocal offers volunteering in a wide range of exciting projects that helps communities and have a transformative impact.

See for yourself

Come to an Open Day and find out why DMU is so popular, exciting and inspiring.