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  • De Montfort University

    De Montfort University is based in Leicester and originally was founded as a school of art back in 1870. It continues to offer a wide selection of arts-based courses in addition to qualifications in the likes of law, health, and technology. The Which? University guide has named DMU as one of the most creative universities in the UK for two years running – ranking it alongside Oxford, Cambridge and a handful of others. De Montfort also leapt 16 places in the latest national student satisfaction survey and are now ranked in the top 40 by the Times Higher Education magazine.

    Leicester is a diverse and vibrant place to live; a recent £3bn regeneration has transformed the city into a lively hub of entertainment, shopping and culture. DMU is unique in that it is a campus university - meaning all buildings and accommodation are within one central area - that is situated right next to the city centre, which means that all the great things Leicester has to offer are right on your doorstep.

    The university gets its name from Simon de Montfort, a 13th century earl of Leicester who is widely credited with founding the first ever Parliament.

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    71st (Complete University Guide 2015)
    85th (The Guardian’s University Guide 2015)


    Undergraduate fees are £9,000 per year in 2014 for UK/EU students, and from £11,250 for international students.

    Established: 1870 as Leicester School of Art, gained university status 1992

    UCAS Code: D26


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    Information about open days at De Montfort

    De Montfort University open days

    There's a huge selection of open days which happen throughout the year. The 2014 open days take place on:

    27 September 2014
    18 October 2014
    15 November 2014

    Postgraduate Open Evenings

    DMU regularly hold postgraduate open evenings where you are able to discuss your postgraduate taught course and research opportunities with academics and advisors: Book your place here.

    How to find it:

    Leicester is at the centre of England with excellent transport links. It is just off the M1 and close to the main A1, with easy access to the North and South. The M69 and M6 are also close by and offer access to Birmingham, Wales and the South West. For Sat Nav, use postcode LE2 7DP. There is no parking on campus, apart from Saturday open days. Public car parks will be clearly signposted in the city centre.


    De Montfort University
    The Gateway
    LE1 9BH

    Telephone + 44 (0)116 257 7513