Key Information






De Montford University (DMU) originated as the Leicester school of art, established in 1870, and it remains to be one of the UK’s leading universities for art and design. It now offers more than 20 different arts related subjects as well as many other subjects across engineering, life sciences, business and more.

DMU achieved a Gold rating in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. Their teaching has been described by the UK department of education as being “of the highest quality found in the UK higher education sector”. Moreover, in 2014 60% of the university’s research activities was described as world leading.


Art, Design and Humanities
Business and Law
Health and Life Sciences
Computing, Engineering and Media


The university is focused on providing career relevant skills through it’s close relationship with employers including BBC, Caterpillar, NHS and Deloitte.

Fees and Scholarships

DMU fees range from around £14250 to £14750 for undergraduate, and £14250 and £16100 for postgraduate programs.

DMU also offers a number of scholarships including the sustainability scholarship for international postgraduate students, high achievers scholarship for international undergraduate students, sports scholarships, and various others. For more information, visit the DMU website.


De Montfort University offers 10 halls of residence to choose from, as well as a range of contract lengths and prices to suit your individual needs and budget. All accommodation is self catered, and within easy reach of their campus and Leicester city centre.

Other Facts

The name De Montford was taken from Simon De Montford, a 13th century who established the first Parliament of England
De Montford was awarded a gold rating in the 2017 teaching excellence framework
DMU has 4 libraries consisting of the main Kimberlin library and 3 ancillaries
The university holds a cultural partnership with Leicester city football club, which use the university’s expertise in history to make knowledge of the club’s heritage more widely accessible

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