Originating in 1870 from the Leicester School of Art, De Montfort University (DMU) was granted university status in 1992 and took its name from Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, who established the first parliament in 1265.
The modern-day DMU has around 20,000 students, drawn from around the world and divided across its four faculties of Art, Design and Humanities, Business and Law, Health and Life Science, and Technology.
The university places a strong emphasis on career-relevant skills. Many of its courses are endorsed by professional bodies, and its teaching is aligned with current industry practices. Its extensive links with business mean many students undertake a work placement with a variety of organizations that include the BBC, the NHS, HP, and Deloitte.
According to the 2015 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, DMU is among the top 25 UK universities with the best employment rates, with almost 96% of its graduates in work or further study six months after graduating (well above the national average).
- Established: 1992
- Students: 21,134(2021)
- Intl. Student Ratio: 30%
- Location: The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire
- Campus: One
- TEF Ranking: Gold
- THE Ranking: 67th in the UK (601 -800 in the World)