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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.

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Facilities & Accommodation

Facilities 

The DMU campus has received a significant amount of investment over the past decade to ensure that its facilities meet the high standards which are upheld by the university. There is a range of specialised purpose-designed buildings, catering to each of its four academic departments, as well as multiple halls of residences, an innovation centre, workshops, recreational centres and of course, the Kimberlin Library, which provides hundreds of individual study spaces, and thousands of books, journals and digital resources for students to use. The university also has excellent sports facilities, and The QEII Leisure Centre, a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre, available to use year-round.

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 150 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 our inclusive campus and services support our large proportion of registered disabled students. 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.

Accommodation

There are ten halls of residence, providing over 2,500 rooms within close proximity to the university campus, and within a short walk of Leicester city centre

There are a variety of contract lengths to suit all preferences and budgets, with prices starting from £99 per week. All halls are self-catered, giving students the freedom to come and go as they please, and there are a range of facilities at each location. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the university website to find more detailed information about which hall is the most suited to their needs.

Open Days

Open days

Don’t leave home, find a new home at DMU. Choosing a university is an important decision and visiting us at an Open Day is the best way to find out what a university has to offer. You can hear from academics and current students about their experiences, take a look around the campus, explore our accommodation, and ask our expert advisers any questions you might have about the application process and preparing to start university. There really is no better opportunity to help find the right university for you. You can now book your place onto our Autumn Open Days on Saturday 4th December and Saturday 15 January.

Book your place now!

Upcoming open days

  • Saturday 4th December 2021
  • Saturday 15th January 2022

Visiting a university campus is one of the best things you can do to help you decide where you want to study. Seeing the buildings you'll learn in and the space you'll be calling home during your degree is so important to feeling confident you've made the right choice. 

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

UK Students fee for 2022/23: £9,250

Domestic students may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan, funded by Student Finance England. Fees are payable at the start of each term, and are apportioned as follows:

  • Term 1 – 25%
  • Term 2 – 25%
  • Term 3 – 50%

International Students fee for 2022/23: £14,250 (Classroom) and £14,750 (Laboratory)

Subject area fees:

  • Art, Design and Humanities: £14,250
  • Business and Law: £14,250
  • Media: £14,250 - £14,750
  • Engineering: £14,750
  • Computing: £14,750
  • Health and Life Sciences: £14,250 - £15,836 

Travel Information

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

Address: 

De Montfort University,
The Gateway,
Leicester,
LE1 9BH,
United Kingdom

Switchboard:

+44 (0)116 255 1551

UK and International Study Enquiries:

+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70

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Accommodation

Living here

When choosing where to study, the location is just as important as the university. When you’re not busy learning, you want life. Shopping and socialising in a safe place, soaking up art and culture, revelling in high-profile sports, or enjoying some respite in the countryside – Leicester has everything you’re looking for and more. 

We’re a campus-based uni in the city centre, with the hub of activity in Leicester right on your doorstep – and we’re one of the few unis in the UK where you’re getting the best of both worlds. Our award-winning campus to call home, with convenient access to accommodation, shopping, nightlife and all that’s on offer in the city.  

Along with all the excellent shopping and dining options you’d expect from a city, Leicester’s a great place to be a student and is ranked as one of the UK’s most affordable ‘student cities’ based on the cost of food, rent and fun. 

It’s also an excellent place to find work and DMU has been named the best university in the UK for helping students build their career. That award-winning careers support means that, thanks to our DMU careers commitment, students can access guaranteed work experience opportunities, flexible and personalised career support tailored to their degree and much more. As well as all the opportunities we offer through DMU Works – initiatives such as Leicester1000 to place grads in highly skilled jobs and links with upwards of 200 employer partners across the city – Leicester has been named best place in the country for tech start-ups (Tech Nation 2018 report), while a Capital on Tap study positions Leicester among the country’s start-up hotspots.