Thousands of lives are changed for the better every year through the inspirational teaching and vital research taking place at
De Montfort University (DMU).
Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, we are a university of quality and distinctiveness and our contribution to the world around us is significant: we boost the UK economy by £389 million each year and create more than 12,000 jobs*.
DMU boasts 13 National Teaching Fellows, higher education’s most prestigious teaching awards. This is one of the highest numbers awarded to any university since the scheme began in 2000. In addition to this, more than 170 courses are professionally accredited.
Four faculties offer 400 diverse undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, with full-time, part-time and distance learning options offering flexibility. Our 27,000 students are superbly supported by 2,700 staff.
Students benefit from a supportive environment and state-of-the-art facilities and, in an uncertain world economy, our exceptional links with industry allow us to shape courses to ensure graduates are equipped with the skills and experience that modern employers need.
The university’s pioneering research, driven by over 1,000 research students and supported by 500 staff, is internationally renowned and addresses some of the most critical issues affecting our world. Demonstrating the significance of this work, three key pieces of research are listed among the UK’s top 100 projects that will have a profound impact on the future**, including Professor Joan Taylor’s revolutionary work to develop an artificial pancreas.
International reputation and partnerships
We are proud to be a truly international institution and are partners with some of the world’s highest ranking universities. The opinions and expertise of our academics are in demand around the globe and our graduates make an impact on the world stage.
A quality university
Cultural life at the university is enriched by partnerships with organisations closer to home, including the British Library, Leicester City Football Club, Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Leicester’s Curve Theatre.
We also work with associations such as Athena Swan to ensure our employment practices are of a high standard, while the Mile2 project, in association with the Mayor of Leicester’s Office, uses DMU skills, knowledge and student volunteers to make a positive impact on the community in an area of Leicester.
DMU’s campus, comprising 10 modern halls of residence offering around 3,000 university sourced rooms, is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and is a bustling hub of activity with shops and cafes in a lively, safe atmosphere among pleasant open spaces.
Students also have the opportunity to be part of the decision making process at DMU by becoming one of 200 student representatives.
Investment of £3 billion has transformed Leicester into a thriving, fast evolving city with much to see and do, including attractions such as the National Space Centre, Curve theatre and Highcross Shopping Centre.
Bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes are in abundance so there is never a long walk between friendly venues offering food, drink or entertainment.
See for yourself
Students tell us they have the time of their life at DMU and we would love to see you at one of our open days so we can show you why the university is a special place to study.
* Economic Impact Report 2011, produced by Biggar Economics.
** Big Ideas for the Future Report 2011, published by Research Councils UK and Universities UK.