Academically the university is divided into faculties. The University of Gloucestershire has three faculties. All students belong to one of the university's faculties. Each faculty 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, faculties 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 organizations ensuring taught programmes are relevant and up to date.