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 Leicester, United Kingdom

De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Postgraduate study

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of high-quality teaching and modern facilities. Based in the centre of Leicester, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150 years.

Studying a postgraduate course allows you to go further in your knowledge and your career. You can become a specialist in your area of passion, explore the frontier of your subject area alongside our researchers, gain accreditation or change trajectory.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your understanding of your chosen field or gain expertise in a new area, our high-quality teaching will help equip you with the knowledge and competencies to unlock the next stage of your career.

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Our courses across all four faculties receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by academic expertise.

Students are able to start their studies across multiple intakes, including a January intake. We also offer a range of alternative methods of study including part-time and Distance Learning courses to suit your lifestyle.

Outstanding facilities

We have invested £136 million transforming our campus into a modern, inspiring environment. We continually improve our facilities, working with industry to ensure equipment and workspaces replicate those used by professionals.

We are a campus-based university situated in the city centre, with the hub of activity in Leicester right on your doorstep – and we’re one of the few universities in the UK where you’re getting the best of both worlds.

Leicester has been named the fourth most vibrant city in the UK (Top Cities Vibrancy Report, 2022), as well as the best city in the East Midlands to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Index, 2022). Our award-winning campus offers a safe space to live and study with convenient access to accommodation, shopping, nightlife and all that’s on offer in the city centre.

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Fees and funding

We have a range of funding options and are committed to helping our students enhance their careers and personal development.

We also offer an international scholarship for international students who wish to study a postgraduate course at DMU.

Fees vary between each course - visit our postgraduate course listings for the most up-to-date information.

You can also make use of our Alumni Scholarship and the Leicester Postgraduate Partnership, which offers a 20% fee discount on selected postgraduate taught courses for DMU and University of Leicester graduates.

Visit us

We hold a number of open events, both online and in-person, to help you find out more about our courses, studying at DMU and life in Leicester. Visit our website to book your place.

Contact us

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De Montfort University's faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities brings together the world leading research, award-winning work, and innovative thinking of the university's creative disciplines. With students who are consistently recognised for the quality of their work, and academics who are internationally recognised for their experience and skill, the faculty is a hive of originality and professionalism.

With a combination of traditional subjects, professionally oriented training, and free-thinking creative disciplines, the faculty makes for an exciting and unique mix of students.

• Our academic staff are among the best in the world thanks to their research and writing. The faculty includes eight National Teaching Fellows, more than most UK universities hold in total. Staff work is regularly recognised with significant awards and prizes, and their research ensures that courses are at the forefront of developments

• Our annual week-long Cultural Exchanges festival has become a significant event in the cultural life of the East Midlands, and offers talks and performances by guests from the arts, media, literature, politics and film

• Students regularly exhibit at regional, national and international galleries, win awards and participate in festivals

• Our range of unique courses includes a sports management degree supported by FIFA, some of the most established specialist fashion courses in the country, and the Independent Study MA where you can pursue a tailor-made MA in a subject area of your choice

• Benefit from our extensive links with many local and national organisations, including the BBC, Arts Councils, the National Media Museum in Bradford, Leicester Mercury, Curve, the Leicester Theatre Trust, Phoenix Square digital arts centre, and the British Library

• We actively engage with local industry, and have close relationships with several large companies, SMEs, and government organisations.

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As a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you will be joining a thriving international community that benefits from the many nationalities and cultures of our current students and staff. We welcome and support students at all stages of their careers.

Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning, our courses aim to provide you with a platform to enhance your career prospects. We have two schools within the Faculty of Business and Law.

Leicester Castle Business School (LCBS)
LCBS takes an innovative approach to learning by giving high-calibre students from around the world the skills needed to succeed professionally. Our courses have been designed with employability in mind - you will learn from experienced academics and business and industry leaders who bring their wealth of knowledge to their teaching and will challenge you to think critically and globally. You will also have access to high levels of support to help you prepare for your future career.

Leicester De Montfort Law School
Since its formation in 1989, Leicester De Montfort Law School has provided the training needs of those entering the legal profession. The School offers you individual career advice, support and the opportunity to be involved in pro bono work. All the while learning in a friendly and nurturing environment, with a dedicated team boasting practical experience and invaluable links with both commercial and traditional practices.

As part of your postgraduate degree, you will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. This includes access to financial databases in our Trading Room and a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Our building, the Yard, is a new extension designed to enhance your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces and a top-floor balcony.

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The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media is home to three academic Schools: the School of Computer Science and Informatics; the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development; and Leicester Media School.

Join our supportive postgraduate learning community and benefit from studying a course that has been designed to meet industry demand, giving you the professional skills and practical experience you need to prepare for, or further establish, your career.

Multiple start dates and full-time, part-time and distance learning courses mean you can fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Study a curriculum that has been designed with, and is supported by, industry partners such as SAS and the Industrial Advisory Group (Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK and Rolls-Royce). DMU has been named a gold standard ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education’ by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of GCHQ – who have also certified our Cyber Security MSc.

Learn from research-active experts and develop your practical and professional skills in specialist laboratories. You will benefit from a team of supportive in-house technicians and the expertise of sector-leading research groups such as the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, the Cyber Technology Institute and the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility.

School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

All of our postgraduate Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Engage with a curriculum that keeps pace with research, and benefit from the expertise of sector-leading research groups such as the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development and the Institute of Engineering Sciences. Sustainable engineering features high on our agenda, with research projects including the development of advanced silicon memory cells for the next generation of data storage, prosthetic limbs with recycled plastic as a source material and houses insulated using re-tasked plastic bottles.

Leicester Media School

Leicester Media School postgraduate courses are designed to give you the skills you need to work in the thriving media and music industries landscape, whether your passions lie in film production, investigative journalism or music technology and innovation. You will learn from research-active academics with extensive industry experience, and stay at the forefront of the latest industry trends and techniques by attending guest lectures and skills workshops. Benefit from our close links with industry, including Channel 4 and Phoenix Cinema, and the expertise of sector-leading research groups such as the Cinema and Television History Research Institute and the Institute of Sonic Creativity.

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The largest of four faculties at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU), the faculty of Health and Life Sciences brings together high-quality education, industry links and specialist teaching delivered by research-active academics across four Schools. Our strong links with professional bodies and employer confederations provide an important part of our quality assurance process; with many of our programmes accredited or endorsed by a recognised professional body, as well as some programmes created and delivered with industry input. We offer industry-standard facilities along with cutting-edge technologies, helping to take your professional learning to the next level. Our ethos within The Leicester School of Allied Health Science is to develop students into caring practitioners who think critically and apply evidence-based practice, helping to develop your research and investigative skills. With a reputation of more than 104 years of experience in pharmacy teaching, The Leicester School of Pharmacy boasts professional accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council as well as strong industry links with sector leaders including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. By encouraging interdisciplinary working we can help ensure your learning is relevant to current industry practice. Our range of courses within the Social Science school is designed for professional practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of both their area of specialism and the rapidly changing contexts in which they work. The Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery has more than 50 years teaching experience, with accreditations by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Care Professions Council, College of Paramedicine and the Royal College of General Practitioners, you can tailor your learning to boost your career. Our post registration programmes are supported by a suite of modules which can be completed as standalone CPD modules and study days, or towards credit for academic qualifications, providing you with the quality learning experience and the ability to keep up-to-date with new clinical practices. Much of our internationally recognised, multi-disciplinary faculty research feeds, shapes and informs our teaching; ensuring that we are providing cutting-edge courses to meet the current needs of the sector. Flexible study options and multiple start dates mean 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. If you have an enquiring mind, possess or have the potential to develop good analytical skills, and are concerned about the health and welfare of others, the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University can offer you exciting opportunities in career progression. 0116 257 7700

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