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Study at the De Montfort University


Originating in 1870 from the Leicester School of Art, De Montfort University (DMU) was granted university status in 1992 and took its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who established the first parliament in 1265. The modern-day DMU has around 20,000 students, drawn from around the world and divided across its four faculties of Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences, and Technology.

The university places a strong emphasise on career-relevant skills. Many of its courses are endorsed by professional bodies, and its teaching is aligned with current industry practices. Its extensive links with business mean many students undertake a work placement with a variety of organisations that include the BBC, the NHS, HP and Deloitte.

According to the 2015 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, DMU is among the top 25 UK universities with the best employment rates, with almost 96% of its graduates in work or further study six months after graduating (well above the national average).

Quick Summary

  • Established: 1992
  • Students: 21,134(2021)
  • Intl. Student Ratio: 30%
  • Location:  The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Campus: One
  • TEF Ranking: Gold
  • THE Ranking: 67th in the UK (601 -800 in the World)

University Details

Subjects Offered

The De Montfort University covers a broad range of subjects at foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Find out more about what they offer and why it’s great to study at De Montfort University.

  • Accounting and Business Management BA (Hons)
  • Accounting and Economics BA (Hons)
  • Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)
  • Accounting BSc (Hons)
  • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)
  • Broadcast Journalism BA (Hons)
  • Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)
  • Business Law LLB (Hons)
  • Business Management and Economics BA (Hons)
  • Business Management and Finance BA (Hons)
  • Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)
  • Computer Science BSc (Hons) BSc
  • Computing BSc (Hons) BSc
  • Computing for Business BSc (Hons)
  • Degree in Professional Policing BA (Hons) BSc
  • Design Crafts BA (Hons) BA (Hons)
  • Design for Outdoor Living BA (Hons)
  • Drama BA (Hons)
  • Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)
  • Economics and International Relations BA (Hons)
  • Economics and Politics BA (Hons) BA (Hons)
  • Economics BA (Hons)
  • Education Studies with Psychology BA (Hons) BSc
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Film Studies BA (Hons)
  • Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)
  • Fine Art BA (Hons)
  • Global Arts Management
  • Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)
  • Graphic Design and e-Media Foundation Degree
  • Graphic Design BA (Hons)
  • Healthcare Science
  • Human Resource Management BA
  • Information and Communication Technology BSc (Hons)
  • Interior Design BA (Hons)
  • International Business and Finance BA (Hons)
  • International Marketing and Business BA (Hons)
  • Journalism (Joint Honours) BA
  • Journalism (NCTJ accredited) BA
  • Law and Criminal Justice LLB (Hons)
  • Law and Economics BA (Hons) BA
  • Law LLB (Hons) LLB
  • Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)
  • Marketing BA (Hons) BA
  • Mathematics BSc (Hons) BSc
  • Mechanical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)
  • Nursing with Registration
  • Nutrition BSc (Hons)
  • Pharmacy MPharm Year Zero MPharm (Hons)
  • Photography and Video BA (Hons)
  • Product Design BSc (Hons) BSc
  • Professional Clinical Practice BSc/BSc (Hons)
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)
  • Software Engineering BSc (Hons)
  • Textile Design BA (Hons) BA (Hons)
  • Visual Effects BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons)
  • Youth Work and Community Development BA (Hons)

University Ranking (Worldwide)

According to Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, De Montfort University is ranking at 601-800 in the world.

  • Overall: n/a
  • Teaching: 17.1
  • Research: 13.8
  • Citations: 53.6
  • Industry Income: 33.5
  • International Outlook: 81.0


University Campuses

DMU’s campus is only a five-minute walk to the city centre, which is home to a range of shops, cafes and a thriving nightlife, while the university’s QEII leisure centre has a vast number of facilities open to students including a climbing wall, a 25-metre swimming pool and a dance studio.

For extra-curricular activities, students have over 140 clubs and societies to choose and the university also hosts guest lectures on campus with those who are leaders in their field: shoe designer Jimmy Choo and the novelist (and alumnus) Adele Parks among them. DMU has recently invested £136million in redeveloping its city-centre site, to improve teaching rooms, eating areas and the Students’ Union, as well as to enhance the green space that surrounds the campus.

  • De Montfort University The Gateway Leicester LE1 9BH