The University has seven academic schools:
Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences, including Nutrition & Pharmacy.
Art, Design and Architecture
Including: Communication Design, Graphics, Illustration, Construction, Fine Art and Contemporary Art, Design Business, Fashion, Multimedia, Animation, Digital Media, Textile Design and Crafts, Product Design, Transport Design, Interior Design.
Department of Business including: Accountancy, Business Studies, Entrepreneurship, Financial Services, Human Resource Management, Law, Leadership, Management and Marketing. Department of Logistics & Hospitality Management.
Computing and Engineering
Department of Informatics including: Computing, Information Systems, and Digital Media;
Department of Engineering and Technology including: Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, and Music Technology.
Education and Professional Development
Including Initial Teacher Training; Post Compulsory Education and Training; Community and International Education and Youth Work.
Human and Health Sciences
Including Counselling; Criminology; Criminal Justice; Health and Community; Health Professions; Nursing; Midwifery; Police Studies; Politics; Primary Health Care; Psychology; Public Health; Social Work; Sociology; Sports.
Music, Humanities and Media
Including Drama; English (Language, Literature, and Creative Writing); History; Languages; Media and Journalism; Music Technology.
The University also has University Campus Barnsley.