In accordance with Further and Higher Education Act, De Montfort is Public University established in 1992, as a Degree Awarding Body. It is situated in the city of Leicester, England. The origins of De Montford University lie in Leicester School of Art which was established on 1870. In 1990, the University was determined to become a multi campus Collegiate University, and as such, it effortlessly acquired many other campuses. Further, it went on to acquire many other higher education activities of Bedford College of Higher education, Lincolnshire College of Art, Lincolnshire College of Agriculture, and Riseholme Agricultural College.
Campus and Campus Life
Close to Leicester Center, the Leicester Campus occupies what once was the religious precinct of the castle. The University of bordered by the Magazine Gateway or as is called Newarke Gateway which dates back to 15th Century. The Campus comprises listed buildings which includes the Trinity House which was rebuilt in 1901. The campus has gone through several developments in the recent times such as the Hugh Aston Building. The Campus Center is a 3- floor building that provides a wide range of facilities for the students. The building is home to DMU’s Student Union which comprises of various societies Student Radio Station, Demon FM, Demon TV, a Newspaper which is run by the students fortnightly published through the term time. The 4 library sited in the Campus comprises of the main Kimberly Library and the 3 ancillaries. Many Library functions such as academic databases, and online account management facilities are also available off campus for student’s access.
De Montfort University comprises of three academic faculties:
- Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Health and Life Science.
The original name of Faculty of Computing Sciences and Engineering was renamed on 1st October 2008 to be Computing, Engineering and Media (CEM), which comprises of School of Engineering, the Leicester Media School and the School of Computing.
De Montfort University has a wide range of alumni’s in almost all the sectors. To name a few, Justin Chadwick (actor), Manjinder Virk (actor), Chris Williamson (politician), Charles Dance(dancer), John Richards (musician) and many more.
Why De Montfort University?
DMU comprises of around 27000 full time and part time students and 3240 staff members. In 2019, the first Times Higher Education ranked De Montfort University 50th in the world. It was given a Gold Rating in 2017 by the UK Department of Education for Teaching Excellence Framework. De Montfort is also a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities. The Universities 60% of the research activities were roughly described as WORL LEADING or INTERNATIONALLY EXCELLENT. The University was ranked 94th in the UK for the Guardian rankings of 2018, The Complete University Guide for 2019 ranked it at 70th position, and 67th by The Times/Sunday Times higher education ranking. The university is multi – cultured as it comprises students from more than 130 countries and has around 2700 international students. The university offers courses at a fees of roughly around 13,000 GBP to 15,000GBP per year which can easily fit into any international student’s budget and also provides a wide range of scholarships as well, ranging from minimum 2500 GBP to maximum 6000 GBP, depending upon the applicants profile. De Montfort University also provides International Exchange and Placement facilities which helps boosts the chances of international work exposure to the students and help build their career at a very high level. With these facilities and services to offer, De Montfort University becomes an excellent choice for any international applicant.
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