Originating in 1870 from the Leicester School of Art, De Montfort University (DMU) was granted university status in 1992. With over 20,000 students across all four faculties; Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences and Technology. At DMU, courses are endorsed by professional bodies and teaching is aligned with current industry practices. Students are able to take part in a work placement with organisations such as the BBC, the NHS, HP and Deloitte. DMU also offers an outbound mobility program (DMU Global) where students are able to receive a bursary and complete a placement abroad.
DMU Careers and employability service was named as the best in a UK University at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2021. DMU is committed to helping students find highly skilled work or further study, with its DMU Works programme guaranteeing professional work experience opportunities from business insights to placements and networking opportunities.
DMU is located in the vibrant and affordable city of Leicester, in the centre of England. High-speed trains connect Leicester to London in just over an hour and other major cities such as Nottingham and Birmingham are close by and can be accessed by train, bus or coach.
As a campus university situated in the hub of Leicester, DMU students get the best of both worlds. A safe and peaceful place to study with everything in easy reach, while only minutes away from the exciting buzz of the city centre. At the heart of campus is the award-winning Vijay Patel building, home to our Art & Design subjects. It brings all our art and design courses together providing inspiring, flexible spaces, studios and facilities which invite creativity and innovation accross the different subject areas.
DMU’s Game Design courses are among the top 5 in the UK
97,3% of students are in work or further study within 6 months after graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017/18)
Awarded TEF Gold by Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF)
Best careers and employability service at the National Undergraduate awards 2021
A partner of 15/16 Premier League winners, Leicester City Football Club