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De Montfort University

Faculty of Humanities
De Montfort University

Postgraduate Study at the Faculty of Humanities


The Faculty of Humanities spans a range of academic interests across cognate disciplines, and provides an exciting environment for students looking to study at postgraduate level. Our postgraduate portfolio combines traditional subject approaches with professionally orientated programmes of study.

The Faculty is home to around 1800 undergraduate students and 150 postgraduate and research students, both full and part-time. Our student body is diverse, made up of students from the UK, Europe and Overseas, local students, mature students, students straight from college or school and students who have been out of education for a while.

Our academic staff number 100 and 90% of these staff are research active which means they are carrying out cutting edge research in their areas of expertise, which in turn provides you with a quality and challenging education. Our staff team also includes some of the country's top researchers and professors, with world class reputations.

We have a broad portfolio of taught postgraduate courses, and many of our programmes are unique in their application to contemporary cultural developments. Some, such as the MA in Creative Writing and New Media, are especially designed to cater to the modern professional and the changing nature of the creative industries. Others, such as the English MA, extend intellectual development and can form a basis for further research in the subject. Programmes such as MA Dance and MA TV Scriptwriting, in particular, facilitate both practice-based and theoretical exploration. The level of vocational relevance is especially apparent in the Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism, Publishing and Community Arts Practice which attracts many who are keen to enhance their progress in the profession.

Whatever your choice, you can be assured of a highly experienced and dedicated staff who will support your studies towards a more confident and independent style of study at a postgraduate level. As well as our dedicated Graduate Centre, we have a postgraduate newsletter and on-line discussion group, and the Faculty hosts special events for postgraduates, including a staff-student seminar series and an annual multi disciplinary postgraduate conference. This year a social committee has also been established and a number of events set up.


De Montfort University, Leicester


De Montfort University offers the perfect mix of academic excellence, great employment prospects and a brilliant social life.

The basics
• Lively city-based campus • Five faculties offering over 400 courses • More than 20,000 students and 3,000 staff • Strong network of Colleges across the UK. The Campus
50 million investment across the University since 2003 including a brand new campus centre housing the Students' Union and Studios for Dance and Drama, excellent library and IT access.

High quality teaching
· High standards recognised in recent Quality Assurance Assessments: Politics gained the highest possible score of 24 and Dance and Drama scored 22
· The leading post-1992 university for research
· Over 1000 research students and 500 staff

Quality accommodation
· Rents among the lowest in the country
· High Quality Halls of Residence within walking distance of campuses and 100% guaranteed for all new EU and International students.

Brilliant student lifestyle
· Student focused cosmopolitan and multi-cultural
· Within walking distance of city centres
· Great bars, restaurants and nightlife
· High standard of living at low cost
· Brilliant cultural scene
· Excellent transport links to other major cities, including London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester, by rail or road and close to two major airports, Nottingham East Midlands and Birmingham International.

Superb student support
200 student representatives supporting student decision-making about DMU.
*HEFCE Performance Indicators 2001
** Signposts to Employability survey, The Guardian, 2001.

Address Information:

Address Humanities Promotion and Recruitment Centre
De Montfort University
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK
Tel. No. + 44 (0) 116 250 6470
Fax No. + 44 (0) 116 257 7199
E-mail address pghums@dmu.ac.uk
Courses MA Bibliography and Textual Studies (full-time or part-time)
MA Creative Writing and New Media (on-line)
MA English (full-time or part-time)
MA English Language Teaching (full time or part-time)
MA European Cultural Planning (part-time)
MA History (full-time or part-time) MA Management, Law and Humanities of Sport (full-time)
MA Music, Technology and Innovation (full time or part time)
MA Sports History and Culture (full-time, part-time or distance e-learning)
MA TV Scriptwriting (part-time)
MA by Independent Study in Arts Management, English, History, Media, Music Technology, Performance, Politics/International Relations (Full-time or part-time)

PG Dip Community Arts Practice
PG Dip Cultural Industries Management (full-time or part-time)
PG Dip Journalism (full-time) - NCTJ* accredited
* - National Centre for the Training of Journalists
PG Dip New Media Publishing
PG Dip Public Relations
PG Dip Sport Administration (full time or part time)

MPhil and PhD qualifications (full-time or part-time)
Length of courses Taught Programmes and Independent Study MA - Full-time programmes are for 1 year and part-time programmes for 2 years
MPhil - Full-time 1-2 years, Part-time 2-4 years
PhD - Full-time 2 - 3 years, Part-time 3 - 5 years
Date of commencement September of each year (applications can be made all year round up to the start of the programme but remember to leave time for planning and visa application etc.)
April intake is also available for Independent Study programmes.
Research - anytime
Class Size Varies from programme to programme
Student accommodation Guaranteed for all new International and EU students. We have high quality Halls of Residence all within 10 minutes walk from the campus and the cost of our Halls are very favourable compared to other cities in the UK.
Admission requirements Admissions requirements do vary from programme to programme but for all taught courses a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree or equivalent is usually required. We accept all international equivalents of British qualifications but if English is not your first language we will also require evidence of your English Language ability, usually an IELTS score of 6.5/7 or 250/280 TOEFL score computer test or 600/650 (paper based).

English Language tuition is available at DMU including a free 4 week pre-sessional course. The Centre for English Language Learning at DMU is based in the Faculty of Humanities and offers a range of courses from Intensive General English (IELTS 3.0), English Preparation Programmes (from IELTS 4.0 to 6.0). For further details contact:
Ruth Steer,
Telephone: +44 (0) 116 257 7321
Fax: +44 (0) 116 257 7199
Email: englishlanguage@dmu.ac.uk
Contact for application For an application form and further details about the programmes and Open Evenings please contact:

Humanities Promotion and Recruitment Centre
Clephan Building
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH


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