Our faculties

The University has grown significantly since we were granted our Royal Charter in 1966.

During this time our subject areas have been expanded and our teaching and research expertise is divided across five academic Faculties, which each cover a broad range of specialisms.

Your course belongs to one of these five Faculties - each with their own academics, facilities and research centres.

Engineering & Informatics

The Faculty of Engineering and Informatics incorporates the School of Engineering, the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Media, Design and Technology.

Our courses are strongly linked to industry and our graduates are highly regarded as well-rounded and hands-on.

Industry partnerships include:

  • Ford
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Arup
  • BBC
  • British Computer Society
  • Game Republic
  • Microsoft

We use state-of-the-art equipment across the Faculty, including:

  • Vicon Optical Motion Capture Suite
  • Outside Broadcasting Truck
  • CADCAM and CAE
  • £1m multidisciplinary engineering lab

Health Studies

Students from the Faculty of Health Studies graduate equipped with the employability skills they need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare and associated professions.

The Faculty is highly regarded for its Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions courses.

Staff include leading academics, healthcare professionals and active researchers.

Service users will be involved in your studies from the beginning to end of your course.

State-of-the-art facilities in our £10m building, including:

  • two fully-equipped clinical wards
  • two physiotherapy rooms
  • movement lab
  • fully functioning X-ray suite

Life Sciences

The Faculty incorporates four academic schools:

The Faculty has extensive links with the pharmaceutical industry and the health and personal care sectors.

State-of-the-art facilities including:

  • Bioimaging Suite
  • Anatomage Table and human patient simulator
  • fully equipped Crime Scene House

The Faculty's research is part-funded by the Government's research councils, Yorkshire Cancer Research, the Leverhulme Trust and the Wellcome Trust.

Courses have accreditations from the Institute of Biomedical Science, the General Optical Council and the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Management & Law

The Faculty is based on our beautiful Emm Lane Campus, set in 14 acres of parkland a short distance from the main City Campus.

It's made up of two schools - the School of Management and the School of Law.

School of Law

The School's extensive range of law programmes give you the opportunity to tailor your study in a particular aspect of law.

School of Management

The School is in an elite group of business schools - less than 1% in the world - to hold the triple accreditation of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the Triple Crown.

It's one of the oldest university-based business schools in the UK and has close links with the region's top employers.

It hosts guest lectures and placements with high-profile organisations such as:

  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Samsung
  • Asda
  • GE Capital
  • Department of Health
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Morrisons
  • Vauxhall
  • Arris (formerly PACE)

Social Sciences

The Faculty of Social Sciences provides its 1,900 students with a research-informed education environment and excellent in teaching, while making an applied contribution to social, cultural and economic issues locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Staff in the Faculty maintain a strong background in research that is reflected in the content of the degree programmes.

The Faculty's primary mission is to prepare you to become critical independent thinkers with a firm commitment to influencing your socio-political and economic environment.

Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including the British Psychological Society.

Graduates have gone on to work with national governments, banks and United Nations agencies.