De Montfort University

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Intake Periods September 2024

About De Montfort University

We’re a campus-based university in the city centre, with the hub of activity in Leicester right on your doorstep – and we’re one of the few universities in the UK where you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Leicester has been named the fourth most vibrant city in the UK, putting it ahead of the likes of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and London (Top Cities Vibrancy Report, 2022), as well as the best city in the East Midlands to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Index, 2022).

Leicester is an excellent place to find work and has been named among the country’s start-up hotspots (Capital on Tap), with DMU named one of Britain’s top 10 universities for the most student and graduate start-ups. Leicester has also been named the UK’s third most progressive city in tackling social and environmental issues (Bankrate UK).

Arts and culture are renowned across our city, home to the biggest comedy festival in the country, live performances at Curve theatre, plus the Phoenix and Showcase cinemas.

Leicester’s Highcross offers a great shopping experience, and the Lanes – a maze of quirky and Instagrammable streets – complements this with a wealth of independent options. And, as a DMU student, you will have access to a range of discounts and offers to help make the most of the city.

At DMU, we call ourselves ‘The Empowering University’ because our supportive and nurturing community of academics, students and advisers will empower you to realise your dreams. Our courses are carefully designed and taught by expert academics to help you gain the skills needed to enter today’s competitive jobs market and succeed in your career.

We are innovating the way we teach with Education 2030, our new student-centered approach to learning. For most of our courses, you will study one module at a time instead of several at once, allowing you to focus on each topic in depth and form a close sense of community as you study with the same group of coursemates and tutors for each block.

Gaining your degree is a stepping stone to landing your dream career, and our award-winning careers support and employability service, DMU Works, is here to open doors for you.

Our careers commitment means you have guaranteed access to work experience opportunities, flexible support tailored to your needs, placement years that count towards your degree and unlimited digital tools. And, unlike many other universities, we offer lifelong support and opportunities to all DMU graduates. That expert advice has helped previous graduates forge successful careers at places such as the BBC, NASA, Gucci, HSBC, Nike, BMW, Disney and the NHS.

Exploring your university options means you are taking the first steps towards a new future where you can explore a subject you’re passionate about, enhance your employability, gain independence, enjoy new experiences and find the people who will push you to achieve things you never thought you could.

Leicester’s central location means easy connections to UK cities and airports and is only an hour away from London by train.

Take a Closer Look

What their Students Say

‘’The i-Buddies scheme is great and allowed me to meet other international students and make new friends. During my time at DMU, I had help form a  number of different departments such as the Library CLaSS to help with my academic essays, Single Point of Access for my mental health and well-being, student hardship funds during the pandemic, to the immigration compliance team for my visa application.’’ 

Seim Yati
Malaysia, Architecture and Sustainability MSc
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“Being an international student, I did not have as much confidence when at the beginning, but this changed after engaging with the Careers team.

DMU made it much easier for me to feel like I belong.”

Nadeesha Piyadarshani
India, Msc. Project management
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De Montfort University Subject Areas

Subject Areas

Accounting and Finance, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computing and IT, Construction, Creative Media, Creative Writing, Criminology, Design and Crafts, Drama and Dance, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science and Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Health and Social Care, History, International Relations, Law, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Media Studies, Nursing and Midwifery, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Sports and fitness

Apply to study at De Montfort University as an international student