De Montfort University

About De Montfort University

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a public university in the city of Leicester, England.

The university was originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, and evolved through many sttages, including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic, later on Leicester Polytechnic became De Montfort University On 26 June 1992.


De Montfort University’s campus is located in an area of Leicester. 

Location Specialities 

Leicester is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United Kingdom. It is also Britain's first environment city. Leicester continued to grow rapidly throughout the 20th century.


University offers accommodation for all international students, based on certain criteria. There are 13 halls of residence with 4,100 rooms. All halls are self-catered, giving students the full freedom to come and go at any time as they wish ,and furnished bedding pack including a duvet, pillow and bedsheets.

All accommodations are within easy walking distance to campus also very close to many attractions in Leicester many attractions.


In 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, the UK Department of Education awarded the institution a Gold Rating, describing teaching as "consistently outstanding" and "of the highest quality found in the UK higher education sector.


The University was ranked 94th in the UK for the Guardian rankings of 2018,70th by The Complete University Guide for 2019, and, Times Higher Education (THE) ranked De Montfort University 50th in the world In 2019.

Teaching Quality

  • Excellence teaching and its relation to research are at the heart of the mission of De Montfort University (DMU)
  • DMU won 22 National Teaching Fellow Awards for Creative and Transformative Teaching, while Senior Lecturer Dr. Momodou Sallah was named the most creative teacher in the country at the 2015 Times Higher Education Awards.

Academic Divisions

  • The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities 
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media

Why  De Montfort University?  ( Advantages)

  • DMU was the "exceptional performer" for graduate employability in the Times Higher Education mock TEF assessment held in 2016, placed first among all UK universities in this category.
  • Campus Facilities & Great Location
  • DMU has invested heavily in the development of a beautiful campus mixing traditional and modern study spaces.
  • The core of the campus is the magnificent Vijay Patel Structure, which houses our subjects of art and architecture and the Riverside Cafe.
  • The Great Hall of Leicester Castle offers a historic learning environment for business students. 
  • Green fields fill the campus and students can relax by the canal or in the Castle Gardens.

Teaching Excellence

DMU has achieved Gold - the highest possible standard - in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Accredited courses

Students can choose more than 170 graduate level courses accredited by professional bodies, which allows them to get waivers from professional qualifications .

Work placements

DMU offers  one year, full-time paid work placement for the majority of our courses, including all undergraduate courses and all postgraduate Engineering and Computing courses. 

Supportive and friendly

International Student Support Team will provide students with support before, during and after their time at DMU. They also runs an international welcome week, free airport pick-ups, and a 'buddies' scheme which matches students with a current DMU student to help them settle in.

How to Reach?

  • East Midlands International Airport is less than half an hour away and Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted airports are all within reach.
  • High-speed rail links connect Leicester to London and many other major cities, while bus and coach services provide valuable and reliable connections across Leicester and most parts of the United Kingdom. Park-and-ride services are also available throughout the area.
  • By car 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.

Famous Aluminis

  • Gavin Bryars, composer
  • James Stevens Curl, architectural historian, architect and author
  • Gary Day
  • Christopher Duffy
  • Simon Emmerson, composer
  • Desmond Fernandes
  • David Greenaway, economist
  • Ian Hall
  • Robert Hewison
  • Christopher Hobbs
  • Derek Hockridge
  • John Hoskin
  • Andrew Hugill
  • Chris Joseph, writer
  • Joanna Scanlan, actress
  • Stephen Thomas Knight
  • Leigh Landy
  • Jim Marshall
  • Nicholas J. Phillips
  • Kate Pullinger
  • John Richards, musician
  • Martin Rieser
  • Michael Scott
  • Debbie Sell
  • Dave Smith, composer
  • Sue Thomas, author
  • John Young, composer
  • Lala Meredith-Vula

English Language Requirement:


  • UG – 6.0 ,no modules less than 5.5.
    • Art and Design, Business, Computing and Engineering courses – 6.0
    • Law courses – 6.5
    • Humanities and Media courses – 6.0-6.5
    • Science courses – 6.5-7.5
  • PG – 6.5 ,no modules less than 5.5.
    • Business and Computing courses – 6.0
    • Art, Design and Engineering courses – 6.0-6.5
    • Humanities, Media, Law and Science courses – 6.5

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

De Montfort University Highlights

Type of Institution Public
Campus Setting Urban
Endowment £1.17 million
Number of Campuses 4 faculties
Number/Percentage of International Students 23205
Total number of Professors 3240
Student Satisfaction Rate 86%
Graduate Job Rate 97.3%
Number of Residence Vacancy Around 3000
International fee Undergraduates- £13240 (annual) Postgraduates- £15950 (annual)
Number of Academic Programs UG, PG, Part time, distance, blended
Mode of Program Full time, distance and online
Average Graduate Salary 19800 pounds a year

The tuition fee (In GBP) for various programs is tabulated below:De Montfort University Average Cost

Field of Study Avg.Fees
Art, Design and Humanities: £13,750
Business and Law £13,750-£14,550
Media £13,750 - £14,250
Engineering £14,250
Computing £14,250
Health and Life Sciences £13,250 - £14,250
Nursing BSc £14,950

The Average Tuition Fees and Other Expenses

Expenses Estimated cost in pounds
Undergraduate tuition fee 13,250- 14950
Postgraduate tuition fee 13600-15,900
On campus accommodation 5,000-6040
Average cost of living 97-110 per week

DMU International Scholarship up to 1500 pounds

  • TEF Gold Outstanding Alumni Scholarship up to 3000 pounds
  •  Leicester Castle Business School Scholarships:
  1. Global MBA Scholarship £3,000 - £5,000
  2. Full Postgraduate Scholarship
  • LGBTQ + Allies Scholarship-two fully funded post graduate taught scholarship packages including full fee weaver and maintenance bursary.
  • Vice Chancellor's Sports Scholarship- three different scholarship packages are available with eligible students being awarded up to 6000 pounds of support.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,300


£ 13,000

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 10,850

Campus accommodation

£ 8,820

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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