De Montfort University

Leicester | East Midlands

Creative City Campus

Ucas code: D26

Leicester’s De Montfort University (DMU) is the most-improved university in the UK, recently climbing 32 places in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide to 54th position. Like the city on its doorstep, DMU is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation; never surrendering to convention - a place where students are encouraged to develop the skills they need yet do things their own way. Our graduates have gone on to work at world-leading companies such as NASA, Disney, the BBC, Warner Bros, HSBC, Gucci, BMW, Levi’s, IBM and Adidas.
Source:De Montfort University website

What students say about this university

Dialog 733 comments (202 students)
    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching time we had per week was very limited, having only 8 hours in total in a whole week, this become less as...

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      2013, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching time we had per week was very limited, having only 8 hours in total in a whole week, this become less as the years go on and when I went into third year I only had 6 - this can make you feel like the value for money is not very sufficient but then again I know my course was very different to others and was based a lot on placements and independent study. The content of the course was excellent and I feel through being on the degree course I have managed to figure out my path in life and what I really want to do career wise. The amount of work is fair - we had approximately 3 pieces of work per module, usually an essay, a group project and a report. Our course is not very exam based and is vocational instead which was great for me. If you have the initiative to go and get it then the feedback from tutors is invaluable and very important to the progression of your studies. We didn't really have any course specific facilities apart from an office in our campus building which was used for the preparation of a third year module which involved extensive planning.

      2013, 3rd year, Creative Arts & Design Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Events, social

      2013, 1st year, Business & Administrative Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      It would be a 10 but I've been to better cities for nightlife. But there's so many different pubs, bars, nightclubs, cocktail...

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      2014, 2nd year, English Language

      Nightlife

      It would be a 10 but I've been to better cities for nightlife. But there's so many different pubs, bars, nightclubs, cocktail and wine bars around. Bars that cater for LGBT+ and for sports teams. Rock lovers and RnB lovers. You name it they've got it.

      2014, 2nd year, English Language

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    • Facilities

      student union surprisingly very good

      2012, 1st year, Pharmacy

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    • Everyday expenses

      Everything is close to the campus so you don't have to pay extra for travel

      2012, 4th year, Speech Science

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    • The downside

      Although this may be too 'general', the tuition fees of 9000 are extremely high and in my opinion far overpriced for the...

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      2013, 1st year, English Literature

      The downside

      Although this may be too 'general', the tuition fees of 9000 are extremely high and in my opinion far overpriced for the amount of teaching and guidance that is actually given. I believe that students end up spending much less time in class or the university than they initially believe they will when going through the application/ucas process.

      2013, 1st year, English Literature

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

44%

MED

Sporty

69%

MED

Varied union activities

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

71%

MED

Creative

74%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Student score 81% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

19,650

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

82%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

22%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

58%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

14%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

77%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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