De Montfort University

Based in Leicester, in the heart of England, we are a university of quality and distinctiveness and our contribution to the world around us is significant: we boost the UK economy by £389 million each year and create more than 12,000 jobs.

Teaching excellence: DMU boasts 13 National Teaching Fellows, higher education’s most prestigious teaching awards. This is one of the highest numbers awarded to any university since the scheme began in 2000. In addition to this, more than 170 courses are professionally accredited.

Four faculties offer 400 diverse undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, with full-time, part-time and distance learning options offering flexibility. Our 27,000 students are superbly supported by 2,700 staff.

Students benefit from a supportive environment and state-of-the-art facilities and, in an uncertain world economy, our exceptional links with industry allow us to shape courses to ensure graduates are equipped with the skills and experience that modern employers need.

Ground-breaking research: The university’s pioneering research, driven by over 1,000 research students and supported by 500 staff, is internationally renowned and addresses some of the most critical issues affecting our world. Demonstrating the significance of this work, three key pieces of research are listed among the UK’s top 100 projects that will have a profound impact on the future, including Professor Joan Taylor’s revolutionary work to develop an artificial pancreas.

International reputation and partnerships: We are proud to be a truly international institution and are partners with some of the world’s highest ranking universities. The opinions and expertise of our academics are in demand around the globe and our graduates make an impact on the world stage.

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