University profile

De Montfort University

2022/23 edition

About De Montfort University

Postgraduate courses at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are tailored to meet the needs of modern employers. Our courses 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.

As a campus university situated in the hub of Leicester, DMU students 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. From laboratories to art studios, study spaces and seminar rooms to lecture theatres, we prioritise modern technologies and equipment to prepare students for the future.

We want our commitment to research to create students who are critical thinkers, allowing them to be at the forefront of new advancements. You can be confident that we understand our role in industry, developing both technologies and skills sought by employers. Our courses across all four faculties aim to open up rewarding career paths.

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.

Our Architecture, Design and Fashion and Textiles courses offer an enquiry-led education, where you will be supported to boldly explore your ideas and embrace complex challenges, whilst cultivating your skills in our state-of-the-art facilities. As a Humanities student you will learn from academic experts with international reputations and be encouraged to creatively develop your own specialism to produce your best possible work. Our Visual and Performing Arts courses combine creativity, theoretical knowledge and research skills to enable you to develop your own personal and critical position so that you can have real-world impact as a graduate.

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 you with a platform to enhance your career prospects within a variety of 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, giving you the chance to build your own professional network. We also have accreditations and certifications from respected bodies including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), 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, and from international relations to project management, our variety of 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. We also have a dedicated Bloomberg Trading room, which has been 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. 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.

One of our postgraduate Media courses is endorsed by Channel 4 ensuring the course is relevant to the industry as well as being taught by industry experts, giving you a real insight into the world of media.

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 postgraduate programmes deliver the high-quality and professional standard of education required for a career in either the scientific or practitioner field. With programmes accredited and endorsed by professional bodies, you can be assured of receiving teaching of the highest quality.

Through professional accreditations and strong industry links with professional organisations including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and the NHS to name a few, our courses help you to gain the skills employers need and real-world knowledge of how to apply them. Our teaching draws on the experiences of our diverse academic team, with a number of our scholars actively engaged in professional practice and research. They are expertly informed to ensure your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives within your chosen sector.

We offer industry standard facilities, along with cutting edge technologies helping to take your professional learning to the next level. Flexible study options and multiple start dates means that new and established healthcare professionals can enhance their career development and build upon existing skills and experience, and deliver a high-quality service to their local community.

By encouraging interdisciplinary working we can help ensure your learning is relevant to current industry practice. You will be taught by expert healthcare professionals, benefiting from the experience they have developed in practice, as well as from the knowledge gained through our partnerships with healthcare providers, research centres and leading charities.

Fees and funding

There are many options open to postgraduate students looking for funding and finance to support their studies. We recommend visiting the Student Finance section of our website – for the very latest updates on these options, including postgraduate loans, scholarships and bursaries.

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

Visit us

We hold regular Postgraduate Open Events, providing you with the opportunity to discuss your options with our course specialists. Visit our website to learn more and book your place.


Are you interested in studying a master’s degree at De Montfort University? Join us at one of our postgraduate digital events to find out more about courses, scholarships, careers and what it’s like to be an international student at DMU. You will also have an opportunity to speak to our current students and advisors.

Contact details

+44 (0) 116 2 50 60 70
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