De Montfort University
Welcome to De Montfort University
Welcome to De Montfort University
De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) prides itself on being a true community - scholarly, welcoming and globally focused.
Students from 130 countries come to DMU, and its four faculties (Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Technology) for their academic excellence, research culture, rich university experience, volunteering opportunities and strong industry links.
Some 95 per cent of recent graduates are in work or further study. The university is the UK’s sixth fastest-growing for home and EU students and one of the world’s 150 best ‘young’ universities.
DMU's newly transformed campus position the institution as a 21st-century world university, one based in the heart of Leicester, a city recognised as one of the UK’s most high-profile, forward-looking and multicultural centres.
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Courses and fees
DMU's undergraduate courses are designed with employability in mind and provide the professional skills and practical experience businesses are looking for. DMU postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by world-leading research .This ensures they remain relevant and up-to-date and provide students with the skills and experience employers expect from candidates in a competitive job market. Full-time and part-time study options are on offer.
DMU has established strong links with leading national and international employers to deliver an industry-relevant learning experience for their students. Many courses also offer work placements and are professionally accredited.
DMU is finalising fees and funding package for 2017 entry; this information will be updated soon. The university has a range of funding options to help enhance careers and personal development. There are also a number of tuition fee discounts and country-specific scholarships for international students.
DMU offers the Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship for Home/EU DMU alumni, for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a postgraduate taught course. It offers a tuition fee discount of up to 50% to recent DMU graduates who achieved a 2:1 or above.
The Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships is available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students. Some 30 dedicated packages provide students with up to £6,000 of support each, including a £4,000 cash bursary and £2,000 towards sport-specific support.
The Stephen Lawrence Scholarship is designed to encourage students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study at university. The scholarships will be offered for students of LLB (Hons) Law, BA (Hons) Journalism and BA (Hons) Architecture. Each scholarship provides 50% off the cost of tuition fees and £3,500 cash bursary each academic year.
With the Access Scholarship, £1,000 a year is given to students who get accepted with an Access to Higher Education qualification. The Care Leavers Bursary offers £1,000 a year to students under the age of 25 who have come from local authority care. The Estranged Students Bursary can provide £1,000 to students who are estranged from their parents.
The Faculty of Business and Law offers courses including accounting, law, politics, marketing and business studies, all designed with employability in mind; all undergraduate courses include opportunities to study abroad.
The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences educates and develops current and future healthcare professionals. Expertise and strong links with industry mean students can get a head start in their career; many courses are accredited or endorsed by professional bodies, ensuring quality and relevancy.
The Faculty of Technology trains engineers, computer scientists and media technologists. From forensic computing and games programming, to electronic engineering and radio production, teaching and research is exceptionally varied and at the cutting edge; facilities are industry standard.
The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities brings together DMU’s creative disciplines. Its courses range from traditional to boundary-pushing, and research is rated as internationally excellent. The new Vijay Patel Building, home to the faculty, is the centrepiece of DMU’s £136 million campus transformation.
DMU is a truly global university, with students from more than 135 countries and scores of high-quality international partnerships providing placement opportunities around the world.
DMU created the sector-leading #DMUglobal programme, an international experience programme for students which aims to enrich studies, broaden cultural horizons and to develop key skills valued by employers.
#DMUglobal offers a wide range of opportunities including Erasmus+ and international exchange, academic-led trips, student-led trips, summer schools, internships and volunteering, as well as UK and on-campus activities.
As part of DMU’s dedication to providing an unrivalled student experience and excellent employability, #DMUglobal is set to become the most comprehensive international experience programme available at any UK university.
Devised in response to the Government’s challenge to UK universities to send more students overseas as part of their studies, #DMUglobal is giving all DMU students the opportunity for an international experience while they study, with 11,000 students set to take part in the programme by 2020.
Following the outcome of the UK EU Referendum, DMU launched #LoveInternational, a campaign to celebrate and reassure international staff and students and reassert that DMU is a university welcoming to and supportive of international students and staff.
DMU has spent £136 million transforming the campus into one of the finest higher education complexes in the country and the modern, inspiring environment that students demand. DMU works with industry leaders to ensure equipment and workspaces replicate those used by professionals.
The new Vijay Patel Building is home of DMU's arts and design courses and the Mill Lane redevelopment has transformed the heart of campus; this landscaping will give the campus a modern, distinct new set of pedestrianised areas and plenty of green space.
The new Leicester Castle Business School has been established in the refurbished, 12th-century Grade I listed Great Hall. The university is investing £4.2 million in the project.
Students enjoy reduced-price access to our £8million Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre. It has a 25m swimming pool, poolside sauna, climbing wall, eight-court sports hall, fitness suite, free-weights area and dance studio.
Leicester is one of the UK’s most forward-looking and exciting cities – a city of kings and champions. Brilliant teamwork powered Leicester City, DMU's Official Higher Education Partners, to the Premier League title and into the Champions League. DMU students are part of the ongoing story, thanks to work experience opportunities.
DMU is also closely linked to the legend of Richard III and the extraordinary celebrations that followed his reburial at nearby Leicester Cathedral.
Leicester has been named as one of the best cities in which to live and work in the UK, according to the 2015 Good Growth for Cities Index, ahead of London and Cardiff. The city has also been named one of the top 10 most affordable UK cities for students, and the greatest sporting city in the UK according to a new academic study, claiming top spot in a tightly contested top four ahead of London, Manchester and Liverpool in new research carried out by online sports broadcaster ESPN.co.uk and the University of Bath.
The £350 million Leicester Highcross has transformed shopping option and the city is home to Britain's most multicultural high street, with shopkeepers from 23 countries trading on Narborough Road. The city hosts the Leicester Comedy Festival, the largest Caribbean carnival in the UK, outside of London, and the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India.
Beyond the city, the sweeping landscape, open spaces and vast, shifting skies of Leicestershire also offer restoration, recreation and inspiration.
Library and study facilities
The Kimberlin Library is the main library building at DMU which holds more than half a million books, and is open 24 hours a day from Monday to Friday during term time. Online library access is available 24/7.
There is also a dedicated law library, as well as learning zones, which enables students to study individually or as a group; found in the state-of-the-art Hugh Aston Building, DMU is one of the few universities who have a dedicated law library in the UK. DMU also has subject-specific laboratories, workshops and studio, providing students with industry-standard equipment and resources.
DMU’s libraries have over 500 computers with access to a variety of software. Printing can be carried out at any location on the campus. All faculties have their own dedicated computer facilities. A wireless network covers the entire campus, and all students can use computer facilities in the learning zones.
All faculties have their own dedicated computer facilities. At the cutting-edge are the facilities in the Faculty of Technology; featuring games design studios and a forensic computing lab.
The Careers and Employability service provides free lifelong support, advice and guidance. Students can book a consultation with the Careers and Employability team, attend jobs events and use online portal for as long as they wish.
Unitemps, DMU's on-campus recruitment agency, offers temporary employment opportunities at the university to current and former students. DMU employs more than 100 students each year to work as student ambassadors, helping with campus tours, open days and many other activities across the university.
DMU's paid Frontrunner internships offer on-the-job training and are a meaningful way to improve your graduate employability. DMU Graduate Champions offers recent graduates the chance to take up a paid, six-week long internship with a leading UK business to enhance their CV and help them stand out from the crowd in a furiously competitive jobs market.
The arrival of Subway is one of the many changes as DMU's campus undergoes the biggest transformation in its history. The development has seen the creation of a Food Village and the award-listed [email protected] building for big events and breakout areas across the campus buildings.
De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) is run by students for students. It aims to represent, inspire and involve all students, and so enhance their university experience. DSU offers 40 sports teams, 350 volunteering opportunities and 100-plus societies.
DSU is also home to Demon Media, one of the few UK universities with an FM radio license. There is also a student-run magazine, TV channel and news website.
At the end of 2016 DSU takes up residence in the DMU’s transformed Campus Centre, offering more breakout space and better access to its key services.
DMU’s sports performance team has joining forces with DSU staff to deliver an ambitious £1m programme to create one sports development department called DMUsport, and a £1m DSU centre for sports teams and societies, The Watershed, has recently been opened. The building caters for activities such as five-a-side football, badminton, netball, basketball, indoor hockey, indoor cricket and volleyball, as well as host meetings and activities for societies.
DMU's £8 million sporting centre, the QEII, has outstanding facilities including a 25-metre swimming pool, sauna, climbing wall, fitness-suite, dance studio and an eight-court sports hall.
Students also benefit from discounts on sports tickets thanks to DMU’s partnerships with all the city’s major sports teams including Premier League Leicester City Football Club, 10-times Rugby Union champions Leicester Tigers, and Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
Medical and welfare services
There is a surgery on campus offering a full NHS healthcare service for students and the local community. The surgery provides a comprehensive range of services and advice with access to regular clinics; a free health check is available for new patients. Visit the De Montfort Surgery website for more information. Visit their website for more information.
The Student Gateway contains all of DMU's student support services. All students can speak to professional staff who can offer information, advice and guidance.
There is a selection of financial aid options available to students, including the National Scholarship programme which is available to those from underprivileged backgrounds. The university has a range of funding options to help enhance careers and personal development. There are also a number of tuition fee discounts and country-specific scholarships for international students.
Eight halls of residence offer 2,500 rooms. All are within walking distance of the main campus. There is a choice of mixed-gender or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en-suite facilities) and internet access.
Rent costs vary depending on location and length of stay, and DMU offers support. SULETS, a lettings charity jointly owned and run by the students’ unions of DMU and University of Leicester, is the only lettings agency recommended by DMU. Its properties are inspected to ensure quality and compliance with safety, security and furnishing standards.
Recognised off-campus accommodation
Through the SULETS website, you can search for properties, submit a tenancy application, pay your rent, and even log maintenance issues. There is also a SULETS office in the Campus Centre for in-person support.
Open Days are specially designed so prospective student can find out first-hand why DMU is so proud of its diverse, scholarly and globally focused community great record on employability and newly transformed campus.
Postgraduate Open Days take place all year round and offer all the information those thinking of PG might need - including an offer of up to 50% off PG study or a sports scholarships of up to £6,000.
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