Partnership with DMU


Our Partnership with De Montfort University

One City, One Voice – Courses to Careers

If your programme is awarded by De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) you will experience all the benefits of student life at university. Our partnership agreement with DMU enables our students access to some of the university’s facilities while studying on one of our undergraduate courses.

Industry Experience

DMU supports many of your ambitions for your undergraduate studies. Throughout your course our academic teams are focused on ensuring you have continuous exposure to industry speakers, live briefs and work experience.

It has also been named the best university in the country for helping students find highly skilled work or further study, in a league table produced by higher education experts.

University Awarded

Many of our undergraduate courses are awarded by DMU. Due to our close relationship with the university, many of our students complete their top-up final year of their degree at DMU. We work with the university to ensure our students are well prepared for the transition following the completion of their undergraduate study with us.

Students on DMU-awarded courses can also make use of the university’s QEII Leisure Centre, which includes: 25-metre swimming pool, 13-metre climbing wall, eight-court sports hall, state-of-the-art fitness suite and a free-weights area.


If you study a full-time university-level programme awarded by DMU with us, you’ll have access to our facilities as well as DMU’s. This includes access to accommodation services on the same basis as DMU students, so you can request a place in halls if you need one. It also includes Student Union membership, access to the library and leisure facilities.

If you’re studying part-time or on a non-DMU course, call Student Services on 0116 224 2240 if you need help finding accommodation in Leicester.

Top Ranking

We are very proud to be a partner of DMU. It was named as one of the 200 best young universities in the world (under the age of 50) by the Times Higher Education magazine in 2018.

University of the Year for Social Inclusion

DMU has been named the first ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. DMU was chosen for its commitment to diversity, its teaching excellence and the success of its students in exams and graduate job prospects.


Through our partnership with De Montfort University, our undergraduates on DMU-awarded programmes are able to apply for the university’s accommodation.

To view their accommodation stock please visit Applications for DMU accommodation must be made in the first place through Leicester College. If you plan to apply to stay in DMU accommodation, please visit

Private accommodation

Leicester is home to two large universities in addition to Leicester College. The city is well resourced to accommodate students with many independent halls of residence, as well as private accommodation available.

SULETS is the recommended private lettings agency for De Montfort University. It is jointly run by the university and its Student Union. Details about the university can be found on DMU’s website.

Guide to Qualifications

The term “higher education” is used to describe courses of study that fall within the government’s Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ).

At level 4, our HNC are the equivalent to the first year of an honours degree and both our HND and foundation degree level 5 qualifications are equal to two years of an honours degree. ​