About DMU

A quality learning environment...

All De Montfort University (DMU) students belong to one of our four faculties.

Each faculty delivers a wide range of courses to students as well as overseeing world-changing research and fostering enviable commercial links that inform our teaching and ensure DMU courses are relevant to modern employers.

The Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities brings together DMU’s creative disciplines. Its courses range from traditional to boundary pushing and research is rated as internationally excellent. Names such as shoe guru Jimmy Choo and novelist Adele Parks have lectured students thanks to the faculty’s exceptional industry links.

The Faculty of Business and Law delivers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including accounting, law, politics, marketing and business studies, that are all designed with employability in mind. All of our undergraduate courses offer the opportunity to study abroad for up to a year with a partner institution. Housed in the new, state-of-the-art Hugh Aston Building, the faculty is known for its excellent teaching, leading edge research and superb links with industry. 

Outstanding teaching... 

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences educates and develops current and future healthcare professionals. Our long-standing expertise and strong links with industry ensure our students get a head start in their career. Many of our courses are accredited or endorsed by professional bodies, ensuring our teaching is delivered to the highest quality that is recognised by, and relevant to, current practice. Our strong links with industry leaders and direct input from experienced professionals ensure our courses provide students with the essential and specialist knowledge and skills required for graduate jobs.

The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media trains engineers, computer scientists and media technologists alike. From cyber securty and games programming to electronic engineering and radio production, teaching and research is exceptionally varied and constantly being updated and enhanced to ensure industry relevance. Facilities are also industry-standard, so graduates have the skills required for successful careers.

Offered Courses

Accounting and Business Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | four years with a placement option

More than ever the world needs flexible and prepared thinkers, ready to build financially robust businesses that are able to deal with the unexpected and cope in a crisis. This joint honours degree will build on strong analytical skills, exploring the economics of markets such as money, capital, derivatives and foreign exchange, and the theory of modern finance in business.  

Choose from a range of modules throughout your course, such as Crisis and Business Continuity Management, where you will learn to analyse vulnerabilities and deal with simulated business interruptions. Explore the top-level decision making in managing the direction and impact of organisations with modules on Management and Strategy. 

The opportunity to grow a deep understanding of accounting through the join honours degree will enable you to appraise the role of accounting in society. Appreciate and critically analyse financial decisions taken by organisations, and the standards, laws, rules and regulations that qualified accountants must abide by. 

Throughout the course we will expand your understanding of business concepts, ideas, models and methods, with strong focus on strategic management. This valuable expertise will help you to stand out in roles in corporations, finance, and the civil service, in the competitive business world. 

Key features:

  • You will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accountancy exams with the ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and CIPFA, subject to optional module choices and any module specific criteria, which gives you a great start towards gaining your professional qualification.
  • Gain a practical insight into markets and trading with our  Trading Room, which gives you access to industry standard software to analyse share prices and company performance.
  • Our exciting careers programme DMU Works will help you to gain placement opportunities with local, national and global companies, previous students have secured placements at VW, Microsoft, Bosch, IBM, Pfizer, HSBC and Siemens.  
  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally renowned organisations. Recent successes include PwC, Vauxhall, Marks and Spencer, News UK, PepsiCo and BP and many more. 
  • Expand your horizons with international experiences linked to your studies through our  DMU Global  programme. Students have visited Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. Recent visits to Bloomberg in New York gave students a valuable insight into the development of the Bloomberg trading system.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Accounting and Economics BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Are you interested in a rewarding and professional career? This accredited course offers the ideal platform for students to develop theoretical and practical skills valued by employers. Our close links with professional accounting bodies provide you with the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace and giving you a head start in the graduate jobs market.

You will study accounting modules which will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies. The Economics modules will teach you how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory.

In your second and third years, you can choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your learning to your interests and career ambitions.

Key features:

  • You will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from the professional accounting body exams with the ICAEW, subject to optional module choices and any module-specific criteria.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles with the Government Economic Service, the Department for International Trade and the NHS.
  • Our graduates are employed by leading brands, with recent successes including PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, KPMG and Barclays.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global scheme. Previous study-enhancing trips have included New York, where students visited Wall Street and the Bloomberg headquarters, Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Accounting and Finance BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | four years with a placement option

Are you interested in a rewarding and professional career? This accredited course offers the ideal platform for students to develop theoretical and practical skills valued by employers. Our close links with professional accounting bodies provide you with the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional exams, allowing you to complete them at a faster pace and giving you a head start in the graduate jobs market.

You will study accounting modules which will give you a solid grounding in key business concepts, ideas and methodologies. The Economics modules will teach you how to analyse and measure real economic issues based on your knowledge of economic theory.

In your second and third years, you can choose from a range of optional modules to tailor your learning to your interests and career ambitions.

Key features:

  • You will have the opportunity to gain exemptions from the professional accounting body exams with the ICAEW, subject to optional module choices and any module specific criteria.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles with the Government Economic Service, the Department for International Trade and the NHS.
  • Our graduates are employed by leading brands, with recent successes including PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, IBM, KPMG and Barclays.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global scheme. Previous study-enhancing trips have included New York, where students visited Wall Street and the Bloomberg headquarters, Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Accounting BSc (Hons)

  • 8 Months |  This course is not open to UK students

Accounting BSc (Hons) will provide you with a high level of technical knowledge to underpin your future career as a chartered accountant. It provides a focused UK higher education academic experience strongly linked to accounting in a practical environment and to the role of finance trained staff working in a variety of roles within the economy.

The aim of the programme is to balance theoretical knowledge with practical application to allow you to develop a critical and questioning approach to the wide range of issues and opportunities faced by accountants in their working environment. It will allow you to understand the conceptual underpinnings of the various areas associated with the role accounting plays in everyday business.

This programme and the exemptions obtained allow you to benefit from a reduction in the time and the cost involved with qualifying as Chartered Certified Accountants. Completion of the programme will gain you eight exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), as well as exemptions from CIMA. You will also have the opportunity to experience student life as part of the larger accounting and finance department in a vibrant, global focused university.

Key features:

  • The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry.
  • Close links with employers and professional accounting bodies, providing you with opportunities for industry relevant sessions to enhance your employability.
  • Benefit from lecturers with professional accountancy experience who bring real-life industry and practical knowledge to your lectures.
  • Opportunities to take part in an international trip with DMU Global. Accounting and Finance students have previously been on trips to Wall Street in New York.
  • Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Advertising and Marketing Communications BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This accredited course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of marketing communications tools and activities, the strategic side of marketing, and the creative side of advertising.

This accredited course is designed to give you a solid understanding of the strategic side of marketing and the creative side of advertising. Modules such as Advertising and Promotion will teach you how to develop an integrated marketing campaign similar to those required by industry. You will also learn how to develop communication messages and undertake digital and traditional media planning.

You will also benefit from a strong academic and theoretical background through modules such as Brand Management, which aims to equip you with an understanding of the models and frameworks necessary to develop and grow brands in a variety of organisational contexts.

Key features:

  • DMU is a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Accredited Study Centre and an Institute of Data & Marketing (IDM) Key Educational Partner, meaning you can earn exemptions from CIM and IDM professional qualifications in addition to your degree.
  • Put your knowledge of business to the test with our Fox’s Lair initiative, which helps prepare you for the business world – you will generate a business plan in groups and present your idea to local entrepreneurs and business executives, with the chance of winning a financial investment to help set up your venture.
  • Our DMU Works team offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have worked at Next, DHL, Pfizer, FedEx, Rolls-Royce and Walgreens Boots Alliance.
  • With the support of our careers and employability team, our graduates have gone on to careers in globally renowned organisations. Recent successes include TJX Europe, Marks and Spencer, PHD and Vodafone, with graduates landing roles such as digital community executive, strategist, product marketing coordinator and marketing executive.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked to your studies with our DMU Global programme. Current marketing embedded trips are ‘Branding in New York’ for final year students and ‘Content and Creativity in Copenhagen’ for second year students, alongside a range of other options. Previous trips have also included Paris, Athens, India, Berlin and San Francisco. Online global learning opportunities are being sought for the 2020/21 academic year.
  • This course covers a wide variety of modular content, such as Principles of Marketing, Advertising and Promotion, International Marketing, Campaign Planning, Social Media Marketing and E-Marketing.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Aeronautical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)

  • 4 Years |  Full-time | Five years with a placement option

Aeronautical and Aerospace engineering is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK, with extensive career opportunities in research and development, testing, and maintenance.

This course covers the basic principles of aeronautical engineering, including experimental and theoretical aerodynamics, aircraft design, flight dynamics and control, aircraft propulsion, flight simulation technologies, aircraft structures and computational aerodynamics.

Employment opportunities include careers in aeronautics and aerospace, namely aircraft aerodynamics, wind turbine design and maintenance, aviation management, defense sector, aircraft maintenance, repair and operation services (MRO).

You can study Aeronautical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated master’s MEng (Hons). At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng (Hons), subject to meeting the progression requirements.

Key features:

  • Study a range of topics including aircraft structures and materials, flight dynamics and control, and aircraft propulsion systems.
  • Benefit from the academic expertise of researchers who have experience of collaborating with international institutions such as the National Aerospace Laboratories India, Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute Russia and AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH Austria.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills in our AIRFOX DISO flight simulator.
  • Use our instrumented low speed wind tunnel facility to understand the fundamentals of aerodynamics, test prototype aircraft models and acquire experimental skills relevant to aeronautics and wind tunnel testing.
  • Access industry-standard software packages used in aeronautical engineering applications and research, such as MATLAB, ANSYS and OpenFOAM, which will give you the ability to work confidently in an industrial environment. 
  • Join our student societies to further develop your skills, for example by helping to optimize the aerodynamics of our student racing cars.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Animation BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our course combines academic excellence and professional practice, with a focus on producing festival-ready animation, building an online presence and creating an industry- standard showreel to prepare you to work in the industry. 

We encourage you to be innovative, creative and push the boundaries of storytelling and artistic style. You will receive a grounding in the fundamental skills of animation, with the opportunity to develop more specialist skills from the second year of study. 

You will develop your own distinct style and voice, as well as enhancing your technical and creative knowledge by studying modules such as 2D Animation, Critical Studies and Visual Communication. 

Our excellent facilities include dedicated animation, recording and sound studios, graphics studios, computer suites and a suite of Cintiq stations. You will be supported to master professional tools, such as TVPaint, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects. 

Our supportive and collaborative studio culture creates a nurturing atmosphere that aims to encourage professional development. Teaching is delivered primarily through demonstration and practical workshop sessions, providing hands-on experience in drawing, script writing, idea generation, visual communication, pre-production, audio production and digital 2D animation practice. 

Key features:

  • Prepare for a rewarding career in the animation industry. Recent graduates are working as animators, VFX technical directors, lead technical runners, compositors, modellers and designers, with companies such as Brown Bag, Studio SOI, Cloth Cat, RJDM, Double Negative and Disney. 
  • Access one-to-one support from the  Leicester Media School Drawing Centre  to perfect your drawing skills and meet like-minded artists. 
  • Work on a major project tailored to the animation industry, which will give you the chance to enter national and international competitions and festivals. 
  • Exhibit your work at the week-long DMU Degree Show, one of Leicester’s biggest art and design shows, where final-year students have the chance to meet talent scouts and win industry prizes. 
  • Enjoy developing your skills in a vibrant studio culture and preparing for a future in the animation industry by using our specialist facilities and software. 
  • Add an international experience to your CV with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have seen Animation students draw inspiration from dramatic city skylines and urban environments in New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. 

Animation graduate Lucy Crewe was commissioned by the crew of Doctor Who to animate the story behind its series 10 promotional poster. During her time at DMU, Lucy developed her classical animation and video editing skills, and gained experience of working a live professional brief with the Phoenix Cinema and the Leicester Comedy Festival. 

She said: “With access to industry-standard tools and software, tutorials, specific literature and databases in the library and a network of professionals I learned a lot.” 

Our graduates are working as animators, producers, high-flying VFX technical directors, lead technical runners, compositors, modellers and designers working on TV series and films. They are working with international companies like Double Negative, Ubisoft (Shanghai), Jagex, MPC, The Mill, Blue Zoo, Character Shop, RJDM Animations and Ragdoll Productions and have worked on major films including ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’, 'Les Miserables', 'Superman Man of Steel', 'Thor: The Dark World', 'Ex Machina', 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and ‘Total Recall’.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Applied Computing BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Please note: this course was previous titled 'Computing BSc (Hons)'

The modules on this course have been carefully designed to provide a fully integrated programme of study. Applied Computing BSc (Hons) is a practical, vocationally oriented course providing students with knowledge and skills for the modern, computer-driven workplace. The course is a contemporary mix of traditional computing subjects with professional and work-related skills.

The core modules include Introduction to Computing, Computer Ethics, Data Analytics, Information and Database Design, Programming in Python, Project Management, Human Computer Interaction, Programming with APIs and Frameworks, Mobile Application Design and Development and Artificial Intelligence. In addition to the core modules, there are a number of optional modules for students to choose from including Information and Communication Technologies for Development, Information Security Management and Governance, Internet of Things and Advanced Database Management and Programming, so you can tailor your learning to your areas of interest.

In your final year, you will select from a range of specialist options and also complete a computing project. 

Key features:

  • We have more than 50 years of computing experience that you can learn from. This long-standing history allows you to draw on a wealth of research and academic expertise to inform your studies. Computer science and informatics research at DMU was ranked third for its research power among modern UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), which is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Previously students have carried out placements at organisations including IBM, Vauxhall, Microsoft, General Electric, Siemens, GCHQ, Caterpillar and Hewlett –Packard.
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities. You’ll have access to 100 computer workstations which are divided into five interconnected laboratories, each with 20 high-specification PCs running Windows/Linux.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous DMU Global trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Applied Computing HND

  • 2 Years |  Full-time
  • Part-time

This course is a stepping-stone towards a full honours degree in Computing. Delivered at Leicester College, the first two years of study lead to the award of HND after which you can top-up to an undergraduate degree in Applied Computing. Top-up to a BSc degree requires an additional year of full-time study at the De Montfort University campus.

The modules on this HND have been very carefully designed to provide a fully integrated course of study. Key skills in English and mathematics, business skills including report writing, group work, planning projects and making presentations are fully contextualised within the academic subject content.

The course is especially suitable if you wish to gain a professional qualification without immediately committing to a full term of study, if you are a mature student returning to study, or if you have entry qualifications below those required to start the full degree.

Key features:

  • Developed in collaboration with DMU and Leicester College
  • Building on a long-standing partnership, with academic expertise enhancing your technical and practical skills
  • Gain a professional computing qualification
  • The first two years of study will lead to the award of HND at Leicester College, after which you can apply to top-up to an undergraduate Computing degree at De Montfort University
  • Flexible learning
  • Gain a professional qualification without immediately committing to a full term of study. This course also provides the opportunity to access degree-level study upon successful completion
  • Graduates with successful careers
  • Computing HND graduates have gone on to work as computer and systems engineers, database managers and software developers, at companies such as the National Grid, Caterpillar, Bosch, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls Royce
  • Develop sought-after technical and practical skills
  • Including computer technology, database design, internet technology, programming, multimedia, interactive systems design and systems development
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities
  • You will learn in dedicated laboratories at Leicester College, equipped with high-specification PCs and professional-standard software, and benefit from state-of-the-art display facilities in laboratories and lecture theatres.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Architectural Technology BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time
  • Part-time | Four years with a placement option

This programme focuses on detailed decisions about the design and construction of buildings and their immediate surroundings. Architectural Technology is concerned with new and existing buildings and examines how detail relates to the design concept. This field is also central to the communication of design decisions to members of the construction team and vital to ensuring that work is carried out in the correct manner.  

Our course will help you evolve the knowledge and skills required in understanding, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation relative to design, technology, management and practice.  It will also help advance your architectural management proficiency by bringing together all aspects of the design process, from concept through to completion. 

In addition, this degree examines design strategies to promote and encourage sustainability. You will explore methods of sustainability to inform architectural design, and develop an awareness of ecological footprints, materials and embodied energy along with processes of achieving sustainable design.

Key features:

  • Benefit from our 125-year history, which makes Leicester School of Architecture one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), meaning that you can apply for associate membership of CIAT, with the opportunity to progress towards chartered membership (MCIAT).
  • Accreditation from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) enables you to apply for graduate membership of CABE, with the opportunity to progress towards chartered membership (MCABE).
  • Boost your career prospects with an optional industry placement year. Our students have benefited from working in roles such as Assistant Architecture Technologist at Isherwood McCann, a leading architectural company with expertise in large-scale logistics warehouse developments.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to work on live projects in Berlin in collaboration with Aedas, a leading international  architecture and design practice.
  • The award-winning  Vijay Patel Building  provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will also benefit from a range of industry-standard tools and simulation software, including Thermal Dynamic Simulation and Building Information Modelling.
  • We provide  core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Architecture BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Six years part-time

Studying Architecture offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in an exciting, creative and fast-paced industry which hugely influences the world around us.

On this course you’ll discover how to bring your visions and designs to life, with successful graduates progressing into rewarding careers which have the potential to improve and enhance the lives of countless people. With the knowledge gained as part of this degree, can witness your work turn into tangible creations that serve the communities around you. You will learn about the history of architecture and design, alongside completing technical, practical and professional exercises relating to ethical architecture in the commercial world. You’ll have opportunities to undertake design projects in a range of spatial, social and topographical settings, from the smallest of residences and objects through to complex megacities and events.

This course is a professionally validated undergraduate degree which prepares students for a postgraduate degree in Architecture, which most graduates will progress to. Graduates pursue successful careers in non-professional pathways using their skills in creative design, strategic thinking, leadership and organisation.

The course is on the Commonwealth Association of Architects’ approved courses list.


Key features:

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB), ensuring the content you study meets and exceeds the criteria set out by these professional bodies, with students also exempt from RIBA and ARB Part I examinations.
  • This course benefits from global opportunities thanks to its accreditation with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), the Board of Architects Malaysia, which allows graduates to pursue a professional qualification in Malaysia. It is also approved by the Commonwealth Association of Architects, a membership organisation representing architects in Commonwealth countries, which provides access to an international network of schools for further study and better employment prospects. 
  • DMU’s Leicester School of Architecture - is only one of five schools of architecture in the world to win more than three RIBA Part II design awards in the past five years. It’s also one of the oldest architecture schools in the UK, established in 1897, allowing you to draw on a wealth of experience and expertise.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to work on live projects in Berlin in collaboration with Aedas, a leading international architecture and design practice. Students have also travelled to destinations such as Ahmedabad, India, where they designed and built homes to help those living in disadvantaged communities.
  • Architecture at DMU is in the top 15 for ‘Graduate Prospects’ in the UK, according to The Complete University Guide 2022, many of our graduates have gone on to work for some of the best architectural practices in the UK and worldwide, including Heatherwick Studio, Make Architects and Shigeru Ban Architects.
  • Benefit from the very latest facilities – dedicated multipurpose studios, CAD labs, workshops offering metal working and woodworking to digital printing and water-jet cutting and prototype workshops. Our award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking and explore your design potential.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Studying Architecture offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in an exciting, creative and fast-paced industry which hugely influences the world around us. On this course you’ll discover how to bring your visions and designs to life, with successful graduates progressing into rewarding careers which have the potential to improve and enhance the lives of countless people. With the knowledge gained as part of this degree, can witness your work turn into tangible creations that serve the communities around you.

You will learn about the history of architecture and design, alongside completing technical, practical and professional exercises relating to ethical architecture in the commercial world. You’ll have opportunities to undertake design projects in a range of spatial, social and topographical settings, from the smallest of residences and objects through to complex megacities and events.

This course is a professionally validated undergraduate degree which prepares students for a postgraduate degree in Architecture, which most graduates will progress to. Graduates pursue successful careers in non-professional pathways using their skills in creative design, strategic thinking, leadership and organisation. The course is on the Commonwealth Association of Architects’ approved courses list.

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB), ensuring the content you study meets and exceeds the criteria set out by these professional bodies, with students also exempt from RIBA and ARB Part I examinations.
  • This course benefits from global opportunities thanks to its accreditation with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM), the Board of Architects Malaysia, which allows graduates to pursue a professional qualification in Malaysia. It is also approved by the Commonwealth Association of Architects, a membership organisation representing architects in Commonwealth countries, which provides access to an international network of schools for further study and better employment prospects. 
  • DMU’s Leicester School of Architecture - is only one of five schools of architecture in the world to win more than three RIBA Part II design awards in the past five years. It’s also one of the oldest architecture schools in the UK, established in 1897, allowing you to draw on a wealth of experience and expertise.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to work on live projects in Berlin in collaboration with Aedas, a leading international architecture and design practice. Students have also travelled to destinations such as Ahmedabad, India, where they designed and built homes to help those living in disadvantaged communities.
  • Architecture at DMU is in the top 15 for ‘Graduate Prospects’ in the UK, according to The Complete University Guide 2022, many of our graduates have gone on to work for some of the best architectural practices in the UK and worldwide, including Heatherwick Studio, Make Architects and Shigeru Ban Architects.
  • Benefit from the very latest facilities – dedicated multipurpose studios, CAD labs, workshops offering metal working and woodworking to digital printing and water-jet cutting and prototype workshops. Our award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking and explore your design potential.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Artistic Makeup and Special Effects (Apply direct with Leicester College)

  • 2 Years |  Full-time |

This is a two-year university-level programme which provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to secure a career in artistic makeup within the fashion/media and prosthetics industry. This degree is designed to give you experience and skills to contribute to the economic and cultural development of your chosen profession, whilst enhancing your career prospects with a range of skills for your future employability. The course is delivered by a team of expert staff with professional backgrounds which ensures that modules are relevant, up-to-date and informed by the latest thinking and techniques. Effective links with industry allow us to provide current and up-to-date techniques for example fibreglass mould making, polyurethane, silicone and foam latex materials, as well as industry guest speakers from fashion (Illamasqua), theatre and television. Opportunities for various work experience on the course develops confidence and essential employability skills. The opportunity to top-up to a third-year BA (Hons) Degree is also offered at the College.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Arts and Festivals Management (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The longest-running degree course of its kind in the UK, Arts and Festivals Management boasts enviable industry links to give you the real-world insight and professional edge.  

From programming and cultural policy to marketing and management theory, you will gain the skills that you need to become a leader in the cultural arena and festivals sector. With us, you will learn what it takes to run small and large-scale cultural events, including fundraising, business planning, licensing, and health and safety. You will gain expertise in different scales of venues and kinds of programmes, from theatres to music venues, galleries, museums and festivals. 

We will also develop your knowledge of the theory and academic debate surrounding a range of topics, from running and promoting a venue to cultural leadership, arts and communities and the key to engaging audiences.  

The events landscape is continually changing and professionals in the sector must be adept problem-solvers, with the ability to handle new challenges and offer dynamic solutions. This programme will help equip you with the skills to adapt to the diversification and developments of the sector, with practical projects allowing you to experience online event delivery and digital arts and cultural content.  

At DMU, you can study Arts and Festivals Management with either Dance or Drama as a joint honours course. This will complement your understanding of the cultural sector by enabling you to acquire practical skills and critical knowledge of performance arts, opening up career opportunities in this sector. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from Arts and Festivals Management and 50 percent from Dance or Drama.

Key features:

  • Arts and Festivals Management at DMU is ranked number one in the UK in the ‘Hospitality, event management and tourism’ subject area (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Links with the Leicester Comedy Festival have provided students with the opportunity to organise and run a venue, manage the acts and promote events. The festival founder is DMU alumnus Geoff Rowe. 
  • In your final year you can be part of the team producing, programming and running the high-profile annual  Cultural Exchanges Festival. Previous events have featured inspiring guests such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Grayson Perry, and Meera Syal. 
  • Gain meaningful international experience through  DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Amsterdam, and New York, where they saw a rehearsal and behind-the-scenes of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. 
  • Valuable real-life experience is offered though a placement module with a professional organisation. Students have previously worked with the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York, Universal Music, Curve theatre and Glastonbury Festival. 
  • Our graduates are highly practical individuals who are equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector. Graduates hold key positions across a wide range of industries and roles, including The Barbican, Ballet Rambert, Wembley Arena and the BBC. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Administration BA (Hons)

  • 8 Months |  Full-time | Not for UK students

Interested in a specialisation that will boost your career? Our top-up one-year BA (Hons) in Business Administration will help you to build up on your current business skills and knowledge by offering you a wide range of specialist areas.

You can tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions. In addition to a range of modules that will equip you with a wider vision of how to administer a business, we offer three streams of specialisation: Finance, Marketing and Strategy & Management.

This programme is designed to combine theoretical knowledge with a wide range of practical activities where you can apply and test your skills. Our research-led teaching will bring you up to date with the most innovative debates in Business. This will prepare you to enter the job market with a thorough understanding of what it takes to administer Businesses in our fast-paced global environment, while giving you a unique set of specialist skills if you wish to carry on your studies at postgraduate level.

You will also have the opportunity to experience student life at our global focused university, using our unique facilities like our Trading Room and exploring opportunities through our extensive links with local and national employers.

Key features:

  • Graduates in our department have secured positions in globally renowned organisations such as Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar and The Body Shop.
  • Achieve an internally recognised UK Higher Education BA degree in only one year.
  • Strengthen the global outlook of your career: with DMU Global you will have the opportunity to visit international businesses and learn directly from their insights.
  • Our Trading Room will give you access to a comprehensive and always up to date financial data.
  • Explore cutting-edge business innovation through a unique combination of research-led teaching and real-life industry experience.
  • Close links with national and local businesses with opportunities for on-field research.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Administration and Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

The course allows you to follow a general business pathway or choose specialist modules in marketing and human resource management.

Reasons to study Business Administration and Management at DMU:

  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies such as Volkswagen, IBM, Rolls-Royce, Siemens and the NHS
  • Flexible part-time routes for students with work and/or family commitments
  • Enjoy an international experience with our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Administration and Management (Year 3 Top-up Only) BA (Hons)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Not for UK students

This one-year programme is a final year top-up degree aimed at students wishing to enhance their knowledge with a practical course with three available pathways to choose from.

This is a career-focused and practical course, allowing you to study a range of subjects from different disciplines within the Business School. You can follow a general business pathway or choose specialist modules in Marketing and Human Resource Management.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich placement optional

Biomedical science is the term for the investigations carried out on samples of tissue and body fluids to diagnose disease and monitor the treatment of patients.

A biomedical science degree is highly sought after in NHS pathology centres, forensic science laboratories, research institutions and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Successful graduates can benefit from entering a dynamic profession with long-term career prospects in research, specialised laboratory work, education and management.

Our course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, which enables our graduates to gain the necessary skills and qualifications sought by employers.

You’ll study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, immunology and more. Throughout the course, you’ll be exploring the analytical skills needed in modern biomedical science, along with research and diagnostic techniques.

Key features:

  • This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), ensuring students receive a well-informed, scientific education and develop practical skills and experience which prospective employers value.
  • Register as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council after a period of clinical laboratory training (this can be completed as part of your optional placement year).
  • You will study a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology and the basic analytical skills of modern biomedical science.
  • Gain industry experience during an optional placement year. Our students have worked in a number of NHS pathology centres, as well as in research laboratories at organisations including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Public Health England.
  • Benefit from an international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has seen students conducting Biomedical Science workshops on topics including malaria and sickle cell disease to high school students in Zimbabwe.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work in diagnostic laboratories in both the public and private sectors, NHS pathology centres, research institutions and the biotechnology industry, in roles as biomedical scientists, laboratory assistants, associate practitioners, pharmacology technicians, as well as lectures and researchers within Higher Education.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich placement (optional).

Arts and Festivals Management is the longest-running degree course of its kind in the UK and boasts enviable industry links. 

In addition to deepening your understanding of academic debates, our course will help equip you with the practical tools and skills needed to become a leader in key areas of the cultural arena, including theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals.  

You will develop a range of interdisciplinary skills such as teamwork, marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, programming and cultural policy. 

In your final year, you will have the opportunity either to produce a large-scale arts event of your choice or be part of the team producing, programming and running the high-profile annual Cultural eXchanges Festival. Previous events have featured inspiring guests such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Grayson Perry, and Meera Syal.

The events landscape is continually changing and professionals in the sector must be adept problem solvers, with the ability to handle new challenges and offer dynamic solutions. This programme will help equip you with the skills to adapt to the diversification and developments of the sector, with practical projects allowing you to experience online event delivery and digital arts and cultural content. This also provides you with the opportunity to tackle the real-life challenges of engaging audiences in increasingly new and innovative ways. 

Key features:

  • Arts and Festivals Management at DMU is ranked number one in the UK in the ‘Hospitality, event management and tourism’ subject area (Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • You will study a range of topics, including running and promoting a venue, cultural leadership, arts and communities and engaging audiences. 
  • Links with the Leicester Comedy Festival have provided previous students with the opportunity to organise and run a venue, manage the acts and promote events. The festival founder is DMU alumnus Geoff Rowe. 
  • Benefit from top-quality teaching by industry experts, thanks to excellent links with leading organisations such as Universal Music and London’s Southbank Centre. 
  • Valuable real-life experience is offered though a placement module with a professional organisation. Students have previously worked with the Joseph Papp Public Theatre in New York, Universal Music, Curve theatre and Glastonbury Festival. 
  • Our graduates are highly practical individuals who are equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector. Graduates hold key positions across a wide range of industries and roles, including The Barbican, Ballet Rambert, Wembley Arena and the BBC.  
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Amsterdam, to study the influence of the arts in a different county, and New York, where they saw a rehearsal and behind-the-scenes of Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business and Marketing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

An effective marketing strategy and up-to-date business knowledge are key to the success of any modern company. This is where our course comes in.

In your first year you will ground your learning in the field, covering a broad range of skills. During your second and third years you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations, in areas such as contemporary business practice, contemporary marketing, market research, and advertising.

The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which means our graduates leave with a degree that is recognised by one of the world’s leading professional marketing bodies that’s respected industry-wide.

Employability is a key feature of what we offer at DMU and our students are given the tools to boost their prospects through the dedicated faculty careers and placement team, which helps students gain work experience ranging from short-term internships to year-long placements and graduate jobs.

Key features:

  • Study at a CIM Accredited Study Centre and an Institute of Data and Marketing Key Educational Partner. Studying this course will allow you to gain significant exemptions from CIM professional qualification on top of your degree (subject to module choice.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked to your studies with our DMU Global programme. Current marketing embedded trips are ‘Branding in New York’ for final year students and ‘Content and Creativity in Copenhagen’ for second year students, alongside a range of other options. Previous trips have also included Paris, Athens, India, Berlin and San Francisco.
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles in brand marketing at Goodyear Dunlop and Puma, as a sales intern with Tata Technologies and in product marketing at Vauxhall.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate jobs, with recent successes including roles as a marketing executive at Barratt Developments, graduate trainee at EE and loyalty marketing executive at Homebase.
  • Pitch a business idea to real-life entrepreneurs, with the chance to win a cash prize to help set up your venture, through our annual Fox’s Lair competition. This is for first year students, as part of the Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Enterprise module.
  • With a wide range of modules to choose from in your second and third year, you can tailor your degree to suit your aspirations.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Data Analytics BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The field of data analytics is becoming increasingly more relevant and important. Insight-driven businesses are said to be growing at an average of more than 30 per cent each year, creating a demand for professionals skilled in data analytics. 

This course provides a broad understanding of information systems coupled with in-depth exploration of analytics knowledge and concepts to help you derive valuable information and insights from data. The course covers a range of subjects to prepare for a career in the sector, and benefits from insight from DMU’s internationally-renowned research institutes, embedding ethics and the impact of computing and technology within the modules. 

Professionalism within an industry context is emphasized throughout, with strong links to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Students are exposed to industry-standard concepts, tools and technologies, exploring the fundamental underlying principles of data analytics. Our teaching staff contribute to the field through internationally-recognised research or industrial consultancy, and many are members of centres that pioneer cutting-edge research.

On graduating from this course, our students are equipped with the skills needed for successful careers in industry or academia, as competent and independent lifelong learners. The programme will prepare you for careers in fields such as data and systems analysis and design, system, security,  project and knowledge management, big data architect roles, data consultant roles and business consultancy.

Key features:

  • Gain an industry-recognised qualification and a skill set sought by employers across the industry. 
  • Learn from our computing experience built over more than 50 years, a long-standing history allowing you to draw on a wealth of research and academic expertise. 
  • Computer science and informatics research at DMU was ranked third for its research power among modern UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), which is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • Our computer science and engineering and technology subjects have scored highly in the Times Higher Education’s 2020 World University Rankings, meaning you can benefit from the outstanding level of research, teaching and learning on offer at DMU.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Previous students have benefited from placements at leading organisations including at Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corporation, Thomson Reuters, E.ON, GlaxoSmithKline, TNT Express, and AstraZeneca.
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities, with 100 computer workstations on campus divided into five interconnected laboratories, each with 20 high-specification PCs running Windows/Linux.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Whether you want to launch your own business or change an existing organisation, this programme immerses you in the world of creative business thinking, helping you to prepare for employment after university. You will develop your entrepreneurial and creative skills and apply them to real-world situations.

Taught by lecturers with industry experience, this course will hone your key competences as you study core topics that cut across business and entrepreneurial practice. In your second and third years you can choose from a range of optional modules, enabling you to tailor your learning to your interests.

You will gain practical experience with a real business through the Consulting Live module and have the chance to take part in Fox’s Lair – our annual contest for entrepreneurs. It focuses on teamwork, project management, research, communication and problem solving – all skills in demand by employers.

Key features:

  • Study a stimulating, challenging and interesting programme, designed to arm you with vital skills and competencies in preparation for life after university.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our lecturers, many of whom have worked in business and bring real-world experience into the classroom.
  • Guest lectures from business experts add real value to your experiential learning.
  • The work-based live case study assessment gives you experience of working with real companies as a consultant. As part of a team, you will visit a client and then present them with solutions to issues affecting their business.
  • Pitch a business idea to real-life entrepreneurs, with the chance to win a great prize, through our annual  Fox’s Lair  competition for first-year students.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our  DMU Global programme. Previous study-focused trips have seen students travel to Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.
  • Placement  opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have landed roles in purchasing and logistics at Siemens and as a management trainee at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business HND

  • 2 Years |  Full-time

This course leads to a HND award from De Montfort University in the first instance, which on successful completion may then be ‘topped-up’ to a full BA (Hons) Degree in Business and Management via a third year of study at the main DMU campus.

Key features:

  • A career-focused and practical course allowing you to study a range of subjects from different disciplines
  • Opportunity to tailor your degrees by following a general business pathway or choose specialist modules in Marketing and Human Resource Management.
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies including Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This course will enable you to develop a broad, industry-relevant understanding of information systems, with opportunities to specialise in your individual areas of interest.

Throughout the programme, students will build the skills and knowledge needed to operate as professionals in the field of information systems. During your studies, you will benefit from insight from DMU’s internationally-renowned research institutes, with ethics and the impact of computing and technology embedded within the modules. 

Professionalism within an industry context is emphasized throughout, with strong links to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Students are exposed to industry-standard concepts, tools and technologies and explore fundamental underlying principles. Our teaching staff contribute to the field either through internationally-recognised research or industrial consultancy, and many are members of centres that pioneer cutting-edge research.

On graduating from this course, our students are equipped with the skills needed for successful careers in industry or academia, as competent and independent lifelong learners. The programme will prepare you for careers in fields such as business information systems, intelligence analyst and developer roles, data and systems analysis and design, system, security, project and knowledge management and business consultancy.

Key features:

  • The course is delivered in partnership with industry-leaders, enabling you to gain industry-relevant qualifications and skills and benefit from a personal mentoring scheme, preferred placement opportunities with the companies, as well as other professional qualifications.
  • Learn from our computing experience built over more than 50 years, a long-standing history allowing you to draw on a wealth of research and academic expertise. 
  • Computer science and informatics research at DMU was ranked third for its research power among modern UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), which is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • Within the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, which lists the top 500 institutions in the world per subject, DMU was ranked within the 151-200 block of top universities in Computer Science. DMU is within the top 25 per cent of all UK universities for Computer Science – including subjects such as Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Previous students have benefited from placements at leading organisations including HP, Microsoft, Intel Corporation, E.ON, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and PepsiCo.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Law LLB (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The Business Law LLB at DMU allows you to focus on all aspects of business and commercial law. You can specialise in areas including international trade law, competition law and company law, giving you the breadth of knowledge you need to start your career as a business legal professional. 

In the first year you will study four core modules to give you a strong foundation in law. In years two and three you are free to select the modules that reflect your own interests and career aims, although certain modules are compulsory if you want to achieve qualifying status.

Key features:

  • This is a qualifying law degree with full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers. 
  • You will study in our fantastic dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library all based in the Hugh Aston building.
  • Enhance your understanding of Law through activities available such as DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, Black Lawyer’s Society, client interviewing and mooting which will enhance your employability, ensuring you are well equipped for a range of career paths or further study.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies through our DMU Global programme – recent trips have seen students visit New York, Berlin, Toronto and Doha. Students visited key institutions in New York to gain valuable insights into the American justice system this involved a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court.
  • Our DMU Works team offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have successfully been placed at Toyota, PepsiCo, Hewlett-Packard, The Walt Disney Company and the NHS.
  • Our graduates have gone on to secure roles working for a variety of nationally renowned organisations and law firms, including the Ministry of Justice, Bond Adams Solicitors, Spearing Waite LLP, and British Gas. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Management and Economics BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Study business theories and models present in contemporary organisations and discover how national and global issues can affect the performance of a business. On this course, you will learn to apply this knowledge to solve complex real-world problems.

In your second year you can choose from a variety of modules, such as Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions, which will provide you with a thorough understanding of financial systems. The analytical and critical evaluation skills developed alongside your studies of economics will deepen your understanding of how to support successful businesses.

During your time at DMU you will also have an opportunity to add an international dimension to your studies by taking part in a short-term overseas visit. Business Management and Economics students recently visited Berlin, which gave them the opportunity to apply economic theory to analyse the benefits and costs of European integration.

Key features:

  • Develop a critical awareness of both economic markets and business policy and analyse key decisions taken by organisations in both subject areas.
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Past students have landed roles with IBM, Office for Budget Responsibility, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate jobs. Recent successes include a business analyst at Deutsche Bank, audit associate at KPMG, financial analyst at PwC and financial advisor at Deloitte.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global programme, which will allow you to apply the theoretical side of your course to real-world settings. Previous course-related trips have seen students enhance their studies in New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Hong Kong, where they were able to gain an understanding of the global markets and how they work in different countries, while extending their knowledge of other cultures.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Management and Finance BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our Business Management and Finance programme is a career-focused course that will enable you to combine business and financial knowledge to critically understand business strategy and acquire a range of skills such as financial accounting techniques and research skills necessary for evaluation, synthesis and analysis, sought by many employers.  

You’ll be able to gain a broad understanding of business concepts, models and methods, with an increased focus on strategic management as you progress through the course. You’ll also be equipped with a critical and comprehensive understanding of the nature and meaning of corporate strategy, to master your ability to assess the strategic position of corporations operating in complex global markets where the economic outlook is not looking good.  

The finance element of this course will help develop your analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong focus on investments and financial markets, including an introduction to some of the main principles of corporate financial decision-making and their impact in real-life financial settings. 

Key features:

  • This programme provides the opportunity to gain exemptions from some professional accounting body exams, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (subject to optional module choices and any module specific criteria).
  • Our Trading Room, one of the largest in a UK university, is a dedicated trading room that will give you a simulated experience of industry-standard software that is used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. Through real-time share price and company performance, this will help you to prepare for the real world of business and finance.
  • You’ll be taught and informed by our expert lecturers who will bring real-world experience into the classroom thanks to first-hand experience of industry. Their guidance and knowledge will help you enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills, all of which are highly sought-after skills in many jobs.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Our placement students have previously secured placements at companies such as Cummins, Vauxhall, Siemens, Ernest Young, the NHS and Pfizer.
  • Graduates have previously been employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Commercial Finance Analyst at Red Bull, Auditor at KPMG, Cost Technician at PepsiCo, Tax Processor at Grant Thornton and Financial Criminal Analyst at Barclays.
  • Gain global insight and understanding with our international experience programme DMU Global. Previously, students on our business courses have benefited from trips to destinations including Copenhagen, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto. During these visits, they enjoyed the opportunity to visit sites linked to their studies, such as learning about the financial institutions on New York’s famous Wall Street, as well as experiencing a tour of the Bloomberg headquarters. (Please note that future trips are subject to worldwide restrictions' and 'we hope to offer similar trips as soon as worldwide travel is less restricted.) 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Management and Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

People are fundamental to any business or organisation, which is why the study of human resources is so valuable. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), this course will educate you in a diverse and insightful range of topics linked to people in the workplace, including subjects such as managing change, employment relations, culture, motivation, and leadership. 

The dual focus of this degree helps equip you with a wide spectrum of knowledge and skills, with the opportunity to follow a general business pathway alongside a specialised focus on Human Resource Management (HRM). As part of this you’ll gain a strong understanding of fundamental business concepts practices and methods. 

You’ll also be able to acquire a thorough knowledge of key management topics and techniques, alongside studying modules such as Politics in Business, Employment Relations, Business Research Issues and Analysis and HRM in the Workplace. 

Key features:

  • Thanks to its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), industry developments and practices are reflected in our teaching.
  • Upon successful completion of the course you can gain associate membership of the CIPD, helping you to get ahead in your professional career. 
  • As part of this programme you’ll have the opportunity to combine your study in areas as diverse as marketing, finance and strategy, alongside specialising in HR subjects such as managing change, employment relations, culture, motivation and leadership, so you can develop a broad range of skills.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to destinations such as Copenhagen, New York, Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.
  • During this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year, an invaluable opportunity to put the skills developed during your degree into practice. Students have previously enjoyed placement opportunities with local, national and global organisations including the NHS, Marks & Spencer, Siemens, Lidl, and Rugby Borough Council.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for many leading brands in graduate roles  such as HR adviser at Dunelm Head Office, learning and development manager at Miss Selfridge, HR consultant at Jaguar Land Rover and recruitment coordinator at BUPA. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This highly practical course gives you an excellent grounding in how businesses are run and managed. You’ll develop vital employability and communication skills, explore creative ideas, and gain a deep awareness of business.

You can tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions by specialising in topics such as accounting and finance, human resource management, and marketing.

The modules we offer are continually reviewed, considering contemporary issues, to make sure you are equipped with the knowledge and skills that employers need – such as our Business and Sustainability module, which covers sustainability challenges and explores how managers can successfully balance their economic, social and environmental impacts.

A Business Management degree at DMU can open up an exciting career path in a wide range of areas. Previous graduates from this degree have gone on to successful careers in world-renowned organisations, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar, HP and The Body Shop.

Key features:

  • DMU is ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the only UK government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education (Office for Students, 2017).
  • If you successfully complete certain modules you will be eligible for the award of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership, at no additional cost, upon completion of your degree.
  • Our DMU Fox’s Lair initiative will help to prepare you for the business world, with an opportunity to work in groups to generate and present a business plan to local entrepreneurs and executives, competing for a financial investment prize. 
  • Benefit from DMU’s careers and employability team, who have been named the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards 2021.
  • Students have recently secured placements at leading companies such as BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Triumph, Phillips 66 and Siemens, working in areas such as supply chain and logistics, digital marketing, purchasing, and research and development.
  • DMU has a modern, fully resourced 24-hour library with access to thousands of online books and journals, including news, analysis and commentary from leading global business publication the Financial Times, and marketing insight from WARC. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

A constantly evolving sector, the multibillion-pound computer games industry is now worth more than double its value in 2007. This offers graduates extensive career opportunities in a rapidly expanding field.

This course provides an opportunity to develop your interest in computer games into a set of skills which will help you start a career in this exciting industry.

You will study the latest techniques and resources for developing standalone, web-based and mobile games, featuring exciting graphics and animation, becoming familiar with the basic architecture and design elements of computer games and programming languages relevant to games development.

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
  • Teaching covers a range of topics, including an introduction to C++ programming, game architecture and design, and game engine architecture, ensuring you are fully familiarised with programming languages and paradigms relevant to games development.
  • Benefit from our industry-standard game development studios, featuring some of the latest technologies for playing and developing games on a range of platforms. They are equipped with a mixture of high-specification gaming PCs, consoles and game development software.
  • Become part of a vibrant community by joining our Game Society or E-Sports Society. You can build on what you learn on the course by playing games, taking trips to professional gaming events, and competing in tournaments. Our Games Development Society will give you the chance to work alongside Game Art students in games jams.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Students have been able to visit top tech companies in San Francisco and test out their espionage and surveillance skills in New York.
  • Graduates have pursued careers as games programmers, artificial intelligence programmers, graphics programmers, 3D modellers and web systems developers.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Computer Science BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

With the digital era continuing to expand rapidly, the role of computing and its impact on our lives is more important than ever. New and innovative computer technologies are constantly being unveiled, with software engineers, systems developers, programmers and analysts playing a vital role in their creation and development.

Benefiting from more than 50 years of successful teaching, our Computer Science course focuses on modern approaches to software systems development, allowing you to explore both the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand programming language concepts, software design methods, secure web systems, computer architecture and computer networks.

The course prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities, from programming and developer roles to software engineering, with computer technology closely linked with an extensive range of industries such as medicine, education, entertainment, security and architecture.

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
  • Our diverse curriculum provides students with an equal balance of theory and practice and is embedded with contemporary technologies designed to tackle modern multi-core platforms.
  • Tailor your learning to your career ambitions through a wide range of optional third year modules, including: Secure Web Application Development; Multi-Service Networks; Interaction Design; and Big Data and Business Models.
  • You can gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. During previous trips, students have gained key insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape Museum.
  • Our Computer Science research is ranked as the world’s joint first for citations to our articles on the Category Normalized Citation Index, meaning you will have access to internationally recognised academics throughout your time at DMU.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as ITN, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, BT, RBS, HSBC, DNEG and Experian.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Concept and Comic Art BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our course encompasses two distinct practical themes - concept art and comic art, both of which focus on fundamental, traditional art skills and contemporary digital techniques.

In concept art you will be helped to master a range of industry-focused tools and techniques for developing pre-production, production and post-production art for the film and video game industries. In comic art you will develop a practical understanding of idea generation, visual storytelling and visual communication.

These two themes mean you will access a wide range of creative possibilities and opportunities. They are underpinned by contextual studies to inform and enhance your practice through an exploration of the historical, cultural and social contexts of the wider world of print and web-based comic arts, graphic novels and visual communication.

The course features regular guest lectures and workshops, giving you an opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to design successful content. Our studio culture encourages peer collaboration and networking with industry professionals to support you as you create your portfolio.

You will be able to develop skills in your own special interests and graduate as a skilled comic and concept artist, ready to work in a range of roles across the creative industries.

Key features:

  • Engage with learning and teaching through hands-on practical activity, supported by our expert academic team and vibrant studio culture. 
  • Benefit from special guest lectures to enhance your understanding of the industry and learn directly from film and game industry professionals. 
  • Produce your own portfolio to enhance your employability, by taking final-year modules in Personal Exploration and Professional Practice.  
  • Gain a valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Students from related courses have been inspired by urban architecture in New York and explored the cultural context of art in Berlin. 
  • Get one-to-one support to develop your drawing skills and meet like-minded creatives at the Leicester Media School Drawing Centre. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Contour Fashion BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time

Established in 1947, our course has unparalleled links with the UK and global intimate apparel industry, providing opportunities to work with national and international companies on live projects, work placements, competitions and awards. 

Specialise in lingerie, athleisure, swimwear, loungewear, nightwear, corsetry or menswear, and study a range of topics that will develop specialist skills. These include skills in conceptual design and application, pattern cutting, grading, fit methodologies, technical excellence and manufacturing, and presentation formats to equip you for industry roles in the UK and worldwide. In your final year, you will choose to specialise in either an aesthetic or a technical route. 

Our industry-led curriculum will prepare you to innovate and adapt to changes within this dynamic sector. You will develop skills in athleisure products - now in high demand following the global shift to remote working which has led to a growth in comfort-inspired, fashion-driven work attire.

Your base will be the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, home to all of our art and design students, which provides both the space and facilities to foster creative thinking.

Key features:

  • Develop the technical skills, market proficiency, design expertise and understanding of 2-3D creative development needed to innovate in this fast-evolving sector.
  • Work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and insight into the industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. Recent briefs have been set by global brands such as ASOS, Gymshark, H&M and Lycra.
  • Benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure.  Previous graduates have won a number of accolades, including Boux Avenue’s Lingerie Designer of the Year and the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers award. 
  • This course has a global reputation with industry experts in the intimate apparel industry, with recent graduates employed by ASOS, Gymshark, Agent Provocateur, Triumph, H&M, Clover International, Heidi Klein and Nichole de Carle. 
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global brands including Victoria’s Secret, Aerie and Adore Me in New York.  
  • We provide core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Creative Music Technology BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

On the Creative Music Technology BA you will focus on composition and production. With us, you will explore an extensive range of approaches to creating and performing, including studio-based composition, multi-track recording and production, and sound synthesis.

Discover the application of music across disciplines, from music and sound for film to site-specific and installation work, creative computer coding, and advanced surround sound and diffusion.

Allow your vision and voice to be inspired by the academic study of digital and post-digital history and aesthetics. Based on your own interests, you will have the freedom to choose compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research in greater depth. You will have access to our dedicated facilities where you can explore areas such as spatialisation, musical computing and sound recording.

This course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers at the forefront of electronic and electroacoustic music, electronica and sonic art.

Our graduates have gone on to work as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians, in major organisations such as the BBC, ITV, Sony Music, Warner Music Group and smaller genre-based labels Ninja Tune and K7.

Key features:

  • Develop your practical skills in our creative technology studios. You will benefit from access to audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems. The studio facilities include mixing desks and digital audio workstations, each equipped with comprehensive libraries of audio effects and samples.
  • Join a dynamic musical community which hosts concerts and workshops and has a number of musical groups such as the Dirty Electronics ensemble. The university also has many active student musical societies, including the Music Society, Recording Society, Sound Design Society, and DJ Society.
  • Have opportunities to present your work at some of Leicester's most important cultural institutions, including the CURVE Theatre, the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and creative hub LCB Depot.
  • Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the award-winning Demon Media group, which includes the Demon FM radio station and Demon TV.
  • Through our Music, Technology and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity  you can take part in events, undertake creative research, work with professional artists, lead workshops and contribute to international research projects.
  • Benefit from guest lectures from music industry specialists. Previous guest speakers include Merzbow, Mira Calix, Tim Exile, DJ Sniff, Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Duffy, GRM, Leafcutter John, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Keith Rowe and Evan Parker.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Creative Writing (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time

Study Creative Writing with us to find your voice, refine your talent, and put purpose into every word you write. With inspiring, stimulating themes embedded throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills across fiction, poetry, memoir, the graphic novel, screenwriting, non-fiction, audio and performance writing, concrete poetry and new media.  

You’ll examine the relationship between word, image, and sound and, by the end of your course, you won’t just be writing – you’ll also be producing your own professional-standard publications. We will also equip you with voice coaching to help you leave DMU as a self-assured public performer.  

At DMU, you can study Creative Writing with either Drama, Film Studies or Journalism as a joint honours course. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from Creative Writing and 50 per cent from Drama, Film Studies or Journalism. Combining your Creative Writing study with a complimentary academic discipline ensures that your writing stays fresh with different stimuli and you will develop varied skills to broaden your career opportunities. 

Key features:

  • Become part of regional writing networks and perform and publish your work through events such as annual book festival States of Independence, DMU’s Cultural eXchanges festival, and spoken word events. 
  • Gain confidence in practical skills in performing and audio recording, and technical skills in digital and print publishing. 
  • We’ll help you to experiment and push you beyond your comfort zone to produce podcasts, audio-visual pieces and multimedia digital work. 
  • Work beyond classroom boundaries in a variety of stimulating settings to promote creativity, including urban walk workshops, museum trips and ghost story workshops in a deconsecrated chapel.
  • DMU is ranked in the top 10 Creative Writing courses in the UK for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • Take part in an overseas trip with  DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have considered themes of borders and exile during a walking tour of Berlin, taken part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library, and discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen. 
  • You’ll learn from successful working writers and industry professionals. Recent guest speakers include our visiting professor, poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah, novelist Mahsuda Snaith, literary agent Oli Munson and non-fiction author Damian Le Bas.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Criminology BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

This programme will help provide you with transferable skills useful in the criminal justice sector and allied career fields (social work, drugs and alcohol programmes). You can develop your practical experience through a wide range of volunteering opportunities (through the DMU Students' Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison and Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.

This is an applied course and you will learn first-hand from a team of experienced academics who have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association. You will study a range of topics, including Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Society, Crime, Risk and Community Safety, and Young People and the Criminal Justice System. As the course progresses, you will have the flexibility to tailor your learning through optional modules to your desired pathway.

Upon graduation there are a variety of career paths available, including policing, private security, crime prevention, victim support, prison and probation service, youth justice and drug and alcohol services.

Key features:

  • Choose to study Criminology to explore three key question, what is a crime, why does crime happen, and how can we prevent it. Or Choose to study Criminology with Psychology to focus on personality, social psychology and more.
  • Recent graduates have gone on to work in sectors including policing, youth justice, victim support, social work, HM Prison & Probation Service and teaching.
  • We have a large team of criminologists involved in teaching and research, most of whom have worked within criminal justice or allied fields and have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association.
  • Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations and are taught by experienced academics working at the cutting-edge of criminological research and working to promote SDG16 (for which DMU is the global academic hub) on Peace, Justice and Stronger Institutions.
  • There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities available to Criminology students (through DMU Students’ Union) in local criminal justice agencies, including HM Prison Service, the National Probation Service, youth offending services and victim support.
  • You will study a range of topics including punishment and society, drugs and substance abuse misuse, domestic violence, human trafficking and media and crime.
  • Gain insight into criminological issues in other parts of the world through our DMU Global programme. Recent opportunities have seen Criminology students gain a better understanding of state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp, explore sub-cultures in Chicago, and a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore the experiences of victims of the Bosnia genocide.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Our Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies course can teach you the skills to become a professional practitioner in the public or private policing sector. 

This programme is the ideal choice if you’re interested in studying policing or criminal investigation but do not necessarily wish to pursue a career in the police service. This provides opportunities for you to pursue a career as an investigator or intelligence officer in other law enforcement agencies.

Taught by policing and criminology academics with substantial experience of criminal justice practice, in the first year you will get an introduction to criminology and the profession of policing, as well as learn how to research in the crime and justice sector and gain an understanding of the criminal justice system. In years two and three, you will study topics covering the leadership and management of contemporary issues in policing, research for effective practice and multi-agency working, as well as complete a dissertation on a subject of your own choice. Both years will have a bespoke progressive investigation taught module, which is designed to develop your critical understanding of operational and critical incident investigations within public and private law enforcement agencies and within the Criminal Justice System. 

Key features:

  • 100% of our Criminal Investigation and Policing Studies graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education report (2016-17). This is above the sector average of 94.6%.
  • This programme is taught by experienced practice-based policing and criminology academics and researchers, who will help broaden your understanding of the sector while keeping you up to date with contemporary issues and debates.
  • You will study a range of modules including Introduction to Criminology, TheProfession of Policing, Leadership and Management of Contemporary Issues inPolicing, and Multi-Agency Working.
  • Take advantage of placement opportunities with a local investigatory agency offered through our DMU Works careers programme, which will help enhance your employability through offering real-world experience alongside your studies.
  • Previous graduates have landed roles at local authority Trading Standards, the Leicestershire Police investigations teams and the Independent Police Complaints Authority.
  • Gain international experience and apply your knowledge to a global context through our DMU Global programme. Previously, our Criminal investigation and Policing students have had the opportunity to visit destinations such as New York, where they were taught about the differences and similarities between the policing system in the US and the U

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Creative Writing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time.

Find your voice and discover your own creative writing path through studying with us at DMU. By embedding stimulating themes throughout our distinctive course structure we give you the opportunity to develop skills across fiction, poetry, memoir, the graphic novel, screenwriting, non-fiction, audio and performance writing, concrete poetry and new media.

You’ll examine the relationship between word, image, and sound and, by the end of your course, you won’t just be writing – you’ll also be producing your own professional-standard publications. As a final confidence boost we include final-year voice coaching to help you leave DMU as a self-assured public performer.

Key features:

  • You’ll learn from successful working writers and industry professionals. Recent guest speakers include our visiting professor, poet and novelist Benjamin Zephaniah, novelist Mahsuda Snaith, literary agent Oli Munson and non-fiction author Damian Le Bas.
  • We’ll help you to experiment and push beyond your comfort zone and produce podcasts, audio-visual pieces and multimedia digital work.
  • We’ll encourage you to join regional writing networks, participate in spoken word events, and perform and publish your work through book fairs and festivals.
  • Work beyond classroom boundaries in a variety of stimulating settings to promote creativity, including urban walk workshops, museum trips and ghost story workshops in a deconsecrated chapel.
  • DMU is ranked in the top 10 Creative Writing courses in the UK for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • Take part in an overseas trip with DMU Global, our international experience programme. On a walking tour of Berlin we asked students to consider the theme of borders and exile, while others held a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library and another trip discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Criminology with Psychology BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

The Criminology with Psychology degree examines the causes, legal framework and responses to crime, combined with the study of psychology.

Reasons to study Criminology with Psychology at DMU:

  • Experienced academics work at the cutting edge of criminological research support you by keeping up-to-date with the latest knowledge from industry
  • Tailor your learning  with a wide range of optional modules to choose from in year three
  • Strong industry links with the British Psychological Society and the British Society of Criminology
  • DMU Criminology Society enrich your experience through stimulating seminars and social events with fellow students
  • Gain international expeience through our #DMUglobal programmewhich has enabled students to investigate state crime at Auschwitz concentration camp, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin
  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Technology and computer systems are becoming ever more integrated with our day-to-day lives, meaning the protection of all the data and information they contain is paramount.

With many organisations and businesses now considering the protection of online information a critical business issue, there’s an increased focus and demand on the role of cyber security.

The specialist techniques taught as part of this course will help prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing industry which is currently faced with a shortage of skills. 

Our graduates have progressed into careers in industry, government and law enforcement, as security analysts, penetration testers, forensic investigators and cyber security engineers, at organisations such as Deloitte, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

Key features:

  • DMU has been recognised for conducting world-leading cyber security research, having been named the East Midlands’ first ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’.
  • This course is taught by experts from DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute, which boasts an international reputation in computer security and digital forensics, influencing the approach taken by the UK government and leading organisations.
  • Study modules on cryptography, penetration testing and professionalism in forensics and security.
  • Gain valuable industry experience by undertaking a placement, with students taking up placements at Airbus, GCHQ, and Vauxhall Motors.
  • Benefit from specialist forensic and security laboratories, fitted with customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.
  • Our #DMUglobal programme offers students the opportunity to have a valuable international experience as part of their studies. Cyber Security students recently gained insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape museum.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Dance (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

This course is intellectually and artistically demanding and offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, such as ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. You will learn from internationally recognised teachers and benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to excellent, innovative teaching and learning.  

With strong industry links and opportunities to gain real-life experience, this course will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers as educators, performers, choreographers, managers and producers. Our graduates are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the dance profession.  

In your second year, you may choose to explore your career aspirations in more depth by specialising in either Choreography and Performance, where you will learn about performance and choreographic practices and develop technical and artistic skills, or  Education and the Community, to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. This second area of specialism is ideal for students who wish to pursue a career teaching and leading dance.  

At DMU, you can study Dance and Arts and Festivals Management as a joint honours course, with 50 per cent of your modules taken from each course. Alongside studying dance, you will develop an understanding of running and promoting a venue, cultural leadership, arts and communities and engaging audiences. 

Key features:

  • Gain industry experience and contacts with daily classes from our extensive network of professional dance artists and  companies.
  • Our graduates go on to a variety of work and performance opportunities. Recent graduate destinations include a role as head of dance in a school, music video performances, and participating in Channel 4’s First Acts and  Let’s Dance International Frontiers festival.
  • Enhance your employability through excellent links with local, national and international dance organisations and artists such as Maverick TV,  Akram  Khan Company and Serendipity Arts. These enriching experiences ensure that the curriculum is current and reflects industry practice.
  • Real-life experience  is offered though a placement module in your final year where you  can  gain valuable  knowledge  with a professional organisation or artist of your choice, with support from a mentor.  Students have recently worked with Moving Together, Fuelled Dance Theatre and New Art Club.
  • Arts and Festivals Management at DMU is ranked number one in the UK in the ‘Hospitality, event management and tourism’ subject area, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts  with  great  facilities  providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for dance and performance learning activities.
  • Take part in our international experience programme,  DMU Global.  Our students have visited the University Dance Festival in Kiev, Ukraine,  and  performance venues in New York,  furthering their international outlook and  shaping  their  creative ideas.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Dance BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time.

With its strong industry links, this course will prepare you for a range of dance-related careers. You will also benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, reflecting our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning. 

Intellectually and artistically demanding, it offers daily dance classes in contemporary techniques, ballet for contemporary dancers, and fusion and improvisation. In your second year you can choose to specialise your studies in performance and choreography or education and community. 

Dance: Performance and Choreography is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of performance and choreographic practices and develop their technical and artistic skills. Our successful graduates work as performers, choreographers, dance practitioners and producers.  

The aim of Dance: Education and Community is to help students wishing to teach and lead dance to gain a thorough knowledge of arts education and dance pedagogy. DMU graduates have landed roles as teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education and as community dance practitioners and project managers. 

Key features:

  • Gain industry experience and contacts with daily classes from our extensive network of professional dance artists and companies. 
  • Boost your exposure in the field through our excellent links with local, national and international dance organisations and artists such as Maverick TV, Akram Khan Company and Serendipity Arts. 
  • Real-life experience is offered though a placement module in your final year where you can gain valuable knowledge with a professional organisation or artist of your choice, with support from a mentor. Students have recently worked with Moving Together, Fuelled Dance Theatre and New Art Club. 
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts with great facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for dance and performance learning activities. 
  • Our graduates are creative, entrepreneurial practitioners who are able to respond to the ever-changing demands of the current dance profession. Previous graduates have gone on to a variety of work and performance opportunities, including a role as the head of dance, performing in music videos, and participating in Channel 4’s First Acts andn Let’s Dance International Frontiers festival.  
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to the University Dance Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, and to performance venues in New York, furthering their international outlook and shaping their creative ideas.
  • Benefit from the cutting edge research and practice carried out by Dance staff in the Research Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies Research.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Degree in Professional Policing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  360 credits are required to complete the course

The programme helps equip you with a broad understanding of policing while examining the causes, legal framework and responses to crime. We are licenced by the College of Policing to offer the pre-join degree in Professional Policing, allowing you to study first and then apply to a force and follow a shorter on-the-job training programme.

Designed to prepare you for work in the public or private policing sector, this course is taught by former police service staff who are knowledgeable in the requirements of the division, with topics  centred on the College of Policing’s National Policing Curriculum to ensure your learning is relevant to developments and challenges within the sector.  

Our Policing programme is also one of few courses that enable you to undertake academic modules alongside volunteering as a special constable, a trained member of the community who works with and supports the local police. Special constables generally volunteer around four hours a week, or more, to assist the police in tackling crime in their community. This invaluable experience can help to prepare you for a range of employment opportunities within the police service after graduating. 

Key features:

  • This course teaches you the skills and expertise to prepare for a career in the public or private policing sector, where you will be taught by former police service staff who have first-hand experience of the sector and its requirements.
  • Teaching is centred on the National Policing Curriculum to ensure your learning is relevant to contemporary developments and challenges in the sector.
  • Apply your learning to a real-world context with opportunities to volunteer as a special constable to develop their real-world understanding of the material taught on the course and prepare you for a range of employment opportunities within the police service (please note this is subject to meeting the requirements of Leicestershire Police and those set out by the Home Office).
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global Programme, helping you to apply your learning to a global context. Policing students have previously visited Poland to investigate state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp, as well as New York to learn about critical incidents ofpolicing in the city.
  • This programme caters for a range of career aspirations within the police service and investigatory sector.
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to join the Society of Evidenced Based Policing and engage with the East Midlands Police and Academic Consortium to provide you an insight and context to real life policing.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Design Crafts BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time.

We will help you develop into a creative professional such as craftsperson, jeweller, ceramicist, textile artist, designer-maker, glass artist, designer, researcher, consultant, curator, buyer, stylist or educator. You will be encouraged to select a specialism, helping you establish your own personal creative voice and be capable of producing inspiring work. 

You will explore both traditional hand skills and emerging technologies while working with a wide range of materials such as hot glass, clay, paper, fine metals, plastics, resin, wood and textiles. Students produce a wide range of objects, including individual artefacts for galleries and to commission, small batches of similar items, limited editions, public installations and designs for industry. Bespoke objects are produced for domestic, interior spaces, exterior spaces, to be worn on the body, and can be hand-held or large-scale sculptural pieces. 

Professional practice is embedded throughout the course to grow your entrepreneurial and business skills, preparing you for your career. Graduates have gone on to set up their own craft workshops, secure roles in design studios with brands including Sainsbury’s, work in the craft industry with leading ceramicists, for example Sue Pryke and Hannah Tounsend, as well as to collaborate with the likes of the National Trust. 

Key features:

  • Work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and experience. Recent briefs have been set by Wedgwood, Waterford and Sainsbury’s Home and Argos.
  • Establish yourself by entering national and international competitions. DMU graduates have won many accolades, including the Goldsmiths’ Precious Metal award, and have exhibited at prestigious events such as New Designers and One Year In. 
  • Graduates have gone on to set up their own craft workshops, work in design studios with brands such as Sainsbury’s Argos, work in the craft industry with leading ceramicists such as Sue Pryke and Hannah Tounsend, as well as to collaborate with the likes of the National Trust.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students to explore UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, experience a design-centred culture in Copenhagen, and understand how their art practice sits within an international context in Berlin.  
  • The award-winning  Vijay Patel Building  provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students. 
  • We provide  core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Digital Forensics is concerned with identifying, reporting and responding to security breaches. On this course you will learn how to acquire, analyse and report digital evidence and gain the technical skills to discover electronic traces of cyber crime.  

Course content is informed by research from DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute, meaning you will study up-to-date, industry-relevant topics, including cryptography, issues in criminal justice and network forensics, during your degree.

Core modules will equip you with fundamental skills, where you will learn the powerful programming language of C, and explore computer systems and networks. You will then focus on modules in digital forensics, covering topics such as Windows Forensics, Linux Security and Software and Security Management. During your studies you will have access to equipment and software that is widely used by forensic investigators in law enforcement and e-discovery.

You can also enhance your employability by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as Professionalism in Forensics and Security where you will learn about the legal and professional context of cyber security, software engineering, computer science and digital forensics.

This course is designed to prepare you for career paths in digital forensics, in roles such as security analysts, penetration testers, forensic investigators and cyber security engineers.

Key features:

  • Study on an accredited course. Accreditation by BSC, The Chartered Institute for IT, meets the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional to raise your professional profile.
  • This course is taught by experts from DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute which has an international reputation in computer security and digital forensics, influencing the approach taken by the UK government and leading organisations. 
  • De Montfort University has been recognised for conducting world-leading cyber security research, having been named the East Midlands’ first ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ (ACE-CSR).
  • Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent student placements took place at Airbus Group, ECSC, Viglen, Syngenta, Jagex and Capgemini.
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist forensic and security laboratories equipped with customised PCs that are configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.
  • Benefit from joining specialist student societies to develop your interests and skills outside of teaching time such as DMU Hackers and the eSport Society.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Drama (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | Six years part-time option

This dynamic course is informed by contemporary methods of performance making, current scholarly thinking, and historical theatrical traditions. You will learn from researchers and guest practitioners, and engage critically and creatively with varied modules which will help you to put performance into context. We will support you to develop your own artistic vision based on your personal interests and aspirations, to grow in confidence showcasing your work.  

You will explore techniques that underpin acting and performing for the stage, gain a broad understanding of the history of theatre and performance from Ancient Greece to contemporary performance art, and investigate theatre as a vehicle for social change in politics and education. Gain real-world experience through placements and internships, get involved in professional performances, and broaden your horizons with theatre trips at home and abroad – all of which will prepare you for a range of careers in the arts industry.  

This joint-honours course enables you to inform your studies alongside one of the following subjects.  

  • Drama studied with Creative Writing enables students to explore creative uses of language. 
  • Drama and English Literature emphasises both disciplines’ interest in written texts.
  • Drama and Arts and Festivals Management combines creative performance with the theory and practice of managing arts industries.
  • Drama and Media reflects the importance of media in contemporary performance.  

You will study 50 per cent Drama and 50 per cent of your other subject.    

Key features:

  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, with our sophisticated facilities  providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for drama and performance learning activities.
  • Our lively curriculum  gives you the opportunity to engage critically with research and the practices of drama, theatre and performance, helping you to develop your own artistic vision.
  • Enhance your learning, broaden your outlook and open up career opportunities by combining Drama with a related subject.
  • Benefit from our long-standing partnership with Leicester’s iconic Curve  theatre. Opportunities include internships, work placements and the chance to work on or perform in an annual production,  which have included  Lorca’s Blood Wedding and Lucy Prebble’s Enron.
  • Extensive performance opportunities including  Exit Souls: The Drama Festival showcases students’ diverse work to a public audience each year.
  • Expand your horizons with international experiences  through  DMU Global. Our students have attended the Drama Theatre Festival in Liège, Belgium at the world-renowned International University Theatre Reunion. 
  • Our graduates have gone on to work in theatre companies, community arts organisations and have forged careers in media and technical theatre production. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Drama BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Informed by a mix of contemporary methods of performance making, current scholarly thinking and historical theatrical traditions, this course is ideal for those seeking a career in a range of arts-related areas. You will engage both creatively and critically with a range of topics including acting, performing, directing and theatre for social change, while being supported to develop your own artistic vision, personal interests and aspirations.

The course offers you the opportunity to learn about Drama in a rich variety of ways by working with professional researchers, research-active academics and visiting practitioners. You will benefit from great facilities that have contributed to DMU being recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts – an accolade that also reflects our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning. 

Real-life experience is offered through undertaking placements and internships, getting involved in professional performances, going on theatre trips at home and abroad, and showcasing your work to a variety of audiences. 

Key features:

  • Benefit from our long-standing partnership with Leicester’s iconic Curve theatre. Opportunities include internships, work placements and the chance to work on or perform in an annual production, which have included Lorca’s Blood Wedding and Lucy Prebble’s Enron.
  • Extensive performance opportunities for all years of study, including Exit Souls: The Drama Festival, which showcases students’ diverse work to a public audience each year. 
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, with great facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for drama and performance learning activities.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work in theatre companies, community arts organisations and have forged careers in various aspects of media and technical theatre production.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have performed on international stages and worked with other students from all over the world, including experiencing the world-renowned International University Theatre Reunion (RITU) in Liège, Belgium.
  • Benefit from the cutting edge research and practice carried out by Drama staff in the Research Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies Research.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The course will give you a strong grounding in mathematical and statistical theory for finance. You will also learn about the theoretical study of economics (micro and macro) and financial accounting in the context of contemporary events, and will be encouraged to progress your practical skills in the field.

In your second and third year you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to your own area of interest by choosing from optional modules alongside the compulsory core modules.

Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government. This real-world insight into markets and trading will sharpen your economic skills and can boost employability prospects. Students have access to both Bloomberg and Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and their online training materials. These are available to students via campus and online.

Key features:

  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles, with recent successes including a consultant at PA Consulting, tax processor at Grant Thornton and financial criminal analyst at Barclays.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Recent study-related trips offered through the scheme include New York, Berlin and Hong Kong. Students were able to visit the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to learn about dealing with shares and gained an insight into how it works differently in Asia compared to London.
  • Placements opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have landed roles including audit intern at PKF Cooper Parry, business performance analyst at Volkswagen, assistant economist at the Government Economic Service and within the finance team at Leicestershire County Council.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and online training materials (available to students on campus and online), as well as access to Bloomberg self-study certifications and online training materials (on campus).
  • Specialise your learning to your specific areas of interest and career aspirations through optional modules in your second and final year. For example, the Financial Markets and Institutions module looks at how a central bank operates, as well as the global financial system, helping to equip you for a career in the financial world.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Economics and International Relations BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This course combines an interdisciplinary approach to the study of economics and international relations. The recent coronavirus crisis has demonstrated how the world’s economy is formed of a delicate balance of interconnected countries and their structures, theories and policies – which can have such a profound impact on millions of lives around the world.   

During your studies you will develop a strong understanding of macro and microeconomics, in order to understand the way economists approach and analyse societal problems at the national level, how markets work, and the application of elasticity in the pricing decision of firms. We build upon the future by learning from the past, so with us you will discover the historical evolution of international relations theory. From realist and liberal schools to the challenge of Marxist-influenced perspectives, you will explore how theories that draw on philosophies and ideologies shed new light on the discipline. 

In your final year you will then have the opportunity to undertake independent study in an area of interest within economics or international relations.   

Key features:

  • Broaden your expertise by developing transferable skills such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis.
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, meaning that it serves as a focal point of knowledge and skills on European Union affairs.
  • Participate in real debates such as Congress to Campus, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers. Recently two former congressmen came to DMU to discuss President Trump and contemporary US politics. These visits will give you a valuable and informed first hand insight into contemporary politics.
  • Expand your horizons with international travel linked to your course through DMU Global. Previous trip destinations have included New York, Berlin, Greece, Beijing and Copenhagen. As part of the #JoinTogether campaign, students visited the United Nations headquarters in New York to pitch their ideas to improve local communities.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain sought-after employment skills through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies, previous examples include IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service.
  • Our graduates have progressed onto careers with leading companies such as Deutsche Bank, KPMG, PwC and Revenue Management Analyst at TNT. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Economics and Politics BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

An ideal course for those who want to explore how the interconnected structures, theories and policies of politics and economics influence the world today.

With an emphasis on applying theory to the real world, this degree will give you a thorough knowledge of the economic environment and how policy is formulated. It will give you an understanding of how political choices, processes and ideas shape government and public life. Master the foundations of economic and political theory alongside a range of specialist modules, including British Government and Politics, Business Research and Analysis, Public Policy Making, Institutions and Financial Econometrics, and Power, Politics and Morality.

The course will also help you develop transferable skills for employment such as commercial awareness, communication, team working, independent research and critical analysis. 

Key features:

  • Participate in hands-on learning activities such as debates, conferences and expert guest lectures. Previous guest speakers include prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow.
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Students have previously visited Hong Kong, Berlin, Washington D.C. and New York. Students in Brussels gained an understanding of the history of Europe and how that’s shaped life today.
  • The DMU Works team helps you become work ready by equipping you with the right tools to enter the competitive job market. Our students have been on various placements with local, national and global companies including IBM, Vauxhall, Walt Disney, the NHS and the Government Economic Service.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as business analyst at Deutsche Bank, audit associate at KPMG, financial analyst at PwC and revenue management analyst at TNT.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Economics BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Economics shapes the world we live in. From the gender pay gap to the causes of financial crashes, the impact of economics plays a critical role in all our lives.

On this course you will learn to analyse and measure real economic issues based on a knowledge of economic theory, develop an understanding of how economic policy is formulated and gain the analytical and critical evaluation skills to recognise how national and global issues affect the performance of a business.

You will study a range of areas, including Applied Techniques for Economists, Econometrics, Intermediate Micro and Macroeconomics and International Trade. Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government.

Key features:

  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations, such as Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, Audit Associate at KPMG, and Financial Analyst at PwC.
  • Develop practical skills that are in demand by employers, such as mathematical and statistical analysis, problem-solving and the ability to explain and analyse complex data.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Economics students have gone on to work for the Government Economic Service, the UK's largest single employer of economists.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global – on these trips you will visit sites like the Berlin Wall Memorial where you will gain an understanding of economics to explain current events, and to inform opinion on key European issues.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Economics BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Economics is key to understanding some of the critical questions facing our world. This course will explore these questions while also examining some of the principles and theories that can help us to answer them.

The study of economics will also be supported by modules that provide students with an understanding of how to deal with and organise data in a comprehensive way, including modules in Financial Decision Making, New Directions in Economics, Econometrics, Financial Markets and Institutions and Behavioural Economics.

Develop transferable skills that are valued by professionals and industry experts, including well-evidenced empirical analysis and the ability to communicate economic ideas in reports and public audits. Our Trading Room will give you a simulated experience on the same information platform used by leading decision-makers in finance, business and government.

Key features:

  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Recent successes include Deutsche Bank, KPMG, PwC, Mattioli Woods and GSK.
  • Develop proficiency in the core disciplines of macroeconomics and microeconomics, supported by a strong competency in analytical skills and manipulation of numerical data.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies, such as NBC Universal and IBM.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global – on these trips you will visit sites like The Hong Kong Monetary Authority where you will see how financial stability is maintained and the associated benefits for Hong Kong as a financial centre. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Education Studies BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

This course provides an opportunity to engage in current debates on education by focusing on the contemporary approaches, skills and methods used in teaching, learning and educational wellbeing, and looking at how childhood is shaped by culture and society.

Our students explore how people develop through education and, by taking part in placement and volunteering opportunities, gain a broad range of skills that are transferable to careers in socially orientated professions. Recent graduates have gone on to work in teaching, education practice, early years childcare, youth work and educational publishing or choose to progress to postgraduate level courses, such as our Education Practice MA.

You’ll cover topics including perspectives on education, thinking and learning in higher education, historical and contemporary issues, teaching diversity, how people learn, and special educational needs. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in years two and three that include global comparative education, technological transformations in learning, education and equality, and education and the arts.

Key features:

  • Choose to study Education Studies as a single honours programme, or in combination with French, Mandarin, Spanish or Psychology.
  • You will study a range of topics including how people learn, teaching diversity - inclusive education and technological transformers in learning.
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students have taught English to school children in Taiwan, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.
  • Successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto a PGCE qualification, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
  • Take part in our Erasmus programme for the opportunity to study in Spain, Finland or Denmark between the second and third year of your course.
  • Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Education Studies with Mandarin, French or Spanish BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Did you know that French is an official language in 32 countries, with a projected growth to 750 million people worldwide by 2050? Meanwhile, Mandarin Chinese is currently the language with the greatest number of speakers, and Spanish has more than 470 million speakers worldwide, including in Central and South American countries and the US.

You can start your study of languages at DMU in either French, Mandarin or Spanish at beginner, GCSE (intermediate) or advanced level and learn at a grade and pace that suits you and your needs. Learning a new language not only helps to provide you with linguistic skills but can also enhance your skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills. Competence in another language is fast become an essential skill for success in the global job market. By combining your study of Education Studies with a language, you can develop your employability with a second language that helps distinguish you from other graduates.

Throughout your degree, you will cover a series of core modules in Education Studies including perspectives on education, thinking and learning in higher education and evidence-based teaching and learning. You will combine this with two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week. During these modules, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country and its society, culture and people.

Key features:

  • Delivered by experienced academics and developed with input from sector professionals, ensuring learning is up to date with current practices and challenges in the sector.
  • Placement opportunities offer you the chance to undertake work experience in local schools, where you can put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experiences.
  • By joining the DMU Education Studies Students’ Society you can enrich your experience through stimulating debates and social events with other students.
  • Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has enabled students to teach English to school children in Taiwan, consider inequality and segregation in New York, and support refugees in Berlin.
  • Learn a modern foreign language while studying how people learn and perspectives on education, with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Computer Programming as a Tool for Learning, Education and the Arts and Education and Equality.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Education Studies with Psychology BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

If you want to make a positive change to young people’s lives and society as a whole, then studying this course is your first step. 

Education Studies with Psychology examines how childhood is understood and shaped by society and how educationalists and psychologists theorise personal, social, emotional and intellectual development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a voluntary placement experience towards the end of your first year and continue to do so throughout your second During your dissertation module in your final year, you will be able to tailor your learning to your career interests. and third years, which can help to significantly bolster your employability. 

Graduates from this programme have the required skills to pursue education-related roles as teachers across various age groups, youth workers and more within local authorities, academies, nurseries and prisons, as well as in arts, community and alternative education roles. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to pursue teaching training programmes or continued on to postgraduate study opportunities, including our Education Practice MA programme, which allows students to develop their career in the education sector, specifically in relation to teaching, leadership and educational management.

Key features:

  • You will study a range of topics including historical and contemporary issues in education, perspectives on education and the core areas of psychology.
  • Learn about the connections between Psychology and Education with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Counselling Psychology.
  • Successful completion of the course provides an ideal foundation to progress onto a PGCE qualification, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
  • Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums. This provides opportunities to apply your learning to real-life contexts to gain first-hand experience, helping you become a work-ready graduate.
  • By joining the DMU Education Studies Students’ Society you can enrich your experience through stimulating debates and social events with other students.
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students previously have taught English to school children in Taiwan, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option | MEng: Four years Full-time
  • five years full-time with placement

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course puts you at the forefront of specialist areas of electrical and electronic engineering and will help you master a skillset that meets industry needs. You will study a range of core topics, including Electronic Circuits and Systems and Embedded Systems, and choose from optional modules, such as Mobile Communication and Advanced Power Electronics and Applications, to suit your ambitions. 

Whether you opt for the three-year BEng or four-year integrated master’s MEng, our experienced staff will further your understanding of electrical and electronic engineering principles, and will also develop your design, research and project management skills. In your third year you will focus on a substantial piece of individual research or product development work targeted to your interests, giving you the opportunity to showcase your understanding and skills. 

Our dedicated facilities are divided into five main areas, each featuring experimental equipment – general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering.

Graduates are working at national and multinational companies, including Airbus UK and Cummins UK, pursuing careers in electronic product design, radio frequency design and mobile communications, signal processing, control and power electronics, electronic control systems, telecommunications, military and aeronautical electronics. 

Key features:

  • Accredited by IET, one of the world’s leading professional societies in the field with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries.
  • Boost your skills with an integrated master’s. You can take this course as a three-year BEng (Hons) or a four-year MEng (Hons) degree, which will further your knowledge and help prepare you for industry, with the opportunity to work on an engineering project as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Our specialist laboratories, such as the Rohde & Schwarz embedded systems lab, and industry-standard software packages mean you will develop your skills and knowledge in facilities typically used in the engineering sector.
  • Enhance your practical and professional skills by undertaking an optional placement year. Engineering students have previously undertaken roles at companies including Network Rail, Airbus UK and Caterpillar.
  • Enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons with DMU Global, our international experience programme. Previous students have visited automotive plants in Prague and explored skyscraper engineering in New York.
  • Develop your skills and meet like-minded students by joining DMU’s Electronics Club. Previous projects include capturing footage from the edge of space using a hot air balloon carrying GPS tracking, environmental monitoring equipment, a camera and data loggers.

News stories/case studies:

The Engineers without Borders Engineering for People Design Challenge calls on students to think of ways they could solve real problems affecting some of the world’s poorest communities.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Energy Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The production and utilisation of energy is a key global issue. Governments and industry are becoming increasingly aware of balancing energy production and utilisation with the need to be environmentally conscious and energy efficient.

This course addresses energy production, storage and utilisation. Develop your understanding of the production and efficient use of conventional and renewable energy sources for power generation, and modern energy storage solutions, complemented with elements of energy economics. With us, you will develop an strong understanding of key principles in engineering, mechanics, electricals and electronics. You will also explore more specialised modules including Energy for Transport Applications and Low Carbon Energy Technology.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent placements have taken place at major companies such as Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar. We also place a strong focus on employability through industry relevant modules, covering topics such as policy and project management.

Graduates of this course go on to a vast range of careers in production, utilisation, energy storage and management, design, research and development, environment control and policy making. You can study Energy Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated Master’s MEng. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements. 

Key features:

  • De Montfort University has been ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 301-400 of worldwide universities for engineering and technology
  • Access our hi-tech sustainable energy lab, equipped with industry-standard software and work with facilities commonly used in the energy engineering sector.
  • Develop your specialist skills and get to know students from across the school by joining exciting student societies such as Formula Student, Electronics Club or Flight Club.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent DMU engineering placements include experience at Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar.
  • Prepare for a career in the production, utilisation, storage and management of energy, as well as roles in design, research and development, environment control and policy-making in the energy sector. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English and Creative Writing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Combines the study of English literature, English language and creative writing to help you learn new skills in a wide range of subject areas. Core topics explore the evolution of the English language and how it has been employed by society for communication along with analysis and exploration of critical texts within English literature. 

The creative writing modules will provide you with a firm technical foundation in the craft, helping you to write for a range of media, including print and digital forms, drawing on DMU’s expertise in digital humanities while at the same time developing your own writing in exciting and creative directions. You will join a lively and welcoming academic community, where you can study a range of topics including Shakespeare, screen and literary adaptations of the classics, romantic and Victorian literature and sociolinguistics.  

Our graduates are highly employable owing to their highly developed communication and reasoning skills and their ability to work independently and as part of a group. Many have progressed into professions including media, translation, freelance writing, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

Key features:

  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to absorb, understand and communicate complex information effectively. 
  • DMU is ranked in the top 10 Creative Writing courses in the UK for graduate prospects, according to the Complete University Guide 2022.
  • Discover print and digital humanities by learning how to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in HTML, with options to explore the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms. 
  • Join regional writing networks, take advantage of spoken word events, and perform and publish your work through annual book fairs and festivals such as States of Independence and DMU’s Cultural eXchanges Festival. 
  • You will receive first-rate teaching from internationally renowned academics who are friendly, supportive and passionate about language and literature. There will be opportunities to attend talks by visiting writers, with previous guests having included former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and poet Benjamin Zephaniah. 
  • Boost your career prospects through valuable placement and internship opportunities. Recent students have landed roles at the BBC and Penguin Random House, as well mentoring schoolchildren.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Previous students have discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen, taken part in a scavenger hunt in New York Public Library and learned about the role of language in surveillance in Berlin.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Language (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

English is a global language that’s rich in history. In this course you will immerse yourself in the form, culture and analysis of the English language and learn to make the connections between what you study at university and what takes place in the world beyond the classroom. Combining your studies with another related subject will broaden your outlook and skillset and open up even more career opportunities.

We live in a modern world governed and connected by technology. So alongside understanding the history of English and how it’s become an international language, we believe you should study the nature of the 'wired' environment and how it influences who you are. As part of our approach to digital humanities, you will have the opportunity to see how communication and language operate on web-based platforms, and how the application of digital tools and methods can deepen the knowledge of your chosen subject area.  

Your first year will introduce you to the study of language in general, how sounds become words, and how words are put together to create meaning. You will develop your ability to analyse and deconstruct language and, through your study, you will also learn how to put it together in such a way to create clear, effective and influential communication.  Later in the programme we offer a module in teaching English, a final-year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics (looking at the gap between what we say and what we mean), psycholinguistics and the political, social, and cultural roles of language.  

At DMU, you can study English Language and Journalism or Media as a joint honours course. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from English Language and 50 per cent from either Journalism or Media. 

Key features:

  • With a wide range of highly specialised modules, you can study and the theories and practice of English language in detail and tailor your learning to your specific interests and career ambitions. Modules you can choose from include Sociolinguistics, English Language in UK Schools, Textual Studies Using Computers and Language, Mind and Culture. 
  • Broaden your knowledge across different subject areas and increase your career opportunities by combining English Language studies with either Journalism or Media as part of this joint honours course.
  • Develop specialist skills and become an excellent communicator by studying the impact language can have in various contexts and the many different ways language is used.
  • Visiting lecturers have included world-renowned expert of forensic linguistics Dr John Olsson, while organised trips have seen students visit professional events such as the London Language Show. 
  • Gain an even wider understanding of the English language through our international experience programme DMU Global. Students have previously explored ekphrastic writing and themes of oppression in Berlin and visited media organisation TED’s headquarters and key literary locations in New York. 
  • Gain additional skills and experience of the workplace by putting your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice on a placement or extracurricular internship during your degree. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Language and English Literature BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

English Language and English Literature at DMU introduces you to an exciting range of theories and concepts in both subjects, providing a cohesive course in two complementary subjects. As well as developing subject specific knowledge of the English Language and English Literature, the degree aims to develop a range of key transferrable skills including the ability to use language adeptly and appropriately in any potential linguistic context, skills of textual analysis and synthesis, advanced digital literacy, and high-level research, writing and communication skills, which will be of clear benefit in equipping future graduates for a wide range of careers. 

Study English Language and English Literature at DMU and join a lively and welcoming academic community. Get involved in the student-led English Literature and English Language societies, go on theatre trips in the UK or travel abroad with DMU Global as part of your course. Our graduates go into a wide range of professions including media, translation, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

Key features:

  • Study language and literature in breadth and depth and learn new skills in a wide range of highly specialised modules covering a wide range of different subject areas such as words in action, poetry and society and sociolinguistics.
  • Explore print and digital humanities by learning to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in HTML with options exploring the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms from DMU’s Centre for Textual Studies
  • Broaden your knowledge base by studying not just English Language and English Literature, but also Creative Writing, with an opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of teaching English language
  • Improve your employability by focusing on your career prospects through learning essential skills and knowledge and putting them to practical use. The final-year placement module allows you to gain work experience and develop your presentation and communication skills
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at Meisei University in Tokyo, HomeStyle magazine, the BBC, Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House.
  • Develop a global understanding of English Language and Literature through an international experience with our DMU Global programme. Students have previously explored ekphrastic writing and themes of oppression in Berlin, as well as visiting TED HQ and key literary locations in New York.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Language BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

We live in a world governed and connected by technology. At DMU we believe that you should study the nature of the 'wired' environment and how it influences who you are. As part of our approach to digital humanities, you will have the opportunity to see how communication and language operate on web-based platforms, and how the application of digital tools and methods can deepen the knowledge of your chosen subject area. 

Your first year will introduce you to the study of language in general, how sounds become words and how words are put together to create meaning. You will develop your ability to take language apart as well as learn how to put it together to create clear, effective communication.  

Second and third year options include teaching English, a final-year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics – which looks at the gap between what we say and what we mean – psycholinguistics, and the political, social and cultural roles of language. The language you speak shapes the world you see. This degree helps you understand both better, and to make connections between what you study and what goes on in the world beyond the classroom. 

Key features:

  • With a wide range of highly specialised modules, you can study the theories and practice of English language in detail, as well as tailor your learning to your specific interests and career ambitions. Modules you can choose from include Sociolinguistics, English Language in UK Schools, Textual Studies Using Computers and Language, Mind and Culture. 
  • You will study a range of topics, including words in action, a foreign language, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics and TESOL.
  • Develop a global understanding of the English language through our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have previously explored ekphrastic writing and themes of oppression in Berlin, and visited TED HQ and key literary locations in New York.
  • Evolve a range of transferrable skills that are valuable to a variety of career paths. Our graduates have gone on to work at Meisei University in Tokyo, the Department of Transport, communications agencies and schools in the UK and overseas.  
  • Visiting lecturers have included world-renowned expert of forensic linguistics Dr John Olsson, while organised trips to professional events have seen students visit the London Language Show.
  • Gain workplace abilities and experience by putting your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice on a placement or extracurricular internship during your degree.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Language with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

English Language with French, Mandarin or Spanish is a stimulating, thought-provoking course designed to make you analyse and reflect on how language in general, and English in particular, functions in the world today. You will examine the origins of English and how it could evolve in an era of global change and technological innovation. You will discover how the importance and impact of language in a variety of contexts, both as a complex system for embodying ideas, emotions and beliefs, and as a means of influencing, persuading and moving others.

You will be able to develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills which will help you become a highly effective communicator. This is a course about how language shapes your world – by learning and understanding how language works, we can help the world open up to you.

As part of this joint honours course you can develop your written and spoken communication skills in two of the world's most powerful languages. English is currently the world's most widely spoken language, and you will be able to study it in combination with French (an official language in 32 countries, and with a projected growth to 750 million people worldwide by 2050), Mandarin Chinese (currently the language with the greatest number of native speakers) or Spanish (more than 470 million speakers worldwide including in Central and South American countries and the USA).

Key features:

  • You will analyse the structure and mechanics of how language functions with a wider study of the cultural and social aspects of language and communication.
  • You will take two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week.  During your weekly language workshop, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country, the society, the culture and the people.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced practitioners who, thanks to their experience, can ensure that the skills you develop are relevant to professional practice and the sector.
  • Visiting lecturers have included world-renowned expert of forensic linguistics Dr John Olsson, while organised trips have seen students visit professional events such as the London Language Show.
  • A final-year placement module gives you the opportunity to put your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice in a workplace environment.
  • Our specificity is to cater for any language experience, meaning you will study at a level and pace that really suits you and your needs. Learning a new language with us will therefore not only provide you with linguistic skills, but will also enhance skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.
  • Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects.
  • Broaden your horizons through our international experience programme  DMU Global, which offers opportunities for you to gain experience of a different culture, practise your language skills with native speakers and extend your global outlook to understand how English functions in an international context.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Language with TESOL BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

English Language with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

English Language with TESOL at DMU allows you to combine the study of English Language with the key theoretical and practical issues involved in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

The course is designed to enable you to develop your own ability to teach English to non-native speakers whilst enabling you to think about how language in general and English in particular functions in the world today. You will study linguistics, grammar, the evolution of the English language and a variety of writing styles, while also exploring the theory of how to teach English as a second language.

You will develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills, which will help you become a highly-skilled communicator. In the final year you will have the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice with our work placement module.

Key features:

  • Develop specialist skills in communication and presentation in order to become an effective teacher, and have the opportunity to investigate the theoretical and conceptual issues involved in teaching written and spoken language.
  • Gain life experience by practising your language skills and networking in a different culture, with the opportunity to study abroad between years two and three.
  • Develop transferable skills ideal for employment opportunities in both the UK and abroad with the skills gained on this degree providing career opportunities interacting with, influencing and inspiring others.
  • Students have previously gained experience in the community and helped local children by volunteering for paired reading schemes with our DMU Local programme.
  • Experience showcasing opportunities by putting your theoretical knowledge into practice with our final-year placement module.
  • Learn from specialist teaching by experienced practitioners; ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice.
  • You can get involved with a number of societies that are relevant to your studies, including creative writing and debate societies. There are also organised theatre trips and visiting lecturers have included author Kate Forsyth and poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
  • Put your teaching theory in to practice through an international experience with our DMU Global. programme. Students have visited New York, Berlin, Prague, Paris and Tokyo on trips designed to enhance their studies.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Literature (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

On this course, you will discover how texts work and debate literature’s role in society – both now and throughout history - while acquiring the skills to articulate your ideas with confidence and write with fluency and flair.  

You will receive excellent teaching from internationally renowned academics who are supportive and passionate about literature and produce world-leading research in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities. You will also have opportunities to attend talks by visiting writers and internationally-acclaimed guest speakers such as Kate Forsyth, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah. 

Study English Literature at DMU and join a lively and welcoming community. Get involved in the student-led English society, go on theatre trips in the UK or travel abroad with  DMU Global  as part of your course. Our graduates go into a wide range of professions including media, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service. 

At DMU, you can study English Literature and Drama, Film Studies or Journalism as a joint honours course. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from English Literature and 50 per cent from Drama, Film Studies or Journalism. 

Key features:

  • Read poetry, fiction and drama from different centuries and different continents to gain a comprehensive understanding of English literature with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest.
  • Choose optional modules from English Language and Creative Writing, and draw on expertise from DMU’s Centre for Adaptation Studies, which explores English and Film Studies. 
  • Learn from world-renowned academics and internationally-acclaimed guest speakers such as writers Kate Forsyth, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.
  • Explore print and digital humanities and learn to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in HTML with options exploring the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms from DMU’s Centre for Textual Studies.
  • Gain valuable workplace skills through placement and internship opportunities. Our students have worked with the National Space Centre, the English Association, Age Concern, the Leicester Mercury, and local schools and colleges. 
  • English graduates succeed in wide-ranging careers with big names that include Penguin Random House, HomeStyle magazine, the BBC and Pan Macmillan. 
  • Broaden your horizons through DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen, learned about the role of language in surveillance in Berlin and took part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Literature BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Study an exciting range of literature in English, from writers across the globe and on subjects including the novel, Victorian and Romantic literature and Shakespeare and Marlowe. Learn how texts work, and debate literature’s role in society both now and throughout history.

You’ll receive excellent teaching from internationally-renowned academics and will be taught to articulate your ideas with confidence while writing with fluency and flair. By studying English Literature at DMU you’ll join a lively and welcoming academic community – a group of people who are friendly, supportive and passionate about literature.

We’ll encourage you to get involved in our student-led English society, go on UK theatre trips or travel abroad with DMU Global, our international experience programme. We’re proud that our English Literature graduates enter a wide range of professions including media, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

Key features:

  • Learn from world-renowned academics and internationally-acclaimed guest speakers such as writers Kate Forsyth, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.
  • The flexibility to tailor your degree – either take the opportunity to gain another language by combining English Literature with French, Spanish or Mandarin at beginner or post-GCSE level, or add Creative Writing and English Language modules.
  • Gain valuable workplace skills through placement and internship opportunities. Our students have worked with the National Space Centre, the English Association, Age Concern, the Leicester Mercury, and local schools and colleges.
  • Studying English teaches a range of transferable skills that make English graduates extremely employable and sought after in the workplace, find out more.
  • English graduates succeed in wide-ranging careers with big names that include Penguin Random House, HomeStyle magazine, the BBC and Pan Macmillan.
  • Broaden your horizons through DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen, learned about the role of language in surveillance in Berlin and took part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


English Literature with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Study an exciting range of English literature from writers across the globe and from different eras or movements, such as Victorian literature and Romanticism, as well as classic and renowned authors including William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Learn how texts work, and debate literature’s role in society both now and throughout the course of history. You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics and experts who will encourage and support you to articulate your ideas with confidence while writing with fluency and flair.  We produce world-leading research in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities.

Our modern languages pathway is the opportunity for you to learn either Chinese Mandarin, French or Spanish alongside your studies in English literature. As part of this, you will undertake a beginner or post-GCSE module in your chosen language, which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week. Forming part of this is the cultural awareness class, which introduces you to the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In your final year you’ll be able to tailor your learning with the opportunity to study for specific purposes, for example languages for business, which can offer you insight and experience of you chosen future career path.

By choosing to study English literature with a modern language at DMU, you’ll join a lively and welcoming academic community. Enjoy getting involved in the student-led English society and going on theatre trips across the UK as part of your course. Our graduates from this course progress into a wide range of professions including media, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service. 

Key features:

  • Learn a modern foreign language while studying English poetry, fiction and drama from different centuries and continents, with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Millennial World Fiction, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Victorian Literature and Exploring Creative Writing. 
  • You will take two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week.  During your weekly language workshop, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country, the society, the culture and the people.
  • Your learning will be informed by expertise from DMU’s Centre for Adaptation Studies, an area of study that incorporates English literature and film studies and is available in both your second and third year. 
  • Explore print and digital humanities and learn to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in programming language HTML through options to explore the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms from our Centre for Textual Studies. 
  • Our specificity is to cater for any language experience, meaning you will study at a level and pace that really suits you and your needs. Learning a new language with us will therefore not only provide you with linguistic skills, but will also enhance skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.
  • Gain valuable workplace skills through placement and internship opportunities. Our students have previously worked with organisations such as the National Space Centre and Leicester Mercury newspaper, charities including the English Association, as well as local schools and colleges. 
  • Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects. 
  • Our English graduates have succeeded in wide-ranging careers with well-known publishing companies including Penguin Random House and Pan Macmillan, as well as news organisations such as HomeStyle Magazine and the BBC. 
  • Broaden your horizons through  DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have previously expanded their knowledge of Danish literature in Copenhagen, learned about the role of language in surveillance in Germany’s capital Berlin, and taken part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library, the third largest public library in the world.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Buying with Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Fashion buying requires both strong commercial understanding as well as theoretical knowledge. This course will prepare you for a diverse range of roles within the global fashion industry by developing in-depth design and buying expertise, and by gaining knowledge of the product lifecycle and critical path, current trends, selection, costing and promotion.

Learn about garment design, pattern cutting, prototyping, construction, and computer-aided design (CAD), while investigating materials, embellishments and technical approaches. We will nurture your professional practice through personal development planning, as well as guided research and critical reasoning. Sustainability is at the core of our curriculum and we will encourage you to become an agent of change by equipping you with a range of tools to work towards a more responsible future.

The shift in fashion retailing from high street to online is driving exciting innovations, and you will develop the resilience and skills to respond to new directions in consumer demand. Our experienced academic team work alongside industry professionals to put your learning into context, ensuring that you are ready to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.

Key features:

  • DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. 
  • Meet and learn from successful practitioners in the fashion industry. Produce innovative designs for them and discuss your ideas.
  • Gain industry-specific knowledge of the design process, from market analysis and trend prediction to pattern cutting, manufacture, assessing fit, and garment success.
  • Take part in our one-year UK or global placement schemes. Fashion Buying with Design students have gained experience at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Marks & Spencer, Next, George, Joules, G-Star, River Island, The Global Brands Group, and at supply bases. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for these international brands and suppliers.
  • Learn how to innovate in the design process and work towards a more sustainable future for the industry. Recent graduate Abi Harris designed a kidswear collection to educate children about plastic pollution in the ocean. 
  • Take advantage of international opportunities through our DMU Global programme. Students have visited Hong Kong, New York, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Porto.
  • Study in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building, where our well-equipped design workshops and photography studios enable you to explore your design potential while making and testing products.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Buying with Marketing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Learn about the diverse roles and responsibilities of a fashion buyer and merchandiser, and explore the associated roles that are key within the modern fashion industry.

You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the buying cycle and the critical path, and key activities around trading the range, reacting to sales and managing sales promotions. The merchandising pathway focuses on the numbers behind buying a fashion range, its selection process and strategic stock management. We will nurture your professional practice through personal development planning, as well as guided research and critical reasoning. We place strong emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility, ensuring that you will graduate with the tools to drive innovation at all stages of the buying process. 

The fashion industry is evolving with the shift in fashion retailing from high street to commerce. We work alongside industry professionals to put your learning into context and will equip you with the skills and adaptability to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.

Key features:

  • DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. 
  • Learn what you’ll need – including communication and an understanding of fashion business – for a career in today’s fashion and buying industries.
  • Draw upon the expertise of fashion industry insiders to build your knowledge and ready yourself for a career in merchandising, or a related role.
  • Understand the figures in fashion finance – the budgets, trading forecasts, effective sales analysis and planning.
  • Develop industry-recognised merchandising expertise through an understanding of range building, sales forecasting, critical path management and presentation skills.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Porto, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York, meeting key influencers at top fashion brands.
  • Take up a one-year placement opportunity within or outside the UK. Our students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, Reiss, George, Selfridges, River Island, Joules, G-Star, Mamas & Papas, and at several supply bases. Many go on to work for these big brands, or are now running their own successful businesses.
  • Utilise an award-winning design space – the Vijay Patel Building – containing specialist facilities to foster fresh ideas and creativity.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Buying with Merchandising BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Learn about the diverse roles and responsibilities of a fashion buyer and merchandiser, and explore the associated roles that are key within the modern fashion industry. You’ll develop in-depth knowledge of the buying cycle and the critical path, and key activities around trading the range, reacting to sales and managing sales promotions. The merchandising pathway focuses on the numbers behind buying a fashion range, its selection process and strategic stock management. 

We will nurture your professional practice through personal development planning, as well as guided research and critical reasoning. We place strong emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility, ensuring that you will graduate with the tools to drive innovation at all stages of the buying process.  The fashion industry is evolving with the shift in fashion retailing from high street to commerce. We work alongside industry professionals to put your learning into context and will equip you with the skills and adaptability to take on the challenges of our rapidly changing industry.

Key features:

  • DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. 
  • Learn what you’ll need – including communication and an understanding of fashion business – for a career in today’s fashion and buying industries.
  • Draw upon the expertise of fashion industry insiders to build your knowledge and ready yourself for a career in merchandising, or a related role.
  • Understand the figures in fashion finance – the budgets, trading forecasts, effective sales analysis and planning.
  • Develop industry-recognised merchandising expertise through an understanding of range building, sales forecasting, critical path management and presentation skills.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to Porto, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York, meeting key influencers at top fashion brands.
  • Take up a one-year placement opportunity within or outside the UK. Our students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, Reiss, George, Selfridges, River Island, Joules, G-Star, Mamas & Papas, and at several supply bases. Many go on to work for these big brands, or are now running their own successful businesses.
  • Utilise an award-winning design space – the Vijay Patel Building – containing specialist facilities to foster fresh ideas and creativity.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Buying with Product Development BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The fashion industry is constantly evolving and there is a growing need for buyers with a rounded knowledge of product realisation, as well as technical design and development expertise. This course can equip you with the skills needed to continuously innovate and adapt to changes within this fast-moving sector. 

You’ll learn about the life cycle of a product from concept stage and market analysis, through to delivery to the shop floor. Develop your design aesthetic through practical skills, exploring pattern cutting, construction, fabric awareness, and creating your own commercial design work. Choose to enhance this and develop your technical ability with a focus on making 3D garments, or 3D computer-aided-design (CAD). You will have access to a suite of the latest software packages to progress your design skills and learn new applications. 

Make the most of opportunities to connect with our strong industry network to gain support in idea generation for new product developments. We’ll also offer you the opportunity to work on live projects with industry insiders and to hear from expert visiting lecturers.

Key features:

  • Fashion Buying at DMU was named best in ‘Learning Experience and Long-term Value’ in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website that assesses the world’s top programmes.
  • Gain the fundamental skills needed to excel in the fashion industry and become a specialist in buying and product development with strong technical expertise.
  • Learn directly from fashion industry experts – work alongside them and discuss your own ideas.
  • Gain valuable knowledge of the research and development process, from market analysis, design, pattern cutting and manufacture, to assessing fit and garment success.
  • Learn about the latest technical advances affecting product development, and gain confidence with specifications, sourcing decisions and planning.
  • Choose to take a one-year industry placement within, or outside the UK. Students have experienced life at Tommy Hilfiger, O'Neill, Marks & Spencer, Next, George, Joules, G-Star Raw, River Island, The Global Brands Group, and at supply bases. Many have gone on to work for these international brands and suppliers.
  • Study in the award-winning Vijay Patel Building where our well-equipped design workshops and photography studios enable you to explore your design potential while making and testing products.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials and printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Communication and Styling BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

As part of the global fashion industry, the fashion stylist and communicator creates visual stories, employs technologies and exploits promotional platforms. You’ll learn how to engage with audiences and tell ‘style stories’ to transform fashion products from just objects into modern must-have trends.

You’ll become proficient in visual research, illustration and storyboarding, and project management. You’ll work collaboratively with peers and industry experts and foster a network of future career contacts and opportunities.

Key features:

  • Learn about the technical elements of successful event styling and production – including the creation of image, film and graphics.
  • Gain the skills and confidence you’ll need to act as a consultant to industry partners, including fashion brands, fashion media and event organisations.
  • Study a wide and practical range of topics including computer-aided design (CAD), photography and video for fashion, concept building, and fashion illustration.
  • Cover areas including visual research, illustration, storyboarding, audience analysis, styling, photography, fashion graphics and film, editorial development, event styling and production, freelance/self-employment skills and project management.
  • Take part in national and international competitions to gain experience of working to a client brief and benefit from raising your profile within the industry.
  • Graduates can expect to flourish in careers within the fashion styling and communication industries as journalist contributors, media commentators, promoters, editors or stylists, and with big fashion brands and media groups.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all our art and design students.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

On this course, you can specialise in menswear, womenswear and or fashion knitwear, and will study a range of topics including fashion illustration, innovative concept development, pattern cutting and computer-aided design (CAD) for fashion and design development - preparing you for a career in a creative multibillion-pound industry where you can benefit from countless opportunities to develop, progress and learn new skills.

You will be introduced to the academic, professional, industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. There are opportunities to work with leading brands on live projects, work placements and competition awards, thanks to the course’s unparalleled links with the UK and global apparel industry.

The first year provides grounding in fashion and design through practical, creative and technical classes and projects, while the second year is more focused, with emphasis on experimentation, in-depth project research and 3D development.

You will gain skills such as tailoring and fashion prediction, thanks to the major project in the third year giving you the opportunity to set your own briefs and create a final collection of work to showcase your unique vision and talent, as well as entering national and international competitions. We are delighted DMU was named best in learning experience in 2019 by The Business of Fashion, the internationally renowned website which assesses the world’s top programmes. 

Key features:

  • Enjoy opportunities to work on live projects with industry, designed to consider a more sustainable fashion future including collaboration research teams on zero waste pattern cutting and repurposing. Students have recently worked on briefs set by the British Fashion Council, Burberry, Warehouse and New Look.
  • Benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure, with previous graduates winning a number of accolades including the Christopher Bailey Gold Award at 25th anniversary of Graduate Fashion Week.
  • Talented graduates have recently showcased their collections as part of various fashion weeks and events across the UK and worldwide in destinations such as Shanghai, Mumbai and Hong Kong.
  • You will be introduced to the academic, professional, industrial and commercial challenges of design practice. Sustainability is at the core of our curriculum and we will encourage you to become an agent of change by equipping you with a range of tools to work towards a greener and more responsible future. There are opportunities to work with leading brands on live projects, work placements and competition awards, thanks to the course’s unparalleled links with the UK and global apparel industry.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global brands including GAP, Burberry, Coach and Joules in New York.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Management (Level 6 Top Up) BA (Hons)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | January intake is for seven months

Are you a student of Fashion or Business at HND level? Would you like to study for a degree in Fashion Management in one year and be taught by industry experts in world-class facilities?  

DMU’s Fashion Management top-up programme is designed to offer students, from a wide variety of backgrounds, the opportunity to realise their creative and individual potential within Fashion Management and learn the key skills needed to pursue a career in this dynamic and exciting industry. 

The focus of the programme is on fashion business and management, and you will learn about fashion buying, marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship to equip you with a thorough understanding of the product development management process from product conception to point of sale. The curriculum concludes with an individual industry-focused major research project, with the flexibility to tailor your project towards either Marketing, Management, Buying or Trend in order to pursue your own area of interest. 

This top up programme is intended as an option for level 5 students who have completed education to an HND (level 5) in the UK or hold an international equivalent qualification in an Art & Design or Business subject, wishing to gain a BA (Honours) qualification in Fashion Management in one year. Completing this programme will give you the chance to progress to the Fashion Management with Marketing MA at DMU, gaining two degrees in two years.

Key features:

  • Gain an honours degree in Fashion Management in one year then go onto study Fashion Management with Marketing MA
  • Understand the key elements of fashion business and management including product innovation, intellectual property law, business planning and entrepreneurship.
  • Learn about the global buying cycle and the current ethical and environmental issues relating to fashion sourcing and manufacturing.
  • Explore contemporary issues within the global fashion market place including consumer behaviour, segmentation, online and off-line fashion promotion.
  • Develop key buying skills such as range planning, range building, negotiation and range analysis to produce a profitable and commercial fashion range.
  • Recent graduates have had successful careers at global retailers such as Urban Outfitters, O’Neill, Next, Marks & Spencer, River Island, and Selfridges.
  • Gain meaningful international experience through our DMU Global programme. Previous field trips have taken students to Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and New York.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Fashion Textile Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Become a fashion textile design specialist by combining a range of practical textile skills across print, stitch, embellishment and knit, with the complementary fashion design skills such as pattern cutting, construction, fashion illustration and digital portfolio promotion. Develop advancing research, conceptual, creative and technical abilities that allows you to determine your own creative direction. With opportunities to fuse fashion contexts and textile specialisms according to your personal style, technical direction and design focus. 

The fashion industry is adapting to a rapidly changing world, which post-pandemic will require adaptable, flexible, and creative agents for change. We will help you to become a forward-thinking contemporary designer with a practical and creative understanding of responsible and sustainable design. You will learn to enhance the value, luxury, and craft of our traditional practice by embracing the digital design and communication technologies that are shaping the future of the industry.

Key features:

  • Combine and specialise in textile processes such as knit, print and mixed media with fashion design development and exploration. Developing material realisations within a clear fashion outcome.
  • Gain valuable work experience by undertaking a year-long placement. Past students have landed roles at Helen Lawrence, Tommy Hilfiger, G-Star and Disney.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at established brands such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, French Connection, Next and Adidas Makers Lab.
  • Discuss your work and network with visiting lecturers, who have recently included industry professionals Phoebe English, Katie Roberts-Wood, Helen Bullock and David Longshaw.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris. 
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building houses our cutting-edge facilities including workshops for print, knit, plastics, 3D and digital textile printing, metal, wood and leather. Industry-standard facilities will allow you to explore and provide new creative directions for fashion-forward, luxury and innovative design outcomes.
  • We provide core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Film Studies BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

In an increasingly media-focused world, this course will develop your existing passion for film and TV into a prospective career, helping you acquire a skillset required for many technical and creative roles. From broadcast journalism to the arts and events, this course focuses on the study of film and its variety of uses, and challenges you to see far beyond just the viewing experience.

You will be able to choose modules that combine practice and study, giving you a strong theoretical understanding, as well as versatile skills such as communication and critical analysis. Our graduates go on to work in a variety of fields, including film and TV, but also finance, public relations, banking, and tourism.

Key features:

  • Gain a strong theoretical understanding of the global film industry, cult film, media capture and processing, audiences and fandom, writing for the screen, and the practical skills of film-making.
  • Learn in a real cinema environment thanks to our partnership with Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre, while benefiting from placement opportunities and the chance to organise and manage an annual film festival.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Students have been able to immerse themselves in Hollywood’s fan culture, tour iconic cinemas in Berlin and attend the famous Cannes Film Festival.
  • Benefit from experts in our prestigious Cinema and Television History Research Institute, as well as guest lectures by well-established film directors, exhibitors, writers, distributors, and journalists.
  • Our communication, cultural and media studies research is ranked joint first in the UK for the proportion of research outputs, rated as world-leading (4*) in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the most recent evaluation of its kind.
  • Graduates have gone on to work for high-profile employers including the BBC and Odeon Entertainment in varied roles including research, teaching and writing for film, public relations and film journalism.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Film Studies BA (Hons) (Joint Honours)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Six years part-time

This course links the criticism and history of film to the core concerns of a range of other subjects, including Creative Writing, English, Journalism, or Media and Communication. If you are fascinated by film but want to combine your passion with another area of study through a carefully designed joint programme, the Joint Honours route is the perfect choice.

Modules in Film Studies will introduce you to studies of global film history, the new Hollywood, film and TV genres, Disney, contemporary British cinema, cult film, film exhibition and consumption and the past on screen.  As a Joint Honours student, you can choose to complete your dissertation in Film Studies or your other subject.

Taught by world-class scholars based in our prestigious Cinema and Television History Research Institute, the teaching team is made up of widely-published academics, film journalists, filmmakers and industry professionals. The course will be delivered with a mix of lectures, film screenings, small group discussions, group and practice-led projects, individual tutorials and private study. 

Key features:

  • Flourish in a real cinema environment thanks to our partnership with Leicester's Phoenix Cinema, with placement opportunities and selected teaching and screenings delivered in the latest digital high-definition formats and Xpand 3D.
  • Benefit from teaching influenced by world-leading research. Our Communication, Cultural and Media Studies ranked joint first in the UK for the proportion of its research outputs rated as ‘world leading’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework.
  • Benefit from our multimillion-pound industry-standard facilities. Our creative technology studios, feature a host of audio recording and broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities.
  • Learn from experts in our Cinema and Television History Research Institute and benefit from guest lectures by film directors, writers, distributors and journalists.
  • DMU is home to a number of specialist film archives, including the hammer Horror archive and the Indian Cinema Archive. These materials are often used in our teaching, and several members of our staff have considerable experience in archival research.
  • Expand your horizons with our international experience programme DMU Global. Students have visited the Film Festival in Berlin and explored fan culture at Wondercon in Los Angeles.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Finance and Investment BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The Finance and Investment BSc course at DMU provides a rigorous academic approach to finance with a focus on practical skills and employability. Students will be equipped with the advanced technical skillset, knowledge, and professional attitude necessary to excel in a career in the financial sector. The course is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Affiliation Program and our curriculum prepares students well to sit the CFA examinations to obtain one of the most reputable professional qualifications in the finance and investment industry.

On this course, a comprehensive understanding of finance is developed through exploration of the connected disciplines of accounting and economics. This programme is ideal for those interested in a mathematical approach, where strong emphasis is placed on quantitative data. The use of important industry-standard commercial databases and software, such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Matlab, and Python, are integrated into the teaching methods to bridge the theoretical and practical aspects of finance. 

Innovative modules will introduce you to new methodologies – such as Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, where you will gain hands-on experience of using, evaluating, and even developing your own AI applications, to solve real-life problems.  Our Trading Room – one of the largest in a UK university – will give you a simulated experience on industry-standard software that is used by decision-makers in practice. The programme is also structured to address many of the competence requirements of professional finance bodies

Key features:

  • Be equipped with an advanced technical skillset and professional attitudes to develop your career in finance and investment.
  • Benefit from broad module content covering topics in finance, accounting, and economics.
  • Experience a ‘state-of-the-art’ module Artificial Intelligence and Financial Applications, which will introduce you to the new methodology revolution. You will have hand-on experience of using and evaluating AI applications, as well as developing your own applications to solve real-life problems.
  • Study a programme which is structured to address many of the competency requirements of professional Finance bodies. We are proud to be a member of the CFA Affiliation Program. This course is also accredited by the world’s largest professional body of management accountants, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).
  • As a member of the CFA Affiliation Program, we can award the CFA Program Awareness Scholarships to a number of our top-performing students every year.
  • Gain real-world international experiences to build on your studies with DMU Global, previous students have visited sites such as Wall Street in New York where they learned about the financial institutions there and gained an understanding of how the most recent financial crisis unfolded.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fine Art BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Fine Art is the creation and the study of visual art. It educates and inspires students to pursue a career as an artist or to follow a wide range of other creative practices and career pathways associated with art and creativity.


Our course gives you the flexibility to experiment across a range of specialist disciplines which include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, photography, digital media and installation art.

When you join us, you will study options in painting, sculpture, printmaking, video and photography, while also studying drawing and contextual and professional studies. As you progress into year two you’ll develop your individual studio practice in one or more of these areas. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore a range of approaches to fine art via projects, workshops and self-directed study.

In the final year you’ll develop your individual creative practice, culminating in an exciting exhibition that is part of DMU’s Festival of Creativity.

Key features:

  • DMU is ranked in the top 15 for Art courses in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • We embed employability and professional practice throughout the three years of study and cover a wide range of topics that include an introduction to studio practice, contextual and professional studies, and art practice and presentation.
  • Benefit from access to a dedicated Fine Art studio space throughout the course and from workshops covering the practical aspects of printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, digital media techniques, painting and the skills associated with contemporary approaches to drawing.
  • Join the list of Fine Art students who have exhibited at the Handmade Festival, the Two Queens gallery, the Attenborough Arts Centre and a host of other prestigious venues across both the UK and internationally.
  • Our Fine Art graduates leave DMU qualified to work in a wide variety of careers in fields including arts administration, conservation and restoration, art therapy, and film and television production.
  • Our students can enhance their studies with a trip abroad through DMU Global. So far we’ve visited destinations including New York, Cyprus and Venice.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Footwear Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

With a rich heritage from the end of the 19th century to the contemporary footwear industry, this degree will help to equip you with the skills and experience to set you apart in the fashion sector. You will be working directly with industry professionals and big brands to gain valuable insights into new products and technologies.  

Throughout the course your shoe design and technical making skills will be developed, emphasising the crucial relationship between design and manufacture and the needs of the footwear industry. You can specialise in performance footwear, which is unique for a UK university, or men’s, women’s, or children’s footwear. 

You will develop drawing and illustration, bespoke biomechanics and model prototyping skills, along with the ability to present and communicate ideas and concepts to a high professional standard. You will learn technical modern shoemaking skills and make a range of prototype shoes using our excellent specialist studio facilities, including 3D design equipment.

Key features:

  • Work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and experience. Recent briefs have been set by TOMs, New Balance and Sophia Webster.
  • Benefit from opportunities to enter prestigious national and international competitions to boost your industry exposure. Previous graduates have won a number of accolades, including first prizes at the Lineapelle Footwear Competition, the prestigious Bata International Design Award and the Moda Footwear Competition.   
  • This course has a global reputation with industry experts, with recent graduates employed as designers, buyers and agents for well-known names, including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Kurt Geiger.
  • Become a responsible and forward-thinking designer with the tools to adapt and innovate in the rapidly evolving world of fashion.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students to visit shoe factories, tanneries and exhibitions in Italy, France and Spain. 
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building  provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students. 
  • We provide core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Forensic Science BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich (optional)

Forensic science – familiar to most of us thanks to its appearances in popular TV police dramas – is the application of science to law. It’s carried out through the collection, preservation and analysis of evidence.

If you have an enquiring mind, are good at solving scientific problems and want to work with cutting-edge equipment and facilities, then you could be the right person to work at a crime scene or analyse the evidence recovered from that scene.

On this course, you’ll study forensic chemistry, biology, imaging and photography, the essentials of forensic investigations, and professional and quantitative scientific skills. Then you’ll take modules on bodies, tissues and fluids, materials ID, drugs of abuse, analytical forensic chemistry, forensic IT and issues in criminal justice.

The third year will cover forensic case studies and the presentation of evidence, then fire, arson and explosions, authenticity and fraud, DNA profiling, forensic chemical pathology, and project and professional skills.

Key features:

  • This course is professionally accredited by The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and developed in collaboration with Leicestershire Police, ensuring your learning remains relevant to current practice and standards.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills in our crime scene house, crime studio, crown court and forensic science laboratory facilities.
  • Our strong links with industry mean you’ll not only develop practical and professional skills but also be offered the opportunity to apply them to real-world scenarios by spending a year on placement.
  • Our teaching is delivered by expert academics and practitioners, including Leisa Nichols-Drew, who represented the UK, DMU and Forensic Science on an international project aimed at improving detection and reducing occurrences of knife crime.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme, which has enabled students on previous trips to unearth information on human rights abuses and genocide in Guatemala, attending the New York Supreme Court to learn about judicial processes, and support refugees in Berlin.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for world-leading employers including LGC Forensics, Cellmark Forensics, Eurofins Forensics, GlaxoSmithKline, Reckitt Benckiser and 3M.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Game Art BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Combining creativity and knowledge of specialist technology, coupled with strong industry links, you will graduate with the skills required for roles as an environment artist, character artist, lead artist, technical artist or director.

This specialist art degree, accredited by ScreenSkills, will help you to master high-level 3D modelling skills, as well as develop your existing 2D traditional art skills, through modules including Game Production, Digital Art Practice and Traditional Art Practice. Showcase your talent and creativity by producing an industry-ready portfolio, with support from your academic and technical supervisors.

Our excellent facilities include a dedicated games studio with a range of industry-standard software and high-spec PCs and consoles for producing 3D game content, a drawing studio and a suite of Cintiq graphics tablets. We also have VR development facilities to support students who wish to work in visualisation and virtual reality.

Our vibrant studio culture means you will always be at the forefront of the latest industry trends and techniques. You will also have the opportunity to take part in national and international creative events and challenges such as The Rookies and Search for a Star. Recent graduates are working for companies such as Ubisoft, BMW, NaturalMotion, Playground Games, Codemasters, Dambusters Studios, Lockwood, Rockstar North and Jagex.

Key features:

  • This course is industry recognised by ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK's screen-based industries, and carries the ScreenSkills Select quality-mark which indicates courses best suited to prepare students for a career in the screen industries.
  • Our Game Art BA course is an Unreal Academic Partner, a program which recognises exemplary universities that have already integrated Unreal Engine into their classes and labs.
  • Exhibit your work at the week-long DMU Degree Show, one of Leicester’s biggest art and design shows, where final-year students have the chance to meet talent scouts and win industry prizes.
  • Access one-to-one support from the  Leicester Media School Drawing Centre to perfect your drawing skills and meet like-minded artists.
  • Benefit from a range of specialist guest lectures, including professional 3D artists, producers, art directors and studio heads.
  • Enhance your practical and professional skills with a range of dedicated work placements. Past students have landed positions with Codemasters, Crytek, Ubisoft and the BBC.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global.  Game Art students have visited San Francisco for the renowned Game Developers Conference, participated in the Berlin Games Festival and taken part in the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Games Production BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Video games have eclipsed the film, music and video industries as the dominant entertainment sector in the UK.  

Our course is designed to equip you for roles that require a vocational aptitude in gaming technologies and tools. You will gain industry-relevant experience in using different game engines, such as Unity3D, Unreal, CryEngine and Godot. You will develop your skills in sound engineering and cross-platform development, such as Console, Mobile, Virtual and Augmented Reality. Study a diverse range of practical topics such as Audio for Games, Game Engine Scripting and AI for Simulation, and develop a comprehensive set of transferable skills that you can apply to the areas of games development that interest you the most. You will also have the opportunity to make a short game using an engine of your choice. 

Games Production BSc shares a common first year and some later modules with Computer Games Programming BSc. This shared focus means you have the flexibility to decide which direction you wish to specialise in once you have gained some experience of each area.

Key features:

  • Benefit from an engaging curriculum that develops your skills in using a range of game engines, 3D modelling software and design IDEs, so you can graduate as a confident and industry-ready computer games producer. Graduates from the related Computer Games Programming BSc are working for gaming companies such as Codemasters and Rockstar North.  
  • Study specialised topics, such as normal mapping and shader programming inside the Unity3D and Unreal engines, as well as exporting models in FBX and OBJ formats from 3D modelling integrated design environments (IDEs,) such as Maya, 3DS MAX and Blender, into your games. 
  • Access our dedicated game development studios, featuring some of the latest technologies for playing and developing games on a range of platforms. Our studios are equipped with a mixture of high-spec gaming computers & hardware and games development software.
  • Join our thriving gaming societies to build on what you learn on the course by playing games, taking trips to professional gaming events and competing in tournaments. Our Games Development Society gives you the opportunity to work alongside Game Art students in games jams. 
  • Enhance your employability by taking part in industry-focused scenarios such as a task during the Game Prototype Development module, developing your own portfolio and producing your own short game as part of your studies. 
  • Apply for a year-long placement opportunity with support from our dedicated faculty placement team. DMU students have landed roles with companies including Havok, DIGIT, Riot, Black Shamrock and Microsoft. 
  • Enjoy an international experience with our DMU Global programme. During previous trips, students from related courses have gained key insights into San Francisco’s tech industry and visited New York’s Spyscape Museum. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Global Arts Management (Level 6 Top Up) BA (Hons)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Are you a student of management or Business at HND level? Would you like to study for a degree in Global Arts Management in one year? Would you like to be taught by industry experts at an institution with world-class facilities?  DMU’s Global Arts Management is an applied subject where you develop an understanding of academic debates and business management skills as applied to the arts from an international perspective.  The course structure allows you to develop your interests and specialise as you progress in your studies.

In addition to deepening your understanding of academic debates, our course will help equip you with the practical tools and skills needed to become a leader in key areas of the cultural arena, including theatres, music venues, galleries, museums and festivals. You will have an opportunity to contribute to the high-profile annual Cultural eXchanges Festival. Previous events have featured inspiring, well-known guests such as Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal and Dame Carol Ann Duffy.

Key features:

  • Gain an honours degree in Global Arts Management in one year then go onto study Cultural Events Management MSc.
  • Develop a range of transferable and interdisciplinary skills such marketing and management theory, fundraising, business planning, licensing, health and safety, collaborative working, programming and cultural policy.
  • Gain practical real-life experience by taking part in organisational and co-creative experiences to develop your understanding of arts management issues, as well as taking advantage of valuable networking opportunities.
  • Benefit from top-quality teaching by industry experts, thanks to excellent links with leading organisations such as Universal Music and London’s Southbank Centre.
  • Our graduates are highly practical individuals who are equipped with business planning, engagement and delivery skills, which are hugely attractive in the arts sector. Graduates hold key positions across a wide range of industries and roles, including The Barbican, Ballet Rambert, Wembley Arena and the BBC.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global to broaden your cultural horizons. Students have benefited from trips to Amsterdam to study the influence of the arts in a different country.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Graphic Design (Illustration) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The Graphic Design (Illustration) degree is taught in alliance with the Graphic Design degree, with module specific teaching to develop a more personal visual language.

Graphic designers and illustrators need to be curious innovators and follow a reflective and explorative design process. They need to understand and engage audience. The Graphic Design (Illustration) course will build both your Graphic Design industry skills and develop your own personal visual style. You will be taught how to interpret briefs, identify and solve problems to create innovative design illustration solutions.

On the Graphic Design (Illustration) course you will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with an extensive range of media and craft skills, taught by expert practitioners. Working on projects that will allow your creativity and talent to thrive over all print, digital and analogue media, platforms.

Though our close relationships with industry you will be set live projects giving enabling you to have work selected and published.

The course will prepare you in all aspects of graphic design and illustration to prosper in the exciting, everchanging creative industry. You will work towards building a professional creative portfolio that will showcase your unique visual voice. 

Key features:

  • Access one-to-one support from the Leicester Media School Drawing Centre to perfect your drawing skills and meet like-minded artists.
  • Benefit from our Gurus and Grasshoppers peer support mentoring scheme – final-year students mentor new students on formal assignments and additional areas, as needed.
  • Expand your portfolio with House – DMU’s Design Society – which gives you the chance to develop your practical and professional skills through live project briefs set by real clients from the design industry.
  • Enter high-profile competitions such as D&AD, RSA, Macmillan Children’s Books, Batsford, Penguin, Folio Society and the Young Creative Network.
  • Explore the world with DMU Global, our international experience programme. Graphic Design students have previously researched the Bauhaus art movement in Berlin and visited museums and galleries in Amsterdam.
  • Exhibit your work at the week-long DMU Degree Show, one of Leicester’s biggest art and design shows, where final-year students have the chance to meet talent scouts and win industry prizes.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Graphic Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Graphic Design opens the door to an extensive variety of creative roles, from positions in agencies, freelance consultancy, in-house or even opportunities to set up your own studio. Advertising, animation, visual effects or stylist, there are many directions a Graphic Design degree can take you.

Gain the essential experience required to become a successful graphic designer and graduate with an impressive portfolio that demonstrates your skills and talents, showcasing your capabilities to prospective employers.

Not only do you learn how to apply your creativity, you’ll also be able to develop other areas such as research, analytical and entrepreneurial skills. Teaching staff are practising designers with a range of experience and close industry links, allowing you to spend time working with professional clients, such as the House Design Society. 

Key features:

  • Newly developed and multi-purpose facilities feature multiple iMac-equipped studios, specialist digital printing facilities, green screen studios, video and photography suites, drawing and craft studios, letterpress and traditional printmaking workshops.
  • Study a range of topics including image-making, applied graphic studies and media and communication technology for graphic design.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken Graphic Design students to Berlin, which provided a valuable introduction to the Bauhaus art movement.
  • Undertake live briefs set by industry professionals and participate in high-profile competitions such as D&AD, International Society of Typographic Designers, Starpack, and the Young Creative Network.
  • Expand your portfolio with House, DMU’s Design Society, which gives you the chance to develop your practical and professional skills through live project briefs set by real clients from the design industry.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at some of the world’s biggest design agencies and businesses, including Barclaycard, Google, Sony PlayStation, Penguin Books, Disney Studios, Burberry and Warner Music. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Six years part-time

Previously Health Studies BA (Hons), this course has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the sector. 

This degree course is an interprofessional and dynamic science course, providing an opportunity for students to understand and analyse contemporary developments in health and social care. We’ve structured the course to enable students to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers.

You’ll study personal and academic development, the psychological and sociological theory of health and illness, health and welfare, health improvement and lifestyle, social research methods, health and disease in communities, and health promotion and public health. You’ll also have the opportunity to choose from elective modules in year three including ageing and health, mental health and wellbeing, and social exclusion and health. In addition, your final year will give you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned by producing a health intervention report, where you will make recommendations on how to improve access to healthcare for all.

Key features:

  • Our course content and teaching are designed to help you secure jobs in the healthcare sector by developing skills sought by graduate employers. 
  • You can tailor your learning to your career interests, helping you develop specialist knowledge along with the transferable skills needed for a diverse range of career opportunities.
  • Join a supportive learning environment where all students benefit from the guidance of a personal tutor throughout their studies.
  • You will study a range of topics including psychological and social aspects of health and illness, debates and dilemmas in health and social care and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Gain experience within the Health and Wellbeing in Professional Contexts module, where you can take advantage of placement opportunities in a variety of health and social care settings.
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme, which has previously involved our students exploring poverty in Florida, supporting refugees in Berlin and considering diversity and inequality in New York.
  • Graduates go on to careers in social work, and health promotion with charitable organisations or local councils as well as progressing onto further study. The course is also an excellent foundation for postgraduate study, including the Masters by Research MA/MSc at DMU.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


History (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our History programme is diverse, international in focus and innovative. Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, this course will teach you the skills for effective research and analysis, helping to hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information.  We cover British, South Asian, European and African and North and South American history alongside the more niche topics of photographic history, the history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, ethnicity and racism, and employability.  

We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow you to study a wide range of different subject and experience a variety of diverse teaching methods and types of assessment. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations, and the subject matter will become increasingly complex.  You’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment.

At DMU, you can study History and Politics or History and International Relations as a joint honours course, broadening your understanding of events that shape our world. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from our History modules and 50 per cent from Politics or International Relations modules. 

Key features:

  • History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively. Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across a range of professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.
  • Benefit from expert teaching delivered by our team of renowned academics, as well as gain wider knowledge and insight through organised trips to archives and museums such as The National Archives in London.
  • Develop transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively and apply this to a real-world context through a placement. Previous students have gained professional experience at a large regional newspaper, Leicester’s award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre, and taught at a school in Spain.
  • Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students have previously learned about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


History BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, our course is diverse, international in focus and innovative. While focusing on war and conflict, immigration, racism, nationalism and empire, you’ll explore, debate and evaluate the key events and ideas that have shaped our world. 

This course will hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations and you’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment. 

You will choose from a broad range of modules which are taught by lecturers who are leading experts in their fields. We cover British, South Asian, European, African and North and South American history and also offer unique specialist topics such as history of photography, history of sport and leisure, and history in the workplace.

Key features:

  • History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively. Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across a range of professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.
  • Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
  • Learn from academics with international reputations who utilise innovative teaching methods to deliver a lively learning experience, which is enhanced by lectures from visiting guest speakers
  • Boost your career prospects through placement and internship opportunities – our students have gained valuable skills at a large regional newspaper, the award-winning King Richard III visitor centre in Leicester, as well as teaching in Spain.
  • Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students recently learnt about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin. 
  • Benefit from organised visits to archives and museums such as National Archives in London. You can also access DMU’s own historical collections, such as the Stephen Lawrence Papers, the Ski Club of GB archive and the Kodak collection, held at the Kimberlin Library.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


History with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our History programme is diverse, international in focus and innovative. Exploring primarily modern and contemporary history, this course will teach you the skills for effective research and analysis, helping to hone your ability to absorb, understand and communicate complex information.  We cover British, South Asian, European and African and North and South American history and the more niche topics of photographic history, the history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, ethnicity and racism, and employability.  

We use a mixture of year-long and half-year modules to allow you to study a wide range of different subjects and experience a variety of diverse teaching methods and types of assessment. As you progress through the course, we’ll challenge you with more in-depth explorations, and the subject matter will become increasingly complex.  You’ll be supported by a passionate teaching team who provide an interactive and dynamic learning environment.

At DMU, you can study History with a modern language (French, Mandarin or Spanish), from either beginner or post-GSCE level. You will choose 75 per cent of your options from our History modules and 25 per cent of your courses will be language options. 

Key features:

  • History at DMU is ranked number one in the East Midlands and 14th in the UK, according to the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • You will take two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week.  During your weekly language workshop, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country, the society, the culture and the people.
  • Specialise in distinctive areas such as photographic history, history of sport and leisure, war and conflict, migration, history and employability, ethnicity and racism.
  • Develop a wide range of transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively. Our graduates use these skills to forge successful careers across a range of professions including teaching, the law, marketing and the heritage and museum sector.
  • Our specificity is to cater for any language experience, meaning you will study at a level and pace that really suits you and your needs. Learning a new language with us will therefore not only provide you with linguistic skills, but will also enhance skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.
  • Benefit from expert teaching delivered by our team of renowned academics, as well as gain wider knowledge and insight through organised trips to archives and museums such as The National Archives in London.
  • Develop transferable skills by learning how to research and communicate complex information effectively and apply this to a real-world context through a placement. Previous students have gained professional experience at a large regional newspaper, Leicester’s award-winning King Richard III Visitor Centre, and taught at a school in Spain.
  • Enhance your studies through DMU Global, our international experience programme. History students have previously learned about Jewish immigrant life in New York, discovered Danish heritage in Copenhagen and explored the legacies of authoritarian rule in Berlin.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Human Resource Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

In such a competitive time for businesses, and as organisations continue to grow and develop, getting the best out of a workforce is integral to success. Those with an understanding of how people can shape and influence an organisation are in a great position to help businesses succeed.

This course will introduce you to the principles and practice of successful human resource management (HRM). Modules such as HRM in the Workplace will focus on analysing the application of HRM practices within contemporary organisations. Managing Equality and Diversity will explore and debate the concept of equality in the workplace against a backdrop of growing diversity within the labour force.

Study core modules, such as Global Business Issues, People Management, Critical HRM and Employment Relations, and choose from a range of optional modules, including, Organisational Management and Business Ethics, to tailor your learning to your interests.

Many of our academic and teaching-staff draw on years of industry-experience, bringing real-world techniques into the classroom.

Key features:

  • Our course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), giving you the opportunity to pursue a degree pathway leading to Associate membership of the CIPD.
  • Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in globally renowned organisations, including Telegraph Media Group, Jaguar Land Rover, PwC and Mondelez.
  • Our DMU Works team will offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Previous students have worked for Airbus, Ametek, IBM, Marks and Spencer, DHL and the NHS.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies with our DMU Global programme. Past students have had the opportunity to broaden their understanding of HRM on visits to Berlin, San Diego and Toronto.
  • Benefit from our strong industry links, as well as insight and learning support from guest lecturers, which keeps your studies relevant to current practice and developments. Guest speakers have included DMU’s Chief Operating Officer Ben Browne and Simon Allen, Senior Adviser at ACAS.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Interior Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Interior Design challenges us to rethink existing interiors as well as looking at the spaces created between structures. It focuses on the way people interact within these environments. On this course you’ll explore the regeneration and adaptation of real buildings and sites and learn how to turn old commercial premises into exciting new spaces for exhibition, retail, leisure, eating and socialising purposes. You’ll develop skills in drawing, 3D modelling, computing, video-modelscope and computer-aided design (CAD).

You’ll also learn about the importance of visual communication, design cultures and heritage, and culture and context. This solid foundation will enable you to develop your own personal style and design language and, as you grow in confidence, you’ll become increasingly autonomous as you pursue individual design projects.

Key features:

  • Considerably boost your career prospects with an industry placement. Our students have gained valuable industry work experience at companies such as Ashfield Events, Newman Gauge, Tibbatts Abel and PVH Europe.
  • Gain industry exposure by entering prestigious competitions which have earned students prizes from the British Institute of Interior Design, the Interior Design Association and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
  • Learn to design for different spaces – leisure, retail, performance, living, spiritual and exhibition – and communicate your creative solutions with confidence.
  • Benefit from the very latest facilities – CAD, modelscope, drawing studios, video visualisation equipment and prototype workshops. Our award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking and explore your design potential.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme, which has taken students from Hamburg to New York to explore the history and evolution of interior design.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for a range of large, medium and small design practices including Blueprint, SomeBrightSpark, Fitch Design, Faber, Checkland Kindleysides and Leonard Design Architects.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


International Business BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Explore how organisations compete and cooperate in today’s fast-paced and increasingly interconnected global market. This course focuses on organisational activity and the supporting regulatory, legislative and political environments that help facilitate trade between companies and across international boundaries. This is a highly practical programme designed to equip you with the right tools for the job market when you graduate.  

Master the fundamental principles of business and delve into the complexities of trading overseas with a range of specialist modules, including Global Business Environment, Performance Measurement in Organisations, International Developments in Accounting, and Crisis and Business Continuity Management. 

You can either study a general pathway, giving you the skills you need to understand what makes a business work, or you can specialise depending on your area of interest. 

Key features:

  • Put your knowledge of business to the test with our Fox’s Lair initiative, which helps prepare you for the business world – you will generate a business plan in groups and present your idea to local entrepreneurs and business executives, with the chance of winning a financial investment to help set up your venture.
  • Our lecturers draw on their extensive experience and many are involved in consultancy and training with large organisations in the private and public sectors, ensuring teaching is relevant to industry.
  • Our innovative assessments are designed to build confidence, enhance your creativity and communication, and develop skills which are highly sought after by employers. For instance the brand management module will equip you with an understanding of the models and frameworks necessary for you to understand, develop and grow brands in a variety of organisational contexts.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as business analyst at Capita, supply manager at Cummins, general management graduate at Network Rail and business process and design analyst at Vodafone.
  • Our DMU Works team offer support to help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies previous students have secured roles at Rolls Royce, IBM, Walt Disney, the NHS and Siemens.
  • Enjoy an international experience with  DMU Global, our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.  

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


International Finance and Business BA (Hons)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Only available to International students only and is not open to EU students.

This is a career-focused practical course, which will appeal to those with an understanding and exploring how organisations compete and co-operate around the world. The programme is designed to extend the knowledge gained during your two-year higher education degrees or diplomas and would help you prepare for an International career or a Master’s programme.

The Business modules give you a broad understanding of business concepts, models and issues, with a focus on leadership and innovation. The Finance modules develop your analytical and problem solving skills in areas such as risk management, banking system and financial markets.

Key features:

  • You will gain a global perspective on businesses and their activities across the world.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
  • Learn the latest developments in business practice. Our lecturers draw on their extensive experience and many are involved in consultancy and training with large organisations in the private and public sectors.
  • Innovative assessments help you to develop skills which are highly sought after by employers. Build your confidence and enhance your creative, organisational and communication skills.
  • Benefit from The Trading Room, where you can gain experience of a real-life trading floor environment on campus and online, with access to financial, company and economic data widely used in industry. Students have access to Refinitiv/Eikon self-study certifications and online training materials (available to students on campus and online), as well as access to Bloomberg self-study certifications and online training materials (on campus).
  • Benefit from the expertise of our lecturers, many of whom have worked in business and bring real-world experience into the classroom.
  • Our alumni are employed by leading brands in graduate roles such as Business Analyst at Capita, Supply Manager at Cummins, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Relations (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

On this course you will learn how to analyse contemporary events in international politics and develop policy responses to them. Lecturers will help you to identify the underlying global forces that shape decisions on crucial issues like the rise of China, the Syrian crisis, climate change and development. 

On the Joint Honours route you will study International Relations for 50 per cent of your study time, and for the other 50 per cent you will study modules from the History, Politics or Journalism BA courses. This course is perfect if you are interested in a career in global politics, public affairs, foreign policy or humanitarian initiatives.

Key features:

  • Innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission
  • A unique learning environment, with the opportunity to participate in real debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers which have included prominent political figures such as the former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the House of Commons Speaker, Rt Hon John Bercow
  • The only university in the UK to hold both Congress to Campus and European Parliament to Campus with former members of US Congress and former Members of European Parliament to enhance your study experience
  • Join our lively Politics Society with topical debates and well-known guest speakers which have included David Blunkett and Alastair Campbell in previous years
  • Attend talks from practitioners and alumni to help you develop an understanding of the range of potential careers for International Relations graduates
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global, trips have included Hong Kong, Berlin, Brussels, Washington and New York. Previous students went to Germany and analysed the impact of the cold war on Berlin and considered how politics has affected the economy.
  • Our DMU Works careers programme can help you get work-ready through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies previous students have secured placements at Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


International Relations BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Global forces are shaping our decisions on crucial issues in contemporary international politics.

On this course you will develop an in-depth understanding of some of the crucial developments impacting our world including the rise of China and India, the crisis in Syria, the challenges of facing terrorism and the persistence of poverty and inequality in the global south.

Choose from a wide range of modules including Global Comparative Politics, Corruption and its Avoidance, Making of a Global World, Politics of Nationalism and American Presidency. Our teaching links theory and practice through simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission – a supervised project-based module where staff and students work together to co-produce policy proposals in response to a contemporary political issue.

Key features:

  • You will have the opportunity to go on field trips to the House of Commons and further afield to EU institutions in Brussels and our partner institution in Hong Kong.
  • DMU is the only university in the UK to hold both ‘Congress to Campus’ and ‘European Parliament to Campus’ events, featuring visits from prominent political figures to enhance your study experience.
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence because of the high standards of research and teaching in European Studies.
  • Enjoy an international experience linked directly to your studies through our #DMUglobal programme. International Relations students have recently visited Hong Kong, Berlin, Washington D.C. and New York. Students in Brussels gained an understanding of the history of Europe and how that’s shaped life today.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Internet of Things BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The demand for Internet of Things (IoT) applications is growing with the rapid evolution of technology. This demand requires software engineers, systems developers, programmers, and analysts with the required expertise in IoT technology in order to build, integrate, and deploy relevant applications. 

This course adopts modern approaches to software systems development, allowing you to explore both the theoretical and practical skills needed to understand programming and problem solving, software design methods, wireless sensor networks, development and integration of secure IoT systems, data structures and algorithms, intelligent systems, big data and data analytics, and product design and innovation management. 

The course prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities, from programming and developer roles to software engineering, with Internet of Things applications found in a range of industries such as health and social care, security and surveillance, transportation, smart homes and home automation, entertainment, education, agriculture, and urban development.

This course is open to applicants looking to study for September 2021 entry.

Key features:

  • Explore an equal balance of theory and practice by studying modules such as Machine Learning, Mobile Big Data and IoT Security and Trust, with modules such as Product Development and Innovation Management designed to enhance your employability. 
  • Access our specialist Internet of Things laboratory equipped with a range of sensors, actuators, and controllers for practical work. 
  • Prepare for a career in the innovative Internet of Things field, in roles such as IoT systems engineers, software developers, embedded systems engineers, product portfolio managers, big data architects and security specialists.
  • Learn from internationally recognised academics. Computer Science and Informatics at DMU is ranked third among modern universities for the quality of its research in the latest Research Excellence Framework evaluation.
  • Join our vibrant computing societies to meet like-minded people and build your skills outside the classroom. These thriving societies include DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society that meets weekly to share skills, and gaming societies which compete in tournaments and Games Jams.
  • Gain valuable international experience with our DMU Global programme. On previous trips, students from related courses met tech start-ups and entrepreneurs in San Francisco and visited the Spyscape Museum in New York.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Journalism (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Journalism and the media play a vital role in democracy, and this course offers the opportunity to pursue a career that’s not only fast-paced and extremely diverse, but also crucial for informing debate and discussion on a wide range of questions affecting people’s lives. You will have the opportunity to contribute to DMU’s own student media group Demon Media, with the chance to produce content for multimedia platforms including a magazine, radio station, YouTube channel and website.

You will study a range of core journalism modules such as Reporting, Critical Perspectives on Journalism, and Issues in Journalism. Your final-year studies will provide the opportunity to prepare a portfolio of your work including any content that has been published during work experience or on Demon Media platforms. Optional modules include Sports Journalism, Magazine Publishing, Arts and Entertainment or Political Communication.

Our Journalism tutors have close links with all forms of news media and have worked for – and continue to work for – many of Leicestershire's newspapers and radio stations. This means our Journalism courses have strong industry links with newspapers and radio stations in the local area. The courses have an excellent reputation both regionally and nationally, allowing our students to win prestigious work experience placements. 

Widen your skillset and enhance your employability prospects further by studying Journalism joint with another specialist subject, such as Creative Writing, English, English Language, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Politics or Media.

Key features:

  • DMU is in the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, according to the latest measures by UCAS acceptances (2017).
  • Develop your practical and professional skills in our dedicated newsroom within the Leicester Centre for Journalism.
  • Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to DMU’s award-winning student media group Demon Media, including The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV YouTube channel and The Demon website.
  • Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement, with your studies helping you to gain places volunteering with local news organisations. This will enable you to forge useful contacts within the industry and provide opportunities to create content for your portfolio. Recent Journalism Joint students have secured Journalism and Editorial internship placements at RootsCo Group Ltd in London.
  • You’ll be taught by a team of respected professionals within the industry and academic experts, including former newspaper editors. Their knowledge and experience will inform their teaching and help you to become an effective, professionally qualified, multiplatform journalist once graduated.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous DMU Global trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy.

The course is available to study alongside Creative Writing, English, English Language, Film Studies, International Relations, Media and Communication and Politics.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Journalism BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Journalists play a vital role in a democracy, and this course offers the opportunity to pursue a career that is not only exciting, but also crucial for informing debate and discussion on a wide range of questions affecting our lives. The course is designed to enable flexibility to allow you to focus on specialist areas of your choice while also preparing you to challenge the status quo. Throughout the degree, you will be encouraged to focus on core issues of social equality, social justice, protest and marginalised communities in the UK. 

You will learn the traditional core skills of researching, interviewing, writing and web-publishing, and gain multimedia skills within video and audio production. The journalism sector requires graduates who possess a broad digital multi-platform skillset, knowledge of media law and political structures, and have the ability to question structures in society.  

Key features:

  • Develop your practical skills in the Leicester Centre for Journalism and our multi-million-pound Creative Technology Studios, which feature broadcast-standard radio production studios, and film studios equipped with multi-cameras and green screen facilities.
  • You will learn to write from respected and award-winning former journalists and academic experts who are active in newspaper, radio, magazine and digital journalism.
  • You will have opportunities to strengthen your career prospects with placements in industry. Places students have previously worked at include the Leicester Mercury newspaper, NME, Leicester City Football Club, ITN, the BBC and the Observer.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience by joining a range of student societies such as the award-winning Demon Media group, and put what you’ve learned into practice by contributing to its magazine, radio, Youtube channel and website.
  • Graduates have progressed to careers with some of the UK’s biggest media companies, including major newspaper groups, magazines, PR companies and the wider communications and digital media industries. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Law and Criminal Justice LLB (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Your first year on this fully qualifying law degree will focus on how the UK’s system of government operates. You will also be taught about contract and criminal law and the English and European legal systems.

In addition, you will learn key academic skills needed for the study of law including essay writing technique, answering problem questions, citation, referencing and good academic practice.

In your second and third years you will have the opportunity to choose your modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your interests. Options range from the essentials of forensic investigations to penology and social justice. Students can enhance their career prospects by taking part in co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as mooting and client interviewing. Students are also offered additional employability support through dedicated careers and placement team, who offer help finding out about placement and internship opportunities. Advice is offered on CV and cover letter writing, interview skills and psychometric testing.

This targeted careers support is available to students during their studies and even after graduating when searching for their dream graduate role.

Key features:

  • A fully qualifying law degree, with full exemptions from the academic stage of the professional qualification for solicitors and barristers.
  • Study in a dedicated law environment, including a mock court room, client interviewing room and an integrated law library and have access to the Crown Court of Leicester Castle.
  • Take advantage of extracurricular opportunities such as DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, client interviewing and mooting, to enhance your employability and help ensure you are well-equipped for a range of career paths or further study.
  • Tailor your degree with specialist options. In your second and third years you have control of the modules that you want to study, so you can focus on your areas of interest.
  • Enjoy an international experience through our DMU Global scheme. Recent study-focused trips for Law students have included New York, Hong Kong, Brussels and Washington DC.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Law LLB (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This specialised, fully-qualifying law degree provides you with the classic route to training as a legal professional. It focuses on criminal law and criminal justice, giving you knowledge of how the criminal justice system works, an understanding of crime and its effects on society, and how you as a legal professional can develop strategies to combat or prosecute against it.

You will study in our dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library. Study a range of topics such as Family Law, Issues in Civil Liberties, Substantive Law of the European Union and Law of Evidence.

Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this course is a qualifying Law degree covering the academic stage of training for solicitors and barristers.

Key features:

  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Roles include paralegal at Pinsent Masons, legal assistant at D Young & Co, solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services and many more.
  • Our #DMUworks team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
  • Enjoy an international experience through DMU Global. Law LLB students have been on study-related trips to New York (including a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court), Berlin, Toronto and Doha.

Our mission to fight prejudice in access to the Legal Professions

We are proud that one in five DMU students feel confident to declare mental and physical disabilities, and we boast award-winning support in this area. In law, our teaching and assessments are designed to ensure that if you have a disability, you are still equipped with the skills and have the opportunity to engage with the challenges that you will face in practice.

We are worried that the legal profession is disproportionately white and from more privileged backgrounds. Through initiatives, such as the Black Lawyer’s Society, working with the Society of Asian Lawyers and promoting the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, we are actively working towards tackling this.

Our staff are ethnically and nationally diverse, giving you the opportunity to choose your personal tutor so that you may forge a mentorship relationship in your first year to support your success, regardless of your background.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our Law, Human Rights and Social Justice LLB course is a qualifying law degree, meaning you will cover all the core law content required by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.  

You will learn how individuals are protected with regard to issues such as housing and homelessness. You’ll also develop firm knowledge of the foundations of European Human Rights Law and an introduction to international human rights law regime. In your final year you will discover how the law can help people overcome obstacles to accessing education or health care, in the UK and other countries. 

The topics that you will explore in the field of human rights and social justice which will prepare you for a diverse range of careers, such as housing, immigration, social welfare, the charity sector and the voluntary sector. 

Key features:

  • Explore specialised areas of law such as Law of Tort, Public Law of Consumer Protection, and advanced Criminal Law.  
  • Experience our fantastic dedicated law environment including a mock court room, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.  
  • Get involved with our international experience programme DMU Global to gain real-world experiences to support your learning, such as trips to the Supreme Court. Previously, Law students have been on trips include Berlin, Toronto and Doha. 
  • Increase your commercial awareness and employability through DMU projects, such as the DMU Legal Advice Centre, the Careers Project, Street Law, DMU Law Society, client interviewing and mooting to ensure you are well equipped for a range of career paths or further study. 
  • The DMU Works programme will help you prepare for various career paths with local, national and global companies. Students have landed roles with Toyota, PepsiCo, Hewlett-Packard, The Walt Disney Company and the NHS. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Marketing BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Relevant, engaging marketing is critical to the success of any company, service or product.  This course will introduce you to the key principles and practice of effective marketing. You will learn how to analyse real business problems, come up with research-informed, creative marketing solutions, create campaigns with realistic and achievable targets and learn how to evaluate the success of your marketing activities. 

During the course you’ll gain real-world experience using simulations, case studies and project pitches. You’ll be taught by lecturers with extensive industry expertise and will build the key skills and knowledge to stand out in the field and produce outstanding work.

In your first year you will develop a broad overview through core marketing modules. Optional modules in years two and three allow you to tailor your studies to your interests and career goals – from Global Marketing Strategies to Customer Management, Digital and Direct Marketing and EMarketing.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM), ensuring that you gain experience aligned with the needs of industry. These accreditations allow you to gain exemptions from professional qualifications, meaning you can obtain them more quickly and advance faster in your career (subject to module choice).

Key features:

  • CIM and IDM accreditations offer opportunities to gain significant exemptions from professional qualifications, depending on your module choice.
  • Our Fox’s Lair initiative gives you the opportunity to come up with a business idea and pitch it to business executives with a chance to win a financial investment prize.
  • Our DMU Works team will help you gain the skills that employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Marketing students have landed placement roles with Volvo Group, DHL, Pfizer, FedEx, Rolls-Royce, Bosch and Saint-Gobain.
  • Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Recent successes include Capita, Bank of Ireland and Vodafone.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global. Our Marketing students have previously visited New York-based agency McCann, where they gained insight into advertising in the US.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Mathematics BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Mathematics is integral to applications and equipment we rely on every day. From building computers, to flying a plane or even providing much-needed healthcare practices, mathematics is an indispensable skill for an extensive range of industries.

This course enables you to develop highly sought-after logical and analytical thought processes, problem-solving abilities and good computing techniques, which will give you the opportunity to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including finance, credit risk, business intelligence, actuarial science, teaching, and research.

Key features:

  • This course is professionally accredited by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), to meet the requirements of the Chartered Mathematician designation. It also provides an industry-recognised certification from SAS, the world’s largest independent business analytics company.
  • You will have the opportunity, on selection of specific statistics third year modules, to gain a Joint SAS certificate.
  • Teaching emphasises mathematical concepts and analytical techniques, and includes linear algebra, mathematical modelling with computers, and statistics.
  • Develop your knowledge of industry-standard software such as Minitab, SAS and MATLAB and enhance your professional skills through written reports, phase tests, practical assessments and verbal presentations.
  • Benefit from extra one-to-one support in addition to your studies by attending our Mathematics Learning Centre.
  • Our graduates have gone on to work in a range of fields such as financial management, operational research, logistics, teaching, research and a variety of analytical roles.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Mechanical Engineering BEng/MEng (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | BEng: 3 year Full-time
  • Four years with a placement option | MEng: Four years full-time five years with placement

Mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. It’s at the forefront of developing new technologies for a multitude of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.

This course focuses on a range of topics including computer-aided design (CAD), thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing, and product development. Our teaching and content are influenced by our research in aerodynamics, fluid systems, transportation, manufacturing and sustainable development.

You can study Mechanical Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated master’s MEng (Hons). At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng (Hons), subject to meeting the progression requirements.

Key features:

  • Dual accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This fulfils the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc.
  • Study a range of topics including computer-aided design, thermodynamics and heat transfer, solid mechanics, dynamics and control, materials engineering and processing and fracture mechanics.
  • Benefit from specialist facilities such as our control and dynamics laboratories, mechanics and materials laboratories, engine test cell and Rohde and Schwarz embedded systems laboratories.
  • Join DMU Racing and take part in Formula Student, an annual initiative set up by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which challenges universities across the world to design, build and race a single-seat racing car.
  • Graduates have opportunities to progress into careers across a range of fields, including aerospace, automotive, defence and energy, as well as work in the product manufacturing and food and beverage industries.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Mechatronics BEng/MEng (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Mechatronics covers the integration of mechanical, electronic and intelligent control sub-systems to realise a complete system, which may be a product, machine or process. The multidisciplinary nature of Mechatronics employs design principles, processes, models, toolsets and philosophy unique to Mechatronics Engineers which enable design and development of simpler, more economical and reliable systems. Mechatronics engineers are in short supply, who enjoy highly versatile careers due to their multidisciplinary skills.

The course has a unique balance of key analytical subjects and professional skills, ensuring that you graduate with the confidence to face challenging engineering situations in industry. The management skills necessary to operate successfully as a multidisciplinary engineer in modern industry are promoted and developed at all stages of the course.

The duration of the MEng programme is four years and the BEng programme is three years. At the end of year three you have the option of exiting with a BEng degree or continuing for a further year, subject to meeting the progression requirements for the MEng degree. At the end of year two, you have the option of undertaking a placement year in industry, which will extend the respective programme by a further year.

Key features:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE): On behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. Students who successfully graduate with this degree may, with the appropriate further learning, meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET): CEng accredited by (IET) and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer
  • Enhance your skills with an integrated master’s: This course can be studied as a three year BEng (Hons) or a four year MEng (Hons) degree, allowing you to continue your study with a number of modules at master’s level in year four, to further develop your skills and enhance your employability
  • Experienced academic staff: Help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career
  • Dedicated facilities: Including a large, open plan mechanical engineering laboratory designed to accommodate the study of thermofluids, solid mechanics and dynamics; specialist laboratories in material science, dynamics and control, as well as an Engine Test Cell
  • Enhance your practical and professional skills: Join DMU Racing, where our students are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then tested at the famous Silverstone Circuit
  • Get involved in the DMU Electronics Club: Gain experience in further practical electronics, in a structured social and educational club for students from across the faculty. Last year the DMU Electronics Club got a glimpse the edge of space with their bespoke balloon project.
  • Work placement opportunities: Enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent Engineering placements undertaken at Cummings, Network Rail and Caterpillar.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global: We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a DMU Global experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous DMU Global trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

“I have developed a wealth or transferable skills and on-the-job training which will help me when I graduate.”

Olutunde Banjo, Mechatronics BEng (Hons)

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Media (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Established more than 20 years ago, this dynamic course has a reputation for applied research and outstanding teaching. You can tailor your learning by choosing from theoretical study options as well as creative and professional modules and will be supported throughout by a friendly teaching team of expert academics and industry professionals. You will not only be able to gain in-depth understanding of the media environment and its employment opportunities, but you’ll also have the opportunity to explore new dimensions of theory.

Your first year focuses on core concepts in media and communication and examines the notion of media cultures and everyday life. In your second and third years you can choose from a wide range of professional, academic and creative pathways in line with your interests and ambitions to create a degree that is both fascinating and relevant to your aspirations.

Modules range from Examining the Television Industry, Considering the Role of Gender and Identity in the Media, Broadcast Journalism, Sports Journalism, Audiences and Fandom, and Political Communication, through to Public Relations and Design and Production, which explores core theories and skills for graphic and web design. As this is a joint honours degree, you will study a mixture of modules from both of your chosen subjects, broadening the career options open to you.

Students also have the chance to contribute to our very own student media group, Demon Media, and put their skills into practice across multimedia platforms including a magazine, radio station, YouTube channel and website.

  • Enhance your skillset and employability by combining your Media studies with another specialist subject to help develop a diverse range of skills to open up different career prospects.
  • Join course-relevant groups and societies including the Media and Communication Society, Film Society, Media Discourse Group and reading groups, and take part in our student media group Demon Media, which comprises The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV YouTube channel and The Demon website.
  • Benefit from DMU’s strong links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Cinema. These close links can provide opportunities for work experience in real-world settings and cultural connections alongside your studies.
  • Dedicated work placements help to enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent Media Joint placements undertaken at RootsCo Group Limited.
  • Enjoy working in multimillion-pound industry-standard facilities. Our creative technology studios feature a host of audio recording equipment, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, alongside standalone film and television studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities.

First year teaching focuses on the modern media landscape where you will be encouraged to engage critically and creatively with digital, print and broadcast media as well as exploring the potential of visual media. In your second and third years you can choose from a wide range of professional, academic and creative pathways in line with your interests and ambitions to create a degree which is fascinating and relevant to your aspirations.

You can choose from theoretical options as well as from creative and professional modules and will be supported throughout your study by a friendly teaching team of media academics and industry professionals.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Media and Communication BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

The media and communication industry has a widespread influence on the world around us, and this degree course helps enable you to be a part of that revolution. By studying both the theory and practice of media and communications, this course can equip you with the skills and insights required to be successful in the media environment.

This can enable you to progress into diverse careers in sectors such as PR, journalism, marketing, entertainment, international relations, politics and education. A modern focus in the teaching of this course enables students to adapt to changes and developments in industry and proficiently use the most up-to-date technology. 

Key features:

  • 100% of our summer 2017 graduates from this course are in work or further study ( Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17). Graduates have gone on to work for leading companies such as Universal Pictures, Mentorn Media and AKQA.
  • Our communication, cultural and media studies has been ranked joint first in the UK for the proportion of its research outputs, rated as world leading (4*) in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, the most recent evaluation of its kind.
  • Designed with your employability in mind, this course includes modules focusing on media culture, photography and video and television studies.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Previous Media and Communication students have immersed themselves in Hollywood’s fan culture, learned about Berlin’s fascinating media history and explored 100 years’ worth of TV archives in New York.
  • Benefit from our close links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and community media organisations.
  • Access a range of multimillion-pound facilities, including editing suites, TV studios, radio studios, dark rooms, blue and green screen studios and video production laboratories

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Media and Communication with Modern Languages BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Undertake in-depth investigation of how media and communications saturate our lives and the role that they play in society. Competence in multiple languages is key to success in the global job market, so by combining your studies with a language, you will distinguish yourself from other graduates and enhance your employability. 

On this course you will explore a diverse range of modules such as photography and video, television studies, and music industry management. You’ll have the chance to ask questions about representation in the media, and the place of audiences and fandoms. You will be able to choose from modules exploring journalism, political communication, advertising and consumption, and writing for the screen, gaining a range of skills that make you attractive to global employers.

For your language studies you can choose from French, the official language in 32 countries, Mandarin, the world’s most natively spoken language. You can start your study of languages at DMU at beginner (French or Mandarin), intermediate, or advanced level, through a 30-credit module which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week. 

Our graduates have gone on to work in fields such as journalism, PR, media production, marketing and as editors at leading organisations such as Brunswick, JMM PR and AKQA (Audi, Warner Bros, Nike), Mentorn Media (Question Time), Independent New Media, Yours Magazine and Universal Pictures.

Key features:

  • 100 per cent of Media and Communication graduates are in work or further study within six months, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report.
  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU.
  • Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects.
  • Gain industry experience by undertaking a work placement. Previously students have completed placements at employers such as BBC Radio Leicester and Leicester’s Phoenix Cinema.
  • Benefit from close links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, community media organisations and Leicester’s independent arts and cinema complex, Phoenix Square.
  • Our creative technology studios feature a host of broadcast-standard radio production and audio recording studios and management systems, alongside stand-alone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, blue screen and green screen facilities.
  • Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by taking part in award-winning student group Demon Media, with The Demon magazine, Demon FM radio station, Demon TV and The Demon website. You can also become a member of the Media and Communication Society, Film Society, Media Discourse Group and reading groups. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Media Production BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Whether it’s TV, video, radio, or social media content, technology has led the media industry to develop a focus on digital and technical mediums and formats. Media Production is an industry-focused course, which provides you with the technical foundations and practical skills required for a career in a rapidly changing media landscape, enabling you to pursue roles in industries such as advertising, TV and radio production, journalism and PR.

Teaching modules include image capture and processing, audio recording and production, television documentary production, radio location production, creative media entrepreneurship and social media innovation.

Key features:

  • Benefit from specialist facilities, including audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, standalone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, as well as blue and green screen studios.
  • Boost your career prospects by undertaking a work placement. Previous Media Production students have taken part in live filming on campus for Channel 4 and worked at the BBC and ITV.
  • Learn from opportunities for valuable hands-on experience by joining a range of student societies such as the award-winning Demon Media group, and contribute to its magazine, radio station, TV station and website.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our #DMUglobal programme. Media Production students recently learned about Berlin’s fascinating media history on a trip to the city, took part in documentary film production in Bali and went behind the scenes at New York’s NBC Studios.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Medical Science B Med Sci (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich (optional) option

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this research-led course is ideal for careers in the medical and healthcare professions or laboratory science. It integrates scientific research and clinical skills to develop your understanding of the human body in health and disease.

You will be taught by experienced, research-active academics and clinical experts who will present the latest advances in medicine and science, and study a range of topics, including Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Inflammation and Immunobiology, Cancer Therapeutics and Nutrition Through the Lifespan. As the course progresses, you will be introduced to more advanced medical topics, and start to relate the understanding of normal healthy physiology with pathological processes.

You can choose to enhance your employability through an optional sandwich year work placement, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and develop practical and professional skills that you can apply to your learning. Many of our graduates have pursued careers in scientific research, teaching and medical writing, and upon completion you can also choose to progress to graduate entry medicine and dentistry courses.

Key features:

  • Professionally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, so you can graduate with the skills and qualifications sought by employers.
  • Using scientific and clinical approaches, this course provides you with an understanding of the human body in health and disease. Areas of specialism include immunology, physiology, nutrition, pathology and endocrinology.
  • Gain industry experience through an optional sandwich-year placement, with past students securing roles at B. Braun Medical Limited, Merck, Sharp and Dohme.
  • Add an international edge to your CV through our DMU Global initiative, which has seen Medical Science students consider preventative healthcare in Berlin, raise awareness of type 2 diabetes in Kentucky and perform a parasitological and public health research study in New York.
  • Experienced academics and clinical experts will support you to build the skills required for careers in medical or scientific research, teaching, medical writing and industry. Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate study at DMU, as well as graduate entry medicine and dentistry courses.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Music Technology BASc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This course - the only BASc in Music Technology in the country - has been designed to link creative vision with deep technical understanding. We will help you to explore and develop creatively and technically, equipping you with the skills to shape your future in the music industry.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of modules to tailor your knowledge of Music Technology: half of your modules from arts-oriented BA options and the other half from technology-oriented BSc options. Modules that you will explore include Performing with Technology, Procedural Programming for Music, Location recording, Plugin Development and Ensemble Recording.

Learn how to create new and innovative musical performance models and develop existing ones. You will produce projects involving both solo and small group performances, and learn how to document and evaluate your work. At the same time, you will learn about audio engineering fundamentals and how science and engineering underpins the technology used for sound creation and production.

Throughout your studies, emphasis is placed upon gaining practical experience and applying it in professional studios to prepare you for your future career, whether that is within the media and music industries, or striking out on your own as an independent freelance creative.

Key features:

  • Explore the whole spectrum of music technology, from performance and production techniques to software development and audio engineering.
  • Learn from our internationally-recognised staff who will provide you with wide-ranging musical, scientific and technological expertise.
  • Benefit from networking with a wide range of guest speakers who share insights from their personal and professional experience.
  • Tailor your degree by choosing from the broad selection of optional modules available to develop your key interests and prepare you for a variety of careers, from a performance artist to a studio engineer, software designer, or composer.
  • Join a number of groups and societies, including DMU Music, the award winning Demon Media and Dirty Electronics, an ensemble of staff and students who build their own instruments for performance.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Music Technology Foundation Degree FdSc

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | three years full-time with BSc Music Technology (top-up) | Four years full-time with placement option

  • Develop your knowledge and expertise in the techniques and technologies associated with the recording, composition and manipulation of sound and music
  • Leicester College is the region’s only Apple, Ableton and Roland Accredited Centre: Allowing you to take both the Logic 101 Apple Certification and the Ableton Certification
  • Gain relevant work skills and benefit from teaching by industry active professionals and visiting guest lecturers: Previous guest lecturers have included people who have worked with or for Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, Kasabian, Happy Mondays, Pet Shop Boys, Pulp, The Subways, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Erasure, Arcade Fire, Beverly Knight, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Ray Davies, Eric Clapton, Heaven 17, Tina Turner, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds festivals, The Charlatans and Nine Inch Nails.
  • Students have been on ‘tech visits’ to The Big Chill Festival, Rammstein, The Killers and the Download Festival.

Combining creativity and technology in the process of recording and composing music, you will develop a professional work ethic along with the crucial skills you need, to prepare you for the demands of employment in the modern music and allied industries.


 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Music, Technology and Performance BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Music, Technology and Performance is not a conventional music performance course. You will not have lessons on an instrument or perform traditional repertoire. Instead, you will combine skills in music performance and passion for technology to create your own original music and new, innovative ways of performing.

You will explore aspects of performance, such as improvisation, and the role of the human body, alongside and in relation to new technologies - from electronic-instrument building and appropriated technology, to human-computer interaction. Your studies will investigate the many forms of performance, including site-specific and installation work, live performance with film, interactions with other artists, and the relationship between the recording and performing musician.

The theoretical aspect to this course will allow you to inspire your creative vision and link your music meaningfully to the world, through study of digital and post-digital history and aesthetics. Based on your goals, you will choose specific compositional, technical and theoretical topics to research in greater depth.

This course is taught by internationally recognised, experienced musicians who are active performers, composers and researchers. Our graduates have gone on to work as composers, sound designers, performing and recording artists, session musicians, recording engineers, producers and audio technicians in a range of industries including music management, theatre, TV and radio content and production.

Key features:

  • Much of this programme is based in DMU's  Performing Arts Centre for Excellence (PACE), which features performance and rehearsal spaces, including our specialist 33-channel loudspeaker system. In addition, you can access our Creative Technology Studios, and benefit from access to audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems.
  • Join a dynamic musical community which hosts concerts and workshops and has a number of musical groups such as the Dirty Electronics ensemble. The university also has many active student musical societies, including the Music Society, Recording Society, Sound Design Society, and DJ Society.
  • Have opportunities to present your work at some of Leicester's most important cultural institutions, including the CURVE Theatre, the Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and creative hub LCB Depot.
  • Gain valuable, industry-relevant experience by contributing to the award-winning Demon Media group, which includes the Demon FM radio station and Demon TV.
  • Through our Music, Technology and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity you can take part in events, undertake creative research, work with professional artists, lead workshops and contribute to international research projects.
  • Benefit from guest lectures from music industry specialists. Previous guest speakers include Merzbow, Mira Calix, Tim Exile, DJ Sniff, Scanner, Pauline Oliveros, Brian Duffy, GRM, Leafcutter John, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Keith Rowe and Evan Parker.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) with NMC registration

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 45 week year

September 2021 entry 

Due to significant demand for this programme, and taking into consideration capacity constraints with practical placements, applications to Adult Nursing for September 2021 entry are now closed. However, there are still options available for you to consider. 

  • Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) with NMC registration
  • Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc (Hons)  

The Nursing and Midwifery Council introduced new national educational standards – Future Nurse Standards of Proficiency for registered Nurses in 2018. The curriculum from September 2021 onwards, is based on these standards for nurse education.

Adult nurses play crucial roles in healthcare settings by restoring and promoting health, supporting patients and their families, and responding to the varied healthcare needs of individual patients or communities.

During this course – thanks to strong links with service providers across the region – we are able to offer a range of placement opportunities embedded within all three years of the course.

You will benefit from shared learning opportunities with students from the other fields of nursing practice, but will also engage in field of practice specific learning opportunities throughout the programme, to ensure that you develop Adult nursing field of practice identity, knowledge and skills.

Key features:

  • 100% of our summer 2017 Nursing graduates are in work or further study (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016-17) compared to a sector average of 94.6%.
  • The programme is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and upon graduation of the programme, you will be eligible to register with the NMC.
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for registration, and registered nurses can start on a salary of more than £24,000 (NHS pay scales 2019/20).
  • Study in our purpose-built facilities which comprise clinical skills suites, a moving and handling area, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room and a sensory room – allowing you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment.
  • Our strong links and integrated work placements with local health and social care providers allow you to experience real-world situations.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Our students have taken part in healthcare programmes in Peru, improved the health of communities in India and examined the social and health inequalities faced by specific populations in the US.
  • We have more than 50 years of teaching experience, enabling us to deliver high-quality professional education to our diverse studentship.
  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
  • The TEF Panel judged that De Montfort University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.” [Office for Students, 2017]

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Nutrition BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich (optional)

Diet, nutrition and food are critical to our health and our quality of life. A poor diet can have a significant effect on health and contribute to a range of conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. Covering core nutrition science along with medical science, this research-led course combines theoretical and practical elements to take you from farm to fork and science to shelf, and considers the sources and origins of food along with food composition and production.

Our experienced academics bring industry research and knowledge to their teaching. You will study a range of modules that cover nutritional biochemistry, organ systems physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and health education and promotion. International elements are embedded into the curriculum, allowing you to consider nutrition and health on a global scale.

Practical components will help you acquire skills to further enhance your learning and employability. Optional sandwich year work placements, enabling you to gain valuable experience in an industry setting, are on offer. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to work in a range of settings in the public and private sector, from giving nutritional advice to NHS patients to working in the food production industry.

Key features:

  • Learn about the impact of diet on our health and understand interventions to tackle obesity and other contemporary health concerns that affect people on a local, national and international level.
  • Optional work placement opportunities offered through our DMU Works careers programme will enable you to gain experience in an industry setting.
  • Practical components of the course will help you develop personal and professional skills, while the final-year supervised research project will enable you to tailor your learning and build research techniques.
  • International experiences allow you to broaden your cultural horizons and experience different healthcare environments. Our students have previously had the opportunity to provide healthcare in India, witness the effects of poverty in Florida and help refugees in Berlin.
  • Graduates can pursue careers in the public or private sector, working as nutritionists as well as in roles in research and development, education, health journalism, public health and the food industry.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Performing Arts BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

DMU has a long-established reputation as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, which reflects our commitment to innovative and excellent teaching and learning. This course incorporates many contemporary arts disciplines, such as acting, dance, voice, physical theatre, music theatre, sound design and digital video. It celebrates and investigates the possibilities of live and digital arts in a range of performance contexts, from the traditional to the avant-garde. 

With a focus on making performance, you can tailor your studies across three themes – contemporary performance, digital performance or applied arts and education. You will be supported to develop as an innovative artist able to create, perform and manage yourself, and others, within the national and international performing arts industries.  

Our graduates are dynamic, creative practitioners who can take a piece of performance right through from creative brief to public performance – skills that are attractive to potential employers. As a graduate, you will be equipped with a high level of resilience and a range of skills and experience that will enable you to respond flexibly to the changing landscape of the sector.

Key features::

  • You will study a range of topics such as physical theatre, dramatic performance, digital sound and film, site specific, and contemporary music theatre in an intensive project-based approach mirroring the performing arts industry.
  • Graduates have gone on to pursue a variety of roles and performance opportunities, including teaching and training, projects at Curve theatre and Audience of the Future – collaborative research and development with the intention of delivering an immersive live performance on multiple platforms. 
  • Boost your exposure in the field through our excellent industry links. Recent internationally renowned visiting companies have included Frantic Assembly, Imitating the Dog and Gecko. 
  • Real-life experience is offered though a placement module in your final year, where you can gain valuable knowledge with a professional organisation and develop your artistic voice by building a range of practical skills.
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, with great facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for performance learning activities. Access digital video cameras, sound recording equipment and editing suites to enhance and perfect your craft.
  • Take part in our international experience programme, DMU Global. Students have benefited from trips to the Utrecht Spring Dance and Theatre Festival in the Netherlands, a performing artist’s residency in Valletta, Malta, and the opportunity to visit creative spaces and perform in New York.
  • Benefit from the cutting edge research and practice carried out by Performing Arts staff in the Research Institute of Drama, Dance and Performance Studies Research.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years sandwich (optional)

Developed by a pharmacy team, this degree course provides an understanding of the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical and cosmetic product design and manufacture.

Our research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers.

On this course, you’ll cover compounding, formulation chemistry, pharmaceutical processes and technologies, microbiology, professional and quantitative science skills, cell biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical formulation, chemical analysis, quality and stability, cosmetic science and products, and pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. In year three you’ll also have the opportunity to choose your own elective modules.

Key features:

  • Renowned for our academic expertise, development training and world-leading research, we offer more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.
  • This is a specialist course in the UK and DMU is one of only a handful of universities nationally which combines pharmaceutics with a cosmetics element.
  • Benefit from placement opportunities within global organisations like Unilever, where you’ll apply your theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Our investment in dedicated pharmaceutical laboratories and industry-standard equipment offers you invaluable opportunities to develop your practical and professional skills.
  • Gain international experience through our DMU Global programme, which has previously organised a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science visit to a Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturing company and Amsterdam learning about the development of hashish based manufactured drugs.
  • Our graduates have secured roles ranging from pharmaceutical scientists and product development scientists, to quality control managers in internationally recognised companies including GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and Boots.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Pharmaceutical Science BSc (Hons)

  • 1 Years |  Full-time | not for UK students

Developed by a pharmacy team, this degree provides an understanding of the chemistry and engineering components of pharmaceutical product design and manufacture.

Our research-active academics have experience in the fields of pharmacy, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology and microbiology. Their strong collaborations with the pharmaceutical industries mean that this curriculum is continuously reviewed to ensure we’re equipping our students with the advanced skills sought by graduate employers.

Key features:

  • Renowned for our academic expertise, development training and world-leading research, we offer more than 100 years of teaching experience in the Leicester School of Pharmacy.
  • Our investment in dedicated pharmaceutical laboratories and industry-standard equipment offers you invaluable opportunities to develop your practical and professional skills.
  • Our graduates are employed in internationally recognised companies
  • Designed specifically for the international market

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Pharmacy MPharm (Hons)

  • 4 Years |  Full-time

Pharmacists are responsible for supplying medicines to patients and giving advice on correct dosage, explaining how to take prescribed drugs, and discussing any potential side effects.

They ensure that the supply of medicines is within the law and suitable for a particular patient, and will liaise with other healthcare professionals or carers to offer help and advice. Pharmacists also supervise the medicines supply chain and ensure that pharmacy premises and systems are fit for purpose.

With over 100 years of experience, our Leicester School of Pharmacy will help provide you with the practical and professional skills needed to work as a pharmacist. With pharmacy being the third largest healthcare profession in the UK, your career opportunities are extensive and varied. You’ll study a range of topics including an introduction to pharmacy, cardiovascular/respiratory and infection/inflammation, preparing for practice, professional clinician, integrated patient care and more.

Key features:

  • Benefit from integrated work placements across all four years of the course.
  • Our graduates gain rewarding and stimulating careers in all pharmacy sectors – DMU students have gone on to work for major employers such as Boots, Lloyds and Well Pharmacy, and with NHS hospital trusts, primary care contractors, local commissioners, and within the global pharmaceutical industry.
  • Learn in our dedicated teaching spaces with industry standard facilities – including a purpose-built practice suite and laboratories – and use our online, objective skills and diagnostic development tool created here at DMU.
  • Collaborative working with other future health and social care experts allows students and practitioners from a wide range of professions to learn together through our Inter-Professional Education (IPE), which has been commended as a beacon of good practice by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Learn about our award-winning, real-world research projects such as our life-changing development of the artificial pancreas, and dried blood-spot analysis.
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Pharmacy students have visited New York to understand the healthcare provision provided by pharmacists in America and learned about the medicinal uses of hemp and cannabis on a trip to Amsterdam.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Photography and Video BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Photography is the dominant visual medium of our day. It therefore opens doors to a wide range of exciting and important career paths, from advertising and design to fashion and publishing.  On this course you’ll study modules in photography, moving image, contextual studies and digital media. And, along with visits to exhibitions and the chance to attend study trips in the UK and overseas, you’ll further develop your knowledge and passion for your subject.

In year two we embed work experience into the course by giving you a live external client brief. You’ll then begin to develop a specialist area of study through creative practice-based projects, and develop your technical skills in a series of craft workshops, all supported by academic research.

We offer opportunities to meet guest lecturers from the creative industries and arts which bring commercial and artistic practice to life and into sharp focus. In the third year we ask you to create your own portfolio of work to showcase your unique creative vision and talent. And, throughout the course, we’ll help you to develop your professional skills base and take the initiative to get involved in external exhibitions.

Key features:

  • Develop your creative, technical and academic skills to produce exciting, thought-provoking and dynamic work.
  • Learn from experts – including high-profile academics such as Professor Lala Meredith-Vula – with extensive professional experience in both photographic and moving image practices.
  • Boost your portfolio, and your confidence, through working on live briefs for external clients and via work experience opportunities at businesses such as the National Space Centre, Fostering and Adoption Agency, Dance 4 and Soft Touch Arts.
  • Study a range of topics including constructing the moving image, photography and camera vision, and concepts of digital media.
  • Our graduates have forged successful careers in journalism, freelancing and curation, and work for big names such as Sky, Paul Smith and Vogue.
  • Join international trips through DMU Global, our international experience programme, and visit cities such as Paris and New York.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Politics (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our expert lecturers will help you develop a range of skills sought by employers – from communication and team working to independent research and critical analysis. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of current political issues, and have opportunities to gain work experience, meet practitioners and travel overseas. 

You will also benefit from a strong academic and theoretical background through modules such as British Government and Politics, which examines the structures and processes of politics at all tiers, from local government through to the EU. Underpinning the module is the nature of political and governmental interaction between the citizen and the state and the factors which influence that relationship or generate pressure for change.

Key features:

  • Innovative teaching approaches linking theory and practice such as simulations, engagement with House of Commons committees and the DMU Policy Commission.
  • The only university in the UK to hold both Congress to Campus and European Parliament to Campus with former members of US Congress and former Members of European Parliament to enhance your study experience.
  • Our DMU Works careers programme can help you get work-ready through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies previous students have secured placements at Rolls Royce, GlaxoSmithKline, Heathrow Airport and the House of Commons.
  • DMU is recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence as a result of research and teaching excellence in European studies.
  • Join our lively Politics Society with topical debates and well-known guest speakers which have included David Blunkett and Alastair Campbell in previous years.
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global, trips have included Hong Kong, Berlin, Brussels, Washington and New York. Previous students went to Germany and analysed the impact of the cold war on Berlin and considered how politics has affected the economy.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Politics BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Politics is all around us, shaping our world as well as our everyday lives. This course will give you insight, knowledge and understanding of the role politics plays at local, national and global levels. With our internationally-renowned experts, you’ll gain both the practical and the theoretical knowledge you’ll need to understand and influence our world.

Choose from a wide range of module options, including British Government and Politics, Global Comparative Politics, Politics in Action, Comparative Local Government and Power, Politics and Morality.

Key features:

  • Benefit from opportunities to engage in debates, attend conferences and learn from guest speakers. Previous Politics students have had opportunities to present at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
  • Our #DMUworks careers programme can help you get work-ready through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have landed placement roles at the House of Commons, Welsh Assembly, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce.
  • We are the only university in the UK to hold both ‘Congress to Campus’ and ‘European Parliament to Campus’ events, which see prominent political figures visit DMU to enhance your learning experience.
  • Study at a university recognised as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence because of the high standards of research and teaching in European studies.
  • Add an extra dimension to your studies through our #DMUglobal international experience scheme. Politics students have recently been on study-related trips to Hong Kong, Brussels and Washington, D.C. For instance students analysed the impact of the cold war on Berlin and considered how politics has affected the German economy.  

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Product and Furniture Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This Product and Furniture Design course will encourage you to make bold challenges to convention. You’ll study the functional and market-led requirements of product and furniture design, usability, manufacturing and aesthetics.

Specific areas include visual language, branding, user-centred design, computer-aided design (CAD), 3D design and modelling, and design cultures. You’ll learn about sustainability and examine the development of socially conscious products that, through their technical specification, reduce waste and conserve energy.

Key features:

  • Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers – this enables you to work towards membership.
  • Gain professional experience with placement opportunities that have seen our students work at renowned names such as Marshalls Street Furniture, BMW and Howdens.
  • We’ll champion your ideas and support you as you pursue opportunities to strengthen your portfolio and grow your confidence by entering national and international competitions. Our students have won prestigious prizes from Seymourpowell and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will have access to workshops focusing on wood, metal and plastics, utilising facilities including the newest innovations in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment
  • Our graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Mamas & Papas, Ponti Design Studio and Mous.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Product Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Product Design is the study of the whole design lifecycle – from idea to production. On this course you’ll study the functional and market-led requirements of product and furniture design, looking at ergonomics, aesthetics, usability and the application of technology.

Specific areas include visual language, branding, user-centred design, computer-aided design (CAD), 3D design and modelling, and design cultures. You’ll learn about sustainability and examine the development of socially conscious products that, through their technical specification, reduce waste and conserve energy. You’ll study with professionally-active academic staff who are involved in commercial projects with big names such as Google USA, BAA Furniture & Interiors, and Adidas.

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers – this enables graduates to work towards membership.
  • Gain professional experience with placement opportunities that have seen students work at prestigious names such as BMW, Hodges & Drake, Lewis Design Associates and Artform International. This industry experience helps graduates boost their employability by helping them to hone the design process, develop good sketching and CAD abilities, and acquire a sensitivity/passion for user experience.
  • Strengthen your portfolio by entering national and international competitions. Recently students have won prizes from Seymourpowell, Whitemeadow and the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
  • Our successful graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of world-leading companies such as Dyson, Cambridge Consultants and Aston Martin Lagonda.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all our art and design course students. We offer superb workshops in wood, metal and plastics including the latest in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping equipment.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Product Design BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Our Product Design course helps you to take your imaginative ideas and make them real. To do that you need both the creativity and the technical skills to bring your ideas to life.

On this course you’ll study the fundamentals of maths and science, electrical, electronic and mechanical principles, and simulation and fluid dynamics, as well as the functional and market-led requirements of product design. You’ll look at specific areas including technology integration, computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D design, sustainability and design for manufacture, and be taught by academics with current industry connections.

Key features:

  • Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers – this enables graduates to work towards membership.
  • Gain professional experience with industry professionals during an optional placement year. Our students have benefited from placements at BMW, Dyson, Cambridge Consultants and Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Boost your portfolio and profile by entering national and international competitions. We support students to do this by helping them apply their practical knowledge to real-world briefs and assisting with teamwork, motivation, and a review of learnings following competitions. Our students have previously won awards from D&AD, James Dyson and New Designers.
  • Learn from academic staff currently involved in commercial projects with companies such as Berghaus and Adidas.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all our art and design course students. You will have access to engineering laboratories that bring together a wide range of equipment used in design, manufacture, prototyping and testing.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs.*

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Psychology BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. On this course, we explore human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to move on to postgraduate study. Our graduates thrive in careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.

On the course you’ll study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll also complete a work experience placement where you’ll see academic theory applied in practice.

Key features:

  • Choose to study Psychology as a single honours programme or in combination with Education Studies, Criminology or Health and Wellbeing in Society.
  • Our course is accredited by the BPS, ensuring teaching remains relevant to the latest developments in the sector.
  • We offer excellent facilities including dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians.
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
  • Graduate careers include healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources.
  • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Psychology students have recently explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur.
  • You will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS – the starting point of your career as a chartered psychologist – on successful completion of your degree (subject to achieving a minimum of 2:2).
  • You will study a range of topics including psychology in context, social psychology, biological psychology, developmental psychology and employability skills and psychology.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Psychology with Criminology BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Six years part-time

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course helps to give you an understanding of the human mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. The programme explores human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Alongside studies in psychology, you will also explore the study of crime, how psychological theories can be applied to criminal behaviour, and social reactions to crime.  

Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree by BPS is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to progress to postgraduate study.  Our programme helps to equip you with transferable skills in critical thinking and communication, as well as more industry specific competencies such as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills.  

Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – such as in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.

On our programme you’ll study core areas of psychology including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you’ll cover personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. Through elective modules in the second and third years, you will have the opportunity to tailor your learning to align with your chosen area of specialism within psychology with criminology; be it counselling psychology, work psychology, cyberpsychology plus many more.

Key features:

  • Our course is accredited by the BPS, which ensures our teaching is continually relevant to the latest developments and challenges in the sector.
  • Benefit from dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians team.
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters, which are Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
  • Graduates from this course can gain the skills to pursue careers across a variety of sectors, such as healthcare, research, social work, marketing, police services, teaching and human resources.
  • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Students have previously explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur. Criminology students have also gained a more detailed understanding of state crime at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, explored sub-cultures in Chicago, and visited Bosnia and Herzegovina to explore the experiences of victims of the Bosnian genocide.
  • Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations.
  • You’ll be taught by a team of expert criminologists who are involved in teaching and research, and many have worked within criminal justice or allied fields and have strong links with the British Society of Criminology and the British Sociological Association which ensure teaching is current and relevant.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Psychology with Education Studies BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this programme explores human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. Focuses on both psychology and education studies, you will also be introduced to the history of formal education in the UK and explore key contemporary issues and debates concerning social class, race and ethnicity, and social justice in education. 

Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to progress to postgraduate study. Choosing this programme will help to equip you with key transferable skills including critical thinking and communication, as well as competencies closely linked with the sector, such as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a diverse range of careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – such as in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.

On the course you’ll study core areas of psychology including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, as well as covering personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore a range of perspectives and debates concerning contemporary cultural change and how these impact education and learning. Our final year options allow you to tailor your study to specific career pathways.

Key features:

  • Our course is accredited by the BPS, which ensures your learning is informed by industry professionals and remains relevant to the latest developments and challenges within the sector.
  • Benefit from dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technician teams.
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters, which are Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
  • Graduates from this course will be able to gain the skills and competencies required for a range of careers across many different sectors, including healthcare, education consultancy, research, social work, marketing, the police service, teaching and human resources.
  • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Students have previously explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur.  Our Education Studies students have also taught English to schoolchildren in Taiwan, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.
  • Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations be it counselling psychology, work psychology, cyberpsychology plus many more.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Psychology with Health and Wellbeing in Society BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), this course gives you an understanding of the human mind and how it shapes and influences our behaviour. The programme explores human behaviour using sound scientific methodology – observation, measurement, and testing – to understand how and why people function in the way they do. As this course combines the study of psychology with health and wellbeing, you will also explore the social science perspectives in relation to health issues.

Gaining a professionally accredited psychology degree is an essential first step to a career as a psychologist or to progress to postgraduate study. Choosing this programme will help to equip you with key transferable skills including critical thinking and communication, as well as competencies closely linked with the sector, such as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills.

On our programme you’ll study core areas of psychology including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, as well as learn about personality and intelligence, research methods, and historical perspectives. Through the health and wellbeing aspect of this course, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore health promotion and public health, ageing and health, social exclusion and health or the impact of gender on health and social care.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a diverse range of careers where an understanding of societal issues is key – such as in criminal justice, education, social work, research, advertising, human resources and healthcare.

Key features:

  • Our course is accredited by the BPS, which ensures your learning is informed by industry professionals and remains relevant to the latest developments and challenges within the sector.
  • Benefit from dedicated computer laboratories with the latest analysis software, individual research cubicles, interview rooms, and an observation suite, all supported by our psychology technicians.
  • The expertise of our staff spans across four main research clusters, which are Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Psychology and Technology, and Self and Identity.
  • Graduates from this course will be able to gain the skills and competencies required for a range of careers across many different sectors, including healthcare, education, research, social work, marketing, the police service, teaching and human resources.
  • Enrich your studies with an international experience through our DMU Global programme. Students have previously explored the history of mental health and neuropsychology in Paris and cross-cultural factors within psychology in Kuala Lumpur. Our Health and Wellbeing students have also explored poverty in Florida, supported refugees in Berlin and studied diversity and inequality in New York.
  • Tailor your learning with optional modules that enable you to pursue your individual passions or career aspirations, be it counselling psychology, work psychology, cyberpsychology plus many more.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Public Administration and Management BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

On the Public Administration and Management BA at DMU you have the opportunity to combine the study of applied politics with the management of modern society. You will share the first year with the Politics BA course, giving you a vital grounding in political issues and theory. In the second and third years you will have the opportunity to combine politics with public administration modules.

Key features:

  • Opportunity for a short placement with a local authority: Putting theory into practice
  • Give your studies an international dimension by taking the Government and Policy in China module: and take up the opportunity to learn about Chinese life and culture on campus at the Confucius Institute
  • The only university in the UK to hold both Congress to Campus and European Parliament to Campus: with former members of US Congress and former Members of European Parliament to enhance your study experience
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global: our innovative programme of work and study opportunities across the world, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
  • Placement opportunities with local, national and global companies: including the Labour Party, the House of Commons, the Government Economic Service, the Welsh Assembly, Pfizer and the NHS 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Quantity Surveying and Construction BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Quantity Surveying and Construction focuses on controlling and managing the costs of construction projects; you could be involved with any stage of a project, from feasibility, design and construction, through to extension, refurbishment, maintenance and even demolition.

Our course will help you gain an understanding of the technical aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. You will learn to understand contracts, budgets, quantities, measurements and sustainability to achieve the best quality and value within the project’s specifications. You are likely to be involved in a range of services, from cost consultancy to contract management. 

You will be able to advance your professional skills through an optional industry placement between years two and three. This placement year can count as part of the required experience for Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors professional status.

Key features:

  • Benefit from our 125-year history, which makes Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) one of the most established schools of its kind in the UK; it has a strong technical and design ethos that recognises the interdependence of academia and the profession.
  • On this course you will study a range of topics including Methods of Measurement, Sustainable Building Principles, Building Technology, Practice and Management in the Construction Industry and Contracts, Law and Procurement.
  • Enhance your studies with DMU Global, our international experience programme. Students in the LSA have previously visited Berlin, Malaysia, Switzerland, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as built homes in India and rammed-earth shelters in Morocco.
  • The award-winning  Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking. You will also benefit from a range of industry-standard tools and simulation software, including CostX and Building Information Modelling.
  • We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.
  • This new course is currently pending accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which will mean your learning is kept relevant to industry and recognised by employers as a benchmark of quality.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Social Work BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

This course was approved and validated by Social Work England in June 2020.

Would you like to make a difference to society? Social workers play a key role in supporting and helping people and our degree helps train you to be a confident, effective, resilient and safe practitioner. The course covers all aspects of social work, including theories and methods, legislation, skills for practice and developing professional competency. 

Taught by highly experienced staff, on this course you will learn to work with both adults and children and will be eligible to enter any area of practice upon qualification.  

Social workers support in a wide range of areas, including child protection, with vulnerable adults, older people and in mental health.

Subject to approval by Social Work England, successful completion of this degree will allow eligibility to apply for registration as a social worker upon graduation.

Key features:

  • 100% of students on this programme said that the course was supportive and they received good advice and guidance about their studies (NSS 2019).
  • Our staff have extensive experience in social work practice, teaching and multidisciplinary research, ensuring your learning experience is high-quality and up-to-date with contemporary issues, advancements and debates within the sector.
  • Benefit from a high level of Involvement of people with lived experience across the programme, including co taught lectures and assessments.
  • This course is designed so that you will learn to work with both adults and children and be eligible to enter any area of practice upon graduation.
  • Benefit from practical work placements in settings including Child protection, Adoption and fostering, Physical and/or learning disability support and Youth Justice, which will take your learning beyond the classroom and enhance your experience and employability.
  • Develop your transferable skills with interprofessional learning, working alongside students and practitioners from a wide range of other professions including nurses, doctors, criminal justice workers, teachers and the police.

Social Work Bursary:

You may be eligible for a non-repayable social work student bursary of up to £4,862 (this is based on the NHS guidance 2020-2021 so may change for future years).

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Software Engineering BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

As a Software Engineering student at DMU, you will develop the technical skills needed to design and build software that is used in everyday devices and systems across our homes, workplaces and communities.

More than 50 years of teaching experience, research expertise and industry practice will inform your learning. You will gain knowledge of professional practice and social responsibility by learning about software development, database design, computer security and web technologies. The diverse range of modules you will study  include Concurrent and Parallel Algorithms, Web Application Development, and Data Mining and Telematics.

Taking part in industry-focused scenarios, such as the second-year Agile Team Development module  where students engage in a workplace simulation based on agile software development, will enhance your employability. Software Engineering BSc is closely aligned with  Computer Science BSc at DMU. This shared focus means you have the flexibility to transfer between courses depending on your interests and what you want to specialise in.

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
  • Tailor your learning to your career ambitions by choosing from a wide range of optional final-year modules, including: Functional Software Development, Data Mining, and Front-end Web Development.
  • Join our thriving student societies to build on what you learn on the course and to develop your interests and skills outside of teaching time. They include the Games Society, Robotics Club and Google’s Developer Student Club.
  • Benefit from an international experience with our DMU Global programme. Software Engineering students have networked at software companies in Berlin and met tech entrepreneurs in San Francisco.
  • Prepare for a career in the thriving software industry. Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as LHA ASRA Group, Lorien, MISCO, Oracle, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sainsbury’s.
  • Computer Science and Informatics at DMU is ranked third among modern UK universities for the quality of its research in the latest Research Excellence Framework evaluation.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time

Due to significant demand for this programme, and taking into consideration capacity constraints with practical placements, applications to Speech and Language Therapy for September 2021 entry are now closed. However, there are still options available for you to consider. Speech and language therapists provide treatment and support that improves patients’ lives. They address speech, language and communication problems as well as assisting with eating and drinking difficulties.

Much of their work involves close collaboration with teachers, psychologists and other health professionals, along with supporting patients themselves and/or their carers. Our work placements and work-based learning opportunities mean that you’ll be developing these collaborative professional skills throughout your degree course. By joining us, you’ll study a range of topics including introduction to phonetics and phonology, communication disability and psychology, professional practice, and transition to the workplace. You’ll learn what’s involved in developing individual treatment programmes and providing patients with tailored support.

From September 2020, all speech and language therapy students, will receive at least £5,000 a year with up to £3,000 additional funding available. Further information, including eligible health professional courses, can be found here.

Key features:

  • Our course is approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a professional.
  • Build your essential clinical and professional skills through varied placement opportunities in nurseries, schools, clinics, hospitals, day centres and with home visits.
  • Our strong links and integrated work placements within NHS England Midlands and East and independent service providers in the area ensure a dynamic and clinically relevant curriculum.
  • Our graduates have become speech and language therapists for the NHS, charitable institutions and private healthcare companies.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme where students visited schools and community groups in India, supported deaf children in The Gambia and taught English to children in Bangkok.
  • DMU has achieved the top Gold award, the highest ranking possible, under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer the university (Office for Students).

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Textile Design BA (Hons)

  • 3 Year |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

This creative course covers an extensive programme of study that instils the relevant knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a practising designer in a global textile market. Industry experts will help you to explore ambitious textile solutions and carry out innovative visual research.

You can specialise in one of four areas of textile design – mixed media, print, knit or weave. Mixed media focuses on creating contemporary, innovative collections of textiles and products for interiors and fashion. Printed textiles translate imagery onto textile surfaces for both fashion and interior markets and you will explore inventive use of screen printing and dyeing processes. Constructed textiles, knit and weave, concentrate on design for fashion and interior markets. You will develop innovative collections through your use of yarn, fibres and dyeing and explore structure to its fullest extent. 

You will be based in our award-winning Vijay Patel Building, which provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students. You can access industry-standard facilities within the print, knit and weave workshops which have print tables, digital print and knit machines, jacquard looms, digital sewing and embroidery machines, laser cutters and CAD packages. Our aim is to prepare you for a career in the international textile industry, which offers countless opportunities to develop, progress and learn new skills. 

Key features:

  • You have the opportunity to experience all four specialist areas of textile design and the associated equipment and technologies on offer, enabling you to make an informed decision about the pathway you will choose for your second and third year. 
  • Work on live projects with industry experts to gain valuable skills and experience. Recent briefs have been set by Hand & Lock, Hallmark Cards and Sainsbury’s.
  • Responsible sustainable design is embedded throughout the course alongside CAD, design cultures and professional practice.
  • Boost your career prospects with a placement year. Recent students have taken on placements at Alexander McQueen, Primark, Berghaus, ASOS, Joules, and Marks & Spencer.
  • Our graduates have gone on to diverse and creative careers at Aston Martin, Skinny Dip, Sainsbury Home, Jigsaw, Zoffany, Arcadia Group and Next.
  • Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous course-focused trips have taken students to New York, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris. 
  • We provide core workshop materials  at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Visual Effects BSc (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

As an integral part of the multibillion-pound film and television industry, studying the creative and technical skills used in visual effects can open up extensive career prospects.

This course also encourages you to develop your creative flair and understanding of industry-standard software to create your own 3D content for use in film and television projects.

Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as compositors and matte painters, as well as wider media-based roles such as colourists and finishers.

Key features:

  • On this course, you will study a range of topics including VFX and compositing basics, 3D modelling and animation, match-moving and MOCAP (motion capture), and tracking rigging and compositing.
  • Benefit from our specialist facilities, featuring audio recording studios, broadcast-standard radio production studios and management systems, standalone film studios equipped with multi-cameras, as well as green screen facilities.
  • Our VFX facilities include high-definition mixed media workstations, using industry-standard software such as 3ds Max, Maya, Nuke, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve.
  • Our DMU Global programme offers students the opportunity to have a valuable international experience as part of their studies. During a trip to Berlin, VFX students were able to explore the historical, social and cultural context of animated content, visual effects and film.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience by joining a range of student societies such as the award-winning Demon Media group, with opportunities to contribute to its magazine, radio station, TV station and website.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Youth Work and Community Development BA (Hons)

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | Four years with a placement option

Youth work has been described as ‘the science of enabling young people to believe in themselves and build positive futures’ (National Youth Agency).


Working with people primarily aged between 11 and 25 is both a challenging and rewarding career choice and the professionals specialising in this field aim to support a young person to develop both personally and socially.

On this course, you’ll cover the history and development of youth and community work, explore the self, groups and learning, society and social policy, and develop your understanding of social science. You’ll also be looking at oppression, globalisation, how agencies work together, and community development and management, as well as enhancing your research, practical and managerial skills.

Compulsory work placements in youth and community centres, and schools and voluntary organisations, provide ample opportunity to achieve hands-on experience working alongside professional youth and community workers. And you’ll see, first-hand, some of the issues that can affect young people and their communities.

Key features:

  • Professionally recognised by the Joint Negotiating Committee and validated by the National Youth Agency.
  • Throughout the course you will undertake up to 800 hours of practical work placements as well as volunteering opportunities, in a range of relevant organisations and projects, to enhance your learning experience in areas such as mentoring, advice and guidance, youth justice, drug and alcohol misuse work and sports-based work.
  • You will study a range of topics including learning, education and youth work, youth and community work in context, developing the professional practitioner and globalisation and global youth work.
  • Gain an international perspective on your studies through our DMU Global programme. Recent trips have seen Youth Work and Community Development students focus on the role of young people as change-makers to create positive social change in India and The Gambia, and consider poverty, health and social problems in Florida.
  • Graduate employment opportunities include detached youth work, community development, Schools and colleges, work with refugee and asylum seekers and mentoring.
  • We have one of the UK’s largest youth work teaching and research teams, with an established reputation of more than 55 years’ experience.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Accounting and Finance MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

An ideal choice for both new graduates and finance professionals looking to progress their career, this programme is the opportunity to specialise in different areas of accounting and finance. It helps prepare full-time students for entry-level positions as they start their career, as well as supports learning career development opportunities for those in a range of roles such as accountants, auditors, practising managers, business consultants and finance experts from various backgrounds.

This course provides a critical approach to the theoretical underpinnings of accounting and finance. You will get practical experience of tools, techniques, financial databases, and research skills. The programme leads with core taught modules that critically examine the scope of generic accounting and finance, as well as modules such as Contemporary Issues in International Financial Reporting, Evaluation of Management Accounting, and Applied Corporate Finance.

You will also undertake the Research Methods module which not only develops and enhances your research skills but also helps prepare you for your dissertation. As part of the Applied Trading module you will undertake a two-week intensive study with our Trading room facilities, where students can consider the practical aspects of investment and strengthen their knowledge in this area.

You will also be prepared for future self-reflection and career development through the Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success module. In addition to these core areas, students can select an area of interest and specialism from a comprehensive list of elective modules. 

This allows you to design your own personal pathway, combining core modules with specialisms that are in line with your interests and career ambitions. Specialisms may include business analytics, governance and social responsibility, assurance and risk, and behavioural finance.

This course provides career entry opportunities for full-time students as well as being an ideal choice for accountants, auditors, practising managers, business consultants and finance experts from various backgrounds to learn new skills that support career development.

Key features:

  • Design your own course through combining core and optional modules, enabling you to devise your own personal pathway and tailor your degree to your areas of interest and future career plans.
  • Increase your employability by developing a more in-depth understanding of accounting and finance issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally
  • You’ll have access to the Executive Business Simulation, a sophisticated, software-driven experience that’s useful for learning to meet deadlines, work as part of a team, and develop team leadership skills through role-play.
  • Expand your knowledge of applied trading through an intensive experience within our trading room, where you’ll work first-hand with industry-standard tools and techniques.
  • With our Applied Corporate Finance module you’ll be able to put your theory and learning into practice with real-world scenario-based practical sessions.
  • Business Analytics is an innovative module that reflects modern business requirements and expectations regarding the handling of large, high dimensional data sets. Your learning will also focus on data structuring, modelling and visualisation techniques.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Advanced Biomedical Science MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Part-time: up to three years

This course explores the contemporary understanding of disease pathophysiology, current and emerging diagnostic procedures and aspects of therapy.

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, this course will provide you with an enhanced portfolio of knowledge and skills relevant to the practice of a senior biomedical scientist in healthcare, academia, research, industry and other sectors. Benefit from the opportunity to tailor the course content specifically to your career interests by choosing optional modules in areas such as Cancer Biology, Nutrition, Environment and Public Health and Advanced Biotechnology.

During this course you will increase your interaction with other healthcare professionals and enhance your transferable skills with teaching from a team of experienced practice-based academic staff and researchers, some of whom have come from dedicated research institutions and have ongoing research projects while others are practitioners with extensive hospital laboratory experience.

This course is an ideal progression route for graduates of the Biomedical Science BSc or other bioscience disciplines and will enhance your career prospects in the bioscience and biotechnology industries. Many of our recent graduates have progressed on to postgraduate research courses, leading to PhD or professional doctorates in Biomedical Science, while others who are HCPC registered biomedical scientists have increased their opportunities for progression within pathology services (subject to relevant training).

Key features:

  • Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, so you can enrich your skills and qualifications sought by employers.
  • Enables Health and Care Professions Council registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services.
  • Access extensive NHS links with NHS pathology centres to develop your understanding of the sector.
  • Developed in conjunction with local health trusts and taught by a team of experienced practitioner-based academic staff ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice.
  • Benefit from major investment in state-of-the-art laboratories and specialist equipment equivalent to what is used in industry.
  • An ideal progression route for graduates of Biomedical Science BSc or other bioscience disciplines, helping to enhance your career prospects in the bioscience and biotechnology industries.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Advertising and Public Relations Management MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | Part-time- 2 years

Focusing on a management approach within advertising and PR, this career entry course aims to enhance your understanding of the discipline and develop your managerial skills. 

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for a Dual Award, you can achieve the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing as part of your degree. This qualification is highly valued by employers. 

Through a combination of theory and practice, you will study modules that reflect the changing marketing landscape. This includes areas such as social and digital marketing, branding and communications.  

You can also choose to complete the Business Research Project module. This will see you work on a real-life project supplied by an external business and provide evidence-based solutions to that organisation – a great opportunity to experience life as a professional within this sector while studying.

Key features:

  • This is a career entry course for those who have no previous qualifications or work experience in marketing or advertising and PR.
  • If you complete the elective Direct and Digital Marketing module, you will receive exemptions from the Certificate in Direct and Digital Marketing awarded by the Institute of Direct Marketing.
  • Tailor the course to your career aspirations by choosing from a range of elective modules.
  • This course will help equip you with the skills needed to work in areas such as communications, advertising, marketing, PR and media agencies.
  • Develop professionally and personally during the course, which will help you gain an advanced understand of the key marketing issues facing organisations and place you in a strong position to embark on a career in this sector.  
  • You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Aeronautical Engineering MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | with an optional one-year placement available | 18 months for January intake

The UK aerospace and aeronautical industry is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. The sector has seen consistent growth in recent years and supports a growing number of highly skilled, high-value roles in aircraft aerodynamics, wind turbine design and maintenance, aviation management, the defence sector, and aircraft maintenance, repair and operation services. 

This broad-based engineering course aims to train the next generation of aerospace professionals by providing technical skills in key areas of aeronautical engineering, supplemented by topics in material sciences, digital manufacturing and management concepts. Our graduates will leave with the advanced technical know-how required to work in the aircraft industry, along with a solid understanding of relevant management concepts. 

You will study core modules in Advanced Flight Dynamics, Advanced Computational Aerodynamics and Instrumentation, Sensor Networks and more, with the choice of optional modules including Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul and Unmanned Aero Vehicle Design.  

You will be supported by our academics and technicians in producing your final-semester dissertation exploring a relevant topic of your choice. 

Key features:

  • Study specialist technical modules related to aeronautical engineering, as well as management modules, such as Engineering Business Environment, to prepare for work in a rapidly changing, globalised world.  
  • Access our instrumented low-speed wind tunnel and AIRFOX DISO flight simulator facilities to acquire experimental and theoretical skills relevant to aeronautics and wind tunnel testing. 
  • Learn and use software packages used in aeronautical engineering applications and research, such as MATLAB, ANSYS and OpenFOAM, which will give you the ability to work confidently in an industrial environment. 
  • Benefit from the research and industrial experience of our teaching staff who have worked in international research institutions, including the National Aeronautical Laboratories India, Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute Russia and AMST-Systemtechnik GmbH Austria.  
  • Become a member of our DMU Flight Club to design, build and fly unmanned aerial systems (UAS), with the opportunity to participate in an international UAS competition. 
  • Enhance your employability by choosing to apply for a year-long work placement* to gain valuable practical and professional experience. Past students on related engineering courses have undertaken placements with national and international companies including Airbus UK. 

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Air Transport Management MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

Discover how the air transport business works and enhance your understanding of dynamic sector. The Air Transport Management MSc has been developed by two leading aviation academics in conjunction with industry partners, to offer a critical, comprehensive and practical understanding of the structure and operation of the international air transport industry. It has been designed to equip future leaders with a range of transferrable and analytical skills that can be directly applied in the workplace.

You will study the many strands to airline operations, including licensing, scheduling, fleet planning, aircraft acquisition, and dealing with irregular operations. You will explore the management and operations of Airports and the key challenges facing the Airport sector, and gain insight business models and strategies that determine the future of the airline industry. You can also tailor the programme to reflect your particular interests or career aspirations through an elective module, and through focus on a particular area of air transport management in your dissertation or business research project.

The programme is suited to both recent graduates and those with existing professional experience who wish to expand their knowledge of the commercial air transport industry. Graduates from this course may choose to pursue roles within airlines, airport operators, air cargo companies, air navigation service providers, national regulators, government agencies and aviation consultancy firms.

Key features:

  • Learn from experienced academics.This programme has been developed by two experienced air transport academics, Professor Lucy Budd and Professor Stephen Ison, who have over 30 years' combined experience of developing and teaching air transport management programmes.
  • Gain networking opportunities, with the chance to participate in industry talks and events involving practitioners working in the aviation sector.
  • Students enrolling on the programme will be provided with a complimentary copy of the key textbook used on this course, ‘Air Transport Management: An International Perspective’.
  • This programme has been specifically developed to meet the needs of air-transport industry employers.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Applied Accounting MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

This course gives you the opportunity to experience strategic professional level exposure within both accounting and the strategic business management of organisations. The programme can prepare you for a career within industry or practice and allow you to progress through the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional pathway to becoming a certified accountant, on successful completion of the ACCA professional exams. On completion of the course, you’ll be in a position to consider professional opportunities in accountancy, auditing, business consultancy and graduate management programmes.

This programme enables you to delve into the world of an accounting professional, at the same time as learning the theory behind the practical approaches of accounting and business management. You’ll be able to obtain and develop critical skills required by accounting professionals and gain an extended view of business and management decisions used to help foster healthy business organisations.

The Research Methods module not only helps develop and enhance your research skills, but also to prepare you for your dissertation. Alongside that, you can gain experience of self-reflection and career development through the Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success module. As well as that, you’ll have opportunities to develop advanced accounting skills through the Strategic Corporate Reporting and Advanced Business Strategy and Leadership modules, before progressing onto Advanced Taxation and Advanced Audit and Assurance modules.  

This course is delivered in a similar way to the ACCA professional modules, with all of the modules underpinned with Business Ethics and Compliance, helping to ensure your knowledge is reinforced by a strong professional ethical understanding. 

You’ll be able to gain significant skills to enhance your future career and equip you for a variety of professional roles including accountant, auditor and business manager.

Key features:

  • Enhance your employability with opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of accounting and business management issues for the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.
  • Your academic studies will enable you to further develop your professional qualification opportunities through the ACCA professional route (ACCA examinations required to obtain the qualification).
  • Gain an understanding of the contemporary challenges and opportunities faced by accountants in today’s ever-changing environment.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Architectural Design MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Our Architectural Design MA is a pre-professional programme to help you develop a specialist approach to architectural thinking and design execution. This is an internationally popular course that attracts students from across the world and currently offers entry to the rigorous design teaching and enquiry-based learning that we offer at the Leicester School of Architecture (LSA). You will join a community of academics, practitioners and students that is co-designing new ways of thinking and you will be supported to tackle current real-world challenges while proposing new futures.  

We provide state-of-the-art facilities for you to realise your ambitions, with workshops offer cutting-edge digital fabrication facilities, alongside a wide range of craft workshops, where you can innovate with materials and processes.  

You will benefit from the LSA’s extensive national and international lecture series, attracting leading academics and professionals from around the world. Working both collaboratively and individually, you will undertake design projects in various contexts, while gaining skills in visualisation and fabrication. As a graduate you will be empowered to take a personal and critical position in the globalised architectural world, with the expertise to pursue careers in allied industries including planning, architectural conservation, urban design, facilities, estate and project management. 

Key features:

  • Join a community that is co-designing new ways of thinking and meaningfully challenging conventions to redefine the future of architectural practice. 
  • Learn both collaboratively in groups and through personalised teaching experiences with our advanced enquiry-based approach. 
  • Our enquiry-led approach will encourage you to boldly explore your ideas and learn from your mistakes in a way that will shape your future design choices. 
  • This programme helps you master both professional and research skills that will enable you to address the future challenges of sustainable architecture and development. 
  • The integrative nature of the programme will provide you with an understanding of the situational structure of architecture and can serve as a foundation for a more fully developed human ecology. 
  • Your dedicated tutors come from industry, practice and research, which ensures your work is responding to contemporary, real-world issues that are grounded in both theory and practice. 
  • Forge important and international connections for potential partnerships by working closely and collaboratively with students in your cohort. 
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Architecture and Sustainability MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Reducing energy consumption which contributes to global climate change and pollution is an international imperative, and the future architect must be equipped with the skills and vision to tackle this challenge both innovatively and responsibly. This course helps you master the knowledge and skills required to produce thermally comfortable, healthy, and habitable building designs while minimising energy consumptions. The curriculum embraces the interface between the environmental, economical and socio-cultural dimensions of sustainability in terms of building design and carbon neutrality. 

You will join a community that is co-designing new ways of thinking and challenging architectural conventions through bold experimentation and boundless enquiry. This enquiry-led approach to education will encourage you to take creative risks and to learn from your mistakes in a way that will shape your future design choices.

We provide state-of-the-art facilities for you to realise your ambitions, with workshops offering cutting-edge digital fabrication facilities, alongside a wide range of craft workshops, where you can innovate with materials and processes. We’ll help you to graduate with the tools to take your own personal and critical position on embracing the challenges of sustainability in the globalised architectural world.

Key features:

  • The long-standing Leicester School of Architecture is one of the oldest schools in the UK and our approach meaningfully draws upon years of experience to challenge conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice. 
  • We will empower you with the tools to become a responsible global architect, with the skills and mindset to tackle the complex environmental challenges ahead. 
  • You can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance and embed your practical and professional skills. 
  • Your dedicated tutors come from industry, practice and research, which ensures your work is responding to contemporary, real-world issues that are grounded in both theory and practice. 
  • Benefit from our advanced enquiry-based education which embraces collaborative learning in studio groups alongside personalised teaching experiences. 
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September


Architecture MArch

  • 2 Years |  Full-time

Our Architecture MArch programme is designed to respond to contemporary issues in the industry, grounded in both theory and professional practice. Our enquiry-led approach to education will teach you to tackle complex problems, unending questions and help you synthesise your ideas to produce critical work. You will be supported to take risks, learn from mistakes and be bold in creatively exploring your ideas.  

Current issues in architectural debate are studied through deep foundations in historical and philosophical thought, contemporary states of urban inhabitation, challenges to a sustainable ecology, the ramifications of modern technology, legal and economic contexts, and the state of the profession.  

Our design studios are delivered through advanced, research-by-design led units and offer a range of specialist pathways for you to develop an independent and critical position on architecture. Studio options range from high-density housing to sustainable futures, and advanced material investigations. We encourage an open-ended spirit of enquiry to advance knowledge through rigorous, exploratory and playful processes. Our experience and knowledge, combined with your personal ambition, will enable us to challenge existing conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice together. 

A number of our Architecture MArch graduates have been awarded multiple national and international design awards, including four prizes at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medals, five regional RIBA Awards and the prestigious RIBA Wren Insurance Association Scholarship . 

Key features:

  • This programme offers a professional level architectural education with Architects Registration Board (ARB)/RIBA Part II exemption. Graduates can progress to professional registration/licensure examinations, allowing access to markets in the UK, EU or other legal jurisdictions. 
  • You will be supported to tackle real-world issues, while speculating and proposing new futures through bold experimentation and boundless enquiry. 
  • Tutors come from industry and research and our community is a place where academics, practitioners and students are co-designing new ways of thinking. 
  • Teaching is delivered in a dedicated postgraduate studio space, equipped with computer workstations, model-making facilities, large format printers and Ultimaker 3D printers. 
  • Receive expert teaching through our Leicester School of Architecture, which has a national and international lecture series attracting leading academics and professionals from around the world, such as Sir Peter Cook, CJ Lim and Alison Brooks. 
  • This course benefits from global opportunities thanks to its accreditation with  Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia, the Board of Architects Malaysia, which allows graduates to pursue a professional qualification in Malaysia. It is also approved by the Commonwealth Association of Architects, a membership organisation representing architects in Commonwealth of Nations, which provides access to an international network of schools for further study and better employment prospects.  

Full-time graduates from the MArch programme, with a minimum six months’ professional experience prior to entry, gain exemption from Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia Part II, allowing progression to professional registration examinations and potential employment in Malaysia. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Architecture research degree MPhil/PhD


Architecture research opportunities at De Montfort University

The community and practice-based research at the Leicester School of Architecture reaches audiences well beyond academia, both nationally and internationally. Our work delivers benefits to architectural practitioners, urban designers, social scientists, local communities and authorities, professional bodies, cultural historians and archaeologists, and many others seeking to interpret, make and remake the built environment.

With a growing research profile, our work covers architectural history and theory, building physics and modelling, the impact of climate and the economics of sustainable development, holistic approaches to planning, as well as expanding our understanding of how the making of the built environment constitutes and consolidates our cultural understandings.

Faculty staff act as peer reviewers for UK research councils and sit on the boards of journals, scientific committees for international conferences and advisory panels for professional bodies.

The Digital Building Heritage Group (DBHG) uses the latest technologies and deep expertise in architectural history to conjure the past from thin air, digitally reconstructing historic buildings to observe, analyse and interpret lost elements of the built environment.

Working in partnership with public, private and community heritage organisations, our high-quality, internationally recognised research crosses traditional boundaries and delivers real-world impact.

Our researchers use cutting edge technology, including 3D digital modelling, laser scanning and 3D printing to measure, visualise, interpret and understand historic and ancient buildings.

The DBHG has strong links with heritage organisations in the UK and overseas including English Heritage, the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one-year placement* available | 18 months for January starts.

This course explores the application and development of techniques used by enterprises for the analysis of business information. Throughout the course we will expand your knowledge of contemporary software tools and help you to gain invaluable insights into real-world solutions through our research groups, guest lectures and seminars.

On our Business Intelligence Systems and Data Mining MSc, your learning will be supported by experienced SAS-accredited staff, who will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of SAS business intelligence software.

You will learn about the Business Intelligence system concept, its application in organisations, and its relationships with other computer-based information systems – such as decision and management support, data warehouses and artificial intelligence. We will teach you to review data mining methods and techniques available for effectively uncovering important information from large data sets. In doing so, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of data mining methods and gain practical experience of using the data mining software, SAS Enterprise Miner. You will graduate with an accredited, industry-recognised certification from SAS and be well placed to take up management and business information systems development roles in the industry.

Key features:

  • You will be taught by staff with extensive experience of SAS who will provide you with expert knowledge and skills. 
  • Enhance your employability and gain substantial knowledge and skills in SAS business intelligence software, and work toward your SAS data miner accreditation.
  • Benefit from years of research and teaching in computing technology to advance your skills in developing business intelligence systems and data mining solutions to business problems.
  • Access specialist computing laboratories including a suite reserved specifically for postgraduate students.
  • Attend guest lectures and seminars with guest speakers from SAS, to gain valuable insight into real world situations. You will also have the opportunity to gain exclusive free access to SAS UK forums.
  • Enjoy excellent graduate prospects. Graduates have gone into roles such as BI/SQL developers, logistics data modellers, and insight analysts, at organisations including Cognisco, LLamasoft and Occam DM.
  • Our flexible study options, including full-time or part-time either on campus or via distance learning, ensure the course is suitable for recent graduates and professionals in work.

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Computing MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one-year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Graduates from a range of subject areas, who wish to add this discipline to their portfolio, have the opportunity to master the technical skills and knowledge required for a career in computing on this course.  You will develop your programming and systems analysis know-how by studying modules such as Object-Oriented Programming and Systems Analysis and Design, while also growing a robust skillset in practical areas including E-Commerce Software and Database Systems and Design.  

In your final semester, you will work on your individual project, with the support of an academic supervisor, giving you the opportunity to produce a substantial piece of work on a topic of your choice. 

You will be taught by experts from the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, which is internationally recognised for applied research expertise, ensuring exposure to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern computing.  You can apply even if you have no previous experience in computing, but you will need to demonstrate some aptitude for logical analysis.

Key features:

  • Benefit from more than 50 years’ experience of teaching computing and our sector-leading knowledge of social media and mobile technologies, green ICT and privacy and security.  
  • Access specialist computer science laboratories, including a dedicated postgraduate laboratory. We have more than 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot and all-in-one computers to specialist machines.  
  • Develop your professional skills by using our range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software, eg e-commerce packages. 
  • Learn through a mixture of formal lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, ensuring a good balance between theory and practice. 
  • Prepare for a career in computing. Past students are working in roles including systems analyst, programmer, software architect and research and development project leaders for companies such as Hewlett Packard and the NHS. 
  • Meet like-minded people and develop your practical skills with our diverse computing-related societies, including DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society who meet weekly to share cyber security skills and take part in events and competitions. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Contour Fashion Innovation MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Contour Fashion is a huge, established and specialised field within fashion design. It is defined by garments worn close to, or shaping the contours of the human form, including corsetry, lingerie, swimwear, performance sportswear, nightwear and athleisure. The Contour Fashion Innovation MA is ideal for contour graduates with advanced pattern-cutting skills wishing to further their practice, or fashion or textile graduates who want to specialise in contour design.

The course explores creativity, technologies and entrepreneurship, alongside the technical considerations of this complex specialism. Contextual studies into historical, political, social and cultural considerations are at the core of this programme and fuel intellectual curiosity, speculative enquiry, imagination, and divergent thinking to successfully understand design concepts.

During this course, we prepare our graduates to succeed in this competitive and fast-developing industry. Our unparalleled understanding of the sector informs the curriculum and includes loungewear, sportswear and athleisurewear – these specialisms are in high demand following the global shift to remote working which has led to a growth in comfort-inspired, fashion-driven work attire. Marketing and visual communication is examined from the viewpoint of a creative individual, giving you the skills to develop a leading-edge portfolio and the insight into how a contour fashion label might be launched into the market place.

You will learn to take a critical and innovative approach to contemporary global challenges facing designers and businesses, with a focus on sustainable practice embedded throughout. 

Key features:

  • Specialist contour design and complex technical skills are explored in depth, considering enhanced aesthetics, fit and production.
  • Learn from the founders of contour education with over 70 years of teaching in this evolving specialism.
  • Contour boasts a vast global alumni network closely connected to the university. Teaching staff are industry experts and taught methodologies are progressive and industry-relevant.
  • We offer a flexible learning experience with the opportunity to tailor modules in line to specific areas of personal interest in line with your career aspirations.
  • Guest lectures from leading industry professionals and contour-specific commercial and trade fair visits complement the course.
  • The multinational community within the School of Fashion and Textiles creates a supportive learning environment for students from around the world.
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.
  • DMU puts the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the heart of the university’s activities and is a  Global Hub for SDG 16, which addresses Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Sustainable practice is embedded throughout this programme’s curriculum..

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-month | 15 months for January intake

Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc has a strong and developing reputation as a business-focused programme situated within the creative industries. It has strengths in managing creative innovation, understanding creative work and the hybrid business models found in the copyright industries. The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs with creativity and cultural content as a central part of their business model. The creative industries include sectors such as design, film and TV, publishing, fashion design, the performing arts, music, advertising and video gaming.

Creative workers and leaders exhibit different skills and approaches to other business sectors, and individuals with creative talent require business management, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills to promote innovative creative products and services. In combining understanding of business innovation and creative work, the MSc Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) is uniquely positioned to help you respond to these evolving challenges.

The course enables you to understand how management and business operates within creative industry sectors. You’ll examine the distinctive working practices, business models, creative technologies and legal issues operate within the creative industries, giving you a toolkit of creative management and enterprise skills.

The programme is located just a short walk away from Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and has close working relationships with creative organisations in Leicester. Local creative workers and companies support the programme through lectures and talks, creative industry mentoring, setting live business problems and executive placements to boost your employability in the field. We also work with creative professionals remotely, offering insights from countries across the world.

Based at DMU, the programme is unique in drawing on expertise from the university’s renowned design, performing arts and media schools, to provide option modules taught by academic experts in design management and marketing, creative technologies, and festivals and events so you can tailor your university experience to your own interests. These are supplemented by a range of social and volunteering programmes offered by DMU Local and the Students Union.

Key features:

  • Option to pursue an Entrepreneurship, Executive Company, Consulting or Creative Research Project as your final masters research project.
  • Teaching from academics with experience across many segments of the creative industries.
  • Inspirational setting in De Montfort University’s unique campus which combines contemporary architecture and the historic Great Hall, headquarters of Leicester Castle Business School.
  • Talks by inspiring business figures and entrepreneurs from the creative industries.
  • Peer support from a small, exceptionally talented tutor group.
  • Modules specifically tailored to provide key practical skills needed to thrive in business in today’s creative industries.
  • Opportunities to work with industry professionals through our unique collaboration with Leicester’s Curve Theatre.
  • Access to the postgraduate wing of the Hugh Aston Building.
  • Access to a 24/7 high-tech library with a choice of learning environments and to amenities such as the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.
  • Mentoring and support from academics in the forefront of their fields
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness
  • Valuable links to Leicester’s Curve Theatre, Leicester Comedy Festival, Leicester’s Creative Business (LCB) Depot, Horus Music, Phoenix Media Centre and Inspirate Arts, as well as creative businesses in Europe, North America and Asia.
  • Opportunities to network with creative businesses at a range of in person and remote events throughout the year.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Creative Technologies MA/MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | two years part-time

In our world of rapidly developing technologies, the workforce of the future must be equipped with a hybrid range of contemporary skills necessary for digital technology innovation. On this course you will learn to utilise and combine technologies in creative ways, and gain higher-level digital, technical and interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and become a critical thinker and creative developer.

The course is suitable for students from a varied backgrounds, attracting recent graduates wishing to increase their employability within the creative technology and digital cultural industries, mature students who wish to expand their interdisciplinary portfolio, and company-sponsored professionals working in creative technology industries. Whether your specialism lies in technology but you are interested in exploring the creative dimensions, or you are an artist or designer working with technologies or programming skills, this course will give you the grounding in contemporary creative technologies.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, learning and research brings together eScience, digital arts and design and humanities to cross traditional disciplines and boundaries, encouraging innovation and developing new modes of collaboration.

Students on this course can choose to explore modules including Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Creative Coding, Digital Arts, Digital Cultures, Future Cities, Holography, Internet of Things, Interactions Design, Systems Design, Transmedia Practice and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities.  Students are able to select modules from a range of areas and combine them into an independent project.

Key features:

  • Develop your own area of specialism at the convergence of technology and creative practice, working across and beyond disciplines and boundaries.
  • Be encouraged to develop innovative and experimental practice in a supportive collaborative environment.
  • Work on live research projects within the Institute of Technology, including the Creative AI Research Group, Imaging and Displays Research Group, Immersive Realities Research Group and Digital Arts Performance Practice - emerging research (DAPPer).
  • Access resources and expertise from both the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media and the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities, including labs, studios and workshop spaces.
  • Equip yourself with a range of expertise from across disciplines to face challenges presented by the rapidly evolving technological environment and the needs of contemporary creative technologies’ employers. Graduates have gone on to work for companies including Sky, Jaguar Land Rover, Abbey Road, the BBC and ITV.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Creative Writing MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The Creative Writing MA is a practice-led programme, giving you the chance to develop your writing in chosen areas, or experiment with new forms and genres through exploratory writing exercises and craft challenges. The programme is designed to develop your writing practice in both research and professional contexts and so you will follow both craft and writing industry-focused modules. You will have the opportunity to graduate with an advanced understanding of the professional landscape and how to use the skills you have acquired to forge a career in a range of contexts.

The taught modules are divided into three areas. Researching as a Writer involves exploring practice research methodologies and research skills, giving you a toolbox for discussion of your practice from a theoretical perspective. Developing Writing covers a range of genre opportunities and exploratory writing tasks, while Writing Ecosystems focuses on networking, performance, manuscript presentation and publishing advice.

The programme culminates in a dissertation in which you will work independently on an extended creative writing project in a form or genre of your choice, with tutor guidance and feedback. You will shape and grow projects to a professional standard, while also learning how to provide a theoretical basis to discuss and conceptualise your practice.

You will also be encouraged to participate in the Leicester Centre for Creative Writing research culture and public engagement events, such as independent book festival States of Independence. Our diverse community of writers work in a wide range of forms and genres including long and short fiction, science fiction, autobiographical, crime, literary and experimental, as well as performance, poetry of all kinds, digital work and scripts for radio, independent film and graphic novel.

Key features:

  • Join the diverse community of the Leicester Centre for Creative Writing, where you’ll be taught by academics with experience across different aspects of creative writing, pedagogy and industry.
  • We will help you to push your current practice in new directions and explore a variety of genres including TV sitcom, speculative fiction, working-class fiction, memoir writing, crime fiction and the poetry sequence.
  • We aim to equip you with skills for a range of careers by exploring opportunities to submit work for publication, applying for grants, writing as a business, the publishing industry, self-publishing and indie filmmaking.
  • Learn how to confidently present your work and articulate your processes and practice for a variety of audiences, helping to enhance your employability and develop your professionalism.
  • Benefit from collaborative teaching in workshops with fellow students, as well as individual learning experiences and receive personalised feedback to help you achieve your independent writing goals.
  • The focus on individual research and fostering your skills as an independent learner provides ideal preparation for  progression to PhD.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Cultural Events Management MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Over the past 20 years, there has been an explosion of cultural and commercial events across the world, from local creative events to international, multidisciplinary festivals that transform major cities such as Edinburgh. This course will equip you with the vibrant learning environment, practical experience, and supported self-directed study needed to understand the synergies, theory and practice of developing and managing cultural and arts-based events. 

The curriculum covers the expansive variety of cultural events. During the course you will learn what it takes to organise community-based celebrations, local events, established festival networks, high art festivals, live music events, and large-scale international events. You could work with organisations such as the British Arts Festivals Association, Festival Republic (the company behind Latitude and Reading festivals), U-Live or The Spark Festival, a children’s art festival. Through guest lectures and workshops, you will also have opportunities to meet and network with professionals from the cultural events industry.  

The events landscape is ever-changing and professionals in the sector must be adept problem-solvers, with the ability to embrace new challenges and offer dynamic solutions. This course will help equip you with the skills to adapt to the diversification of the sector, with practical projects enabling you to experience online event delivery and digital arts and cultural content, as well as giving you the opportunity to tackle the real-life challenges of engaging audiences in increasingly innovative ways. 

Throughout the course you will combine the academic study of case studies and primary research with the real-world practical experience of organising events. This hands-on approach will grow your key skills in leadership, marketing, business planning and website design – all essential tools to succeed and forge your path as a leader in this dynamic and vibrant industry. 

Key features:

  • This course offers a specialised focus on cultural events, the cultural sector and the festival community and is tailored to meet the needs of this dynamic and expanding industry.
  • Explore the relationship between culture, business and management, to develop your skills in devising and managing cultural and commercial events.
  • Have the option of undertaking a year-long work placement, and gain valuable experience to further enhance your practical and professional skills. 
  • Work with key DMU partners such as British Arts Festivals Association, De Montfort Hall and Festival Republic. 
  • Teaching is led by professionally active experts, whose knowledge will place you at the forefront of new trends and developments. Many of our academics are researching festivals, such as Latitude and Leicester Comedy Festival. Their involvement creates opportunities for your own research projects and placements.
  • Have the opportunity to get involved in organising and running DMU’s annual week-long Cultural eXchanges Festival.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Cyber Security MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Developed with industry and certified by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre), this course directly addresses the unprecedented demand for cyber security expertise. It explores the underpinning technology of cyber domain and the role of linguistics, psychology and sociology in dealing with new cyber challenges.

You will study a diverse range of modules, including Cyber Threat Intelligence, Malware Analysis, and Penetration Testing and Incident Response, providing the fundamental knowledge needed to work in the sector. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in your third semester, with the support of your academic supervisor, investigating a topic tailored to your own area of interest.

The involvement of the Industrial Advisory Group (Airbus, BT, Deloitte UK and Rolls-Royce) in designing the course and supporting its delivery ensures the teaching remains current and supportive of the real challenges faced by cyber security specialists. You will be taught by recognised experts in cyber security and will develop your professional skills within the Cyber Technology Institute (CTI), with its purpose-built cyber security and forensics laboratories. We expect graduates to find employment as cyber security specialists within law enforcement, government, commercial IT departments and security consultancies. Previous graduates have gone on to work for cyber security specialist organisations including Capgemini.

Key features:

  • This course is certified by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). and DMU is recognised as an Airbus Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security, demonstrating the relevance of the course content and its value to the industry. 
  • Our CTI has been named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, thanks to its pioneering research in incident response and cyber threat intelligence, industrial control systems and sociotechnical security. 
  • Study on a course which is assessed 100% by coursework, where you will take part in group and individual assessments, written essays, presentations, projects and reports, all with a strong emphasis on real-world problems. 
  • Access our cyber security laboratories, equipped with high-spec, specially customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives, as well as specialised servers, wired and wireless networking equipment and other hardware and software components. 
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement* where you can build industry contacts and gain experience in your area of interest. Previous Cyber Security students have undertaken placements with McAfee, as well as local and national consultancy and accounting firms.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Hackers, an ethical hacking society that meets weekly to share skills and enter competitions. 
  • The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – has fully certified DMU’s MSc in Cyber Security and MSc in Cyber Technology in recognition of their excellence in providing students with a broad foundation of skills.  

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Cyber Technology MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available* | 18 months for January intake

We’re living in a digital age, and while this technology and connectivity gives us so many benefits, it also means hackers and cyberterrorists have more opportunities than ever before to sabotage institutions, businesses, and even individuals.

This programme is developed in partnership with a range of national and international organisations, including Deloitte UK, Airbus, BT, and Rolls-Royce, ensuring you learn about the issues at the forefront of the sector. Teaching is delivered by our expert staff at the Cyber Technology Institute, which has been named as an NCSC Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research thanks to its pioneering research in incident response and cyber threat intelligence, industrial control systems and sociotechnical security.

Our Cyber Technology MSc course consists of five main themes –Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Software Engineering, and Management. It can be studied by combining modules from all five categories, allowing you to specialise in your chosen area of interest. Alternatively, you have the opportunity to choose mixed pathways, for example the choices of modules could lead to a degree in Cyber Security with Management. The National Cyber Security Centre  – part of GCHQ – has fully certified our MSc in Cyber Technology and MSc in Cyber Security in recognition of their excellence in providing students with a broad foundation of skills. 

Key features:

  • Develop the skills required for a rapidly evolving sector and learn the techniques to be able to work in one of the most fast-paced areas of computing.
  • Study a programme that’s been developed in conjunction with industry experts. Our modules are created with input from Deloitte UK, Airbus, BT, and Rolls-Royce, which allows you to explore and study real-life issues relevant to industry. 
  • Access to our dedicated Cyber Security Centre, which features computer security and forensics laboratories, will give you the opportunity to work in industry standard facilities and allow you to develop and enhance your skills in digital forensics.
  • You’ll be taught by expert academics from our Cyber Security Centre and Software Technology Research Laboratory, many of whom are recognised leaders in the cyber security domain.
  • Tailor your learning to your area of interest and select modules from Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Cyber Technology, Digital Forensics and Software Engineering, allowing you to specialise in the areas of the course you are most interested in.
  • We help our graduates to be prepared for roles such as consultancy, software houses or project management within organisations that are cyber security specialists. This includes areas such as law enforcement, government, commercial IT departments and security consultancies.

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Data Analytics MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Professionals with the ability to interrogate datasets by applying analytical techniques to describe and predict business performance are in high demand worldwide. Designed to equip you with the technical expertise needed for a career in industry, this course will prepare you for roles in analytics by developing your technical expertise and professional skills in business intelligence.

The first semester modules focus on core topic areas such as statistics, database design and programming, enabling you to gain insights into large multivariate datasets and apply your problem-solving abilities to explore business opportunities and challenges faced by data scientists when using business intelligence systems.

In the second semester you will apply your technical knowledge and further progress your analytical expertise by focusing on specific data science subject areas such as big data, data mining and business intelligence. You will also be encouraged to demonstrate your technical and analytical abilities in response to real-world problems during your final-semester individual project.

Our graduates leave with sought-after skills for business intelligence and data mining roles within any field of data science. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

Key features:

  • With our 50-year history of teaching computing, you will benefit from established academic expertise, as well as gaining insight into real-world problem solving from our SAS-accredited staff.
  • Enhance your employability by developing substantial knowledge and skills in the deployment of SAS industry-standard software.
  • Sharpen skills by using software and techniques such as Apache Spark and the Hadoop Distributed File System to demonstrate data mining and machine learning algorithms.
  • Access dedicated computing laboratories, fully equipped with HP dual-boot and all-in-one computers and a high-performance file server.
  • Gain an insight into real-world issues and solutions through our research groups. You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures and seminars to expand your understanding of the impact of current research.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement year in industry*, where you will be able to build contacts and transferable skills. Past students have completed placements with management consultancies, retailers and companies including Bosch Thermotechnology.

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Design Innovation MA/MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

With a flexible curriculum to accommodate your creative ambitions, this course will prepare you to take a critical position and forge a successful career in the globalised creative world. The key business skills that you will gain - project management, marketing, website design, branding and business planning – make this course the ideal platform for creative entrepreneurs to launch their own design businesses and consultancies, or for those who hope to take up senior roles in design strategy or brand management. The course is designed for students with a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign, and will develop these technical skills to an advanced level.

You will select a specialist area of study from diverse options, ranging from retail, museum and exhibition, and product design, to interior, footwear, visual communication, and design innovation. Learn to devise creative solutions to complex issues surrounding sustainability and explore the role of design and innovation as a driver for change. 

The opportunity to work on live projects will enhance your professional portfolio, and you will complete an individual major project (either creative practice based or research focused) which runs throughout the course, drawing on the professional expertise and specialist knowledge of our academics.  

Throughout the course we will empower you to experiment boldly and support you to take risks. You will be encouraged challenge conventions and develop innovative approaches to tackling contemporary design challenges, with the cutting-edge facilities for you to refine your talents and realise your creative visions. 

Key features:

  • Specialise in varied design areas, from retail, museum and exhibition, and product design, to interior, footwear, visual communication, and design innovation.
  • With a year-long creative major project, you can tailor your course to develop your personal interests and support your career aspirations, or establish the design concept for your own business.
  • Gain expert knowledge from visiting guest lecturers and have the opportunity to work on real-world live projects set by professionals from industry, museum, charity and arts organisations.
  • Join a community that is working together to co-design new ways of thinking to redefine the future of creative practice. 
  • With an optional year-long work placement you can gain valuable experience to further enhance your practical and professional skills.
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.
  • The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This course is aimed at entrepreneurs in the design industry with ambitions to apply their creative and analytical skills to business and social contexts. Your studies will explore and analyse business models, spanning from small and local to multinational corporations and social enterprises, preparing you to respond to the demands and contemporary challenges of the global design industry. The course is designed for students with a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign, and will develop these technical skills to an advanced level. Our extensive choice of optional modules mean that this course can be tailored to suit you. Explore areas ranging from communication and commerce in global fashion markets, to the display, interpretation, and conservation aspects of museum and exhibition design.

With us, you will discover design management and design thinking, and gain a thorough understanding of brand management. We will teach you to examine the role of design in service industries, and develop your business planning skills with an awareness of international markets. You can also further your understanding of marketing, web presence and in-store retail design and explore creative solutions to the major sustainability issues within the industry.

Throughout the course we will empower and support you to challenge conventions, experiment boldly, and take risks. We will help you to develop new ways of thinking about design, and prepare you to embrace a high level of executive responsibility in any design, creative or digital media technology business. 

Key features:

  • You will develop the design skills and innovative approach required to become a successful and impactful entrepreneur in the creative industries.
  • With our flexible curriculum, you can choose from an extensive choice of specialisms and tailor your study to your personal and career aspirations.
  • Join a community that is working together to co-design new ways of thinking to redefine the future of creative practice. 
  • With an optional year-long work placement you can gain valuable experience to further enhance your practical and professional skills.
  • Benefit from an expert teaching team who are active researchers and maintain strong links with the commercial sector to ensure their teaching is influenced by contemporary industry trends and real-world skills.
  • Benefit from our extensive links with key international partners, including Bauman Moscow State Technical University and Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space to foster creative thinking as well as top-class facilities, giving you access to a range of dedicated workshops and a host of specialist equipment. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Design research degree MPhil/PhD


Design research opportunities at De Montfort University

Design and New Product Development is a multidisciplinary research group focused on design for a wide range of sustainable products. Our pioneering research is practice led and often carried out collaboratively with commercial and public agencies.

We embrace sustainable technology, digital manufacturing, history and theory of design, and spatial design, with a focus on product, furniture and interior design, fashion and footwear, design crafts, and social dimensions of design. Key areas include design for industry, innovations in packaging, historical/cultural issues in design, and retail, consumer and technology. 

Textile Engineering and Materials undertakes multidisciplinary research in four key areas: textile products and processing; enzymes and sustainable technologies; agriculture and natural fibres; and material performance and design. Our expertise ranges widely, from high-performance textiles, nanotechnology and smart wearables to environmentally friendly textiles, aerospace and military textiles, and protective clothing.

Our research is rooted in real-world industrial applications and we often work collaboratively with retailers and manufacturers to develop and test innovative new products, as well as providing expert knowledge needed to access global markets. Our state-of-the-art textile research facilities can carry out all conventional testing of textiles and yarns including antimicrobial function, flame retardant efficacy, comfort, effect of laundering, strength and weathering.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Digital Design MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The future of the design industry lies in advancing technology and emerging digital techniques. Whether your creative specialism lies in media, products, interiors, exhibitions, fashion or branding and marketing, on this course you will explore and embrace digital and design related technologies in your field.

You can specialise in technologies such as user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, mobile app design, e-learning, virtual and augmented reality, 2D and 3D animation, 3D digital printing, digital display and projection design, visual and special effects for TV and film, interactive kiosk and installation design, wearable devices and smart clothing. The course is designed for students with a good working knowledge of multimedia software tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Flash, Dreamweaver and After Effects, and 3D software such as Autodesk MAYA or 3DMax, providing an opportunity to develop these technical skills to an advanced level.

You will examine the practical skills and the academic theories surrounding digital design methods. We will take you all the way from concept development and prototyping to production techniques and testing. In-depth insight into each stage of the creative production process will be supported by training in project management. This broad base of specialised skills will equip you for wide-ranging creative careers as digital designers, web and app developers, and multimedia production directors, while the understanding you will build of business planning and web presence management will teach you the key skills needed to launch a freelance career.

With us, you will gain real-world experience through live design projects, with the opportunity to collaborate with students from other disciplines. Through your major project (either creative practice based or research focused) you will have the freedom to draw on your learning and respond creatively to your chosen specialism.

Throughout the course we will empower and support you to challenge conventions, experiment boldly, and take risks. Prepare to embrace new ways of thinking and innovative approaches to contemporary design challenges, with a sophisticated suite of devices and industry software and hardware  for you to realise your creative visions. 

Key features:

  • Expand your horizons by exploring your chosen area of design from a digital perspective, giving you specialist skills in demand by the industry.
  • Join a community that is working together to co-design new ways of thinking to redefine the future of creative practice. 
  • We will prepare you to enter the creative industries at a high level of responsibility or to start your own business as a creative entrepreneur.
  • You will be exposed to the latest digital technologies with opportunities to work on live research and commercial projects for companies such as Caterpillar and Sainsbury’s.
  • The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space to foster creative thinking as well as top-class facilities, with a suite of devices and industry software and hardware for app development.
  • You will learn from an expert teaching team, who are all active in their own field, and benefit from the insights of visiting lecturers involved in world-class research.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Diplomacy and World Order MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Reasons to study Diplomacy and World Order at DMU:

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the evolution of diplomacy and the way in which diplomacy is practised in the contemporary world. It tackles a number of broader issues that impact on diplomatic processes, such as the way in which states operate in regional organisations such as the European Union, the threat of organised crime and terrorism and the role of multinational corporations and companies. 

  • A wide variety of modules: The course offers the opportunity to study a wider variety and greater number of modules than comparative degree programmes in other UK universities
  • Add international experience to your CV: You will have the opportunity to take part in #DMUglobal overseas study trips.
  • Learn from internationally renowned staff: You will be part of a research-rich academic environment with the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned staff and participate in research seminars, conferences and annual lectures
  • Excellent student experience: Students benefit from the input of high-profile visiting scholars, academic staff with wide geographical subject coverage and the opportunity to participate in study trips abroad
  • Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.


Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Doctor of Business Administration DBA

  • 3 Years | 

Develop original solutions to real-world issues, further your professional skills and create novel, holistic and research-led solutions that bring lasting impact for your organisation.  

This course is for senior professionals, researchers in commercial or public organisations, managers, entrepreneurs, consultants and anyone else who wants to build their forensic and investigative skills to deal with knowledge-based investigations, organisational innovation, change and ambiguity. 

In contrast to a PhD programme, the DBA is an action-research based experience focussing on research which emerges from a field of practice informed by academic knowledge.

By taking this Doctor of Business Administration you will gain:

  • The ability to combine practitioner and academic knowledge.  Working with our extensive world-class faculty, you will build reflective skills and develop intellectual rigour to tackle organisational challenges and develop innovative insights and change.
  • Access to our diverse areas of research including people, organisations and work, evidence-based law, local governance, marketing/ digital marketing, applied economics, social value, enterprise and innovation, urban research and austerity, finance and banking, corporate social responsibility and strategy.
  • Membership of a community of UK and international peers from a variety of sectors with whom you’ll be exchanging ideas and knowledge.
  • The experience of implementing your research project, and seeing your work recognised in your organisation, profession and academia. This is an opportunity to bring impactful solutions to policy, communities and organisations.

The Leicester Castle Business School combines academic knowledge with consultancy experience, gathered in their work with organisations as diverse as Jaguar Land Rover, Topshop, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, among others. We also host world expert leaders and practitioners in the classroom, who share their experience and insights. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, April, October

Language:   English


Economics and Finance MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

Reasons to study Economics and Finance at DMU:

On this course, you will learn leading-edge economic theory and put that theory into practice by applying it to real-world problems. You will graduate with in-depth knowledge of economics and finance and be in the position of connecting the outcomes of such approaches to decision making within the broader context of national and international policy making. 

  • Excellent teaching quality: Learn from leading academics with international reputations for research and teaching within their specialist areas
  • No previous knowledge or experience required: You will have the opportunity to study the foundations of economics and finance, as well as study further challenging modules
  • Develop knowledge of international financial markets: Adopting a cross-disciplinary approach, you will learn to identify, assess and communicate the impact of changes in international financial markets
  • Learn how to apply key economic and finance theory to industry: You will develop the ability to apply quantitative financial techniques and assess the impact of key economic variables on the business environment
  • Improve decision making skills, essential in industry: Prepares graduates for a career in organisational decision making from a finance perspective

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Economics and International Relations MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

Reasons to study Economics and International Relations at DMU:

The course offers diversity in the range of study, from international relations theory to regional integration. Through studying international relations alongside economics, you will develop a critical awareness of the role of economic policies in shaping global issues, and gain the skills to help shape organisational responses to changes in the business and organisational environment. 

  • Excellent teaching quality: Learn from leading academics with international reputations for research and teaching within their specialist areas
  • Study a wide variety of modules: You will gain an in-depth understanding of key global issues such as globalisation, international political economy, security, health and the role of state and non-state organisations
  • No previous knowledge or experience required: You will have the opportunity to study the foundations of economics and International Relations, as well as study further challenging modules
  • Learn how to apply key economic theory to industry: Acquire knowledge of economics, management and financial principles, through both practical application and relevant theory
  • Work in a variety of industries: This course prepares you to take on government-based roles, as well as to work in the not-for-profit sector

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Education Practice MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This course is designed for those wishing to pursue or develop their career in the education sector, specifically in relation to teaching, leadership and educational management. Aimed at teachers working in primary, secondary, further and higher education institutions, as well as graduates interested in pursuing teaching careers or other roles in the education sector, this programme helps to further develop any initial teacher training and is ideal for those looking to work and conduct research in the field of education studies.

By choosing this course, you can benefit from tutoring delivered by our practice and research-based academic team, which is recognised for excellence in teaching and curriculum design. You will benefit from working with colleagues who have developed professional partnerships with International Council on Education for Teaching and educational charities. Through access to our industry connections, you can also enhance your employability with placement and volunteering opportunities in local educational settings.

The course allows you to reflect upon the latest trends and developments in the field and consider how these apply to your own place of work, so we strongly recommend that all students undertake some paid or voluntary work experience in an education setting during their time on this course.

Key features:

  • Our practice and research-based academic team is recognised for excellence in teaching, curriculum design and innovation.
  • Study a range of optional modules including Leading and Managing Educational Change, Current and Emergent Issues in Education Policy, Technology Enhanced Practice, and Assessment and the Curriculum.
  • Benefit from our industry connections, allowing you to enhance your employability with placement and volunteering opportunities in local educational settings.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Electronic Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Designed to address skills gaps in this innovative industry, our MSc will help maximise your employability. Industry-relevant course content, placement opportunities and teaching from research-active staff mean our graduates are well-equipped for a range of roles. 

You will grow your skills across core electronic engineering disciplines, by taking modules such as Digital Signal Processing, Power Electronics and Embedded Systems. You will further enhance your employability by studying Engineering Business Environment, a module that considers the opportunities and threats to business arising from environmental policy, legislation and societal change. In your final semester, you will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests.

You will be taught by staff who are carrying out research in areas including emerging memory devices, growth nano-structures and communications cabling. This means you will develop a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the context of electronic engineering in the 21st century.  Our graduates are working as engineers in roles including control systems and embedded systems, engineering electronics design and biomedical monitoring. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

Key features:

  • Accredited by the IET, ensuring that you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration. 
  • Boost your skills in our professional laboratories and workshops, including facilities for general electronics and assembly, digital electronics and microprocessor engineering, power electronics, control systems and communications engineering. 
  • Learn through a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions, ensuring a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical abilities. 
  • Benefit from experienced research-based teaching staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Centre for Electronic and Communications Engineering, which offers engineering solutions and multimedia techniques for electronics, communications, healthcare and entertainment.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student engineering societies, including the Electronics Club, a structured social and educational club where students from across the faculty work on practical electronics projects.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement*, where you can build your network and gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering students have undertaken placement roles with companies including Rolls Royce and Airbus. 

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Energy and Sustainable Building Design MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one-year placement* available | a minimum of two years part-time
  • three to five years by distance learning.

The need for sustainable approaches to building design is recognised across the globe. As the effects of climate change are increasingly felt, the drive towards more energy efficient buildings is intensifying. Sustainable buildings need not be technologically complex, but a high level of sophistication in design procedures and performance analysis is required. 

Accredited by both the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute, this programme will allow you to develop an understanding of building physics and acquire skills in building simulation, with an emphasis on sustainability. This course is the opportunity for you to graduate with a recognised qualification, satisfying the educational aspects of becoming a chartered engineer.

This course is designed for those who wish to understand the ways new and renewable energy can be harnessed in buildings, gain the ability to undertake the simulation and modelling tasks essential for credible building performance analysis, and work creatively within a multi-disciplinary design team, including building services engineers.

You will develop a broad insight into energy and sustainability issues, building physics and performance, energy analysis techniques and in-depth knowledge of computer modelling techniques for the design of modern sustainable buildings. 

Key features:

  • Your degree can fit around your work and other commitments thanks to flexible study options. The course is designed to be tailored around you with part-time, full-time or distance learning options, and multiple exit awards from a full master’s degree to a single module.
  • Accredited by CIBSE and the Energy Institute, you will benefit from the highest- quality teaching and be able to graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. The CIBSE is an international body which represents and provides services to the building services profession, with a membership of 17,000. The Energy Institute is the leading professional body for the energy industries, supporting almost 12,000 professionals.
  • Through interdisciplinary teaching which allows you to look at various subject matters, you can develop a broader insight into energy and sustainability issues, as well as in-depth knowledge of computer- modelling techniques for the design of modern sustainable buildings.
  • You can benefit from excellent career prospects, with many of our graduates from this programme progressing on to work for organisations such as the European Commission, Mott MacDonald, WSP Global, WYG, and Arup Group. As well as this, a variety of our graduates have gone on to work at other energy and environmental consultancies, central and local government, and multinational organisations.
  • Our modules are taught by expert research and teaching staff at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, which has more than 30 years’ experience to draw on. This means you’ll be able to learn first-hand from researchers who are actively involved in furthering knowledge in this area and will be able to offer you real-world experience and insight. 

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Energy and Sustainable Development MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | with optional one year placement available | a minimum of two years part-time | three to five years by distance learning | 18 month for jan intake

Businesses, society and policy makers are recognising that change is required at all levels if we are to address the challenge of sustainable energy and development and meet the needs of future generations. At DMU, our Energy and Sustainable Development MSc reflects the knowledge and skills required by professionals working to tackle climate change.

On this course, you will develop an understanding of how sustainable development can be achieved and how we can deal with global climate change through sustainable energy, more efficient design and manufacturing, better management of buildings and organisational behaviour change. You will learn from leading academics and specialists from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), as well as a range of invited experts and guest speakers.

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to lead communities, organisations and governments. This course is ideal for individuals with a social science or physical science background, or for mid-career professionals with relevant experience.

Key features:

  • Our IESD research and teaching staff provide you with the opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge and sharing  expertise.
  • The course is accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), an international body which represents and provides services to the building services profession, and the Energy Institute, the leading professional body for the energy industries. This assures you that the course content is industry-relevant.
  • The course is designed to be flexible and fit around your commitments with on campus, part-time or full-time or distance learning options available.
  • Graduate equipped with the relevant knowledge and expertise required for careers in the industry, with course content relevant to modern day practice, including relevant research projects and industry-related issues.
  • Access specialist facilities such as the Energy Laboratory, a high-tech hub for teaching, research and technology demonstration.
  • Study a course with excellent graduate prospects. Graduates have gone on to work for global companies including the Carbon Trust, BMW, National Grid and the European Commission, as well as a variety of other energy and environmental consultancies, central and local government and multinational organisations.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Energy Engineering MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Energy Engineering MSc will give you an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in energy and sustainability, and will develop your knowledge of experimental and computer modelling techniques for the design of energy systems, such as electricity grids, thermal energy networks and transportation systems.

You can choose from a range of modules to focus on either sustainable development in practice, sustainability in the built environment, or techniques of energy analysis. The course is informed by research from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) so that you develop industry-relevant and up-to-date knowledge and expertise.

This course is suitable for recent graduates from a range of engineering and physical science backgrounds as well as professionals with relevant industry experience.

Key features:

  • Be taught by experts. With more than 30-year’s research experience, our Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) research and teaching staff provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge and sharing expertise.
  • Access specialist facilities including a dedicated, Smart Energy Laboratory designed for the study of Smart Homes, the Development of Electric Vehicle Components and Thermal Energy, as well as computer labs equipped with industry-standard software such as Ansys, Design Builder and Matlab.
  • Prepare for a career in, or take the first step in pursuing a PhD and an academic career in, energy engineering
  • Choose to undertake a year-long work placement*, gaining valuable experience to develop your practical and professional skills and enhance your employability
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
  • Make the course fit around you, with full-time, part time or distance learning study options available.

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Engineering Management MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Ideal for recent graduates hoping to make their first move into engineering management or for established professional engineers who wish to work in a management role and need to extend their knowledge beyond their technical field into management and business.  

Linking business knowledge with engineering and sustainable development issues, this course emphasises key areas of modern management required by engineers and develops your skills in project management, information systems management and people management.  

You will also choose from a range of optional modules, which offer opportunities for technical advancement in areas such as mechanical engineering, sustainability, and computer networks and e-commerce systems. Our technicians and academics will support you in your individual project – a substantial piece of work in your final semester that will link your technical specialism with core aspects of management.  

You will be taught by expert research and teaching staff from across the University, including from the School of Engineering and Sustainable Development and Leicester Castle Business School, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the course. 

The broad and challenging content will help equip you with the knowledge needed to work in management positions within engineering companies and in technical roles in business settings. Our graduates are working for companies including Rolls-Royce, Network Rail and Airbus UK.

Key features:

  • Accredited by the IET to CEng level, offering a streamlined route to professional registration. 
  • Learn best practice from professionals by working on real-world engineering management problems with industry managers and engineers. You will also gain industry insights from guest lectures delivered by practitioners throughout the course. 
  • Benefit from the academic expertise of our experienced teaching and research staff, including those from DMU’s dedicated Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, which has three thematic areas of expertise – low-carbon energy systems and infrastructure, sustainable communities and sustainable living, and solutions for the base of the pyramid population. 
  • Develop your skills in our dedicated facilities, which include an energy laboratory, electrical and electronic experimental facilities, mechanical engineering laboratories and a CAD design suite. 
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement* where you can gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering Management students have landed roles with Caterpillar and Network Rail. 
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on engineering experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Racing, where students design and build a car to race at Silverstone. 

*Country restrictions apply

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


English Language MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

With specialist training in the linguistic study of the English language, this course offers the best of both taught and research-focused postgraduate courses.

The course covers concepts and methodologies in linguistic description and analysis, including methods used to study linguistic structure and variation, and approaches in semantics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. You will also have the option to explore psycholinguistics or receive training in event organisation and presentation, with practical hands-on experience organising a conference.

Whatever your area of interest, we will give you the opportunity to develop your own specialisms and build on your skills in writing for publication, presenting work, publishing and researching. This course is taught by staff who are active researchers with expert knowledge across a range of fields in English language and linguistics, including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, lexical semantics, language and sexuality, corpus linguistics, and influence and persuasion.

With us you will build on strong research skills, including literature review and critical analysis of research methods, to enable you to build an interesting, thorough independent research proposal to explore in your final dissertation. The course is ideal for students who are self-motivated, with good time management and the ability to work independently, as these skills will be developed throughout. This is an excellent stepping stone to either research at PhD level or a career in teaching, publishing or research.

The English Language MA is a degree in linguistics. If you are interested in becoming an English Language teacher, then please see our English Language Teaching MA. If you are a non-native English speaker and you would like to improve your English language skills, our dedicated Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) offers a range of courses.

Key features:

  • Focus on key concepts and methodologies in the core areas of linguistic description and analysis.
  • Tailor the curriculum to your own specialist interests to meet your individual learning goals.
  • Receive expert teaching and supervision for your dissertation from our specialist academics who are active researchers with expertise spanning a range of English language and linguistics subfields.
  • Benefit from both collaborative teaching and individual learning experiences and receive personalised feedback to help you to reach your independent research goals.
  • Practical training in presenting work, writing for publication, research and organising a conference gives you real-world skills for a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management.
  • The focus on individual research and fostering your skills as an independent learner provides ideal preparation for progression to PhD.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


English Language Teaching MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The English Language Teaching MA programme bridges theoretical knowledge of language teaching and learning, with practical classroom experience. You will graduate with both the practical skills and advanced theoretical understanding to succeed as an English Language teacher at all levels, from primary and secondary schools to universities and English Language schools, both in the UK and overseas. 

Throughout the course you will hone your theoretical and analytical abilities, examining research into language teaching and learning and its implications for educators. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to practise in the classroom and be encouraged to critically reflect upon your own technique and approach.

Our assessment methods are designed to enable you to develop a range of real-life skills, including writing lesson plans and rationales, carrying out microteaching to peers, and leading seminar discussions. You will also develop as an independent learner and acquire advanced research skills, with the chance to complete a dissertation exploring an area of personal or professional interest. Optional modules will allow you to deepen your knowledge and explore specialised areas, including psycholinguistics, assessment and syllabus and curriculum design. 

The English Language Teaching MA is a degree for those interested in becoming an English Language teacher. If you are interested in linguistics, then please see our English Language MA. If you are a non-native English speaker and you would like to improve your English language skills, our dedicated Centre for English Language Learning (CELL) offers a range of courses.

Key features:

  • Boost your employability by gaining a theoretical awareness of issues and trends in English Language teaching, combined with the skills to teach English Language at the highest level.
  • Our teaching team has a wide range of experience teaching in both the UK and abroad, as well as research expertise, ensuring that current trends inform the curriculum.
  • Our graduates go on to successful careers as tutors, heads of study and university lecturers, both in the UK and overseas. 
  • Opportunities to gain practical skills include classroom observation, teaching asylum seekers and teaching abroad, with recent visits to Thailand and India.
  • Join a community that fosters independent learners and encourages ongoing self-improvement through critical reflection on personal teaching practice. Students who demonstrate a high degree of teaching competence have the opportunity to be employed by the Centre for English Language Learning at DMU. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


English MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The English MA offers the best of both taught and research-focused postgraduate courses, enabling you to concentrate on your chosen assessments and individual interests while training you in the practical skills involved in humanities research. You will graduate equipped with the skills to pursue a wide variety of careers, from publishing to event management, teaching, research, or progression onto a PhD.

The flexible course structure will enable you to explore your independent research goals, while working collaboratively with others in similar fields across English studies and the Humanities. Past projects have often evolved into PhD projects, exploring topics such as African-Americans in fiction and film, the role of screenwriting in film adaptations and representations of the nine worthies in medieval and early modern writing. The choice and freedom to develop your own specialisms will help you to produce your best possible work and the curriculum is designed for you to build on your skills from one module to the next. This course is ideal for students who are self-motivated, with good time management and the ability to work independently, as these skills will be developed throughout.

You will examine a range of methods of research and investigate how approaches (e.g. feminist, Marxist, editorial, and adaptation) can be applied to literary texts. This will culminate in the designing of your own research project and the production of a sustained piece of writing.

The course also covers the practical skills involved in humanities research, ranging from first-hand experience of conference management, presenting work and writing for publication. You will be encouraged to participate in the DMU research community through research events, international conferences and networking with the Centre for Adaptations and the Centre for Textual Studies.

Key features:

  • Receive expert teaching and supervision for your dissertation from our specialist academics with expertise ranging from medieval manuscripts to postmodernism.
  • Benefit from collaborative teaching and individual learning experiences and receive personalised feedback to reach your independent research goals.
  • You will have access to DMU’s extensive and specialised archives, such as the Andrew Davies archive of scripts, correspondence and unperformed screenplays, as well as archives further afield at the British Library or British Film Institute in London.
  • Practical training in presenting work, writing for publication, research and organising a conference will give you real-world skills for a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management.
  • The focus on individual research provides ideal preparation for  progression to PhD.
  • Take part in major research events to enhance your learning through the Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies, as well as international conferences where you can meet researchers from all over the world.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Executive MBA

  • 24 Months |  Part-time

Reasons to study an Executive MBA at De Montfort University:

If you’re looking to turbo-charge your career and change the way you see your future and the world around you, then an Executive MBA can make the difference.

Perhaps you’re looking to evolve from a functional role to senior leadership role, maybe you want to build your strategic understanding of issues to tackle a complex project or perhaps you’re looking to venture into your own business with solid foundations.

Contemporary organisations and markets require talent who bring imaginative solutions to the table. This programme understands that complexity and offers an original approach to skill up executives. 

By studying this Executive MBA you will gain:

  • The ability to think critically about complex organisational challenges
  • An awareness of your strengths and vision to build into a career plan
  • Understanding of contemporary and cutting-edge theory that can be applied to your professional life from day one
  • A network of contacts and peers across sectors within the UK and abroad
  • A postgraduate qualification accredited by the Chartered Management Institute

Our Executive MBA has also been mapped to the Apprenticeship Senior Leaders Level 7 standard so your organisation, if eligible could use their apprenticeship levy to pay for it.

How DMU's Executive MBA approaches teaching:

  • Challenging orthodoxies. The pace at which the world is changing is too complex for linear thinking, and established approaches don’t always offer sustainable solutions. In this programme you will learn to ask alternative questions in unusual places. Organisations often chase failing strategies -- but the changing variables in our societies, culture and technological landscape require solutions of higher quality.
  • Flexible learning. We combine online with classroom learning, so you can have a balance between your working life and participating in this programme.
  • Expanding leadership through a variety of disciplines. As well as the staple modules built on business and management disciplines, our Executive MBA goes beyond business as usual by offering interdisciplinary knowledge, drawing in models from areas as diverse as theology, storytelling, psychology and theatre, just to name a few. This will enhance your judgement, and boost your analytical and critical skills.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Fashion and Textiles MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This stimulating course challenges motivated graduates from fashion and textiles disciplines to explore their chosen specialism and take their development to the next level of creative innovation. Choose from one of the following three areas to specialise in: 

  • Fashion Design focuses on womenswear, menswear and fashion knitwear. 
  • Footwear Design and Accessories covers women’s, men’s and children’s footwear and accessories for sport, leisure or fashion.
  • Textile Design examines printed, constructed and mixed media in relation to fashion, interiors and lifestyle.

You will focus on building creative, technical and academic knowledge, while developing a critical and contextual understanding of wider issues facing the global fashion industry. Complement your creative practice by selecting from a range of optional modules to tailor your skills to your career aspirations from marketing and business planning to responsible design and manufacture.

Learn independently and direct your own studies, with encouragement and support from our  specialist teachers who bring their industry insights to the curriculum. You will benefit from outstanding facilities that will both push your creative boundaries and advance your technical skills. 

Key features:

  • We will empower you to authoritatively choose your creative direction and tailor your learning around your own academic and professional interests 
  • Our stimulating, practice-based environment will help you to contextualise your own work, develop real-world skills and collaborate with international practitioners  
  • Learn from our research experts with a strong technical focus, alongside leading industry professionals who deliver outstanding guest lectures 
  • Benefit from an optional year-long work placement to gain valuable experience and enhance your practical and professional skills 
  • Join our close-knit interdisciplinary community which fosters a supportive learning environment for students from around the world 
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Fashion Management with Marketing MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This course is ideal for graduates with a fashion, textiles or business degree who aspire to a fulfilling career as a leader where you can set the pace and direction within this broad and competitive sector. Our programme aims to equip you with the specialist skills and real-world expertise you need to confidently offer creative solutions to industry challenges.  

Learn key strategies for fashion marketing and gain a thorough understanding of integrated brand management by exploring sensory, emotional and spiritual branding. You will advance your understanding of how products are developed to commercial quality standards from concept to production by focusing on sourcing approaches, critical path management and customer analysis.  

Examine the impact of ethical and environmental considerations on designed products, garment production and business ideology and develop your own critical position on the major sustainability issues facing the sector. 

Our teaching experts are at the forefront of commercial and research activities, ensuring latest practice informs the curriculum and that your work is responding to contemporary industry issues. Your learning will culminate in a major project that allows you to contextualise your studies and support your career aspirations. 

Key features:

  • Develop a technical understanding of the fashion industry, combined with a solid foundation of management principles and customer marketing 
  • Benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced academics and valuable insights of guest lectures from leading professionals in the sector  
  • Undertake a work-based project in a real-world setting to develop your chosen specialism, while putting your skills into practice at a professional level 
  • Take an optional year-long work placement to gain essential practical experience to set you apart from the crowd in this competitive sector 
  • Join our close-knit interdisciplinary community which fosters a supportive learning environment for students from around the world 
  • The award-winning  Vijay Patel Building  provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Fine Art MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The Fine Art MA is designed to prepare you for continuous artistic, professional and academic development. We will support you to develop research methods and personal goals tailored to your creative practice and professional ambitions. You’ll be introduced to emerging trends in contemporary practice including presentation, installation, curatorial and representational issues, and learn how to develop research methods to inform your creative decisions.

You will be encouraged to ask questions and take a personal and critical position in the globalised creative world, equipped with the skills to produce and exhibit your work, to embrace change in the fast-evolving creative industries and challenge artistic conventions.

Teaching takes place in our creative studio environment with support from a highly skilled team of technicians, and you will have access to a range of workshops to experiment and innovate with materials and processes. Our exhibiting artists and research-active academics have interdisciplinary expertise in drawing, painting, sculpture, analogue and digital photography, digital media, printmaking, public art, installation and relational practice. You will build important professional practice skills throughout the course with opportunities to curate and exhibit your work. Develop a dialogue around your work by participating in discussion groups and seminars and be part of a dynamic cohort of Fine Art students, from BA to PhD.

Key features:

  • Through bold experimentation we will encourage you to forge your own path in the globalised creative world.
  • Benefit from collaborative learning in studio groups alongside personalised teaching experiences.
  • Our team of exhibiting artists and research-active academics will ensure that your teaching is informed by current research and the latest technologies.
  • Our partnerships with the city’s creative and cultural centres, including Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Curve, Embrace Arts and Leicester Print Workshop offer opportunities to promote your work and provide access to professionals in the creative industries.
  • Our award-winning  Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of  our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.
  • You will be supported by a highly skilled team of technicians with access to a range of workshops including metal, wood, plaster, resin and other processes, as well as CAD facilities, photographic darkrooms, studios and editing suites.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Forensic Accounting/ Forensic Accounting (Applied) MSc

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | Forensic Accounting: 1 year | Forensic Accounting Applied: 2 years

Discover the compelling field of forensic accounting. This course covers fraud, financial crime and data analysis procedures – invaluable insight used by professionals in the search for criminal activity in both public and private sector organisations. It will prepare you to conduct fraud investigation and give expert testimony and litigation support for public and private sector organisations.

Learn about accounting scandals and incidences of fraud, and find out how they can be detected, prevented and deterred, with study of the legal environment in which forensic accounting operates. Discover digital forensics, including how to investigate digital artefacts, and find out how recent corporate failures in the UK, Italy and USA have led to conversations about the role of corporate governance and corporate social responsibilities.

Forensic Accounting (Applied) MSc

You have the option to study this course one year full-time or two years full-time. The opportunity to study over two years will enable you to source, with the help of our dedicated careers team DMU Works and our expert academics, a three-month work experience in the field.  Students have taken up placements in areas such as forensic accounting or counter fraud roles and projects, gaining invaluable real-world experience and an edge in the competitive field.

Key features:

  • The course offers exemption from the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants' examinations and, for students who have the required three years' practical experience, serves as a direct entry route to the Certified Professional Forensic Accountant certification.
  • All key staff are members of the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (ICFA) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This is an endorsement of the high-quality teaching we provide, and further emphasises the alignment of the work of the department within the profession.
  • Specialise in forensic accounting. This course is an opportunity for accountants, auditors, allied professionals and other practitioners seeking theoretical depth and practical insights into fraud investigation and litigation support.
  • The two-year option offers the chance to engage in a three-month internship, to apply your knowledge in real-world situations.
  • “This course has equipped me with relevant tools to explore various forensic accounting issues around the globe. Additionally, I have gained in-depth investigative and analytic skills in conducting fraud and criminal investigations through the study of a combination of relevant modules. The skills developed by studying Forensic Accounting MSc at DMU is unmatched and I would recommend to anyone who aspires to be top notch in this field.” - Patrick Yeboah Kwaye, Forensic Accounting MSc.   

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Global Health MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | part time 2 years

The Global Health MSc course is a new and innovative learning opportunity offering a balanced blend of knowledge and skills in regards to addressing global health challenges and public health issues. Underpinned by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the course will provide opportunities for you to develop transferable skills to apply for careers working with global communities both internationally and in the UK.

Students will undertake a range of modules including: Introduction to Global Health, Critical Issues in Global Health, Global Health skills, Researching Global Health and Global Health Dissertation. Students can also opt to undertake volunteering if they wish, (subject to availability) to enable them to further develop their skills. The course will be delivered by staff with expertise from a range of backgrounds including both practice and research.

The course will provide opportunities for you to acquire interdisciplinary skills, providing you with the tools to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students may have opportunities for volunteering subject to availability with diverse communities both nationally and globally through DMU Local and DMU Square Mile

Key features:

  • Flexible study options allow you to learn at a level suitable to your needs
  • Benefit from an experienced teaching team with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, nutrition, biomedical science, mental health and community development; helping to broaden your perspective of Global Health research and practice
  • The course will provide opportunities for you to acquire interdisciplinary skills, providing you with the tools to work as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students may have opportunities for work experience with diverse communities both nationally and globally through DMU Local and DMU Square Mile
  • Take part in international study opportunities through DMU Global

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Health and Community Development Studies MA/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | via distance learning (with occasional attendance)

From mental health support services to housing and homelessness, youth offending, and drug abuse, this course attracts professionals with expertise in diverse health and community settings.

Our core modules will give you an insight into the theories and practices of community development, introducing key concepts in practice, policy and National Occupation Standards. You will explore this in relation to issues surrounding health and wellbeing and discover new strategies and methods of social science research.

You can then expand your expertise in areas that interest you most, with modules covering topics in mental health, contemporary social issues, youth and community development, anti-oppressive practice, race and diversity, and management of services and people.

You may wish to learn about non-clinical health and wellbeing, health education, or development projects focusing on a social model of health and wellbeing. The content of this programme is also relevant for those wishing to explore social health and community provision in developing countries.

Ideal candidates will have an interest in group work, informal learning and activity, and outreach and community work, particularly with young people and adults identified as ‘hard to reach’ and ‘excluded’.

Your studies will benefit from a flexible blended learning approach, where the majority of modules are taught via distance learning with two block teaching weeks per academic year.

Key features:

  • We have a global reputation within the sector, with years of professional training experience and international work to draw upon.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of being able to tailor your learning to your career interests, with a choice from two pathways
  • Study part-time via distance learning alongside your work commitments, reinforced by two face to face teaching weeks per academic year.
  • Our teaching staff are experienced practitioners and researchers. Their expertise in delivering a diverse range of practice-related modules will ensure your learning is relevant to current practice and initiatives.
  • Our expert academic team have published several books and a wide range of research papers on key topics relating to your learning.
  • Explore knowledge across professions. The course attracts professionals with expertise in a variety of settings, including sexual health, mental health, disability, drug abuse, parenting education, youth work and community development, children’s centres, housing and homelessness, youth offending and domestic violence.
  • Recent graduates from this course have progressed on to work in senior roles in areas of community health, education, youth work and community development, both in the UK and overseas.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Health Psychology MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Health psychology is an expanding area of global employment with opportunities for graduates in hospitals, universities and community-based organisations. Designed and delivered in collaboration with researchers and practitioners within the field, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the many ways in which psychology can be applied to an understanding of health and illness and to modern healthcare systems.

You will also attend distinct interprofessional learning event for the equivalent of 2 days throughout the programme. These will focus on inter-professional relationships and interdisciplinary working in healthcare settings. All academic staff contributing to the course are research-active, have presented their research at national and international conferences and published in specialist journals including Social Science and Medicine, Psychology and Health, and Journal of Health Psychology.

There is a significant focus on developing skills that are transferable to a variety of careers and contexts on an international level. The course is designed to improve your understanding in professional areas such as ethics and reflective practice to enhance your employability across a range of health and social care careers. Successful graduates (who already hold a BPS-accredited undergraduate award in Psychology) can progress on to stage two training in Health Psychology in order to attain registration as a practitioner psychologist.

Key features:

  • Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), the course has been commended on the quality of student support, the quality of research methods training, links with local communities and services, and the development of inter-professional skills through short placements.
  • Suitable for recent graduates and experienced professionals looking to enhance their specialist skills and career opportunities.
  • Develop your practical and professional skills through multidisciplinary hospital and community-based learning experiences.
  • Benefit from inter-professional learning and develop a range of transferable skills, alongside individuals from a range of backgrounds.
  • Our experienced academic staff and many of our graduates have presented their innovative research at national and international conferences.
  • Enhance your employability across a range of career paths within health and social care.
  • The course also benefits from two distinctive strands, especially pertinent to working as a contemporary health psychologist – social and cultural diversity, and inter-professional relationships. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


History MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Capitalising on our research expertise, the History MA combines taught and individual approaches, enabling you to focus on specific areas of interest that drive your passion for the subject. We will provide you with the academic rigour of advanced-level learning and equip you with the practical skills involved in independent research, giving you first-hand experience of conference management, presenting work and writing for publications. This course is an ideal stepping-stone to either research at PhD level or a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management.

You will contextualise, analyse and problematise the past, considering key questions in current historiography and how history has been written across time and place. By engaging with debates around how public history is constructed, contested and represented in society, you will produce your own ‘heritage’ project and also consider how the digital age has impacted on the growth of the heritage sector. Our specialist Global Leicester module will provide you with an opportunity to understand the importance of place and scale, spanning across the historical periods and blending the local with global narratives.

You will collaborate with fellow students to organise and participate in a one-day humanities conference, gaining skills in event management and presenting a paper. The course culminates in a dissertation, where you will use your independent research skills to develop an extended piece of writing in your chosen area, with supervision from one of our academic experts. This course is ideal for students who are self-motivated, with good time management and the ability to work independently, as these skills will be developed throughout.

Our teaching team produces ground-breaking work on topics such as internment in the First World War, the history of Montenegro, cultural exchanges in the Indian Ocean World and the history and heritage of the Olympic Games. Their research has featured in the media, including the BBC’s TV programme My Family, Partition and Me: India 1947, and BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Sport and the British.

Key features:

  • Join a community of leading scholars who produce ground-breaking research, stimulating your learning experience with their cutting-edge insights and enabling you to benefit from their links with museums and galleries.
  • We will challenge you to rethink your approach to history by exploring historiography across a range of themes, including global and transnational histories, empires and colonies, orientalism and Occidentalism, social history, cultural history and postmodernism, materiality and visual history, and gender history.
  • Benefit from collaborative teaching in workshops with fellow students as well as individual learning experiences and receive personalised feedback to achieve your independent research goals.
  • You will have access to our special collections, which span from 1474 to the present day and encompass the history of DMU as an institution, collections on sports history, performance and art, history of photography, fashion and textiles, and the history of Leicester.
  • Participate in the DMU research community through open seminars and conferences with our research centres, including the International Centre for Sports History and Cultures,  Photographic History Research Centre  and the  Stephen Lawrence Research Centre.
  • The focus on individual research and fostering your skills as an independent learner provides ideal preparation for  progression to PhD. Practical experience gained in conference management, presenting work and writing for publication will be excellent preparation for a career in teaching, publishing, research or event management.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Human Resource Management MA/PG Dip

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

This programme provides the opportunity to gain membership or Chartered Fellow status with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD membership gives you the opportunity to connect with like-minded HR professionals through online communities and local branch events. Network with fellow senior members and debate solutions for today’s changing business needs. 

By choosing this course you’ll be able to develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or advance your career as a HR professional. The course can also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. 

You will gain experience in practical problem-solving informed by up-to-date research. We encourage you to collaboratively learn with your fellow students which only solidifies your learning through group work and discussions but also helps build up your own professional network of the future HR colleagues and allows you to become part of a community and learn new skills.  

We’ve been teaching Human Resource Management courses for more than 20 years, and have been recognised as an outstanding provider of CIPD-approved professional qualifications. Some of our academics are also part of the People, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI) research centre which focuses mainly on the sociology of work, employment relations and human resource management. There is a vibrant research culture, supported by a strong cohort of doctoral students. Our academics deliver research recognised as international quality, which is critical and theoretically informed, and strive to push forward the boundaries of current thinking. 

Key features:

  • Benefit from membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the UK’s leading professional body for all HR practitioners.
  • Opportunity to undertake a live consultancy project in order to produce an individual management research report for the client organisation. This module will also encourage individual reflection on personal and professional development during the research process.
  • Boost your employability with an academic qualification at diploma or master’s level. If you choose to extend your studies with the MA course, you will complete a dissertation that extends the course to a duration of 24 months.
  • Fit your studies around your work, family and other commitments with flexible study schedules on our part-time programme. The cross- sectoral nature of the part-time student group offers you the opportunity to compare practices across organisations to learn from the experiences of others.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Human Resource Management MA/PG Dip (online)

  • 24 Months |  Distance learning | Full MA HRM is for 24 months | Postgraduate Diploma is studied for 19 months

This course will develop your knowledge and skills in core areas of human resource management (HRM) to help you start or further your career as an HR professional. The course will also enhance your expertise in professional activities related to employee resourcing, employee development, employment relations and employment law. You will gain experience in practical problem solving informed by leading-edge theory and research.

Key course objectives:

  • Equip you with the specialist knowledge, skills and competence required to advance a career in HRM
  • Provide you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding to support access to professional grades of CIPD membership including MCIPD and FCIPD
  • Benefit from the supportive and nurturing team of HRM professionals who bring the subject to life and will develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Supported online learning that allows you the flexibility to coordinate your study around work and family life.
  • The cross-sectoral nature of the part-time student group allows you a real opportunity to compare practices across organisations and to learn from the experiences of others over online group platforms.
  • A core advantage of being able to study and work is that you have the chance to apply your learning in practice.
  • Course graduates from companies including Ford, DHL and the NHS have all progressed their careers.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Humanities research degree MPhil/PhD


Why do a research degree in the School of Humanities at De Montfort University?

  • Our research students have an excellent record of employment, with former students employed in postdoctoral and lectureship positions
  • In preparation for academic careers, the Humanities doctoral training programme offers advice on writing for publication, beginning to teach, presenting work and conference organisation

Our research students are currently working in areas such as sports history, minority cultures, the history of photography, film adaptations of literary texts, ekphrastic poetry, short fiction, textual scholarship and Shakespeare.

Recent and current PhD students have published articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, including Adaptation, The Dickensian, Immigrants and Minorities, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, Literature/Film Quarterly, International Journal of the History of Sport, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, Shakespeare, Patterns of Prejudice, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, The Popular Imagination and the Dawn of Modernism: British Middlebrow Writing 1880-1930, Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essays on the BBC series, The Encyclopaedia of Modernism and A Companion to Wyndham Lewis, Joyce and Lawrence.

Creative Writing students benefit from Leicester Centre for Creative Writing being embedded in the rich regional writing networks of the East Midlands and beyond, allowing for opportunities to participate in the creative health of the region.

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Information Systems Management MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Studying Information Systems Management MSc at DMU will expose you to recent developments in both modern theory and practice, from learning about the technical side of programming and systems to understanding the organisational context in which they sit. You will benefit from established academic expertise thanks to our 50-year history of teaching computing, and you will have flexible access to a range of laboratories. An optional placement year will give you the chance to build industry contacts and develop transferable skills.

Further your professional development and use this course as a springboard to a management-level role in this rapidly growing area of employment.

Course modules include:

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Management of Information Systems
  • E-Commerce Systems
  • Human Factors in Systems Design 

Key features:

  • Organisations and businesses are looking for expertise in this rapidly growing field, because they rely on information systems to enable operations and support decision making.
  • Our internationally recognised Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility has valuable input on to the course. Our experts collaborate with worldwide partners to give authoritative advice, assess implications and shape codes of practice, allowing you to understand the current research issues.
  • We have more than 20 computing laboratories equipped with machines ranging from HP dual-boot, all-in-one computers and high-specification machines, to customised cyber security facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of industry-standard, general purpose and specialist software.
  • Benefit from our well-established academic expertise in computing technology spanning more than 50 years.
  • Choose to do a year-long work placement to gain valuable experience and skills, as well as networking opportunities to build your industry contacts.
  • Enhance your professional development and use the course as a springboard to a management-level role.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Intelligent Systems and Robotics MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Computational Intelligence (CI) encompasses the techniques and methods used to tackle problems that traditional approaches to computing struggle to solve. The four areas of fuzzy logic, neural networks, CI optimisation and knowledge-based systems encompass much of what is considered to be computational (or artificial) intelligence. There are also opportunities to apply what you learn in areas such as robot control and games development, depending on your interests.   

You can choose from a number of specialist modules including natural language processing, artificial neural networks and data mining techniques, while developing your skills in our dedicated robotics laboratory, equipped with a variety of mobile robots. The applied computational intelligence module considers knowledge-based systems, as well as the historical, philosophical and future implications of AI, and focuses on current research and applications in the area.    

Modules include work based on research by the Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI). With an established international reputation, its work focuses on the use of fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, mobile robotics and biomedical informatics, providing theoretically sound solutions to real-world decision making and prediction problems. Previous students have published papers with their IAI project supervisors and progressed on to PhD study. 

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
  • Our internationally recognised Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI) helps to inform the content of our course, allowing you to understand the current research issues related to artificial intelligence and potential areas that need more research focus.
  • The modules you’ll study feature work based on research by our IAI and focus on the use of fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, mobile robotics and biomedical informatics, providing theoretically sound solutions to real-world decision-making and prediction problems.
  • Your studies can work around your work and other commitments with full-time, part-time or distance learning study options available. This makes the course ideal for both recent graduates and professionals already in employment.
  • You will have access to our dedicated Advanced Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Agents Laboratory which contains a variety of mobile robots including the Lynxmotion Hexapod robot, TurtleBots and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 kits, providing excellent resources for teaching and research.
  • Artificial intelligence is a growing industry across the globe. Employment opportunities exist in areas such as games development, control systems, software engineering, internet businesses, financial services, mobile communications, programming, and software engineering.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Intelligent Systems MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Our Intelligent Systems MSc provides you with knowledge of the various models of computational intelligence, an insight into their theoretical basis, and the skills to apply the associated techniques to a wide variety of industry problems.

Course modules include Computational Intelligence Research Methods, Fuzzy Logic, Natural Language Processing and Mobile Robots, and you will have opportunities to use the knowledge you acquire in a range of application areas to suit your interests, from robot control to games development.

Our curriculum includes modules based on research by the Centre of Computational Intelligence (CCI), which has an established international reputation, providing students with theoretically sound solutions to real-world decision making and prediction problems. Previous students have published papers with their CCI project supervisors and some have gone on to study a PhD. Throughout your studies you will have the flexibility to tailor your learning style and subjects specifically to your requirements. You may also be interested in our Intelligent Systems and Robotics MSc which has a robotics focus. 

Key features:

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
  • Working with our internationally recognised Centre of Computational Intelligence (CCI) will give you a solid understanding of the current research issues related to artificial intelligence
  • Benefit from our research expertise with a focus on the use of fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks, evolutionary computing, and mobile robotics and biomedical informatics
  • Our flexible study options, including full-time or part time either on campus or via distance learning, ensure the course is suitable for recent graduates and professionals in work
  • Take advantage of our dedicated robotics laboratories featuring cutting-edge technologies such as the Lynxmotion Hexapod robot, Turtlebots,  HTC Vive development kits, 3D Scanner, 3D Printer and Lego EV3 Kits.
  • An optional year-long placement* will give you the opportunity to make important industry contacts and gain valuable work experience
  • Capitalise on employment opportunities within a growing industry worldwide in areas such as robotics programming and research, games development, control systems, software engineering, internet businesses, financial services, mobile communications, programming, and software engineering.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Interior Design MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Our Interior Design MA aims to support you to experiment boldly, meaningfully challenge conventions, and consider innovative approaches to the future of interior design. Our stunning and sophisticated facilities offer an inspiring place for you to foster and refine your talents. During this course you will develop, research and practice design thinking to an advanced level, integrating strong research methods into the creative process.  

Have the freedom to tailor your studies with our flexible learning ethos. Choose from modules such as Sustainable Design - exploring sustainability as a driver of innovation and a core aspect of marketing strategies - or Digital Design Futures, where you will discover emerging digital technologies and use them to envision daring and innovative design strategies of the future.  

The course will also prepare you to take up a career in a range of industries. We will teach you the diversity of interior design strategies across sectors, from considered display, interpretation, and conservation requirements in museum and exhibition design to innovative interior solutions and strategies that can impact on buyer behaviour in shopping and retail.  

During the final part of the course you will apply this knowledge to the formulation, investigation and detailed development of a major design brief. This project is a chance to hone your skills as an independent researcher and gain first-hand experience of important professional skills, including digital manufacturing processes, reporting, and creating design presentations.  

Key features:

  • With our flexible learning approach, you can choose from a range of specialisms and tailor your design project to your career aspirations.
  • An optional year-long work placement will enable you to gain valuable experience to further enhance your practical and professional skills. 
  • Become part of a community working together to co-design new ways of thinking to redefine the future of creative practice. 
  • Our teaching team keep the curriculum current, with expertise across the interior design spectrum and an ethos of supporting you to take risks with your work. 
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building  has been designed to provide the space and facilities where all of  our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.  IT facilities include PC, CAD, graphics and multimedia labs, with software for drawing, multimedia, painting/DTP, 3D modelling, animation and video. 
  • Study in a lively multidisciplinary environment alongside working and upcoming designers, where you will benefit from both collaborative and individual learning experiences. 
  • You will graduate with the skills to forge a successful professional career in your chosen specialism, or to continue on the academic pathway to PhD level study. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Banking and Finance MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time

The course will enable you to develop skills in the analysis of international financial markets and institutions, and provide you with a conceptual and theoretical grounding in current concepts and techniques in bank financial management, portfolio management, financial econometrics, business analytics and associated areas.

You will also be introduced to a range of empirical techniques enabling you to analyse sectoral dynamics, the impact of innovation on performance, and the impact of regulation and policy interventions on the financial services industry. The modules you will take consider international aspects of banking and finance and you will have the option to work on an Executive Company Project or traditional dissertation during the summer. There are also opportunities to get involved with a DMU Global international experience programme.

The course has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Education Partner accreditation. This accreditation aims to help students achieve a globally recognised professional qualification at the same time as their degree, ensuring they have a competitive edge upon graduation. A number of sponsorships are available each year to students enrolled on the course to gain the Introduction to Securities and Investment professional qualification. 

Key features:

  • Opportunities to design your own course through combining core and optional modules, enabling you to design your own personal pathway 
  • Course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), enabling you to gain a CISI professional qualification while studying for your MSc
  • This programme qualifies successful students for the CIMA Masters Gateway accelerated entry route
  • Bank Financial Management - sophisticated, software driven experience with the Cesim Bank simulation, which is particularly useful to facilitate understanding of the front and back office operations of a bank and their interaction in a competitive environment
  • Applied Trading. Providing an intensive experience within the Trading Room suite working with industry standard information
  • Business Analytics - an innovative module which reflects modern business requirements and expectations with regard to dealing with large, high dimensional data sets
  • Opportunity to pursue an Executive Company Project
  • Teaching from academics with experience across many segments of the finance industry
  • Portfolio developed in partnership with business
  • Access to the postgraduate wing of the £35 million Hugh Aston Building

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Business and Entrepreneurship MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | 15 months for January intake

Reasons to study International Business and Entrepreneurship at DMU:

This course is for both recent graduates and those with work experience wishing to start their own business or develop enterprising skills for larger organisations. It is also designed to produce master’s graduates who are conversant with international business and entrepreneurship, through both practical application and relevant leading-edge theory.

  • Global business school: The diverse nature of the staff and student cohort means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment allowing you to identify new opportunities in a range of contexts
  • Apply theory in an international context: By embracing two different business approaches, you will gain the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to launch and grow businesses in an international setting thereby enhancing your employability
  • Tailor your course depending on your interests: This course offers a carefully selected relevant range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company
  • Excellent student experience: You may also benefit from guest lectures and opportunities through #DMUlocal and #DMUglobal

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


International Business and Finance MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | 15 months for January intake

Examine complex foreign investment decisions, and drivers for strategic change in an international setting. This course is designed for those seeking an advantage in the competitive international financial job market, who wish to build a robust and deep understanding of business, management and financial principles, through both practical application and relevant theory.  

We will teach you about how financial markets operate, and how they are linked with the global economy. Through examination of the wider financial policy environment, you will learn how this can affect organisations internationally. This course will teach you to look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives, and study share price fluctuations, to understand the process and potential impact on the value of a business.

Your learning will take place in a supportive, diverse environment. Our staff and students come from many different countries and bring together a plethora of international and related business experience. By combining international business with finance, this course is ideal for those with an interest in forging a career in the banking sector. 

Key features:

  • You will be taught by academics with international reputations for research and teaching in business and finance. Our academics have backgrounds in professional sectors and research all of which will influence and support your learning.  
  • Gain valuable industry insight, with guest lectures from prominent industry professionals who bring personal experiences and knowledge to your learning.
  • During one of your assessments you will take part in a state-of-the-art, computer driven business simulation exercise. 
  • This course offers a carefully selected range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Business and Human Resource Management MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | 15 months for January intake

People are an organisation’s most important asset; maximising their potential is key to a business’ success. On this course, you will learn how you can play a key role in developing, reinforcing and changing the culture of an organisation through effective management of human resources and creation of sound business strategy.  

In-depth study of practice and contemporary theories will equip you with an advanced knowledge of management principles in business and HR. We will take the study of management and organisations from its historical roots to the present day, and, using real-life examples, we will teach you to critically analyse organisational development and the possible consequences on human resource management.  

The international aspect to the course allows you to explore the complexities of management within organisations that operate and trade across multiple countries, and gain an understanding of management in a global context. Learn how to look at company accounts from both the shareholder and the company perspectives, and discover the importance of organisational culture and identity. You will also evaluate the impact that external affairs can have on organisational strategy and behaviour. 

Key features:

  • You will be taught by academics with international reputations for research and teaching within management and business. Our academics have backgrounds in professional sectors and research all of which will influence and support your learning.
  • Gain valuable industry insight, with guest lectures from prominent industry professionals who bring personal experiences and knowledge to your learning.  
  • During one of your assessments you will take part in a state-of-the-art, computer driven business simulation exercise. 
  • This course offers a carefully selected range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Business and Management MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | 15 months for January intake

If you’d like to gain an advanced knowledge of international business and management principles, through both practical application and critical thinking, this course is ideal for you.


You will enhance your understanding of core business knowledge and develop the ability to identify and manage important issues relevant to international businesses. By embracing two different business approaches, you will learn how to make the most of opportunities to launch a business or grow an existing organisation. 

You will also have the chance to personalise your learning and specialise in an area of international management of your choosing. This includes areas relating to international trade, supply chain management, contemporary business models, creativity, leadership, innovation, and managing on a global scale.

Key features:

  • Tailor the course to your career aspirations – be that launching a small business or growing an established company – by choosing from a range of modules.
  • Benefit from guest lectures, bringing new dimensions and insights to your learning.
  • Take advantage of international experience and volunteering opportunities, which could add an extra dimension to your studies and enhance your employability, through our DMU Local and DMU Global programmes.
  • The diverse nature of the school means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment.
  • You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Business and Marketing MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | 15 months for January intake

On this programme you will study a wide range of topics as part of the core modules, many of which offer a global outlook to help prepare you for a career in the complex environment of an international business. As part of the course you will study areas including Human Resource Management, Critical Management, and Advertising and Communications. All core modules are designed to give you a broad understanding of the different challenges faced within an international business setting. By educating you on a wide variety of contexts and business models, you can gain the skillset needed to pursue a career in  a diverse range of roles.

The course enables you to tailor your studies to your own personal and career interests, with the opportunity to choose from a selection of marketing-focused modules. All of these modules are designed to develop your skills in identifying and implementing strategic plans in specific areas of marketing.

Key features:

  • You will be taught by expert academics with first-hand experience of researching or working in marketing and business areas.
  • During the programme you will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures from prominent industry professionals, who will help to enhance your learning through delivering their own personal experiences and knowledge.
  • Part of your assessment will be to participate in a state-of-the-art, computer driven business simulation exercise, which will help you to apply many aspects of your learning and development to a real-world scenario.
  • This course offers a range of relevant optional modules for you to choose from, allowing you to tailor your learning to your career aspirations, whether that includes launching your own business or helping to grow an established company. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Film Production MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This course will underpin your learning with industry-led insight and expertise, mixing professional knowledge and skills with academic critical thinking about films, audiences and the film industry.

You will enhance your filmmaking skills while developing a range of core skills and expertise in business and production management. These include scriptwriting, lighting and cinematography, directing and post-production, pitching, budgeting and management.

Further your knowledge of key roles in the film industry and the production process by learning about screenwriting and digital film and audio capture. As your studies progress you will develop your own projects under the guidance of our expert staff, with modules covering pre-production and production, equipping you for your final dissertation or individual film project.

You will benefit from the expertise of research groups such as the Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) and the Institute of Creative Technologies. The specialist skills you will develop are ideal for opening up careers in film, TV and media.

Key features:

  • Tailor your learning towards your career aspirations with your final semester project. Choose between writing a traditional dissertation or submitting an individual film project. This work is an opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed on the course and will form the basis of your professional portfolio.
  • Access our  Creative Technology Studios, equipped with industry-standard video, audio and radio production suites. These studios provide facilities for the acquisition, editing and distribution of video, audio and computer-generated materials, enabling a seamless mixed-media workflow. You will also have access to a range of specialist film production equipment through our audio-visual loans service.
  • DMU is home to the Cinema and Television History Research Institute (CATHI) which houses archives from a range of leading UK production companies. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, 100 per cent of CATHI’s research impact was judged to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
  • Enhance your learning and network with professionals at our guest lectures and workshops, featuring speakers from across the industry.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on experience by joining our student societies, including our award-winning media society, Demon Media, and Film Debate, who meet weekly to screen movies and debate related topics.
  • Prepare for a career in industry or for future study. This MA, with its focus on individual research, provides ideal preparation for progression to a PhD.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Finance and Investment MSc

  • 12 Months | 

Our MSc International Finance and Investment programme will provide you with skills and expertise to appraise issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management in a sustainable and ethical manner. It focuses on trading portfolio management and corporate finance following latest developments in the finance field by offering Financial Technology (FinTech) as a core module. You will be taught by research active academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching. Research strengths include Corporate Finance, Financial Economics, International Finance, Project Finance, Accounting, Financial Markets and Corporate Governance. Teaching is academically rigorous and strong emphasis is placed on practical relevance.

This course is ideal for students who wish to pursue careers in investment banking trading, asset management, portfolio investment, hedge funds, corporate finance management and financial analysis or to pursue further studies in finance. 

Key features:

  • Intensive use of the Trading Room via your core modules in Applied Trading and Portfolio Management
  • Mentoring and one-to-one academic support from leading academics at the forefront of their fields
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study
  • Course accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), enabling you to gain a CISI professional qualification while studying for your MSc
  • Opportunity to pursue an Executive Company Project, or traditional dissertation during the summer
  • A contemporary choice of optional modules including: Behavioural Finance, Sustainable Banking, and Finance and Development
  • Teaching from academics with experience across many segments of the finance industry
  • There are also opportunities to get involved with a DMU Global international experience programme such as a visit to New York City’s financial district
  • This programme qualifies successful students for the CIMA Masters Gateway accelerated entry route

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


International Nursing and Leadership MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This programme focuses on leadership and responding to global health challenges. It has been designed to meet the needs of overseas nurses who have demonstrated excellence in their field and have an aspiration to lead healthcare services in the future. 

The topics you’ll study on this course include research methods for health professionals, leadership in contemporary healthcare, health promotion and public health, leadership in practise, and global approaches to healthcare. Studying each of these subjects will help equip you with the knowledge and skills to undertake an independent dissertation, on a topic of your choice, related to leadership and nursing, supported by our experienced academic supervisory team.

Expertise in the programme team includes leadership, organisation development, and methodological expertise including systematic review with significant contributions to Cochrane, the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in healthcare. 

Graduates of the International Nursing and Leadership programme will develop the knowledge and skills required to pursue their future careers in senior positions in healthcare.

Key features:

  • Enhance your career in the international healthcare industry with a course specifically designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage and lead
  • Learn in an institution with more than 50 years of nursing experience and study in one of the fastest growing international communities in the UK
  • Broaden your understanding of the global challenges facing nursing and nurse leaders, and develop insights into other healthcare systems
  • Develop invaluable skills to enhance healthcare services and patient care in your home country
  • Be taught by a team with experience in qualitative approaches and inter-professional working. You’ll learn from experts in the field, with areas of research expertise including family history of coronary heart disease, reducing health inequalities among patients with long-term illnesses in society and childhood asthma.
  • Undertake research supervised by an experienced academic supervisor. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Relations MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Analyse the most significant issues of the 21st century, such as factors that influence states going to war, why some states are weaker than others are, and how global order is maintained. Our course will enable you to obtain an advanced understanding of the modern world, including the way in which states, regions and international organisations interact, and practice a range of methods and methodologies to support research and policy analysis.

Our wide range of core and optional modules – including Britain and European Integration, Global Health and International Trade Theory and Practice – will help you to develop the subject-specific knowledge and professional skills necessary for a career in any field related to international relations.

This course is ideal for those who wish to work in an international environment and where knowledge of international issues is essential, with our aim to prepare you for senior roles in private and public organisations where you can influence major decisions. Previous graduates from this course have landed roles with the European Union and UN agencies, non-governmental organisations and local government organisations in Leicester.

Key features:

  • Tailor the course to your interests by choosing from a wide variety of optional modules.
  • Add an international experience to your CV by taking part in an overseas course-related trip offered through our DMU Global programme. Previously, students have travelled to Amsterdam to see the Transnational Institute and to hear a talk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
  • Benefit from the input of high-profile visiting scholars and academic staff. Previous guest speakers have included Alan Charlton, former UK Ambassador to Brazil, and former Members of US Congress Martin Frost and Phil Gingrey.
  • You will be taught in 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 high-spec IT labs installed with professional software. We are also expanding this building, meaning new classrooms and study spaces to make studying more comfortable.
  • You can benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


International Urban Design MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

On this course you will gain an advanced design skillset that will enable you to create innovative solutions to the complex social, economic and environmental factors affecting cities. The course is designed to develop your spatial understanding of current theories and principles whilst challenging you to respond to the cultural issues, spatial traditions and histories of city form and design, and the global challenges in 21st century urbanisation.

We will teach and support you to take risks and creatively explore ideas to  tackle  complex problems and produce critical work.  The curriculum concludes with a ‘thesis’ module, a chance to use your conceptual understanding of design to transform urban contexts and independently plan tasks at a professional level.

You will learn to articulate, communicate and illustrate complex city analyses and proposals, underpinned by current practice, theories, and understanding of global urban issues. Graduates will be ideally placed for careers in city planning and architectural design offices, and urban and commercial development consultancy. Upon your graduation you will also be able to join the Urban Design Group as a member and as a recognised practitioner.

Key features:

  • The  long-standing  Leicester School of Architecture is one of the  oldest schools in the UK. Our approach draws upon years of experience to challenge conventions and redefine the future of architectural practice.
  • Be supported to tackle real-world issues, while speculating and proposing new futures through bold experimentation.
  • Choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance  and embed your practical and professional skills.
  • Learn from dedicated tutors from industry, practice and research, who ensure your work is responding to contemporary, real-world issues grounded in theory and practice.
  • Benefit from collaborative learning in studio groups within our supportive and interdisciplinary student community.
  • Our award-winning Vijay Patel building  has been designed to provide the space and facilities where  all of our art and design students can develop their ideas and flourish.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Investigative Journalism MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

This course is the result of a unique collaboration between DMU and one of the country’s most respected broadcasters, Channel 4. It will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge for a successful career in investigative video journalism.

Designed by industry experts, the course addresses skills such as in-depth research, handling complex data, understanding financial information, and working undercover. After a thorough grounding in media law, regulation and ethics, you will receive tuition in various investigative techniques, including using the Freedom of Information Act, data journalism and financial journalism.

You will also be taught how to use specialist camera equipment, and how to plan, shoot and edit your own material with a view to making industry-standard, broadcast-quality journalistic films. This is supplemented by a survey of the academic study of journalism, all of which is intended to help you flourish as a practitioner. The connection with Channel 4 helps the course tutors identify potential work experience placements, and professional mentors for students.

Recent graduates have gone to work as directors, presenters, reporters and researchers with national and international news and current affairs broadcasters, including the BBC and Channel 4. 

Key features:

  • Study for an MA that has been endorsed by and developed in collaboration with Channel 4. This means that you will receive industry-standard teaching from expert academics and professional journalists.
  • Specialise by studying a course that is solely aimed at producing investigative video journalists.
  • Experience a wide range of teaching styles and environments, from traditional lectures and seminars to intensive skills workshops, news days and studio work.
  • Choose to independently produce a piece of investigative journalism suitable for broadcast by one of the mainstream outlets as part of your final semester project.
  • Benefit from our academics’ extensive experience as journalists, filmmakers, media consultants and producers to develop the skills you need to launch your career.
  • Study on a course that is suitable for both established professionals and graduates wanting to break into the field. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Laser Dentistry MSc

  • 2 Years |  Part-time | Intake month (subject to validation)

The MSc in Laser Dentistry is the first of its kind in the UK and is a brand-new opportunity at DMU. The course explores the innovative use of lasers in dentistry as a minimally invasive complementary approach and is designed to enhance current dentistry practice.

The programme will be delivered as a blended learning course, to include both online learning and approximately 3 one-week face-to-face teaching blocks per year.  This will include taught didactic lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical demonstration sessions that will help you gain hands-on experience in the use of lasers in a non-clinical setting, on selected in-vitro hard and soft tissues.

Aimed at professionals already in the industry; the theme of the course is strongly representative of clinical aspects of laser use and would ideally suit those who work in this area of healthcare or research. Applicants should already be familiar with and have access to, or own a laser device for use in clinical dentistry and have some proven experience of use.

Key features:

  • The MSc Laser Dentistry course at DMU is the first of its kind in the UK and aids career development and progression for registered dentistry professionals
  • Students will benefit from world class training, from a team of internationally acclaimed laser dentistry experts
  • There is an emphasis on the practical application of laser technology within a professional clinical setting
  • Benefit from hands on training using state-of-the-art, industry standard lasers on both hard and soft tissue
  • The course brings together real-life clinical case studies with practical applications; integrating knowledge and experience

Leicester Campus

Next intake: May

Language:   English


Law Graduate Diploma GDL/CPE Graduate Diploma (full-time)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

 This is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non-qualifying law degree, who intend to become solicitors or barristers.

  • Attendance: Only two days compulsory attendance per week
  • Careers and Pro Bono: Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in our pro bono activities.
  • Teaching: Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality.
  • Facilities: Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and integrated law library
  • Location: Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
  • Pastoral Support: Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
  • E-learning: Additional online learning support provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is changing the way to qualify as a solicitor. For more details please read the information provided by the SRA about the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Legal Practice Course/LLM in Legal Practice (LPC/LLM)

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, our LPC/LLM is based on work-related skills training to enable you to progress in your legal career. Throughout the course, you will strengthen your legal skills with the addition of negotiation and mediation sessions, all key skills for future lawyers. 

If you would like to study for an LLM in Legal Practice, you will undertake an additio nal dissertation module during your third term.

Successful completion of all elements of the LLM in Legal Practice will result in the award of a master’s degree – an internationally recognised qualification.

Key features:

  • This course will attract government postgraduate loan funding if you are eligible.
  • The full-time course is taught over two days, providing flexibility with your studies so you can meet other commitments. 
  • Benefit from excellent pastoral care and support by staff, who can provide you with individual careers guidance and mentor you on your journey.  
  • Gain practical experience by getting involved with our pro bono activities.  
  • Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality and you will learn from experienced solicitors and barristers. 
  • You will be taught in our purpose-built Hugh Aston building, which is home to our mock courtroom, client-interviewing room and integrated law library.  
  • Additional online learning support is provided via DMU’s Blackboard facility. 
  • You will also benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library. 
  • We are also expanding this building, meaning you will be able to benefit from new classrooms which are built to make studies more comfortable. As part of this you will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature. 

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


LLM International Business Law / Business Law / Law

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Part-time: 2 years

Our flexible LLM gives you the freedom to tailor your studies to suit your career aspirations, and graduate with an LLM in International Business Law, Business Law or Law depending on the modules you choose and the subject of your dissertation. On this course you will delve deeper into core aspects of business law and regulations in domestic and international contexts. We will introduce you to common law and civil law legal systems, and compare approaches to legislative interpretation, use of precedent and codification.  

From international trade contracts to the international exploitation of intellectual property rights, or examination of how the internet works and the legal problems that arise from it, the areas of study we offer within the international private corporate and commercial law specialism are vast and specialised.  

Our diverse range of modules equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop your career, whether you want to work in law, management, exporting, consultancy, or academia. Study in a setting that encourages debate and meaningful discussions on international business practices, and protections that the law gives. Your learning will also benefit from the close links that Leicester De Montfort Law School maintains with local and national companies. 

Key features:

  • Gain an edge in this competitive field and set yourself up for international employment opportunities by learning in greater depth about the common law and civil law approaches to business law.
  • Design your own course. The diverse range of specialist modules within the course will allow you to tailor your studies to meet your career aspirations.
  • Enjoy a diverse learning experience with students from other legal systems.
  • Widen your career options. This course will prepare you for employment in international fields such as management, exporting and consultancy or academia.
  • Learn from lecturers with extensive academic international experience from a wide variety of backgrounds. In addition to academic and research expertise, the teaching team also includes experienced legal practitioners, to give the course a balance of practical and academic focus. 

“The course took the learning content beyond the remit of the classroom by providing us with real-world challenges and showing us the implications of legal procedures on business practices.” - Merul Parekh, LLM International Business Law graduate

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

The FIFA Master International MA in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport has grown to become one of the most respected programmes in the world that is focused on developing all-round managers for international sports business. It has been ranked the number one postgraduate sports management course in Europe a record eight times by SportBusiness International.

The course is composed of four distinct modules which are taught across three of Europe’s leading institutions in this specialism, and with overall co-ordination provided by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) in Switzerland.

The first module is taught by the International Centre for Sports History and Culture here at DMU, which is the only centre of its kind in the world. The second module is taught at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, one of Europe’s most prestigious business schools. The third module is taught at the Université de Neuchâtel, one of the top law schools in Switzerland.

The fourth and final part of the course also takes place at the University of Neuchâtel, and involves working in small groups on a chosen topic, considering it from all angles, and then preparing and completing a joint project.

Course lecturers are some of the leading authorities in the study of sport and guest lecturers include speakers from top organisations in the world sport. This course has an excellent record of students finding jobs in sports management across leading global sporting organisations such as FIFA, IOC, UEFA, AFC, CAF and F1. The dynamic and thriving alumni association provides a valuable network both during and after the course.

Key features:

  • The FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport was ranked the best sports management course in Europe by SportBusiness International in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. It is the first and only course to receive this top award on eight separate occasions.
  • The course offers excellent opportunities to meet top executives from high-level international sports federations, clubs, agencies and organising committees, enabling you to build your network of contacts, which is key to a successful career in sport.
  • You will learn from an expert and international teaching team, who are all research active in their specific area of specialism.
  • You will benefit from studying at three different European university campuses and from studying with students from more than 20 different countries.
  • The course includes a comprehensive field visit programme to organisations such as the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, AC Milan football club, International Olympic Committee, FIFA and UEFA.
  • Former patrons have included Lord Coe, Alexander Popov, Sir Bobby Charlton, Nawal El Moutawakel and Jonathan Edwards CBE.
  • As a graduate you will becomes a member of the FIFA Master Alumni Association, which provides a diverse and invaluable network of connections to support you in reaching your career goals.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Marketing Management MSc

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Part-time: 2 years

The world of marketing is both popular and challenging, offering many creative and fast-paced job opportunities. It’s an exciting and innovative field of work and this course reflects the ever-changing landscape of the industry.

You’ll learn how to analyse markets, apply marketing theories to different scenarios and contexts, identify marketing opportunities and use these to help resolve business issues, and learn about the important role social media and digital marketing play for companies and organisations.

Grounded in the latest theory and with a strong focus on practical elements, you’ll develop marketing expertise that can be applied across many different contexts and enhance your employability across a multitude of career paths. Key topics such as developments in social and digital media are embedded throughout the course and integral to certain modules.

This programme is an ideal choice if you’re looking to start a career in marketing, and offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the industry, so it’s suitable even if you’ve previously studied other subjects such as finance, the arts, computing, engineering or architecture. If you have previous marketing qualifications or experience, an ideal choice for you would be our  Strategic and Digital Marketing MSc course.  

Key features:

  • Work towards achieving the Chartered Institute of Marketing Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing. While you are studying for your qualification, you will have the opportunity to work towards achieving this enhanced qualification which is sought after by employers worldwide.
  • You’ll learn about the latest developments in the field and how to understand the key marketing issues faced by a variety of organisations.
  • You have the opportunity to tailor the course to your career aspirations by choosing from a range of modules to suit your interests.
  • You will have the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. 
  • “What I most enjoyed from the course was the fact that for most of the modules the assignments were based on real companies, because concentrating on a business would make the research easier and more advantageous for us to learn.” - Kristi Bengu, Marketing Management MSc student  

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Master of Business Administration MBA (Global)

  • 12 Months |  Full-time | September intake 15 months option | 15 months for January intake

Focusing on employability and enhancing your abilities, this course will also help develop your general communication and interpersonal skills, making it perfect for early career professionals and graduates. It will also help you to better articulate your skills, abilities and achievements to create a personal development portfolio for use in your CV and job applications.

Emphasis is placed on gaining an advanced and applied understanding of the key aspects of international business, enabling you to converse with global business through practical application and contemporary theory.

Key features:

  • An early career MBA, ideal for recent graduates or those with no managerial experience.
  • Dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
  • A key focus of the course is on enhancing transferable skills, as well as helping you to articulate your abilities and achievements in a way to grab employers’ attention when applying for jobs.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive business talks and events, enabling you to build a network of industry contacts.
  • You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Master's by Research MA/MSc

  • 12 Months |  Full-time: plus a 3-month Research Completion Period
  • if required | Part-time: 24 months plus a 6-month Research Completion Period if required

The MA or MSc by Research is a master’s degree that emphasises independent study over taught instruction. It is often used as a training course in advanced research work and lays the foundation towards doing a PhD.

Reasons to study Master's by Research at DMU:

  • You have the flexibility to manage your own time and study when it suits you best
  • Our established practitioner and research-based academic staff have a reputation for undertaking world-leading projects; helping you get the very best out of your research project
  • Benefit from the support and expertise of research supervisors who will meet with you regularly to review your progress
  • Our research into dried blood spot analysis, helping the treatment of sick newborn babies, was recently shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards
  • Along with the development of the world’s first artificial pancreas; the aim of which is to improve treatment for those living with diabetes, our leading researchers have exhibited their work on ground-breaking Channel 4 documentaries, as well as overseas in America, at The National Science Museum in London, and to Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Edward during their visits to DMU
  • Other leading research projects include: developing a skin cancer detection tool, assessing the levels of toxins in rice and examining surgical site infections

You are encouraged to discuss your research ideas with potential supervisors before you start so that you have a clearly defined project at the enrolment stage.

Faculty:

  • Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM)
  • Health and Life Sciences (HLS) only.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   English


Master's in Research Applied Health Studies MRes/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Part-time: 2 years

The programme incorporates a wide range of specialised teaching, the course enables you to develop your understanding of the theoretical and practical dimensions of research practice.

Reasons to study Master's in Research Applied Health Studies at DMU:

  • Taught by a diverse and experienced academic team who are recognised experts
  • Explore both traditional and long-standing research methods, plus innovative approaches to social research
  • Develop a range of technical and specialist skills as well as a philosophical understanding of key scholarly debates
  • Apply methodological constructs directly to your work-based interests
  • A grounding in research methods can support your application for PhD study

“The main benefit of studying in Health and Life Sciences is the focus on the development of progressive research, because of this commitment; the research process is fully supported and encouraged. From initial ethical approval to the final completion and viva, each step of the systematic enquiry is prioritised, enabled and celebrated. This has made me feel that I have a very special position within the university.”

“I would recommend DMU to anyone considering undertaking a degree for all of these reasons. With the professional student-centred support, coupled with the desire to achieve, every student is guaranteed to achieve at the highest level entering into a professional career with an excellent qualification from a highly respected institution.”

Dan Allen, student.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: September

Language:   English


Mechanical Engineering MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Maximise your employment opportunities on this course, which responds to the UK engineering skills gap and the global demand for multiskilled engineers by providing industry-relevant content, placement opportunities and input from research-active teaching staff. This means our graduates are equipped to work at the forefront of this exciting industry in roles responsible for designing and developing the world around us. 

You will grow your skills across core engineering disciplines by studying modules such as Advanced Solid Mechanics and Advanced Thermodynamics, and by choosing from a range of optional modules, including Resource Efficient Design, Robotics and Digital Manufacturing. You will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests. 

In addition, you will learn about the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption, as well as the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking solutions to the immediate needs of society. The course builds your transferable skills by giving you an insight into the engineering business environment and by broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines. 

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.

Key features:

  • Accredited by the IET, which ensures you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration. 
  • Learn from research-active teaching staff who are involved in research areas including combustion modelling and energy conversion, computational theology and surface engineering. 
  • Develop your practical skills in our facilities, which include laboratories for the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics with control, an energy laboratory for thermodynamics, and mechanical workshops fitted with computer numerical control machine tools. 
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on engineering experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Racing, where students design and build a car to race at Silverstone. 
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement* where you can gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering students have undertaken placements with companies including, Caterpillar and Network Rail. 
  • Prepare for a career in a wide range of industries including robotics and automation, machine vision, consumer products and manufacturing. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.  

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Mechatronics MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | With optional one year placement available | 18 months for January intake

Mechatronics integrates the theory and practice of mechanical, electrical and computer based disciplines, to enable the design, modelling and development of intelligent machines, products and systems.

Mechatronic engineers are in great demand as more industries seek to apply the advances in computers, electronics, sensors, and actuators to improve their products, processes and services. Our course aims to produce dynamic graduates who can operate in industry at the highest level.

Course modules include Mechatronics Systems Engineering and Artificial Intelligence which introduces you to model-based system engineering and the mechatronic philosophies of design, Programming and Software Engineering to develop knowledge of efficient programming approaches to software engineering with an emphasis on practical programming skills and Engineering Business Environment which enable students to understand and reflect upon the role of business in a rapidly changing, globalised world.  

Key features:

  • Accredited by The  Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), ensuring you will benefit from the highest quality teaching and graduate with a recognised qualification.
  • Mechatronic engineers are in high demand as more industries seek to make advances across a range of disciplines.
  • Access our excellent facilities, including specialised mechanical, electrical and electronic laboratories, as well as spaces dedicated to the manufacture of student designs.
  • Boost your employability with a year-long work placement*, gaining valuable industry experience to enhance your practical and professional skills.
  • Our graduates have forged successful careers in a range of industries including robotics and automation systems, manufacturing, machine vision, automotive, aerospace, material processing, energy and power. They are employed as engineers and project managers for roles in design, research and product development.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our teaching staff, who are part of the school's Institute of Engineering Sciences, and who are active in cutting-edge research consultation with industry. Our research informs our teaching, ensuring the course is aligned the latest developments in the sector.

Leicester Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   English


Music, Technology and Innovation MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | Part-time: 2 years

Whether your interests are in electroacoustic or digital composition, sound installations or audio-visual work, our course focuses on using technology to create original and innovative music.  

You will be able to tailor your study to focus on your individual creative practice area and choose from a diverse range of modules to develop your skills in fields such as hardware hacking, live coding and electronic instrument building. 

Designed to meet the needs of contemporary musicians who want to maximise their skills in the sonic arts, the course blends theory and practice to deepen your contextual knowledge, creativity and research skills. The hands-on nature of the programme means that it is also well suited to teachers or arts professionals who want to upskill or broaden their musical horizons. 

Our creative, research-active staff will support and encourage your work in a lively environment of constructive conversation and debate. You will also have the opportunity to engage with visiting artists and scholars in workshops and guest lectures. 

Digital music and sound design skills are in high demand for film, TV and radio productions, live theatre and festivals. This MA will prepare you for a range of employment paths in the creative industries, as well as offering further training for those already in work seeking career development opportunities.

Key features:

  • Learn in dedicated facilities, which include a diffusion studio for advanced composition and ambisonic spatial design in up to 24.2 channels, an AV studio for combined video editing and 5.1 surround mixing and monitoring, a sound art laboratory, a professional recording and mastering studio, and a multichannel studio for 5.1 and 18.1 channel work respectively.
  • Join the Music, Technology and Innovation – Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2), a research institute that encompasses a broad and continually evolving range of artistic creation and theory focused on innovative application of new technologies to music. 
  • Focus your development on a specific field of creative practice or extend into new areas. You will be challenged to question and experiment within your area of practice and to interrogate critically each avenue of your studies 
  • Benefit from DMU’s industry partnerships with local music venues, such as the Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre and Curve theatre, and national and international organisations, including the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, the ZKM and Philharmonia Orchestra. 
  • Stage your work in our on-campus performance and installation venues or through our partner organisations. DMU’s Dirty Electronics Ensemble, for example, have performed at Tate Britain and the Dome of Visions in Stockholm. 
  • Meet like-minded people by choosing to join our music ensembles (orchestra, chamber choir, jazz band and taiko) and societies, including acapella, audio recording, choir, DJ, gospel choir and modern barbershop. 

Leicester Campus

Language:   English


Performance Practices MA

  • 1 Year |  Full-time

On this course, you will explore a range of contemporary performance practices and related contexts, developing your creative skills and deepening your understanding of critical theory and research. You will engage with topics such as the body in performance, audiences, spaces, narrative, digital technologies, devising and collaboration, enabling you to gain new insights and to build on existing knowledge. The programme has a particular emphasis on supporting innovative practice that is responsive to the interests of a contemporary audience and our lived reality. It is structured to offer a blend of taught content and negotiated study, giving you the freedom to develop your own areas of interest as an emerging practitioner and scholar. 

You will develop an advanced understanding of performance aligned to current real-world thinking, with teaching covering new theoretical and practical perspectives from our energetic, research-active academics with international profiles in their fields.

Specialist areas include performance practices and theory, live art, immersive, interactive and participatory theatre, writing for performance, psychophysical performance, improvisation, digital technologies, and solo and collaborative performance making. The course is further enhanced by our links with local and national organisations, artists and leading researchers. 

The course is designed to develop independent artists, researchers and reflective practitioners. It is also ideal for professional artists and educators who wish to reinvigorate their practices.

Key features:

  • Study the body in performance, audiences, spaces, narrative, memory, digital technologies and collaboration, considering how disciplinary boundaries can be pushed.
  • Gain opportunities to work with the industry through our local and national links, work-based projects within arts administration and in fields such as marketing and teaching.
  • Investigate the creative and critical contexts of contemporary performance, taught by our internationally recognised staff who are practising artists and scholars.
  • Work alongside an international artist to devise work for public performance, developing artistic and collaborative strategies.
  • DMU is recognised as a Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts with great facilities providing specialist studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for learning activities in dance and performance.
  • Our programme is designed to develop you to achieve your personal goals; whether it is to become a teacher or performer, start your own company, or pursue further study.