De Montfort University

Gateway House, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK


De Montfort University

About the University

De Montfort University (DMU) is a university of distinctiveness and quality, with a strong reputation for its professional, design and creative courses. It offers over 400 courses from foundation, undergraduate to postgraduate level. The university has more than 20,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students. The university has excellent links with industry to ensure our courses are relevant to business and many of our academics are experts in their field and actively carry out ground-breaking research at national and international levels.

The Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities offers a combination of traditional and creative courses, with over 22 different areas of art & design and is one of the most popular universities in the UK for art and design, with students winning many high profile awards.

Rated 7th out of 110 institutions in the UK by The Times Good University Guide for student satisfaction, De Montfort Universitys Faculty of Business and Law offers a wide variety of courses such as marketing, management and business, with many of its courses accredited by professional bodies.

Located in the heart of England, in the city of Leicester, a city which boasts one of the UKs most vibrant multicultural and friendly communities. Just 10 minutes walk from the city centre, the campus is compact and safe, with cafes and green open spaces creating a vibrant atmosphere.


De Montfort University (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people's lives through education.

Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic.

Leicester Polytechnic officially became De Montfort University on 26 June 1992. The name was chosen to reflect the University's long association with Leicester by commemorating the celebrated Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, a crucial figure in medieval history who established the first parliament in 1265.

Our reputation for quality and distinctiveness in teaching and research is a direct result of our heritage. Many modern DMU courses have their roots in the late 19th century and early 20th century, when the School of Art and Leicester Technical School began training apprentices for local industries such as boot and shoe manufacture, furniture making and design, hosiery and textiles manufacture, engineering, printing and book binding.

Art, pharmacy, corsetry, footwear, physical sciences and architecture were taught at the Schools and are still in evidence at DMU today, either as courses in their own right, or as integral components of more modern courses.

A commitment to ensuring teaching kept pace with the changing needs of businesses meant that computing courses were introduced in the 1960s; DMU's computing degrees are still highly valued by industry.

The university has grown and evolved over the years, but it is still dedicated to providing inspirational teaching to students and it has a significant impact on the world around it.


All of our accommodation is within easy walking distance of our redeveloped campus. As we're on the edge of the city centre, this also means Leicester's many attractions are only minutes away. We aim to, subject to availability, provide university-sourced accommodation for all new UK and international students who request it.

We offer you the choice of 12 halls of residence with more than 3,700 rooms, which means you'll get the chance to meet lots of new people. There is a variety of contract lengths to suit your needs, with prices ranging from £97 to £172 per week. All our halls are self-catered, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please.

Interesting Facts

Active Taiwanese Student Society which organises social events and provides support and advice to students from Taiwan. Chinese supermarket with wide choice within 5 minutes walk from the university campus
Dedicated Chinese Student Support Officer, Chinese Students and Scholars Association

University Information

School Type: Public

Established: 1992

Times Ranking: 81

Guardian Ranking: 65

Independent Ranking: 71

Tuition Fee:

No. of students: 20000+

Acceptance Rate: N/A

Ave High School GPA: N/A

Student / faculty ratio:

Degrees offered:

Popular Courses

MA Fashion Management
MA Product Design
MA Multimedia Design
MA Design Management
MA Design Innovation (11 pathways including Animation
Multimedia Design
Product Design)
MA Cultural Events > Management
MSc Marketing

Location Details

Gateway House, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK

Country: UK

Location: City centre

Town/City: Leicester

Nearest Airport:

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