De Montfort University


DMU is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education. Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic. The university takes its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who is widely credited with establishing the first parliament in 1265. 

More recently, DMU was the first stop on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK in 2012. Today, DMU offers a diverse portfolio of courses that are specially designed to provide industry-relevant skills and are based on a foundation of innovation and creativity.


Key Numbers

  • Average tuition fees - £12,200
  • Estimated living costs - £12,200
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.5
  • Student satisfaction - 85
  • Employment prospects - 76.8
  • International student ratio - 10.1%



  • The Times: 67
  • The Guardian: 94
  • Complete University Guide: 82