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.
  • #520 Ranking
  • 47 Masters
  • 21210 Students


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.

Academic excellence
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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (10)
Engineering & Technology (9)
Computer Science & IT (7)
Medicine & Health (7)
Business & Management (6)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Humanities (5)
Social Sciences (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Journalism & Media (3)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at De Montfort University!


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.

Highcross Leicester
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.
City centre
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.
The Lanes
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.
Leicester Market
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.
Belgrave Road
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.
Fosse Park
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.
Stoneygate shops
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.

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.

  • Curve theatrePhoenix Square
  • De Montfort Hall
  • National Space Centre
  • Museums
  • Local music scene
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.

Events and festivals

Leicester celebrates all year round, with everything from major music festivals through to important religious celebrations and everything in between.

Student Life

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.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Leicester, England, United Kingdom