De Montfort University

De Montfort University


Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff.

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There are so many reasons to choose De Montfort University

Founded in 1870, De Montfort University (DMU) Leicester has grown into a global institution with 26,000 students and 2,600 staff.

We are proud to be recognised as a university ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Our passionate and enthusiastic lecturers have excelled in the National Teaching Fellowship awards – the most prestigious awards for excellence in higher education.

You’ll be learning from academics with industry experience and researchers who have made a real difference to people’s lives, such as Dr Kandan, who repurposed plastic bottles to make prosthetic limb sockets. His work could save healthcare providers millions of pounds and help tackle plastic pollution at the same time – just one example of the life-changing research taking place at DMU.

Our courses embed employability in their curriculum and our research feeds into students’ learning. DMU has been ranked in the top 20 universities for graduate prospects in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and previous DMU graduates have gone on to win Oscars and work with organisations such as the BBC, HSBC, Nike, BMW and the NHS.

DMU Dubai welcomes students from all backgrounds and is proud to offer the perfect combination of award-winning teaching, excellent facilities and a fantastic student experience.

Schools and Departments

All De Montfort University (DMU) students belong to one of our four faculties.

Each faculty delivers a wide range of courses to students as well as overseeing world-changing research and fostering enviable commercial links that inform our teaching and ensure DMU courses are relevant to modern employers. Learn more about our Schools and Departments and our Dubai senior staff.

Research at DMU

At DMU, we have an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to our mission as a university. As a university committed to the public good, we have a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business and civil society.

Our commitment to research is integral to our aim to develop our students as critical thinkers. This was recognised in the assessment that accompanied the university's award of TEF Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. It was recognised that our research “fed into the curriculum through a focus on application to real-world settings and research-led work placements”.

As the United Nations' (UN) designated Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 – the only UK university to be designated as such – we have a commitment to address the UN SDGs in our research, teaching and enterprise activity.

Find out more about Research at DMU.

DMU at Dubai Expo 2020 (to be held from October 2021)

The British Government is involving higher education for the first time in the UK Pavilion and DMU has been named as an official founding partner.

Because DMU is an official founding partner the university will:

  • Stage events within the UK Pavilion to showcase our research and innovation, involving both students and staff
  • Create research and commercial opportunities with not only large global brands in the UK, but also other participating organisations from the 192 nations represented at Expo 2020
  • Organise academic and employability-focused trips for DMU students to experience Expo 2020 and learn about some of the greatest industrial and scientific innovations in the world
  • Recruit new students and staff from around the globe to further develop learning and research opportunities for all at DMU
  • Involve alumni who have graduated from DMU and gone on to make a mark on the global stage as well as create new alumni networks
  • Develop international links and partnerships to benefit students for years to come

DMU strategic plan

Read our vision, mission and values in our Strategic Plan 2018-23.

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