Academically the university is divided into schools which are listed below. All students belong to one of the university's schools. Each school is responsible for particular subject areas, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses and undertakes research in related areas.
As well as devising and delivering taught programmes, schools are responsible for leading the university's research and commercial activities in their fields. Students benefit from this concentration of activity, research and partnerships with external organisations ensuring taught programmes are relevant and up-to-date.