De Montfort University

Originally founded in 1870 as the Leicester School of Art, the university officially became De Montfort University in 1992.

DMU is a thriving and dynamic institution focused on forming highly skilled graduates to excel in work or further studies, by embedding employability in every academic faculty.

The outstanding student experience, teaching excellence and strong links with industry will equip you to accomplish your professional and academic goals.

Fast facts


  • Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Number of Students

  • Over 10,000


  • 3,000 from 130 nationalities


  • Leicester Castle Business School
  • Leicester Media School
  • School of Computer Science and Informatics
  • School of Engineering and Sustainable Development
  • Leicester Business School
  • Leicester De Montfort Law School
  • Leicester School of Architecture
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Design
  • School of Humanities
  • Institute of Creative Technologies
  • Department of Politics and Public Policy
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Applied Social Sciences
  • The Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Leicester School of Pharmacy

Notable Alumni

  • Charles Dance OBE – actor.
  • Keeley Donovan – BBC Look North’s weather presenter.
  • Louis de Bernières – novelist.
  • Mark Craig – critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker.

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Economics
  • Forensic Science
  • Architecture
  • Art and Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Librarianship and Information Management
  • Town and Country Planning


World leading pharmaceutical research including the development of an artificial pancreas and a skin cancer detection tool.


in the UK for Forensic Science

The Complete University Guide, 2018


in the UK for Town and Country Planning

The Complete University Guide, 2018


under the TEF

Teaching Excellence Framework


Leicester is an extremely multi-cultural city located just one hour by train to London.

It has been rated as a “Top 10 city to live in the UK” and is also rated as “Top 10 most affordable cities in the UK for students”.

The city has a lot to offer, from culture, shopping, live music, sports, nightlife, green spaces to the largest fresh food market in Europe.

Other information

Programmes in the Spotlight

Undergraduate programmes in DMU

  • Animation BA

You will gain knowledge by studying in the excellent specialist facilities including industry-standard animation, recording and sound studios, editing suites and dedicated graphics studios, computer suites for lectures and practical workshops, screening rooms for viewing dailies and presentations; exposure to the latest software to ensure you achieve the high level of professional skills required by industry.

The Animation BA programme belongs to The Leicester Media School (LMS), one of the most diverse and pre-eminent media schools in the world; pushing boundaries, challenging convention, and leading on research.

The department Professors include Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4, Terry Bamber, production manager on five James Bond films, and Steve Chibnall, the UK’s first Professor of British Cinema.


  • Arts and Festival Management

Arts and Festival Management is a contemporary, visionary course which will prepare you for employment in the quickly expanding and dynamic markets of the cultural industries.

As a DMU student, you will have excellent links with industry including the Festival Republic and the London South Bank Centre, provide you with top quality teaching from industry practitioners and invaluable opportunities for volunteering and internships.


  • Fashion Design BA

the Fashion Design programme is creative and dynamic allowing you to experience and understand the constant flux and evolution of the fashion industry.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a range of specialist areas of study: womenswear, menswear or fashion knitwear. British Fashion Council, Burberry, Warehouse and New Look are some of the organisations and companies who have set live project opportunities for students to gain a diverse range of relevant skills.


Postgraduate programmes in DMU

  • Business of Motorsport MA

The Business of Motorsport MA is a programme that is specifically designed to meet the growing needs of the business side of motorsport. You will have the opportunity to explore the evolving and multi-faceted area of motorsport management through core and bespoke motorsport modules.

You will develop knowledge of motorsport management and business in local, national and international settings. You will have access to a number of industry providers throughout your study.


Did you know?

  • Ben Carlson, 2010 Animation graduate helped make the blockbuster sci-fi hit Academy award-winning, Ex Machina’s amazing visual effects.


De Montfort University has various scholarships available for international students. Each country may offer different scholarships and/or student loans. For further information, please contact the Inova Education team. We are experts in this field and will help you to identify the best option for you.

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