University profile

De Montfort University

2024/25 edition

About De Montfort University

Postgraduate courses at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are tailored to meet the needs of modern employers. We offer courses that are industry-relevant, many with accreditation from leading professional bodies, and are designed to equip you with the expertise to succeed in a competitive workplace.

Becoming a postgraduate student at DMU allows you to deepen your knowledge, widen your experience and amplify your career options. Not only that, but you will be part of a dynamic, diverse and supportive community with research excellence at its heart.

Campus and facilities

Our modern, city-centre campus is situated in the multi-cultural hub of Leicester, meaning DMU students really do get the best of both worlds. A safe and peaceful place to study with everything in easy reach, while only minutes away from the exciting buzz of the city centre. Our campus has been designed to make you feel comfortable, inspired, and able to reach your goals and embrace the best of student life.

At DMU, you’ll have access to excellent facilities that prepare you for the future and equipment that will test and develop your abilities in your chosen field. From laboratories to art studios, study spaces and seminar rooms to lecture theatres, we prioritise modern technologies and equipment to enable our students to achieve things they never thought they could.

Supporting you with your career

DMU offers all postgraduate students a programme of professional development and industry experience. This includes; one-on-one coaching and a packed calendar of employer events, a host of exciting national and international opportunities with DMU Global trips, mentoring from industry professionals, and an award-winning careers and development service.

Leicester – a city for your career

Leicester is conveniently located in the heart of England and is a city boasts an abundance of art, music and sport alongside amazing bars and nightlife. Leicester has been named one of the most vibrant cities in the UK* and the best city in the East Midlands to live and work**. It’s home to major employers such as Caterpillar UK, Dunelm, E.ON, Europcar Group, IBM, Joules, Mattioli Woods, Next and PepsiCo.

It's an excellent place to find work and kickstart careers and has been named among the country’s start-up hotspots (Capital on Tap), with DMU named one of Britain’s top 10 universities for the most student and graduate start-ups.

Fees and Funding

There are many options open to postgraduate students and we recommend visiting the Student Finance section of our website for the very latest updates on postgraduate loans, scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

We advise you to research funding options as soon as you consider applying for a course. Fees vary between each course, with the latest information for your course of interest detailed on our website.

Postgraduate events

We hold regular on-campus and online postgraduate events, providing you with the opportunity to discuss your options with our course specialists. Visit our website to learn more and book your place.

Join us on campus at our Postgraduate Open Day and find out how you take your studies to the next level. You will have an opportunity to find out more about courses, scholarships, careers and employability and speak to our current students and academics.

  • Postgraduate Open Day - Thursday 29 February, 3pm-6pm
  • Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 17 April, 3pm-6pm

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We know that by coming to DMU you are embarking on an exciting and life-changing adventure. We offer excellent support to all our international students that begins before you set foot on campus and continues right up until the time you graduate.

Each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study with us. Our International Office have a number of regional teams with representatives who can help you your application process and any questions you might have about studying here at DMU. We also have a number of international events both online and in your country.

Research that matters

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.

Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities brings together leading research, award-winning work, and innovation in the university's many creative disciplines. We offer a range of postgraduate courses that are designed with employability in mind, ensuring you gain the skills and experience required by, and relevant in industry today.

Art and Design

Our art and design courses deliver an advanced enquiry-led education, designed to prepare and challenge for a globalised creative world. All of our courses are project-based and centred around the studio, where you will learn through collaborative and personalised teaching experiences. Our dedicated tutors come from industry, practice and research, which will ensure that your work is responding to real-world issues that are grounded in both theory and practice.

Fashion and Textiles

The School of Fashion and Textiles is founded upon a rich heritage of industry connections and academic expertise. The school offers a diverse portfolio of postgraduate programmes and an ethos of inclusivity, sustainability and technical innovation. Our courses address the environmental and ethical challenges faced by the industry and ensure graduates develop their skills to be future-facing and responsible designers, communicators, researchers and managers.


Taught by active researchers and practitioners who are acclaimed experts in their fields, you will be inspired and intellectually challenged to gain the most from your studies and learn how to put theoretical ideas and concepts into real-world practice. Our courses are flexible in helping you develop your own specialisms and research interests. It is an ideal stepping-stone to either research at PhD level or a career in teaching, media, the civil service or the creative and heritage industries.

Performance and Cultural Event Management

Our innovative and sector-leading courses are focused around the practical application of knowledge and informed by partnerships with the creative and cultural industries. You will be taught by active researchers and practitioners who have international profiles in their respective fields. Our courses are designed to respond to industry and will equip you with a range of transferable skills that prepare you for a variety of exciting roles in cultural and arts-based events or to undertake a PhD.

Faculty of Business and Law

The Faculty of Business and Law offers a wide range of industry-aligned postgraduate courses. By combining theoretical and practical learning, our courses provide a platform to enhance your career prospects within various sectors. Indeed, our course content is informed by the latest industry developments, ensuring you are prepared for the employment market.

You can benefit from strong links with major professional bodies and employers, allowing you to build your professional network. We also have accreditations and certifications from respected bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and more. Some of these are embedded within our courses or give you exemptions towards achieving them.

From accounting to law to international business and project management, courses have been designed to enhance your skills and knowledge within a specialist area and prepare you for your future career.

You’ll be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston building, which offers modern study facilities, such as IT labs, study suites, learning zones and a café.

In addition, our Law students can benefit from law-specific facilities such as a library, mock courtrooms and client interviewing spaces. You will also have access to the Oxford Law Trove, which contains around 200 law textbooks supporting your learning across core and optional modules.

We also have a dedicated Bloomberg Trading room, installed with industry-standard software giving you an experience of a real trading floor environment.

Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media postgraduate programmes benefit from decades of well-established academic and industry expertise.

Many of our postgraduate programmes benefit from a new block model for delivering our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Learning is driven by expertise from leading research centres and institutes and you will have access to multi-million-pound state-of-the-art facilities. Our Cyber Security laboratories are among the best equipped facilities of this type in the UK, designed with industry leaders to meet the highest forensics and security standards.

A range of our engineering courses are endorsed and accredited by professional engineering bodies including the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers. Many of our engineering graduates are employed as engineers, project leaders and managers for roles in design, research and development.

We take pride in producing globally employable graduates with our wide range of postgraduate study programmes and our previous graduates have successfully gained employment at companies such as the BBC, BMW, IBM, and Next Plc

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences brings together high-quality education taught by a team of experienced, research-active academics; using specialist facilities with cutting-edge technologies; helping to take your professional learning to the next level.

Our strong links with professional and regulatory bodies such as the Institute of Biomedical Science, the General Pharmaceutical Council and the Health and Care Professions Council provide an important part of our quality assurance process; with many of our programmes accredited or endorsed by a recognised professional body.

Flexible study options including full-time, part-time and distance learning options mean that new and established professionals can enhance their career development and build upon existing skills and experience.

The Leicester School of Allied Health Sciences

Our ethos within The Leicester School of Allied Health Science is to develop students into caring practitioners who think critically and apply evidence-based practice, helping to develop your research and investigative skills.

The Leicester School of Pharmacy

With a reputation of more than 110 years of experience in pharmacy teaching, The Leicester School of Pharmacy boasts professional accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council as well as strong industry links with sector leaders including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. By encouraging interdisciplinary working we can help ensure your learning is relevant to current industry practice.

The School of Applied Social Sciences

Our range of courses within the Social Science school is designed for professional practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of both their area of specialism and the rapidly changing contexts in which they work.

The Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery

The Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery has more than 50 years teaching experience. Our post registration programmes are supported by a suite of modules which can be completed as standalone CPD modules and study days, or towards credit for academic qualifications, providing you with the quality learning experience and the ability to keep up-to-date with new clinical practices.

*Top Cities Vibrancy Report, 2022
**Good Growth for Cities Index, 2022

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