At De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) we’re dedicated to helping you build your skills and confidence through great teaching and experiences, so you can pursue the life and career you want.
You’ll be in a really strong position from the day you join us – we’re proud to be a university ranked Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), recognition of the consistently outstanding teaching and learning on offer and the extraordinary impact that has on our students.
We want you to experience the world for yourself through our exciting and affordable DMU Global programme offering a wide range of opportunities for you to study, work and volunteer overseas as part of your degree. We also offer a range of international experiences right here on campus and in the UK.
As a DMU student, you will have access to guaranteed professional experience opportunities through DMU Works, ranging from one-day business insights to one-year placements. Our students have previously undertaken professional experiences and placements with NASA, Walt Disney, Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline and Adidas, among many other top companies.
We were the first HE institute to be named University of the Year by the Sunday Times for social inclusion due to our commitment to diversity, the success of our students in exams and graduate job prospects.
Home is our contemporary city campus, with award-winning buildings featuring industry-standard facilities, beautiful open green spaces, and places to meet and eat, or grab food on the go.
We’re in the heart of Leicester, named in the top three for UK student cities by the Student Living Index 2020. Full of history and fresh ideas, great food and fun, and perfect if you love sport or shopping.
‘From a course-related trip to San Francisco, to working as a student ambassador and playing for the DMU football team, my time at DMU has truly been amazing!’ Sara Brown
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Welcome to De Montfort University’s Student Room profile. We are here to answer any of your questions about the university. We will have current students and staff from all faculties here to help you so fire away with your questions and we shall be more than happy to help! Please do not hesitate to get in touch, or find out more information on our website.
You do your best when you feel you really belong somewhere. De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU), now based in a vibrant £3 million home, will make sure you’re quickly part of the DMU family and are inspired, involved, and have a voice. You’re automatically a DSU member when you come to DMU and can immediately get involved with all of the opportunities.
Squeezing the most you can from your time at university means studying hard, while having fun too. DSU offers more than 160 societies and sports clubs (covering everything from belly dancing to vegan eating) and hundreds of rewarding volunteering opportunities. There are also roles available with Demon Media in radio, print, TV and web. There’s an on-campus nightclub, regular nights and days out (Harry Potter World is a favourite), activities and adventures, plus useful advice always on hand. It all helps to make your university experience healthy, hassle-free and fun.
DMU’s Food Village is a great place to eat, socialise and relax, offering tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner options. The stylish Riverside Café has a strong focus on vegan and vegetarian food, with hot and cold meals and drinks served throughout the day, inside and out. As the name suggests, it overlooks the river as well as the landscaped grounds of the Vijay Patel Building. We even have Subway and Krispy Kreme doughnuts outlets on campus, too.
Sport is central to life at DMU, because our students tell us that taking part in performance or recreational activity, or just keeping fit, builds their confidence, resilience and wellbeing. The Watershed is home to activities including rowing, five-a-side football, badminton, netball, basketball, indoor hockey, indoor cricket and volleyball and a space for our many societies to meet. Our leisure centre has a 25m pool, sauna, climbing wall, eight-court sports hall, fitness suite, free-weights area and dance studio too.
We also have a dedicated student support service to help you reach your full potential and feel at home from day one.
We’re proud that almost one-fifth of students at DMU are registered disabled, the fourth highest proportion among UK universities. Our award-winning Disability Advice and Support team sets out to make the experience of disabled students a great one, in keeping with the university’s core values of diversity and inclusivity. Ideas we have brought in include quiet-themed accommodation to help autistic students and those with mental health conditions.
‘Everything on campus is easy to get to, and there are so many great places to relax and catch up with friends.’ Anita Jones
Our next open days will take place online on Saturday 16 January and Saturday 13 February and we’re creating an interactive experience you can enjoy from the comfort of home. Join us for live streams, course talks and more.
Book your place now!
‘I came to an Open Day with my family and as soon as I saw the building where my course would be based and chatted to the lecturers - I knew DMU was the right uni for me. I would definitely recommend others to come and see the campus for themselves.’ James Oswin
Upcoming open days
- Saturday 16th January 2021
- Saturday 13th February 2021
- Digital Open Day
Courses & fees
Courses and fees
At DMU we offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that give you the opportunities to gain skills and experience to accelerate your career and get ahead in the competitive job market.
We know that going to university represents a real investment in your future and we want to give everyone a chance to achieve their best, without money being an unnecessary obstacle. For more information on our course fees, scholarships and bursaries visit dmu.ac.uk/funding.
Leicester is just off the M1 and close to the A1, allowing 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. High-speed train links connect Leicester to London and many other large towns and cities, while bus and coach services provide great value and reliable connections across Leicester and to most parts of the UK. Park-and-ride services are also provided in the city. East Midlands International Airport is nearby and Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports are all within reach.
Other contact details
De Montfort University,
+44 (0)116 255 1551
UK and International Study Enquiries:
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70
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DMU is based in Leicester, the heart of England, with great transport links by rail, road or bus.
With a population of more than 300,000, Leicester is the largest city in the East Midlands and the 10th largest in the UK. Our students tell us it’s ‘the perfect size’ – big and old enough to impress, yet compact, walkable and friendly enough to call home.
Leicester has been ranked the third most affordable student cities in the UK published by NatWest and is big on global food, shopping, sport, music, theatre, film, comedy and culture - much of it happening in the city centre, just minutes from DMU campus.
The Highcross shopping centre has transformed the city experience, bringing big-brand excitement to the established mix of independent and one-off boutiques, arcades and great places to eat that make up the city. There are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and bars to catch up with friends, and there’s something happening every night, with a music scene, offering sounds from every genre.
It’s a famous sporting centre, home to Leicester City, ten-time rugby union champions Leicester Tigers and leading national basketball side Leicester Riders (all partners of DMU), plus Leicestershire County Cricket Club.
Leicester’s central location means easy connections to UK cities and airports, so your new home isn’t too far from wherever you call home.
‘I was worried coming from London that there wouldn’t be enough to do in Leicester but I was genuinely surprised by the great mix of bars, shops, beautiful green parks and I loved seeing the Diwali celebrations on Belgrave Road.’ Naima Ali