De Montfort University

De Montfort University


Founded: 1870


Address: Gateway House, Leicester LE1 9BH


De Montfort University (DMU) encourages its students to develop and enhance their entrepreneurial flair whilst studying their chosen degree. Recent graduates from the University earn, on average, a competitive salary of £24,000 within six months of graduating, testament to DMU’s sharp focus towards learning and achievement. A campus-based university scheme known as ‘Frontrunners’ provides students with the opportunity to apply for work placements within the university, allowing students to put into practice all that they have learnt in the lecture theatre. DMU offers a variety of degree courses that focus on lucrative professions and industries, including innovative research into subjects which are not widely studied at other institutions. Amongst these rarities are the research into contour fashion and footwear design.


For more creative students, DMU is one of the UK’s leading universities for art and design, specialising in more than 20 different subject areas. Upon completion of their degree, students have the opportunity to exhibit their work at some of the UK’s leading art venues, including Graduate Fashion Week and New Designers, both based in London.


Accommodation is available to all students at DMU who request it. All accommodation is university-sourced and is situated within a short walking from the main campus. Some halls of residence are situated within the campus itself. DMU halls of residence benefit from a strong sense of community amongst its students, allowing students to make new friends and settle into their new home.



Leicester is based in the heart of the UK, close to the neighbouring cities of Birmingham, Nottingham, and Coventry. The city is renewed for its multiculturalism, allowing students from numerous different countries to both enjoy British culture and absorb new cultures and ideas. The campus of DMU merges, in part, with the historic city of Leicester. The university campus offers a unique blend of historic and contemporary buildings.




  • Ken Shuttleworth, architect
  • Graham Cartledge CBE, architect
  • Nicola Pellow, web designer
  • Janet Reger, designer



  • Martin Ballard, BBC radio presenter
  • Zarina Bhimji, Photographer and film-maker
  • JS Clayden, vocalist for Pitchshifter, founder of PSI Records
  • Marverine Cole, Sky News presenter
  • Dorothy Cross, artist
  • Charles Dance OBE, actor
  • Pete Donaldson, broadcaster
  • Keeley Donovan, BBC presenter
  • Mike Foyle music producer
  • Any Gotts, photographer
  • Akram Khan, dancer
  • Nero, music producer
  • Nick Ruston, artist
  • Simon Wells, director



  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian Cricket captain. Awarded Hon. LittD (Doctor of Letters)
  • Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, ski-jumper
  • Harry Ellis, former England international rugby player
  • Kim Joo-Sung, former Korean international football player
  • Lewis Moody MBE, former England rugby captain
  • Geordan Murphy, Irish international, captain of Leicester Tigers rugby
  • Budge Poutney, former Scotland international, former director of Northampton rugby



  • Laura Coleman, Model
  • Liam Fahy, footwear designer
  • Janet Reger, lingerie design
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