De Montfort University - Overview & Background

Former Names

    Leicester School of Art
Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology
Leicester Polytechnic




Simon de Montfort

University Type

Public Research University

University Motto

Excellence and Zeal

University City

Acceptance Rate


Faculty to Student Ratio



£1.17 million

Campus Size

8180 Acres

Graduation Rate


Employment Rate


Official Website Link

De Montfort University, England

Contact Details

+44 116 255 1551


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USPs of the University

  • Beautiful campus with traditional and modern facilities 
  • Teaching excellence 
  • One-year work placement for a majority of courses

Jobs and Placements

  • Employment Rates of Graduates - 97.3% of graduates at DMU are in work or further study six months after graduating
  • Top Recruiters - BMW, Calvin Klein, Cummins, HSBC, the House of Commons, Network Rail, and Riot Games. 

Infrastructural Facilities

The university has state-of-the-art buildings including the Campus Centre, Building PACE, and Building Hugh Aston. The Queens Building Creative Technology Studios (CTS) offers industry-standard production facilities for audio and radio including two fully-equipped recording studios with professional playout and management system


There are 13 halls of residence with 4,100 rooms, with prices ranging from £99 to £197 per week.

Accommodation Option Names - Bede Hall

  • Number of Rooms - 227
  • Cost of Rooms - £99 Per Week

Accommodation Option Names - New Wharf Hall

  • Number of Rooms - 215
  • Cost of Rooms - £110 per week. Total is £4,525.71

 Accommodation Option Names - Waterway Gardens

  • Number of Rooms - 90
  • Cost of Rooms - £110 per week

 Accommodation Option Names - Applegate Place

  • Number of Rooms - 174
  • Cost of Rooms - £146 per week. Total: £6,424

 Accommodation Option Names - Filbert Village

  • Number of Rooms - 597
  • Cost of Rooms - £120 per week. 44 weeks total - £5,297.16

 Accommodation Option Names - The Glassworks

  • Number of Rooms - 262
  • Cost of Rooms - £6,078 total

 Accommodation Option Names -The Grange

  • Number of Rooms -194
  • Cost of Rooms - £6,091.73  total

 Notable Alumni 

Some famous alumni from De Montfort University include:

  • Gavin Bryars, composer
  • David Greenaway, economist
  • Sue Thomas, author
  • Chris Williamson, politician
  • Louis de Bernières, novelist
  • Ken Shuttleworth, architect
  • Allen Lloyd, pharmacist and founder of LloydsPharmacy

De Montfort University Location 

  • Bus services - Arriva bus, First for bus, Hospital Hopper.
  • Train Services - The Trainline, East Midlands Trains, and Cross Country Trains.
  • Nearest Airport - East Midlands International Airport is the nearest while Birmingham, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, and Stansted airports are other nearby airports.
  • Recreational Sites - The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre; The Watershed; Beaumont Park​.

De Montfort University Map Location 

Address: Gateway House, Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

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