De Montfort University

Leicester, England


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

The University is organised into four faculties: Art, Design, and Humanities; Business and Law; Health and Life Sciences; and Technology (comprising Computing Sciences and Engineering). There is also the Institute of Creative Technologies which researches the intersections of art, science, technology and multidisciplinary working.

The Leicester campus is close to Leicester Castle and occupies what was once a religious precinct of the castle, built by the earls and dukes of Lancaster, known as the Newarke. It is bordered by the 15th-century Magazine Gateway or Newarke Gateway and the campus contains listed buildings, including Trinity House, rebuilt in 1901 and containing part of the original 14th-century Hospital of The Annunciation building. The Hawthorn Building contains the ruins of the 1353 Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady of the Newarke, where the body of King Richard III is said, according to early sources, to have been displayed before his burial at Greyfriars. The ruins form the centrepiece of the De Montfort University Heritage Centre, opened in March 2015. As well as the ruins, the Centre also celebrates the history of the university and contemporary student work.

The campus has seen several recent developments as part of a ten-year £200 million initiative by the university, such as the £35 million Hugh Aston Building; constructed to move students from the Faculty of Business and Law closer to the centre of the university’s infrastructure.

In 2016, the Vijay Patel Building was opened. The Vijay Patel Building is home to art and design courses and is the centrepiece of the £136 million Campus Transformation Project which aims to “provide DMU with one of the finest campuses in the country”. The building is named after Dr Vijay Patel, who, alongside his wife, made the single largest donation by individuals in the university’s history.

The numerous cultural partnerships that the university holds currently include a link with Leicester City Football Club, utilising the university’s expertise in sports history to help make the club’s heritage more widely available, as well a partnership with the British Library, which will see the two institutions working together in order to boost research and cultural activities. The university has also collaborated with Leicester in the creation of the Digital Media Centre (DMC) in Leicester city centre, which received £1 million in funding from the university. Through the university’s involvement, the DMC will benefit from the latest research in media and related technologies. Students on appropriate courses will have the opportunity to use the production and educational facilities at the Centre.

70 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating
Type University Public
Year Founded 1992
Size Large
23,205 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Architecture, Building, Planning and Design
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Does not accept UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
Deadlines and Important Dates
Deadline of application for January Intake
Deadline of application for April Intake

Cost and Scholarships

£ 9,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Total Worth up to £6,000
Eligibility and Requirements Be enrolled on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research course Compete at a high representative level*, and be able to demonstrate passion and commitment to your sport
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline January 27
Other Details Eligible students will be awarded up to £6,000 of support. This includes: A cash bursary of up to £4,000 Up to £2,000 towards sport-specific support, such as physiotherapy, sport science support, and private medical insurance Access to one to one strength and conditioning sessions and support Access to a host of performance sport workshops, events and support
Stephen Lawrence Professional Scholarship
Total Worth 50% off the cost of tuition fees and a £3,500 cash bursary each academic year
Eligibility and Requirements All incoming undergraduates
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline January 28
Other Details The DMU professional scholarships are offered to students studying: LLB (Hons) Law BA (Hons) Journalism BA (Hons) Architecture
Access Scholarship
Total Worth £1,000 cash per year
Eligibility and Requirements Accepted onto a course with an Access to HE qualification (where it is an entry requirement for the course)
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --