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Student record 2015/16 - REF unit of assessment

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Student record 2015/16

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REF unit of assessment


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Typefield
Short nameUOA2014
Description

This field should record the Unit of Assessment (UOA) to which the student's supervisor was returned in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014).

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
Coverage

All REFData records, except where supervision is provided by industrial or overseas partners.

Valid entries and labels
CodeLabel
01AClinical Medicine - A
01BClinical Medicine - B
01CClinical Medicine - C
01ZClinical Medicine - Z
02APublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - A
02BPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - B
02CPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - C
02ZPublic Health, Health Services and Primary Care - Z
03AAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - A
03BAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - B
03CAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - C
03ZAllied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy - Z
04APsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - A
04BPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - B
04CPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - C
04ZPsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience - Z
05ABiological Sciences - A
05BBiological Sciences - B
05CBiological Sciences - C
05ZBiological Sciences - Z
06AAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - A
06BAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - B
06CAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - C
06ZAgriculture, Veterinary and Food Science - Z
07AEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - A
07BEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - B
07CEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - C
07ZEarth Systems and Environmental Sciences - Z
08AChemistry - A
08BChemistry - B
08CChemistry - C
08ZChemistry - Z
09APhysics - A
09BPhysics - B
09CPhysics - C
09ZPhysics - Z
10AMathematical Sciences - A
10BMathematical Sciences - B
10CMathematical Sciences - C
10ZMathematical Sciences - Z
11AComputer Science and Informatics - A
11BComputer Science and Informatics - B
11CComputer Science and Informatics - C
11ZComputer Science and Informatics - Z
12AAeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering - A
12BAeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering - B
12CAeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering - C
12ZAeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering - Z
13AElectrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials - A
13BElectrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials - B
13CElectrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials - C
13ZElectrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials - Z
14ACivil and Construction engineering - A
14BCivil and Construction engineering - B
14CCivil and Construction engineering - C
14ZCivil and Construction engineering - Z
15AGeneral Engineering - A
15BGeneral Engineering - B
15CGeneral Engineering - C
15ZGeneral Engineering - Z
16AArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - A
16BArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - B
16CArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - C
16ZArchitecture, Built Environment and Planning - Z
17AGeography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology - A
17BGeography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology - B
17CGeography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology - C
17ZGeography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology - Z
18AEconomics and Econometrics - A
18BEconomics and Econometrics - B
18CEconomics and Econometrics - C
18ZEconomics and Econometrics - Z
19ABusiness and Management Studies - A
19BBusiness and Management Studies - B
19CBusiness and Management Studies - C
19ZBusiness and Management Studies - Z
20ALaw - A
20BLaw - B
20CLaw - C
20ZLaw - Z
21APolitics and International Studies - A
21BPolitics and International Studies - B
21CPolitics and International Studies - C
21ZPolitics and International Studies - Z
22ASocial Work and Social Policy - A
22BSocial Work and Social Policy - B
22CSocial Work and Social Policy - C
22ZSocial Work and Social Policy - Z
23ASociology - A
23BSociology - B
23CSociology - C
23ZSociology - Z
24AAnthropology and Development Studies - A
24BAnthropology and Development Studies - B
24CAnthropology and Development Studies - C
24ZAnthropology and Development Studies - Z
25AEducation - A
25BEducation - B
25CEducation - C
25ZEducation - Z
26ASport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - A
26BSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - B
26CSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - C
26ZSport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure and Tourism - Z
27AArea Studies - A
27BArea Studies - B
27CArea Studies - C
27ZArea Studies - Z
28AModern Languages and Linguistics - A
28BModern Languages and Linguistics - B
28CModern Languages and Linguistics - C
28ZModern Languages and Linguistics - Z
29AEnglish Language and Literature - A
29BEnglish Language and Literature - B
29CEnglish Language and Literature - C
29ZEnglish Language and Literature - Z
30AHistory - A
30BHistory - B
30CHistory - C
30ZHistory - Z
31AClassics - A
31BClassics - B
31CClassics - C
31ZClassics - Z
32APhilosophy - A
32BPhilosophy - B
32CPhilosophy - C
32ZPhilosophy - Z
33ATheology and Religious Studies - A
33BTheology and Religious Studies - B
33CTheology and Religious Studies - C
33ZTheology and Religious Studies - Z
34AArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - A
34BArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - B
34CArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - C
34ZArt and Design: History, Practice and Theory - Z
35AMusic, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts - A
35BMusic, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts - B
35CMusic, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts - C
35ZMusic, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts - Z
36ACommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - A
36BCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - B
36CCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - C
36ZCommunication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management - Z
Notes

Where a student's supervisor has been allocated to a Unit of Assessment for the 2014 REF, then the student should be allocated to the same UOA.

Where the supervisor has not been explicitly allocated to a UOA because

  • the student's supervisor is not currently employed by, or was not employed at the time of the most recent REF by, the reporting provider, or
  • the student's supervisor was not allocated to a Unit of Assessment as despite being employed by the reporting provider at the time of the most recent REF, they were not eligible for selection

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 REF, not any future REF).

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.

Where the student is supervised as part of a formal collaborative arrangement to provide doctoral research training, the most relevant Unit of Assessment should be returned for supervisors at another provider. However, Units of Assessment are not required where supervision is provided by industrial or overseas partners, or any other organisation that is not eligible to submit to the REF.

This field occurs as a combination with REFData.UOAPCNT, and where applicable, REFData.COLPROV.

Valid entry patterns are: 01-36 followed by a letter A, B, C or Z.

The first two characters are the UOA assigned to the student's supervisor in the 2014 REF. The final character is the letter denoting the multiple submission the member of staff was associated with or 'Z' where a multiple submission was not made. For example, if the HEP made multiple submissions to sub-panel 17 (Geography, Environmental studies and Archaeology) - one in Geography (17A) and one in Archaeology (17B); the respective letter should be included for the staff member associated with that submission. If the HEP did not make multiple submissions '17Z' should be used.

Quality rules
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Reason required

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

Part of
Field length3
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: UOA2014
Related fields
OwnerHEFCE
Version1.1
Date modified2015-11-26
Change management notesGuidance amended to clarify that 'Units of Assessment' is not required, when supervision of doctoral training research is provided by organisations that are not eligible to submit to the REF.

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