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Life at DMU

A 21st-century university

The £136 million reimagining of the campus at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve and shows our confidence in what we do and what we are.

That confidence is further strengthened by achieving the highest possible Gold standard in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), putting DMU in the top third of universities. This is the only Government-run measure of teaching quality in higher education and the award underlines the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU.  

We were named the fifth best university for overall teaching excellence, and the best university in the country for helping students find highly skilled work or further study, in a league table produced by higher education experts Wonkhe based on TEF analysis. Some 96.7 per cent of DMU graduates from summer 2016 are in work or further study, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015-16 report.

We are immensely proud of our brilliant home city and our part in its great history, exciting transformation and future success. Diverse and multicultural, but with its own confident character, Leicester has been named one of the best UK cities in which to live and work.


A global university

DMU considers itself to be a truly global university and our signature #DMUglobal programme offers students an international experience, while #LoveInternational is our active commitment to tolerance, resilience, acceptance and openness.

#DMUglobal enriches studies, broadens cultural horizons and develops key skills valued by employers. It gives all DMU students the opportunity for an international experience while they study, with 11,000 students set to take part in the programme by 2020. Thousands recently took part in epic adventures in New York and Berlin.

DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine and is in the Top 10 of most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as measured by UCAS acceptances in 2016. 


A scholarly community

The TEF showed that DMU delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK and builds real-world ability: DMU is one of the Top 20 universities in the UK for career prospects, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015-16 report.

A life-shaping experience

DMU is committed to providing its students with an amazing experience by acting on their feedback. Recent significant results include the opening of the library 24/7 and 365 days of the year, enhanced IT support and electronic submissions of all dissertations. DMU is an official partner of Premier League club Leicester City, a deal which brings hundreds of opportunities for students.

Define yourself

Our equality and diversity charter DMUfreedom is our commitment to a DMU where everyone is free to be, to inspire and to succeed. Through DMU Square Mile, students are harnessing their knowledge and enthusiasm to volunteer at events that improve the lives of thousands of people. By working alongside Leicester City Council and other organisations, #DMUlocal offers a wide range of exciting projects that meet the needs of communities and have a transformative impact.

See for yourself

Come to an Open Day and find out why DMU is so popular, exciting and inspiring.

Fees and funding
Fees and funding

Find out what financial help you can access during your studies at DMU.

Discover the DMU campus
Discover the DMU campus

Take a look around DMU by exploring our virtual campus.

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International students

If you're not based in the UK, and would like to find out more about DMU, visit our international pages.