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HESA Student Record 2009/10

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Short nameSBJCA

This field describes the subject or subjects appropriate to the current course.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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Base data typeSBJCACodeType
Field length4
Part of
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
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Reason required

To allow analysis and monitoring of the student population by subject of study.


The Joint Academic Coding System (JACS2) provides for all subjects to be coded according to a common, truly hierarchical, four-character subject code. JACS2 will be used substantially in subject representation across the sector, including for provision of quality assurance information.

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 JACS2 hierarchical academic subject structure. The funding councils' advice is to consider the most detailed coding that can be used without unduly raising the burden, since there is an increasing interest in niche provision which often cannot be captured at the JACS2 principal subject level. For example, a progressively more detailed coding of 'microbiology' could be:

C500 Microbiology The scientific study of micro-organisms encompassing major components of genetics and molecular biology. Includes bacteriology, virology, cell structure and function, and may include some immunology.
C520 Medical and veterinary microbiology The study of the interactions between micro-organisms and their hosts.
C521 Medical microbiology The study of the interactions between micro-organisms and their human hosts.
C522 Veterinary microbiology The study of the interactions between micro-organisms and their animal hosts.

From 2009/10 institutions are required to make appropriate use of the full 4-digit JACS coding in all subject areas. This is needed to future-proof work on strategically important and vulnerable subjects, so that as the landscape changes, it will be possible to assess the past performance of newly important subjects. This requirement applies to both Courses and Modules. There will be some courses and modules where it remains appropriate to code at principal subject level, but others where a more detailed code should be used. So for example, a general Biology course would continue to be coded as C100, but a specific course/module in Biodiversity would be coded C181. Similarly, a generic Religious Studies course would be V600, but a specific Islamic Studies course would be V622.

The generic codes that consist of a subject group and letter (and Y000) can be used in this field to describe a truly interdisciplinary programme.

Codes G000 and G900 are not valid entries in this field.

For students entering through UCAS this information will be available from UCAS via the *J transaction.

Where students are coded using codes in the B group or C8 or L5 groups and are DH funded (Course.MSFUND = 31) the Department of Health requires that students be coded to the full four digits of JACS2, where these exist, or to three digits otherwise.

Where courses are taken by students funded by Research Councils, (Code Instance.RCSTDNT of 01 to 09) then this field must be coded to JACS2 Principal subject level, that is, using the first two characters of the code (the second digit cannot be 0, so generic codes cannot be used for such courses).

For institutions in England and Northern Ireland, codes A3, A4 and C840 can only be used for postgraduate taught students if

  • The course bears very high costs comparable to the clinical unit of resource, or
  • A substantial proportion of the staff teaching time contributed to the course is provided by medically or dentally qualified university funded clinical academic staff, who hold honorary contracts with the NHS. This includes general practitioners.
  • The course is normally taught in a clinical environment.

For institutions in England and Northern Ireland, codes A3, A4 and C840 can only be used for research students if focus of their research is in a clinical environment and the lead supervisor should be a clinical academic.

Codes A200 and A400 must only be used for pre-clinical and clinical dentists: other courses must use either A900 (Others in medicine & dentistry) or B750 Dental nursing.

Medical, Dental and Veterinary students:

Institutions in England, Wales and NI:

For undergraduate medical and dental courses where students move from pre-clinical to clinical subjects in later years of the course, this should normally be recorded as one course for all years of the instance. CourseSubject.SBJCA should in this case be coded as joint clinical/pre-clinical ie both A100 and A300 or both A200 and A400. It may, in some cases, be appropriate to code this as two separate courses where there is a clear separation between the two parts of the course.

Institutions in Scotland:

For undergraduate medical and veterinary courses where students move from pre-clinical to clinical subjects in later years of the course, this must be recorded as separate courses for the pre-clinical and clinical years of the instance.

General guidance on HE and FE coverage

This field must be completed for HE level students funded by the LSC or DCELLS (Instance.FESTUMK = 3).

For FE level students in England and Wales (Instance.FESTUMK = 1 or 4) for whom Course.FEQAIMC is completed, CourseSubject entity must not be returned.

However, if a generic code is used within Course.FEQAIMC then the LSC requires institutions to also complete this field in order to give detail of the subject area of the qualification.

For initial teacher training students in England and Wales

The TDA needs to be able to link ITT students in England to the intake target from which the TDA has allocated numbers. In addition, only a subset of JACS2 codes are appropriate for ITT programmes. The TDA wants to ensure that only appropriate subjects are recorded. There is a similar requirement from HEFCW for ITT students in Wales. At institutions in England and Wales students identified as being initial teacher training students (Course.TTCID = 1 or 8) must be coded using this subset of JACS2. Further details are given below.

Primary ITT Programmes (Course.ITTPHSC = 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 51, 52, 53, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77)

Revised Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and revised Requirements for Initial Teacher Training took effect from September 2007 The new standards can be viewed on the TDA web site at

The Training and Development Agency for Schools has published a handbook of guidance and support which is available on the TDA web site at

The requirement on primary programmes to train students in at least one specialism is no longer compulsory.

Students commencing programmes of study after 1 September 2002 who choose not to study a primary specialism should use code X120 in this field.

Where trainees continue to study a primary specialism, a valid JACS2 code should be used in this field as follows:

SubjectJACS2 code:
Creative and MediaP390
Design and technologyW200
Information and communications technologyG500
Physical educationC600
Religious educationV600
Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)C100, F100, F300
Advanced study of early yearsX900

No primary specialism X120 (code available for students where Instance.COMDATE is after 1 September 2002 only).

Where the specialism is not restricted to a subject (e.g. humanities) JACS2 code Y000 may be used in this field.

Where a primary specialism is being studied institutions must enter the code of the main specialism in this field and indicate 'S' in CourseSubject.ITTSUBJECT. If a second specialism is offered, institutions should also record this.

Institutions should ensure that codes relating to the subject the student is funded for are returned. Any institution wishing to enter a code not included in the current subject list should contact the TDA or HEFCW directly.

Secondary ITT Programmes and ITT Programmes Covering the 7-14 Age Range (Course.ITTPHSC = 24, 25, 26, 54, 55, 56, 57, 78, 79, 80, 81 or 82)

All programmes must train students in at least one specialism. It is essential that this specialism corresponds to the target from which the TDA has allocated numbers. Some programmes will train students to teach additional specialisms.

For the specialisms: The table below sets out the list of subjects appropriate to secondary ITT programmes with corresponding JACS2 codes.

SubjectJACS2 code:
Design and technologyW200
Information and communications technologyG500
Other modern languagesR900
Business studiesN100
Social sciences/Social studiesL900
Physical educationC600
Religious educationV600
Food technologyD600
Combined/General sciencesC000 F000 with a 50/50 balance
Vocational - Applied scienceApplied biology C110, Applied chemistry F110, Applied physics F310
Vocational - EngineeringH900
Vocational - Recreation, sport and leisure studiesN870
Vocational - Applied art and designW990
Vocational - ManufacturingH700
Vocational - Applied ICTG510
Vocational - Health and social careL510
Vocational - Applied businessN190
Media studies not elsewhere classifiedP390

If a second, or third, specialism is offered institutions should also record it in a repeating occurrence of this field.

HESA will introduce validation checks to ensure that only those codes listed above can be recorded.

Institutions should ensure that codes relating to the subject the student is funded for are returned. Any institution wishing to enter a code not included in the current subject list should contact the TDA or HEFCW directly.

14-19 Diploma (i.e. Student.ITTPHSC 83)

This is available only to students with Instance.COMDATE after 31 July 2009, and must be used for students using Instance.ITTPHSC 83.

The table below sets out the list of subjects appropriate to 14-19 Diploma ITT programmes with corresponding JACS codes.

Subject JACS code

Business, Administration and Finance N990

Construction and the Built Environment K290

Creative and Media (Diploma) P900

Engineering (Diploma) H990

Environmental and Land-based Studies F750

Hair and Beauty B990

Hospitality N862

Information Technology G920

Law M990

Manufacturing and Product Design H790

Materials J500

Public Services L430

Retail Business N900

Society, Health and Development L990

Sport and Active Leisure N890

Travel and Tourism N800

Student Associate Scheme (SAS)

The table below sets out the list of subjects appropriate to Student Associate Scheme (SAS) programmes with corresponding JACS codes (i.e. Course.TTCID E)

Subject JACS code

Chemistry F100

Physics F300

Mathematics G100

Design and Technology W200

Food technology D600

ICT G500

Modern Languages R900

Religious Education V600

Music W300

Biology C100

Combined/General sciences C000 F000 with a 50:50 balance

Media P300

Art W900

Graphics W210

English Q300

Dance W500

Drama W400

Geography L700

History V100

Business studies N100

Social sciences/Social studies L900

Classics Q800

Physical education C600

Citizenship L230

Media studies not elsewhere classified P390

Psychology C800


Primary X120

Primary (Early Years) X900

General Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) C100, F100, F300

Date modified2010-08-30
Change management notesBusiness rule 5 and 14 updated to add 'or Course.TTCID = E'. Business rule 19 updated to include codes C000, C600, C800, D600, F000, L230, L390, L700, L900, N100, P300, P390, Q300, Q800, V100, W210, W400, W500 and W900. Additional codes added to Student Associate Scheme (SAS) listing.
Business rules

The second character of CourseSubject.SBJCA cannot be 0 where any Instance.RCSTDNT = 01 - 09.


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded C100, C600, F100, F300, G100, G500, L230, L390, L700, P390, Q300, Q560, R100, R200, R300, R400, R500, V100, V600, W200, W300, W400, W500, W900, X900, X120, X121 or Y000 where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 15 - 19, 51 - 53, 61 - 65 or 71 - 77.


CourseSubject.SBJCA cannot be coded X120 where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and (Instance.ITTPHSC = 15 - 19, 51 - 53, 61 - 65, or 71 - 77 and Instance.COMDATE before 01-Sep-2002).


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded C000, C100, C110, C600, C800, D600, F000, F100, F110, F300, F310, G100, G500, G510, H700, H900, J420, L230, L390, L510, L700, L900, N100, N190, N870, P300, P390, Q300, Q560, Q800, R100, R200, R300, R400, R500, R700, R900, V100, V600, W200, W210, W300, W400, W500, W900 or W990 where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 24 - 26, 54 - 57, or 78 - 82.


For institutions in England, one, and only one, CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded F000 where any CourseSubject.SBJCA = C000 and ((Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 24 -26, 54 - 57, or 78 - 82) or Course.TTCID = E).


If CourseSubject.SBJCA begins with B82 for institutions in England and Course.COURSEAIM ends with '16' then CourseSubject.SBJCA should be coded B821 or B822.


If CourseSubject.SBJCA begins with B7 for institutions in England and Course.COURSEAIM ends with '16' then CourseSubject.SBJCA should be coded B720, B730, B740, B750, B760 or B761.


The first character of CourseSubject.SBJCA must be 'D' where Course.COURSEAIM is coded H16, I16, M16, M26 or M86 and Course.REGBODY = 14.


The first character of CourseSubject.SBJCA must be 'A' where Course.COURSEAIM is coded H16, I16, M16, M26 or M86 and Course.REGBODY = 02.


CourseSubject.SBJCA cannot be coded X110, X120, X121 or X122 for institutions in Scotland or Northern Ireland where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and QualificationsAwarded.TQGSEC = 2.


CourseSubject.SBJCA cannot be coded X130, X131, X132, X140, X141, X142, X150 or X151 for institutions in Scotland or Northern Ireland where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and QualificationsAwarded.TQGSEC = 1


CourseSubject.SBJCA should not have zero in 3rd or 4th position where Course.MSFUND = 31 and any CourseSubject.SBJCA begins B, C8 or L5.


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be unique for each Course entity


For institutions in England, one, and only one, CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded C000 where any CourseSubject.SBJCA = F000 and ((Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 24 -26, 54 - 57, or 78 - 82) or Course.TTCID = E).


For institutions in England where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 24 - 26, 54 - 57, or 78 - 82, CourseSubject.SBJCA codes C110, F110 and F310 must always be used together as a triplet.


For institutions in England CourseSubject.SBJCA codes C100, F100 and F300 can only be used together where (Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 15 - 19, 51 - 53 or 71 -77) or Course.TTCID = E.


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded B700, B760, B761, B790, L300, L310, L400, L410, L500, L510, L520, L530, L540, L560 or L590 where Course.REGBODY = 08


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded B990, F750, G920, H790, H990, J500, K290, L430, L990, M990, N800, N862, N890, N900, N990 or P900 where Course.TTCID = 1 or 8 and Instance.ITTPHSC = 83


CourseSubject.SBJCA must be coded C000, C100, C600, C800, D600, F000, F100, F300, G100, G500, L230, L390, L700, L900, N100, P300, P390, Q300, Q800, R900, V100, V600, W200, W210, W300, W400, W500, W900, X120 or X900 where Course.TTCID = E.

Schema components
Element: SBJCA
Valid entries and labels
A100Pre-clinical medicine
A200Pre-clinical dentistry
A300Clinical medicine
A400Clinical dentistry
A900Others in medicine & dentistry
A990Medicine & dentistry not elsewhere classified
A000Medicine & dentistry
B100Anatomy, physiology & pathology
B131Cellular pathology
B190Anatomy, physiology & pathology not elsewhere classified
B200Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
B290Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy not elsewhere classified
B300Complementary medicine
B340Alternative medicine
B390Complementary medicine not elsewhere classified
B490Nutrition not elsewhere classified
B590Ophthalmics not elsewhere classified
B600Aural & oral sciences
B620Speech science
B630Language pathology
B690Aural & oral sciences not elsewhere classified
B701Palliative care nursing
B710Community nursing
B711District nursing
B712Health visiting
B713School nursing
B714Practice nursing
B730Paediatric nursing
B740Adult nursing
B741Geriatric nursing
B750Dental nursing
B760Mental health nursing
B761Learning disability nursing
B770Medical nursing
B771Critical care nursing
B780Paramedical nursing
B790Nursing not elsewhere classified
B800Medical technology
B821Radiography, diagnostic
B822Radiography, therapeutic
B830Biomechanics, biomaterials & prosthetics (non-clinical)
B840Dental technology
B850Mortuary technology
B890Medical technology not elsewhere classified
B900Others in subjects allied to medicine
B910Environmental health
B920Occupational health
B930Occupational therapy
B990Subjects allied to medicine not elsewhere classified
B000Subjects allied to medicine
C110Applied biology
C120Behavioural biology
C130Cell biology
C131Applied cell biology
C140Developmental/reproductive biology
C141Developmental biology
C142Reproductive biology
C150Environmental biology
C160Marine/freshwater biology
C161Marine biology
C162Freshwater biology
C170Population biology
C190Biology not elsewhere classified
C210Applied botany
C240Plant cell science
C250Plant pathology
C290Botany not elsewhere classified
C310Applied zoology
C320Cell zoology
C330Developmental zoology
C350Marine zoology
C360Pest science
C390Zoology not elsewhere classified
C410Applied genetics
C420Human genetics
C430Medical & veterinary genetics
C431Medical genetics
C432Veterinary genetics
C440Molecular genetics
C460Genetic engineering
C490Genetics not elsewhere classified
C510Applied microbiology
C520Medical & veterinary microbiology
C521Medical microbiology
C522Veterinary microbiology
C590Microbiology not elsewhere classified
C600Sports science
C700Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
C710Applied molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
C720Biological chemistry
C730Metabolic biochemistry
C740Medical & veterinary biochemistry
C741Medical biochemistry
C742Veterinary biochemistry
C750Plant biochemistry
C760Biomolecular science
C770Biophysical science
C790Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry not elsewhere classified
C810Applied psychology
C811Occupational psychology
C812Educational psychology
C813Sport psychology
C814Organisational psychology
C815Business psychology
C816Forensic psychology
C820Developmental psychology
C821Child psychology
C822The psychology of ageing
C830Methodological & conceptual issues in psychology
C831Research methods in psychology
C832Quantitative psychology
C833Qualitative psychology
C834History of psychology
C835Philosophy of psychology
C840Psychology in health & medicine
C841Health psychology
C842Clinical psychology
C843Counselling psychology
C845Clinical neuropsychology
C846Community psychology
C847Psychoanalytical studies
C848Psychology of mental health
C850Cognitive & affective psychology
C851Psychological modelling
C852Psychology of communication
C853Psychology of memory & learning
C854Psychology of perception
C855Psychology of higher cognitive processes
C856Experimental psychology
C857Affective psychology
C858Transpersonal psychology
C861Cognitive neuroscience
C862Affective neuroscience
C864Evolutionary psychology
C865Animal psychology
C870Personality & individual differences
C872Psychology of gender
C873Cross-cultural psychology
C880Social psychology
C881Social cognition
C890Psychology not elsewhere classified
C900Others in biological sciences
C910Applied biological sciences
C990Biological sciences not elsewhere classified
C000Biological sciences
D100Pre-clinical veterinary medicine
D190Pre-clinical veterinary medicine not elsewhere classified
D200Clinical veterinary medicine & dentistry
D210Clinical veterinary medicine
D220Clinical veterinary dentistry
D290Clinical veterinary medicine & dentistry not elsewhere classified
D300Animal science
D310Veterinary nursing
D320Animal health
D321Animal anatomy
D322Animal physiology
D323Animal pathology
D324Animal pharmacology
D325Animal toxicology
D326Animal pharmacy
D327Animal nutrition
D328Animal welfare
D330Veterinary public health
D340Overseas veterinary development
D390Animal sciences not elsewhere classified
D410Arable & fruit farming
D411Agricultural pests & diseases
D412Crop physiology
D413Crop nutrition
D414Crop protection
D415Crop production
D416Glasshouse culture
D417Amenity plant production
D418Exotic plants & crops
D421Livestock husbandry
D422Equine studies
D423Poultry keeping
D425Exotic livestock
D430Fish farming
D431Fish husbandry
D432Freshwater fish
D433Saltwater fish
D434Ornamental fish
D440Rural estate management
D441Farm management
D442Gamekeeping management
D443Water resource management
D444Land management for recreation
D445Heritage management
D446Wilderness management
D447Environmental conservation
D450International agriculture
D460Organic farming
D461Organic arable & fruit farming
D462Organic livestock
D463Organic fish farming
D470Agricultural technology
D471Agricultural machinery
D472Agricultural irrigation & drainage
D490Agriculture not elsewhere classified
D510Trees & shrubs
D511Forestry pests & diseases
D512Tree physiology
D513Tree nutrition
D514Tree protection
D515Tree production
D516Timber production
D517Community forestry
D520International forestry
D530Organic forestry
D540Forestry technology
D541Forestry irrigation & drainage
D590Forestry not elsewhere classified
D600Food & beverage studies
D610Food science
D611Meat science
D612Cereal science
D613Vegetable science
D614Fruit science
D620Food hygiene
D630Food & beverage production
D631Food & beverage manufacture
D632Food & beverage processing
D633Food & beverage technology
D634Industrial baking
D635Industrial brewing
D640Food & beverages for the consumer
D641Food & beverage packaging
D642Food & beverage delivery
D690Food & beverage studies not elsewhere classified
D700Agricultural sciences
D710Agricultural biology
D711Agricultural microbiology
D720Agricultural chemistry
D721Agricultural biochemistry
D730Agricultural botany
D740Agricultural zoology
D750Soil as an agricultural medium
D790Agricultural sciences not elsewhere classified
D900Others in veterinary sciences, agriculture & related subjects
D990Veterinary sciences, agriculture & related subjects not elsewhere classified
D000Veterinary sciences, agriculture & related subjects
F110Applied chemistry
F111Industrial chemistry
F112Colour chemistry
F120Inorganic chemistry
F130Structural chemistry
F140Environmental chemistry
F141Marine chemistry
F150Medicinal chemistry
F151Pharmaceutical chemistry
F160Organic chemistry
F161Organometallic chemistry
F162Polymer chemistry
F163Bio-organic chemistry
F164Petrochemical chemistry
F165Biomolecular chemistry
F170Physical chemistry
F180Analytical chemistry
F190Chemistry not elsewhere classified
F200Materials science
F290Materials science not elsewhere classified
F310Applied physics
F311Engineering physics
F320Chemical physics
F321Solid-state physics
F330Environmental physics
F331Atmospheric physics
F332Marine physics
F340Mathematical & theoretical physics
F342Quantum mechanics
F343Computational physics
F350Medical physics
F351Radiation physics
F360Optical physics
F361Laser physics
F370Nuclear & particle physics
F390Physics not elsewhere classified
F400Forensic & archaeological sciences
F410Forensic science
F420Archaeological science
F490Forensic & archaeological sciences not elsewhere classified
F520Space & planetary sciences
F521Space science
F522Planetary science
F590Astronomy not elsewhere classified
F610Applied geology
F611Industrial geology
F612Engineering geology
F620Mining geology
F621Exploration geology
F631Marine geotechnology
F640Earth science
F643Quaternary studies
F650Geological oceanography
F661Exploration geophysics
F690Geology not elsewhere classified
F700Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments
F710Marine sciences
F730Ocean sciences
F750Environmental sciences
F751Applied environmental sciences
F753Pollution control
F770Soil science
F790Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments not elsewhere classified
F800Physical geographical sciences
F810Environmental geography
F840Physical geography
F841Maritime geography
F845Remote sensing
F846Geographical information systems
F890Physical geographical sciences not elsewhere classified
F900Others in physical sciences
F990Physical sciences not elsewhere classified
F000Physical sciences
G010Mathematical science
G020Computer science
G110Pure mathematics
G120Applied mathematics
G121Mechanics (mathematical)
G130Mathematical methods
G140Numerical analysis
G150Mathematical modelling
G160Engineering/industrial mathematics
G190Mathematics not elsewhere classified
G200Operational research
G290Operational research not elsewhere classified
G310Applied statistics
G311Medical statistics
G330Stochastic processes
G340Statistical modelling
G350Mathematical statistics
G390Statistics not elsewhere classified
G400Computer science
G410Computer architectures & operating systems
G411Computer architectures
G412Operating systems
G420Networks & communications
G430Computational science foundations
G440Human-computer interaction
G450Multimedia computing science
G490Computer science not elsewhere classified
G500Information systems
G510Information modelling
G520Systems design methodologies
G530Systems analysis & design
G550Systems auditing
G560Data management
G590Systems analysis & design not elsewhere classified
G600Software engineering
G610Software design
G621Procedural programming
G622Object-oriented programming
G623Declarative programming
G690Software engineering not elsewhere classified
G700Artificial intelligence
G710Speech & natural language processing
G720Knowledge representation
G730Neural computing
G740Computer vision
G750Cognitive modelling
G760Machine learning
G761Automated reasoning
G790Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
G910Others in mathematical sciences
G920Others in computer sciences
H100General engineering
H110Integrated engineering
H120Safety engineering
H121Fire safety engineering
H122Water quality control
H123Public health engineering
H130Computer-aided engineering
H131Automated engineering design
H141Fluid mechanics
H142Solid mechanics
H143Structural mechanics
H150Engineering design
H190General engineering not elsewhere classified
H200Civil engineering
H210Structural engineering
H220Environmental engineering
H221Energy resources
H222Coastal decay
H223Environmental impact assessment
H230Transport engineering
H231Permanent way engineering
H232Pavement engineering
H240Surveying science
H241General practice surveying
H242Engineering surveying
H250Geotechnical engineering
H290Civil engineering not elsewhere classified
H300Mechanical engineering
H320Mechanisms & machines
H321Turbine technology
H330Automotive engineering
H331Road vehicle engineering
H332Rail vehicle engineering
H333Ship propulsion engineering
H340Acoustics & vibration
H350Offshore engineering
H360Electromechanical engineering
H390Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
H400Aerospace engineering
H410Aeronautical engineering
H411Air passenger transport engineering
H412Air freight transport engineering
H413Air combat engineering
H420Astronautical engineering
H441Flight mechanics
H450Propulsion systems
H460Aviation studies
H490Aerospace engineering not elsewhere classified
H500Naval architecture
H511Surface passenger ship building
H512Surface freight ship building
H513Surface combat ship building
H514Submarine building
H520Ship design
H521Surface passenger ship design
H522Surface freight ship design
H523Surface combat ship design
H524Submarine design
H590Naval architecture not elsewhere classified
H600Electronic & electrical engineering
H610Electronic engineering
H611Microelectronic engineering
H612Integrated circuit design
H620Electrical engineering
H630Electrical power
H631Electrical power generation
H632Electrical power distribution
H640Communications engineering
H641Telecommunications engineering
H642Broadcast engineering
H643Satellite engineering
H644Microwave engineering
H650Systems engineering
H651Digital circuit engineering
H652Analogue circuit engineering
H660Control systems
H661Instrumentation control
H662Control by light systems
H670Robotics & cybernetics
H674Virtual reality engineering
H680Optoelectronic engineering
H690Electronic & electrical engineering not elsewhere classified
H700Production & manufacturing engineering
H710Manufacturing systems engineering
H711Manufacturing systems design
H712Manufacturing installation systems
H713Production processes
H714Manufacturing systems maintenance
H720Quality assurance engineering
H790Production & manufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified
H800Chemical, process & energy engineering
H810Chemical engineering
H811Biochemical engineering
H812Pharmaceutical engineering
H820Atomic engineering
H821Nuclear engineering
H830Chemical process engineering
H831Bioprocess engineering
H840Gas engineering
H850Petroleum engineering
H890Chemical, process & energy engineering not elsewhere classified
H900Others in engineering
H990Engineering not elsewhere classified
J100Minerals technology
J130Rock mechanics
J140Minerals processing
J150Minerals surveying
J160Petrochemical technology
J190Minerals technology not elsewhere classified
J210Applied metallurgy
J220Metallic fabrication
J221Pattern making
J230Corrosion technology
J290Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
J300Ceramics & glass
J320Glass technology
J390Ceramics & glass not elsewhere classified
J400Polymers & textiles
J410Polymers technology
J420Textiles technology
J421Textile chemistry
J422Dyeing & colouring of textiles
J430Leather technology
J440Clothing production
J441Machine knitting
J442Commercial tailoring
J443Pattern cutting
J445Footwear production
J490Polymers & textiles not elsewhere classified
J500Materials technology not otherwise specified
J510Materials technology
J511Engineering materials
J512Paper technology
J513Furniture technology
J521Offset lithography
J523Reprographic techniques
J524Screen process printing
J590Materials technology not elsewhere classified
J600Maritime technology
J610Marine technology
J611Marine navigation
J612Marine radar
J613Marine radio
J614Marine plumbing
J690Maritime technology not elsewhere classified
J710Plant biotechnology (crops, trees, shrubs etc.)
J720Animal biotechnology
J730Environmental biotechnology
J740Industrial biotechnology
J750Medical biotechnology
J790Biotechnology not elsewhere classified
J900Others in technology
J910Energy technologies
J930Audio technology
J931Music recording
J940Machinery maintenance
J941Office machinery maintenance
J942Industrial machinery maintenance
J950Musical instrument technology
J960Transport logistics
J990Technologies not elsewhere classified
K110Architectural design theory
K120Interior architecture
K130Architectural technology
K190Architecture not elsewhere classified
K210Building technology
K220Construction management
K230Building surveying
K240Quantity surveying
K250Conservation of buildings
K290Building not elsewhere classified
K300Landscape design
K310Landscape architecture
K320Landscape studies
K390Landscape design not elsewhere classified
K400Planning (urban, rural & regional)
K410Regional planning
K420Urban & rural planning
K421Urban planning
K422Rural planning
K430Planning studies
K440Urban studies
K460Transport planning
K490Planning (urban, rural & regional) not elsewhere classified
K900Others in architecture, building & planning
K990Architecture, building & planning not elsewhere classified
K000Architecture, building & planning
L110Applied economics
L111Financial economics
L112Agricultural economics
L113Economic policy
L150Political economics
L160International economics
L170Economic systems
L190Economics not elsewhere classified
L210Political theories
L220Political systems
L230UK government/parliamentary studies
L231Public administration
L232UK constitutional studies
L240International politics
L241European Union politics
L242Commonwealth politics
L243Politics of a specific country/region
L244International constitutional studies
L250International relations
L251Strategic studies
L252War & peace studies
L260Comparative politics
L290Politics not elsewhere classified
L310Applied sociology
L320Gender studies
L321Women's studies
L322Men's studies
L330Ethnic studies
L340Disability in society
L350Religion in society
L370Social theory
L371Social hierarchy
L380Political sociology
L390Sociology not elsewhere classified
L391Sociology of science & technology
L400Social policy
L410UK social policy
L420International social policy
L430Public policy
L431Health policy
L432Welfare policy
L433Education policy
L434Transport policy
L435Security policy
L490Social policy not elsewhere classified
L500Social work
L510Health & welfare
L520Child care
L530Youth work
L540Community work
L550Careers guidance
L590Social work not elsewhere classified
L610Social & cultural anthropology
L620Physical & biological anthropology
L690Anthropology not elsewhere classified
L700Human & social geography
L710Human & social geography by area
L711Human & social geography of Europe
L712Human & social geography of Asia
L713Human & social geography of Africa
L714Human & social geography of Australasia
L715Human & social geography of the Americas
L716Human & social geography of the Arctic/Antarctic
L720Human & social geography by topic
L721Economic geography
L722Urban geography
L723Political geography
L724Transport geography
L725Historical geography
L726Cultural geography
L727Agricultural geography
L790Human & social geography not elsewhere classified
L900Others in social studies
L990Social studies not elsewhere classified
L000Social studies
M100Law by area
M110UK legal systems
M111English law
M112Welsh law
M113Northern Irish law
M114Scottish law
M120European Union law
M130Public international law
M140Comparative law
M190Law by area not elsewhere classified
M200Law by topic
M210Public law
M211Criminal law
M220Private law
M221Business & commercial law
M222Contract law
M223Property law
M250Legal practice
M260Medical law
M290Law by topic not elsewhere classified
M900Others in law
M990Law not elsewhere classified
N100Business studies
N110European business studies
N120International business studies
N190Business studies not elsewhere classified
N200Management studies
N210Management techniques
N211Strategic management
N212Creative management
N213Project management
N214Change management
N215Organisational development
N220Institutional management
N223Domestic management
N224Management & organisation of education
N230Land & property management
N231Land management
N232Property management
N234Property valuation & auctioneering
N240Retail management
N290Management studies not elsewhere classified
N320Investment & insurance
N323Actuarial science
N340Financial management
N341Financial risk
N390Finance not elsewhere classified
N411Cost & management accountancy
N412Public accountancy
N413Book keeping
N420Accounting theory
N421Auditing of accounts
N422Financial reporting
N490Accounting not elsewhere classified
N510Market research
N520Sales management
N550International marketing
N560Promotion & advertising
N562Corporate image
N590Marketing not elsewhere classified
N600Human resource management
N611Industrial relations
N612Staff development
N613Training methods
N614Recruitment methods
N620Health & safety issues
N690Human resources management not elsewhere classified
N700Office skills
N710Office administration
N720Secretarial & typing skills
N721Audio typing
N722Shorthand & shorthand transcription
N790Office skills not elsewhere classified
N800Hospitality, leisure, tourism & transport
N810Travel management
N820Event management
N831Tourism studies
N832Tourism management
N850Transport studies
N851Land travel
N852Sea travel
N853Air travel
N861Hospitality studies
N862Hospitality management
N870Recreation, sport & leisure studies
N890Hospitality, leisure, tourism & transport not elsewhere classified
N900Others in business & administrative studies
N990Business & administrative studies not elsewhere classified
N000Business & administrative studies
P100Information services
P110Information management
P121Library studies
P130Curatorial studies
P131Museum studies
P132Archive studies
P190Information services not elsewhere classified
P200Publicity studies
P210Public relations
P290Publicity studies not elsewhere classified
P300Media studies
P301Television studies
P302Radio studies
P303Film studies
P304Electronic media studies
P305Paper-based media studies
P310Media production
P311Television production
P312Radio production
P313Film production
P390Media studies not elsewhere classified
P410Electronic publishing
P411Publishing on audio/video tape
P412Publishing on CD-ROM
P413Publishing via the World Wide Web
P420Multimedia publishing
P430Interactive publishing
P490Publishing not elsewhere classified
P510Factual reporting
P590Journalism not elsewhere classified
P900Others in mass communications & documentation
P990Mass communications & documentation not elsewhere classified
P000Mass communications & documentation
Q110Applied linguistics
Q120Historical linguistics
Q130Phonetics & phonology
Q190Linguistics not elsewhere classified
Q200Comparative literary studies
Q210Literature in translation
Q220Literature in its original language
Q290Comparative literary studies not elsewhere classified
Q300English studies
Q310English language
Q320English literature
Q321English literature by period
Q322English literature by author
Q323English literature by topic
Q330English as a second language
Q340English literature written as a second language
Q390English studies not elsewhere classified
Q400Ancient language studies
Q410Ancient Egyptian
Q420Classical Arabic
Q490Ancient language studies not elsewhere classified
Q500Celtic studies
Q510Ancient Celtic studies
Q520Modern Celtic studies
Q521Goidelic group of languages
Q522Brythonic group of languages
Q530Scottish Gaelic
Q531Scottish Gaelic literature
Q540Irish Gaelic
Q541Irish Gaelic literature
Q551Manx literature
Q561Welsh literature
Q571Cornish literature
Q581Breton literature
Q590Celtic studies not elsewhere classified
Q600Latin studies
Q610Latin language
Q611Church Latin
Q612Medieval Latin
Q620Latin literature
Q630Latin literature in translation
Q690Latin studies not elsewhere classified
Q700Classical Greek studies
Q710Classical Greek language
Q711Classical Church Greek
Q712Late Greek
Q720Classical Greek literature
Q730Classical Greek literature in translation
Q790Classical Greek studies not elsewhere classified
Q800Classical studies
Q890Classical studies not elsewhere classified
Q900Others in linguistics, classics & related subjects
Q910Translation studies
Q920Translation theory
Q990Linguistics, classics & related subjects not elsewhere classified
Q000Linguistics, classics & related subjects
R100French studies
R110French language
R120French literature
R130French society & culture
R190French studies not elsewhere classified
R200German studies
R210German language
R220German literature
R230German society & culture
R290German studies not elsewhere classified
R300Italian studies
R310Italian language
R320Italian literature
R330Italian society & culture
R390Italian studies not elsewhere classified
R400Spanish studies
R410Spanish language
R411Spanish languages in other countries
R420Spanish literature
R430Spanish society & culture
R490Spanish studies not elsewhere classified
R500Portuguese studies
R510Portuguese language
R511Portuguese languages in other countries
R520Portuguese literature
R530Portuguese society & culture
R590Portuguese studies not elsewhere classified
R600Scandinavian studies
R610Scandinavian languages
R611Swedish language
R612Norwegian language
R613Finnish language
R614Danish language
R620Scandinavian literature
R621Swedish literature
R622Norwegian literature
R623Finnish literature
R624Danish literature
R630Scandinavian society & culture
R631Swedish society & culture
R632Norwegian society & culture
R633Finnish society & culture
R634Danish society & culture
R690Scandinavian studies not elsewhere classified
R700Russian & East European studies
R710Russian & East European languages
R711Russian language
R712Polish language
R713Czech language
R720Russian & East European Literature
R721Russian literature
R722Polish literature
R723Czech literature
R730Russian & East European society & culture
R731Russian society & culture
R732Polish society & culture
R733Czech society & culture
R790Russian & East European studies not elsewhere classified
R800European studies
R900Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
R910Other European languages
R920Other European literature
R930Other European societies & cultures
R990European languages, literature & related subjects not elsewhere classified
R000European languages, literature & related subjects
T100Chinese studies
T110Chinese language studies
T120Chinese literature studies
T130Chinese society & culture studies
T190Chinese studies not elsewhere classified
T200Japanese studies
T210Japanese language studies
T220Japanese literature studies
T230Japanese society & culture studies
T290Japanese studies not elsewhere classified
T300South Asian studies
T310South Asian language studies
T320South Asian literature studies
T330South Asian society & culture studies
T390South Asian studies not elsewhere classified
T400Other Asian studies
T410Other Asian language studies
T420Other Asian Literature Studies
T430Other Asian society & culture studies
T490Other Asian studies not elsewhere classified
T500African studies
T510African language studies
T520African literature studies
T530African society & culture studies
T590African studies not elsewhere classified
T600Modern Middle Eastern studies
T610Modern Middle Eastern language studies
T620Modern Middle Eastern literature studies
T630Modern Middle Eastern society & culture studies
T690Modern Middle Eastern studies not elsewhere classified
T700American studies
T710American language studies
T711Latin American language studies
T720American literature studies
T721Latin American literature studies
T730American society & culture studies
T731Latin American society & culture studies
T790American studies not elsewhere classified
T800Australasian studies
T810Australasian language studies
T820Australasian literature studies
T830Australasian society & culture studies
T890Australasian studies not elsewhere classified
T900Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian languages, literature & related subjects
T910Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian languages
T920Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian literature
T930Others in Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian societies & culture
T990Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian languages, literature
T000Eastern, Asiatic, African, American & Australasian languages, literature & related subjects
V100History by period
V110Ancient history
V120Byzantine history
V130Medieval history
V140Modern history
V141Modern history 1500-1599
V142Modern history 1600-1699
V143Modern history 1700-1799
V144Modern history 1800-1899
V145Modern history 1900-1919
V146Modern history 1920-1949
V147Modern history 1950-1999
V148Modern history 2000-2099
V190History by period not elsewhere classified
V200History by area
V210British history
V211Irish history
V212Scottish history
V213Welsh history
V214English history
V220European history
V221French history
V222German history
V223Italian history
V224Iberian history
V225Russian history
V230American history
V231Canadian history
V232USA history
V233South American history
V234Central American history
V240Asian history
V241Chinese history
V242Indian history
V243South East Asian history
V250African history
V251North African history
V252Central African history
V253Southern African history
V254East African history
V255West African history
V260Australasian history
V261Australian history
V262New Zealand history
V270World history
V271International history
V290History by area not elsewhere classified
V300History by topic
V310Economic history
V320Social history
V321Local history
V322Oral history
V323Family history
V330History of religions
V340Intellectual history
V350History of art
V360History of architecture
V370History of design
V380History of science
V381History of physics
V382History of chemistry
V383History of mathematics
V390History by topic not elsewhere classified
V391Military history
V420Stone Age
V430Bronze Age
V440Iron Age
V450Archaeological conservation
V460Archaeological techniques
V490Archaeology not elsewhere classified
V520Moral philosophy
V530Scholastic philosophy
V540Social philosophy
V550Philosophy of science
V560Mental philosophy
V590Philosophy not elsewhere classified
V600Theology & religious studies
V620Religious studies
V621Christian studies
V622Islamic studies
V626Other Asian religious studies
V627Comparative religious studies
V640Religious writings
V641The Bible & Christian texts
V642The Qur'an & Islamic texts
V643The Torah & Judaic texts
V644Asian religious texts
V645Comparative religious texts
V650Pastoral studies
V690Theology & religious studies not elsewhere classified
V900Others in historical & philosophical studies
V990Historical & philosophical studies not elsewhere classified
V000Historical & philosophical studies
W100Fine art
W160Fine art conservation
W190Fine art not elsewhere classified
W200Design studies
W210Graphic design
W212Multimedia design
W213Visual communication
W230Clothing/fashion design
W231Textile design
W240Industrial/product design
W250Interior design
W260Furniture design
W270Ceramics design
W280Interactive & electronic design
W290Design studies not elsewhere classified
W310Musicianship/performance studies
W330History of music
W340Types of music
W360Musical instrument history
W390Music not elsewhere classified
W420Directing for theatre
W430Producing for theatre
W440Theatre studies
W450Stage management
W451Theatrical wardrobe design
W452Theatrical make-up
W460Theatre design
W461Stage design
W490Drama not elsewhere classified
W520Body awareness
W530History of dance
W540Types of dance
W590Dance not elsewhere classified
W600Cinematics & photography
W610Moving image techniques
W611Directing motion pictures
W612Producing motion pictures
W613Film & sound recording
W614Visual & audio effects
W615Animation techniques
W630History of cinematics & photography
W631History of cinematics
W632History of photography
W690Cinematics & photography not elsewhere classified
W710Fabric & leather crafts
W713Soft furnishing
W720Metal crafts
W730Wood crafts
W732Cabinet making
W733Marquetry & inlaying
W740Surface decoration
W750Clay & stone crafts
W752Tile making
W753Stone crafts
W760Reed crafts
W770Glass crafts
W780Paper crafts
W790Crafts not elsewhere classified
W800Imaginative writing
W820Poetry writing
W830Prose writing
W890Imaginative writing not elsewhere classified
W900Others in creative arts & design
W990Creative arts & design not elsewhere classified
W000Creative arts & design
X100Training teachers
X110Training teachers - nursery
X120Training teachers - primary
X121Training teachers - infant (key stage 1)
X122Training teachers - junior (key stage 2)
X130Training teachers - secondary
X131Training teachers - key stage 3
X132Training teachers - key stage 4
X140Training teachers - tertiary
X141Training teachers - further education
X142Training teachers - higher education
X150Training teachers - adult education
X151Training teachers - coaching
X160Training teachers - specialist
X161Training teachers - special needs
X162Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
X190Training teachers not elsewhere classified
X200Research & study skills in education
X210Research skills
X220Study skills
X290Research & study skills in education not elsewhere classified
X300Academic studies in education
X310Academic studies in nursery education
X320Academic studies in primary education
X330Academic studies in secondary education
X340Academic studies in tertiary education
X341Academic studies in further education
X342Academic studies in higher education
X350Academic studies in adult education
X360Academic studies in specialist education
X370Academic studies in education (across phases)
X390Academic studies in education not elsewhere classified
X900Others in education
X990Education not elsewhere classified
Y000Combined/general subject unspecified

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