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The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK
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De Montfort University

Leicester, Leicester

Contact De Montfort University

Phone 0116 255 1551
Fax 0116 255 0307
Email [email protected]
86% Overall Satisfaction
12% Time in Lectures
30% Course Work
£7,983 Max Fee
£6,686 Average Uni Accomodation
£5,562 Private Accomodation
87% Go on to work or study
77% Employed after 6 months
£20,227 Average Salary
270 Average UCAS Points
< 120 Lowest UCAS Points
6% 1st Class Degree


About De Montfort University

Address and Location

De Montfort University (DMU) is a ten-minute walk from Leicester's bustling city centre. Comprising ten modern halls of residence, DMU offers a state-of-the-art teaching environment in the heart of the UK.  

Background and History

Named after the founder of the first English parliament in 1265, De Montfort University has gone through a series of evolutions since being founded in 1869 as Leicester School of Art. DMU was eventually given university status in 1992. Since it inception, DMU has been an asset to the Leicestershire region, contributing £390m a year to the UK economy.

Location and Accessibility

By road: Leicester is easily reached from the M1, A1, M69 and M6. On entering the city centre, university car parks are clearly signposted. The city also operates a Park and Ride system.

By rail: Leicester is included on many intercity routes and can be reached from any UK region without difficulty. From Leicester station, DMU is a short walk along Granby and Belvoir Street.

Accessibility: If you're considering an application to DMU and have specific requirements, the university's Disability Advice and Support (DAS) service is on hand to help. The team works with students to manage their disability and provide support, including access to Disabled Student Allowances.

What's on offer

HND, Dip HE, Professional, Foundation, BA, BTEC, BSc, BEng, BArch, BMed Sci, LLB, MBus, MDes, MPharm, MA, MBA, MSc, PG Cert, PG Dip, SPS, DCCJ, DHSci

Entry requirements

Undergraduate courses require two A-Levels and five GCSEs at grade C or above. Some courses require students to have taken specific qualifications before entry. Check the university website for more details.

Accommodation at De Montfort University

University Accommodation

DMU provides 3,000 rooms across ten modern halls of residence, all located within walking distance of the university campus.    

Private Accommodation

The DMU Housing Office offers supports for students looking for accommodation in the city, including house-hunting information days each September. The Students' Union also operates its own letting agency, SULETS, to secure accommodation within walking distance of the campus.

Courses & Fees

Academic Strengths and Research Profile

Driven by over 1,000 research students and 500 staff, DMU prides itself on having a good reputation across the research spectrum.  

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate courses currently cost £9,000 per year. Fees for international students, postgraduates and foundation courses vary, see the university website for further details. Financial Support

Prospective students should contact the DMU Money and Welfare team for up-to-date information on available fees, grants and bursaries.

Facilities at De Montfort University

Academic Facilities

DMU provides its students with labs, studios and workshops of the highest quality. The university's libraries are modern and well-equipped. The Hugh Aston building hosts a dedicated law and legal practice library.  

 Other on-site Amenities

The John Sandford Sports Centre provides staff and students with a packed fitness programme and plenty of sports facilities, including cardio-vascular fitness equipment,weights and a training gym. The university also boasts a variety of food and drink places - it even has its own fish 'n chip shop!

Medical and Social Care

The De Montfort Students' Union (DSU) represents the views and opinions of the DMU student population, and offers support for those experiencing accommodation, welfare and academic issues. Run by students, the university SECS clinic provides a confidential sexual health and advice service.

What's on in the Area

In the past Leicester has been crowned 'Curry Capital' of the UK and the city is well-known for its exceptional range of restaurants. For entertainment, Phoenix Square boasts three cinema screens, an exhibition space and digital production facilities. The university's beautiful De Montfort Hall proves a regular draw for the world's best musicians, and the city has a healthy live music scene.

Moving On

DMU has strong industry links and has developed many of its courses in collaboration with international businesses, ensuring graduates enter the job market with as much confidence as possible. The university's online job shop, DMU Works, finds and advertises graduate job opportunities to all students. DMU also organises employment fairs, graduate internships and a range of careers advice services.

Did you know?

Her Majesty The Queen began her 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour visiting DMU, and civil rights leader Reverend Jesse Jackson received an honorary degree from the university in 2011.    

Is De Montfort University the place for you?

For a friendly working environment and the chance to embrace university life to the full, De Montfort ticks all the boxes. If Leicester isn't big enough, why not consider Birmingham City University?


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