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De Montfort University

City: Leicester, England
Established Year: 1992
Popular Courses: Art and Design, Pharmacy, MBA Global, Mechatronics, Engineering Management
International Fees range: Undergraduate Fee £12,000-£15,500
Postgraduate – From £12,500-£17,500

About the University

Formed in 1992, De Montfort University in Leicester, UK is a public university offering a choice of research, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The name of the university originates from Simon de Montfort, the Earl of Leicester who was recognised for his several contributions including forming the first Parliament of England in the year 1265.  The university came into existence in line with the Further and Higher Education Act as a degree awarding organisation. With a yearly turnover of £168 million in the region at present, De Montfort University is largely overseen by its board of Governors, which is led by the Science Museum Group Director, Sir Ian Craig Blatchford. The university is structured into four faculties – Business and Law (BAL); Health and Life Sciences (H&LS); Art, Design, and Humanities (ADH); and Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM).

De Montfort University comprises 3,240 employees and roughly 27,000 full-time and part-time students until 2018/19. Over 2,700 international students spanning around 130 nations prefer to study at De Montfort University every year. De Montfort University was recognised with a Gold rating by the UK Department of Education in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. Moreover, in 2019, De Montfort University was ranked 50th globally by the first Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Faculties and courses at De Montfort University

The four faculties offer over 300 courses at postgraduate, undergraduate and foundation level to enable students with skills and experience which international organisations generally hunt for. Some of the programmes include Art and Design courses, Business courses, Computing courses, Engineering courses, Humanities courses, Law courses, Media courses, Performing Arts courses and Science courses. With more than 170 courses recognised by professional organisations, the university takes pride in offering remarkable academic teaching and ethics. Latest data reveal that over 97% of De Montfort University graduates from summer 2017 are employed or taking up further studies, which is said to be well above the UK average.

De Montfort University is one of the top universities in the UK teaching art and design. Students can choose from a wide range of nearly 20 different subjects in this field. They are given access to well built studios,  workshops areas and excellent teaching. Year after year, De Montfort students have won a number of high profile competitions and bagged accolades both nationally and internationally. Students have had the privilege of exhibiting their design work at prestigious events in the UK, such as the Graduate Fashion Week as well as the New Designers in London.

Campus and facilities at De Montfort University

De Montfort University boasts of an open campus that combines the Leicester city through an amalgamation of gorgeous parks as well as public roads, historical university areas and contemporary complexes. De Montfort University’s planned £90 million makeover of its city centre site will add superior class rooms among other services. Moreover, security services provided by the university identify and deploy crime reduction measures for a safe environment through a round the clock CCTV surveillance system and other initiatives.

Leicester’s several attractions are within the reach from the university. You can even visit London city on weekends, the financial capital is at a distance of about 100 miles which amounts to a two hour thirty minute drive from Leceister. The Leicester institution can be a viable choice and a good investment for a student to achieve the desired career goals.

Services for International Students at De Montfort University

A devoted International Student Support team at De Montfort University provides guidance and assistance to foreign as well as European Union (EU) students.

There are a handful of academic support services such as Student Advice Centre, The Centre for Learning and Study Support, Careers and Employability Team and Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing team to assist you and help you adjust to the new campus and lifestyle in a British University.

  • Centre for Learning and Study Support

Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS) assists you in developing your academic as well as professional skills. In addition, they offer guidance on self-directed learning and critical thinking.

  • Student Advice Centre

Every faculty at De Montfort University has its own Student Advice Centre (SAC). The advice centre assists all support enquiries.

  • Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing

They also have an inhouse team for Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing. They provide you with confidential assistance and counselling to deal with emotional and mental health issues.

  • Careers and Employability

De Montfort University has a Careers and Employability team. They help you prepare for your career and this includes psychometric testing, assistance with writing CV and more.

  • Frontrunners

The Frontrunners scheme is a typical campus placement scheme which helps you with part-time and temporary work opportunities within the University as well as external opportunities while studying.

Accommodation on Campus

All of its accommodation – be it international student accommodation or postgraduate student accommodation – is within a walking distance of the institution’s renovated campus. International students are given a choice of 10 self-catered halls of residence and quite a few contract arrangements to meet basic requirements, with weekly prices ranging from £99 to £197. All of its halls are equipped with a bedding pack including a pillow, blanket and bed sheets. For postgraduate students, a vast selection of premium accommodation including one-bed flats and huge shared houses are also available in close proximity to the University.

SULETS, which is an agency jointly owned and operated by University of Leicester and the Students’ Union of DMU, can be approached by students looking for private rented space. The service is available at no additional charge for DMU students. Its purpose-built housing has adequately furnished rooms, studios and some flats. Your stay arrangements will be taken care of by the institution if you are looking to take part in the orientation programmes that are organised by the university.

It is important to note that UK postgraduate and research degree students, any student repeating their first year and part-time students are not qualified for university-sourced stays.

 Improvements and Expansion

De Montfort University’s planned £90 million makeover of its city centre site will add superior class rooms among other services.

Scholarship Programs at De Montfort University

De Montfort University offers a number of scholarship programmes for international students. Students who enroll for a programme in the UK can get access to various scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships, and financial awards. To find out more about the grants, scholarships and bursaries available for De Montfort University or any other Univeristy in the UK and your eligibility for the same, speak to one of the education consultants at Global Study Link

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Current Ranking

  • 74th ranking as per the Times University Guide 2020
  • 61st ranking as per the Guardian University Guide 2020

De Montfort University has been recognized as one of the 150 best young universities across the world by Times Higher Education magazine. DMU has also been rated as No.1 for employability after graduation and has bagged the top three places for excellence in teaching among UK universities, as per study of teaching quality, rated by the Times Higher Education magazine.

Additionally, DMU has been rated by UCAS to be in the Top 10 most popular universities in the UK. As per the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17, De Montfort University was ranked to be among the top 3% of Universities around the world.

De Montfort University has also won accolades for its teaching, it has to its credit 13 National Teaching Fellows, which is the second highest in the UK. The University is well known for its innovative teaching methods, facilities and research within a variety of unique subjects like contour fashion and footwear design, which are known to be studied only at a handful of other institutions in the world.

Notable Alumni from De Montfort University

Simbarashe Makoni – Politician

Simbarashe Herbert Stanley Makoni is a well known Zimbabwean politician. He was a candidate for the presidential election in the year 2008 against Robert Mugabe. He was also Minister of Finance and Economic Development in the cabinet of President Robert Mugabe from the year 2000 to 2002.

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards – Ski jumper

Michael Edwards is popularly known as ‘Eddie the Eagle’. He is a famous English ski-jumper and an Olympian who in the year 1988 became the first competitor (since 1928) to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. He is a British ski jumping record holder coming ninth in amateur speed skiing, and also has to his credit a stunt jumping world record holder for jumping over 6 buses. He was even portrayed by Taron Egerton in the biographical film  of 2016 titled ‘Eddie the Eagle’.

Louis de Bernières – Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

Louis de Bernières is a well known English novelist. He gained immense recognition for his 1994 historical war novel called Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Louis de Bernières was listed in the ‘20 Best of Young British Novelists’, by Granta magazine. His book Captain Corelli’s Mandolin won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book in 1994.

Andy Reed – Politician

Andrew Reed is a British Congregational minister and philanthropist. He was also a former Cornish rugby union player who played for Scotland.

Geordan Murphy – Rugby player

Geordan Edward Andrew Murphy is an Irish rugby union coach and former player. He played for the Irish international team as well as the English club Leicester Tigers.

Laura Coleman – Model

Laura Coleman is an English model. She bagged the Miss England 2008 beauty pageant and thereafter represented England at the Miss World.

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