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HESA Student Record 2007/08 - RAE unit of assessment

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HESA Student Record 2007/08

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland

RAE unit of assessment

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Short nameUOA2008

This field should record the Unit of Assessment (UOA) to which the student's supervisor was returned in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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Base data typeUOA2008CodeType
Field length2
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

Collection of this information will allow better monitoring of funding allocations by units of assessment.


A students should be allocated to the same Unit of Assessment as their supervisor(s). For the 2007/08 HESA Staff Record all academic staff are required to be allocated to RAE Units of Assessment, even if they are not to be submitted to the RAE. Therefore all students will be able to be allocated appropriately regardless of whether their supervisor is submitted.

Where a student was supervised by more than one member of staff and/or these supervisors are returned in more than one UOA, the student may be returned split either according to the agreed division of responsibility, or in proportion to the number of supervisors.

If the student's supervisor was not employed by the reporting institution at the time of most recent RAE, then the student should be assigned to the unit of assessment which is closest in academic content to their subject of study. (The unit of assessment chosen should be from the list of subjects defined by the most recent RAE, not any future RAE.)

This field occurs as a pair with RAEData.UOAPCNT with a maximum of 3 pairs permitted.

Date modified2008-04-30
Change management notesNotes updated to give additional guidance
Schema components
Element: UOA2008
Valid entries and labels
01Cardiovascular medicine
02Cancer studies
03Infection & immunology
04Other hospital based clinical subjects
05Other laboratory based clinical subjects
06Epidemiology & public health
07Health services research
08Primary care & other community based clinical subjects
09Psychiatry, neuroscience & clinical psychology
11Nursing & midwifery
12Allied health professions & studies
14Biological sciences
15Pre-clinical & human biological sciences
16Agriculture, veterinary & food science
17Earth systems & environmental sciences
20Pure mathematics
21Applied mathematics
22Statistics & operational research
23Computer science & informatics
24Electrical & electronic engineering
25General engineering & mineral & mining engineering
26Chemical engineering
27Civil engineering
28Mechanical, aeronautical & manufacturing engineering
29Metallurgy & materials
30Architecture & the built environment
31Town & country planning
32Geography & environmental studies
34Economics & econometrics
35Accounting & finance
36Business & management studies
37Library & information management
39Politics & international studies
40Social work & social policy & administration
43Development studies
46Sports-related studies
47American studies & anglophone area studies
48Middle eastern & african studies
49Asian studies
50European studies
51Russian, Slavonic & east European languages
53German, Dutch & Scandinavian languages
55Iberian & Latin American languages
56Celtic studies
57English language & literature
59Classics, ancient history, byzantine & modern Greek studies
61Theology, divinity & religious studies
63Art & design
64History of art, architecture & design
65Drama, dance & performing arts
66Communication, cultural & media studies

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