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.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a dynamic institution with a long and vibrant history of improving people’s lives through education.
Originally founded as the Leicester School of Art in 1870, the university has evolved through many incarnations including the Leicester Colleges of Art and Technology and Leicester Polytechnic.
Leicester Polytechnic officially became De Montfort University on 26 June 1992. The name was chosen to reflect the University’s long association with Leicester by commemorating the celebrated Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester, a crucial figure in medieval history who established the first parliament in 1265.
Our reputation for quality and distinctiveness in teaching and research is a direct result of our heritage. Many modern DMU courses have their roots in the late 19th century and early 20thcentury, when the School of Art and Leicester Technical School began training apprentices for local industries such as boot and shoe manufacture, furniture making and design, hosiery and textiles manufacture, engineering, printing and book binding.