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De Montfort University

 

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Location:

Leicester, England

Main Campus:

Leicester

Student Population:

20 500

Website details

www.dmu.ac.uk

Faculties:

Art and Design, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Technology
 

Why study at the University of De Montfort?

 

De Montfort University (DMU) is a university of quality and distinctiveness. It is becoming a popular choice for International students. Based in multi-cultural Leicester, in the heart of the UK, DMU offers a wide range of courses, state-of-the-art facilities and excellent English language support.

 

Teaching Quality

De Montfort University is a leading institution for professional, creative and vocational education, reputed for excellent and innovative teaching directly informed by internationally recognised research.

  • DMU’s high teaching standards have been recognised in recent Quality Assurance Assessments across many subjects.
  • With nine National Teaching Fellows, DMU boasts the second largest number of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university, and more than 170 courses are accredited by professional bodies (2010).
  • DMU believes it stands out from more traditional universities offering a learning experience based on first-rate facilities and support. Investing millions of pounds modernizing its City Campus so that students benefit from state-of-the-art facilities, including the 24-hour Kimberlin Library.
  • The Faculty of Technology is one of the largest centres of advanced technology in any European university offering courses in games technology, media production, artificial intelligence and robotics.

 

Research Quality

De Montfort University prides itself on its academic excellence and world renowned research. Its close links with industry mean courses give its students the skills top employers are looking for.

  • DMU’s academic excellence was proven in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) which rated 43% of DMU’s research activity, across 19 subject areas, as being 3* - internationally excellent, and 4* - world leading.
  • This achievement demonstrates DMU’s taught courses and research degrees are relevant, contemporary and shaped by the most up-to-date insights and knowledge.
  • Undertaking research for the real world in areas of health, technology and the arts, much of DMU’s work is focused in applied fields. As a result, it is often the partner of choice for businesses and industry, for the quality and focus of its research, but also because of considerable experience in working between the worlds of academic research and industrial application. It is an area of work in which few universities truly excel, and where DMU is widely regarded as a model for universities in the UK.

 

International

DMU embraces the diversity and richness that international dimensions contribute to our activities. Our international students, international staff, international research collaborations and the international community in which we are based in Leicester all add greatly to our ongoing success. De Montfort University welcomes more than 2,700 international students from over 100 different countries. DMU offer a fantastic range of courses to enhance the skills, knowledge and careers of international students. The University has special arrangements with more than 80 universities and colleges in over 25 countries.

 

Student Satisfaction

De Montfort University values student input and welcomes their views on the experience of studying at DMU.

  • DMU students are the 19th most satisfied out of 140 institutions across the UK, according to the National Student Survey (NSS).
  • Many of DMU’s subject areas performed exceptionally well in the survey. Rankings in the top ten include: Human Resource Management – ranked first; Aural Science – ranked second; Marketing – ranked joint third ; Drama – ranked joint third; Dance – ranked joint third; Business Studies – ranked joint fourth; Pharmacology – ranked joint fifth; Music – ranked joint eighth; Computer Science, and Fine Art ranked joint tenth.

 

Employable Graduates

Designed with employability in mind, De Montfort’s courses are directly relevant to today's industry.

  • 95.4% of De Montfort’s University graduates entered employment, further study or a combination of the two within six months of completing their course. (First Destinations Survey, DMU Careers).
  • In the last two years the average salary for DMU graduates, six months after completing their course, has increased by 8.4 per cent to £23.9k
  • DMU is highly rated by employers - especially for creative technologies subjects where it has strong links.
  • With continual input from employers, projects set by leading companies and work placements, DMU ensure students graduate with the skills and professional experience to start work immediately after completing their course.

 

Variety of Courses

De Montfort University enjoys an enviable reputation as an institution that offers a wealth of academic programmes which are remarkable for their innovation, their creativity and their relevance to the world we live in today.

  • All students studying at De Montfort University belong to one of the University’s four Faculties. Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Sciences and Technology.
  • De Montfort’s professional courses are highly regarded nationally and DMU students gain considerable benefit from their courses being accredited by professional bodies.
  • The Centre for English Language Learning is accredited by the British Council; is a member of English UK - the National Association of Accredited English Language Centres; and a member of the British Association for Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP).

 

Location

De Montfort University is in the East Midlands (Central England). Its Campus is based in the heart of Leicester city, a student focused city, giving students easy access to all the shops, night life and facilities of a multicultural city but with the bonus of relatively low living costs.

De Montfort is a modern, innovative and ambitious university. Its roots go back a 100 years predating its status as a new university. £186.5 million has been invested in first class facilities and the University campus since the year 2000.

Today, De Montfort University has a safe and compact campus in Leicester. The Campus is within walking distance of the city centre and university accommodation, combining modern urban environments with scenic and historical architecture.

Leicester is a city for the future. It's a cosmopolitan hub for the country, with prestigious companies and creative businesses jostling for position. Leicester's city centre has been transformed thanks to £3 billion pounds of regeneration, with scenic boulevards, a restaurant quarter, and landmark new buildings. It boasts a brand new £350 million shopping complex which is the most technologically advanced in the UK with 120 shops,15 restaurants and cafés and Leicester’s first city centre multiplex cinema, Cinema De Lux.

Leicester is right in the middle of England, making it the ideal base for exploring the rest of the country. It is also within two hours drive of all the major UK airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester - and just 30 minutes from East Midlands airport.

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