HESA Student Record 2009/10  Units of length
HESA Student Record 2009/10All fieldsUnits of length  return to field list  valid entries 
Short name  UNITLGTH  
Type  field  
Description 
This field denotes the units of length associated with Instance.SPLENGTH.  
Applicable to  England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales  
Coverage  All instances where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01 or 02  
Base data type  UNITLGTHCodeType  
Field length  1  
Part of  
Minimum occurrences  0  
Maximum occurrences  1  
Related fields  
Reason required 
To monitor patterns of study.  
Notes 
Only in cases where Instance.SPLENGTH is null, unknown length, may this field be coded 9. Semesters, trimesters and terms are not of uniform length throughout the sector and should be converted into years/months/weeks. The lowest appropriate value of UNITLGTH should be used e.g. length should be expressed in terms of years, if appropriate, rather than months. Foundation and sandwich years It is not expected that the length of study be adjusted for individual students. However, where there are different options that students can take, for example, foundation years and sandwich placements, it is expected that the length reflects the options taken. For example, where a student undertakes an integrated foundation year it is normally expected that the length be recorded as one year longer than if the student had just taken a standalone degree.  
Owner  HESA  
Version  1.0  
Business rules 
 
Schema components 
Element: UNITLGTH
Data type: UNITLGTHCodeContentType  
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