|Name:||Subject area of study 15|
|Status:||Subject area of study 1 is compulsory; 2-16 are compulsory if corresponding cost centres 2-16 completed. Subject area of study 1 is not compulsory if field 74, Student FTE, is coded 000.0.|
|Description:|| Fields 100-147 refer to the current year of the study programme/course and should be considered as a block of related information. The Subject area of study is an up to four character subject area identifier for the subject areas for the current year of the study programme/course. |
Up to 16 subject areas of study may be returned, with input relating to the FTE reported in field 74, Student FTE.
|Notes:|| As a result of the joint UCAS/HESA Subject Code Harmonisation Project, it is intended that at the subject or module level all subjects should be classified within the JACS hierarchical academic subject structure. Therefore the use of JACS codes will be compulsory in completion of Fields in the range 101 - 146 in the HESA Combined Student Record, and Fields 13 and 16 in the HESA Module Record). The generic codes that consist of a subject group and letter and Y000, which can be used in Fields 43 - 46 Subject of qualification aim to describe a truly interdisciplinary programme, cannot be used in Fields in the range 101 - 146 in the HESA Combined Student Record, and Fields 13 and 16 in the HESA Module Record.|
An entry is required for each subject area of study undertaken by the student during the reporting period, regardless of whether this subject area of study is taught by the reporting institution or not.
Institutions may continue to code to principal subject level only. The extension to field length 4, however, will allow for a full coding when required.
For institutions returning in ASCII fixed length format, the field should be padded with trailing spaces (left justified).
|Example:||See field 100, Cost centre 1, for an example.|
|Reason Required:|| To assess the "breadth" of study in, e.g. the first year, and the extent of specialisation in later years.|
To apportion the numbers of students taking the current year of the course between the different subject areas involved in the course.
To obtain numbers of students receiving teaching in certain subject areas (e.g. economics), whether or not these are the main subjects of the course.
|Please refer to the JACS classification of academic subjects|
This field must contain a valid JACS code or be blank. (Severity: 99)
M_JACSCODE6(JACSCODENORMAL) || M_EMPTY
This field must not be blank if COSTCN15 is not blank. Otherwise it must be blank. (Severity: 99)
This field, if completed, cannot be coded at the generic level (i.e. a letter followed by three zeros, e.g. C000.) (Severity: 99)
M_EMPTY || !M_ISFIELDN(uiCurFieldNo,"000",1,3)
This field, if completed, cannot be coded X100. (Severity: 99)