Leicester, United Kingdom
With nine National Teaching Fellows and a master classes from high profile industry professionals we are comitted to providing the highest levels of teaching quality. Our academic excellence was proven in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) when nearly half of DMUs research was rated as internationally excellent or world-leading.
* At DMU youll earn a qualification tailored to match the expectations of todays employers
* DMUs faculties ensure courses remain relevant by working closely with industry professionals
* Our students benefit from the best work placement opportunities
* Were proud to be the leading East Midlands university for professional education, helping those in existing careers progress or change
* Those with initaitive can flourish at DMU, as we're in the top 10 institutions for producing entrepreneurs
First rate facilities
We stand out from more traditional universities by offering a learning experience based on first-rate facilities and support. We've spent millions of pounds modernising the City Campus so our students can benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including the 24-hour Kimberlin Library with modern IT suites, group study areas and a vast amount of additional resource available.
With the ongoing changes in student finances, the cost of university can seem confusing. At DMU we currently award up to £2,000 funding through non repayable scholarships and bursaries.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a university of quality and distinctiveness. Situated in Leicester, our mission is to be a truly international university, distinguished by life-changing research, dynamic international partnerships, vibrant links with business, and a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and the student experience.
Our excellent and innovative teaching is directly informed by internationally recognised research. This provides a supportive learning environment that transforms students and inspires them to make a real difference in society.
Designed with employability in mind, our courses are directly relevant to today's industry. With continual input from employers, projects set by leading companies and work placements, we ensure our students graduate with the skills and professional experience to start work immediately after completing their course.
DMU boasts the second largest number of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university, and more than 170 courses accredited by professional bodies.
We have a broad selection of full-time, part-time and distance learning undergraduatepostgraduate courses, all informed by the groundbreaking work carried out in our research school. and
Working with other organisations
Thanks to partnerships with professional and cultural organisations including the British Library and Leicester City Football Club, your experience at DMU will be informed by the best of the best.
We work alongside organisations such as Athena Swan, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology, and are a member of the University Alliance, a group of universities renowned for their strong economic relevance and close partnership with business.
De Montfort Universitys main City Campus is based in the heart of Leicester, giving you easy access to all the shops, night life and facilities of a cosmopolitan city but with relatively low living costs.
Leicester is a city for the future. It's a cosmopolitan hub for the country, with prestigious companies and creative businesses jostling for position. £3 billion of regeneration has created a huge shopping centre, world class theatre and much more.
Leicesters shopping has been transformed by the Highcross Centre. Now in the top 10 shopping destinations in the UK, Leicester is reaching its potential as a top retail destination.
The new £350 million Highcross Leicester is the most technologically advanced shopping centre and the 12th largest in the UK. Comprising 120 stores, including a flagship John Lewis, Reiss, Zara and Boss along with a Covent Garden style restaurant quarter.
Leicesters city centre has also undergone regeneration, with pedestrianisation giving a spacious and modern feel to city streets. Browse all the high street brands, along with locally run boutiques.
A maze of streets and arcades centred around St Martins Square where you can find designer boutiques, independent record stores, upmarket restaurants and unique furniture.
This 700 year old market is one of the largest covered markets in Europe. Exotic fruit and veg, the best local produce, fresh fish, retro clothes, all for the cheapest possible prices.
Known as the Golden Mile, this is the heart of Leicesters Asian community and along with numerous fantastic restaurants you can find saris, silk, jewellery and Indian sweetshops. This is also the home of Leicesters Diwali celebrations, the largest outside of the Asian subcontinent.
Leicesters main out-of-town retail park is the place to go for bargains. Just a short bus ride away, explore huge GAP, Borders, Marks & Spencer, PC World and Next stores.
Near to our Charles Frears Campus (just a short trip on the hospital hopper bus) this is the places to find designer brands, quality independent stores, and mouth-watering cafés and delis.
Food and drink
Leicester is home to cultures from across the world and that is reflected by the variety and amount of quality restaurants in the city.
Leicester was awarded the title of Curry Capital 2007 and no matter where you go within the city, a good quality curry house is never far away, but thats just part of what Leicester has to offer.
Part of the new Highcross development, Leicesters new restaurant quarter is a Covent-Garden style square and includes Wagamama, Carluccios, Yo! Sushi, Canas Y Tapas and more.
Explore the world from your plate
Leicester has everything from family-run Italians, to traditional tea-rooms, Mediterranean Tapas bars to all-you-can eat Chinese. If you can imagine it, theres somewhere you can eat it.
Modern bars to traditional pubs
Whether you are looking for a lively bar, classic cocktails, classy champagne bar, or a pint in a traditional pub, Leicester has something for everyone.
In the heart of DMU student territory, Braunstone Gate is home to bars including The Looking Glass, O Bar (a student favourite), Mobius and Loaf. Restaurants like Little Tokyo and hair salons keep the vibe buzzing late until late in the night.
Locally made, internationally recognised
Aside from being the home to Walkers crisps, Leicestershire is home to such foods as the humble pork pie, Stilton cheese, and is home to 15 major Indian food manufacturers.
Fancy a late night?
Leicester has a wide variety of clubs, from the commercial Life and Liquid/Envy; Dance sounds at Club Souq or Helsinki; Indie, Rock and Metal at Mosh, Retribution and Redeemer; or anything you can imagine at the Fan Club.
Arts and culture
Leicester is a vibrant, creative city which likes to celebrate the foods, fashions and culture of all it's residents with a year-long programme of events covering religious occasions to sporting fixtures.
Three billion pounds of regeneration has created a modern shopping centre, world-class theatre and much more, giving DMU students and visitors the perfect mix of culture and entertainment.
Leicester's iconic £59 million art theatre, designed by world renowned architect Rafael Viñoly is based in the heart of the new Cultural Quarter on Rutland Street. Curve has two auditoria, one with 750 fixed seats and a more versatile 350 seat auditorium. The theatre has attracted famous performers such as Marc Warren and Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche.
Partly-funded by DMU, this groundbreaking centre has three cinema screens, a digital exhibition space and digital production facilities and provides space for new creative businesses. Phoenix Square is also home to DMU Cube: a unique exhibition arts space for new and interactive digital arts.
De Montfort Hall
From Motorhead to Mozart, Lazytown to Evita, De Montfort Hall is a beautiful concert arena set within its own grounds with a full programme of events througout the year.
National Space Centre
This is the largest dedicated space and astronomy centre in the UK and one of the leading visitor attractions in the east midlands. From the futuristic rocket tower to the dome cinema and planetarium, its an out of this world experience.
Dinosaurs, mummies, Roman remains, classic and modern art, steam and industry, even Wallace and Gromit, Leicesters museums appeal to all ages and interests.
Local music scene
Leicester's music scene has exploded since producing bands like Kasabian who have gone on to enjoy international success. Live venues include the Charlotte, which has played host to artists on their way to stardom including Oasis, Radiohead the Arctic Monkeys and the Musician, which showcases the best in blues, roots and Americana.
Sports and recreation
Leicester has a tradition of sporting excellence, as the names of famous Leicester sporting heroes such as Gary Lineker, Martin Johnson, Willie Thorne, Mark Selby, Peter Shilton and Dean Richards attest.
Leicester City Football Club
The Foxes are back in the Championship, and you can support them at the impressive 32,000 seat Walkers Stadium, just five minutes walk from Campus.
One of the most successful rugby union teams in the world, eight times league champions, and twice European Cup winners. Their stadium is currently being expanded and will become one of the largest rugby stadiums in the UK.
Leicestershire County Cricket Club
Twice winners of the Twenty20 Cup, and with continued success at Grace Road, watching top flight cricket is an excellent way to spend a summers day.
The DMU Leicester Riders are a professional basketball team based at John Sandford Sports Centre, right on the DMU Campus.
Its not just the big four though
Leicesters ladies hockey team are current champions of England and reached the final of the European cup. Leicester is also hosting the Special Olympics in 2009.
Do you want to play?
Leicester has many facilities for community and local sport, starting with DMUs very own John Sandford Sports Centre with badminton, squash, basketball, weight training and much more. You can also join any of the DMU teams through the Students Union.
Events and festivals
Leicester celebrates all year round, with everything from major music festivals through to important religious celebrations and everything in between.
Leicester Comedy Festival
This was originally started by DMU students as a project, and 16 years on, has been voted as one the top five comedy festivals in the world by the Guardian. The festival has attracted star names including Frankie Boyle, Paul Merton, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey, Johnny Vegas and Harry Hill.
Now an established major music festival attracting the cream of new talent as well as the best local acts. Past performers have included Supergrass, Amy Winehouse, Dodgy, !!!, Macy Gray, Patti Smith and Elbow.
First held in 1985, this is now the second largest Caribbean Carnival in the UK. 80,000 people descend on Victoria Park in the first weekend of August to celebrate Caribbean culture, and a parade through the city (taking in Curve, the high street and much more) creates a real community spirit.
Diwali is the Hindu and Sikh festival of light, held in October each year with amazing lights along Melton Road and firework displays. With over 100,000 people, these are the largest Diwali celebrations outside of the Indian sub-continent.
The largest dedicated rock and metal festival in England is held at Donington Racetrack in North Leicestershire. Around 60,000 rock fans attend each year to see bands such as Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Tool, Black Sabbath, Linkin Park and many more!
The DMU campus buzzes with activity day and night. With more than 27,000 students, we're one of the liveliest universities in the east midlands.
Just ten minutes from the multicultural heart of Leicester, the campus is compact and safe, with cafes, bars and open spaces creating a vibrant atmosphere. Study at DMU and you can combine education with a busy city lifestyle, at a relatively low cost of living.
Why not visit one of our open days, held throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to see our modern facilities, campus and accommodation, and talk to current student and staff about life on campus, and our courses. Watch our student diaries and get a taste of what life's really like as a DMU student.
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