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100270medical sciences
100267clinical medicine
100271medicine
100276pre-clinical medicine
101334allergy
101336anaesthesia
100748cardiology
101339dermatology
101338diabetes
101337endocrinology
101331gastroenterology
101309obstetrics and gynaecology
101327oncology
100261ophthalmology
101324orthopaedics
101325paediatrics
100131radiology
100266clinical dentistry
100268dentistry
100275pre-clinical dentistry
100290nursing
100279adult nursing
100281community nursing
100285general practice nursing
100295health visiting
100293school nursing
100288midwifery
100280children's nursing
100283dental nursing
100287mental health nursing
100286learning disabilities nursing
100746clinical practice nursing
100282critical care nursing
100284emergency nursing
101333epilepsy care
100747medical nursing
100289neonatal nursing
100291older people nursing
100292palliative care nursing
100294theatre nursing
100250pharmacology
100277toxicology
100251pharmacy
100246health sciences
100744dietetics
100247nutrition
101511ophthalmic dispensing
100036optometry
100037orthoptics
101332drug and alcohol studies
101317environmental and public health
101335epidemiology
100248occupational health
101290neurological rehabilitation
100252physiotherapy
100233acupuncture
100234alternative medicines and therapies
100235aromatherapy
100739beauty therapy
100236Chinese medical techniques
100241chiropractic
100242complementary medicines and therapies
100237herbal medicine
101340hypnotherapy
101241music therapy
100243osteopathy
100253podiatry
100239reflexology
101375spa and water-based therapies
100129diagnostic imaging
100132therapeutic imaging
101330ultrasound
101320art psychotherapy
100495counselling
100249occupational therapy
100254psychotherapy
100260healthcare science
100265biomedical sciences
100264anatomy
100540cellular pathology
100258clinical physiology
100038pathobiology
100274pathology
100262physiology
101382affective neuroscience
100257audiology
100912blood sciences
101291cardiovascular rehabilitation
100272neuroscience
101289rehabilitation studies
101329dementia studies
100273operating department practice
100749paramedic science
100750physician associate studies
100255speech and language therapy
100345biological sciences
100346biology
100848aquatic biology
101318biodiversity conservation
101457community ecology
100347ecology
100864ecosystem ecology and land use
101459ecotoxicology
100348environmental biology
100849freshwater biology
100351marine biology
100850population biology
101458population ecology
100906applied microbiology
100909bacteriology
100822cell biology
100881cell zoology
100911immunology
100907medical microbiology
100353microbiology
100872mycology
100826parasitology
100873plant cell science
100874plant pathology
100910virology
101376applied botany
101460plant physiology
100355plant sciences
100937animal physiology
100880applied zoology
100829behavioural biology
100834developmental biology
100882entomology
100883marine zoology
100356zoology
101378genetic engineering
100259genetics
100901genomics
100898human genetics
100899medical genetics
100900molecular genetics
100902population genetics
101377transcriptomics
100344biochemistry
100948biomolecular science
100949biophysical science
100352medical biochemistry
101380metabolic biochemistry
100354molecular biology
100932plant biochemistry
101373hair and beauty sciences
100343applied biology
100865biometry
100858evolution
100350human biology
100847reproductive biology
101319exercise for health
100433sport and exercise sciences
101379sport technology
100095sports coaching
100096sports development
100098sports studies
100475sports therapy
100497psychology
100493applied psychology
100954business psychology
101294coaching psychology
100387forensic psychology
100950occupational psychology
101383psychometrics
100499sport and exercise psychology
100953child psychology
100952developmental psychology
100496educational psychology
101342psychology of memory and learning
100494clinical psychology
100985health psychology
101464psychopharmacology
101381cognitive neuroscience
100993cognitive psychology
101345evolutionary psychology
101344psychobiology
100958psychology of ageing
101341psychology of communication
101363psychology of music
101003psychology of religion
101463qualitative psychology
101462quantitative psychology
100959research methods in psychology
100498social psychology
101343transpersonal psychology
101384pre-clinical veterinary medicine
101347veterinary dentistry
100531veterinary medicine
101461veterinary biochemistry
101220veterinary epidemiology
100908veterinary microbiology
100532veterinary nursing
100938veterinary pathology
100939veterinary pharmacology
100941veterinary pharmacy
100942veterinary public health
100522animal behaviour
100936animal health
100940animal nutrition
100523animal science
100519equine studies
101025agricultural botany
101024agricultural chemistry
100516agricultural sciences
100884pest management
101385agricultural irrigation and drainage
101010agricultural machinery
101006agricultural technology
100517agriculture
100518animal management
100976aquaculture
100946crop nutrition
100947crop production
100945crop protection
101348exotic plants and crops
100978farm management
100529horticulture
101001international agriculture
100974livestock
101004organic farming
100998sustainable agriculture and landscape development
100468countryside management
100979game keeping management
100990land management for recreation
100977rural estate management
101014community forestry
100520forestry and arboriculture
101017food and beverage studies
101388cereal science
100527food science
101387meat science
101021baking technology management
101022brewing
100526food and beverage production
101018food safety
100427acoustics
100580acoustics and vibration
101060applied physics
101068atmospheric physics
100416chemical physics
101071computational physics
101223condensed matter physics
101391electromagnetism
101061engineering physics
100577fluid mechanics
101076laser physics
101390marine physics
100430mechanics
100419medical physics
101077nuclear and particle physics
101075photonics and optical physics
100425physics
101300quantum theory and applications
101074radiation physics
101396solid mechanics
100579structural mechanics
100426theoretical physics
100431thermodynamics
100414astronomy
100415astrophysics
101103planetary science
101102space science
100413analytical chemistry
101038applied chemistry
100417chemistry
101042colour chemistry
101044crystallography
101045environmental chemistry
101041industrial chemistry
101043inorganic chemistry
101046marine chemistry
100420medicinal chemistry
101054oil and gas chemistry
100422organic chemistry
101389organometallic chemistry
100423pharmaceutical chemistry
101050physical chemistry
101053polymer chemistry
100424physical sciences
101104applied geology
101351atmosphere-ocean interactions
100379climate science
100394earth sciences
101106engineering geology
100380environmental geoscience
101093exploration geology
101084exploration geophysics
101083geochemistry
101082geological hazards
101086geological oceanography
100395geology
100396geophysics
101089hydrogeology
101073hydrography
100418marine sciences
100382meteorology
100421ocean sciences
100398palaeontology
101105petroleum geology
101081volcanology
100225materials science
100384archaeological sciences
101222crime scene investigation
101219forensic archaeology
100386forensic biology
100388forensic science
100392applied science
100390general science
100391natural sciences
100400applied mathematics
101029computational mathematics
101028engineering and industrial mathematics
100401financial mathematics
100402mathematical modelling
100403mathematics
101027numerical analysis
100405pure mathematics
100404operational research
101030applied statistics
101031medical statistics
101032probability
101034statistical modelling
100406statistics
101033stochastic processes
100160computer aided engineering
100182engineering design
100184general or integrated engineering
100429dynamics
100192electromechanical engineering
100190mechanical engineering
100201automotive engineering
100109clothing production
100211fabrication
100110footwear production
100193maintenance engineering
100202manufacturing engineering
100170mechatronics and robotics
100205motorcycle engineering
100206motorsport engineering
100152offshore engineering
100209production and manufacturing engineering
100213quality management
101398rail vehicle engineering
101397turbine technology
100428aerodynamics
100114aeronautical engineering
100115aerospace engineering
100564aerospace propulsion systems
100229aviation studies
100117avionics
100116space technology
100207naval architecture
100568ship design
101216bioelectronics
101243bioengineering
101210biomaterials
100126biomechanics
100127biomedical engineering
100005clinical engineering
100128dental technology
100138medical biotechnology
100130prosthetics and orthotics
100572tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
100120architectural engineering
100148civil engineering
100548engineering surveying
100180environmental engineering
100549environmental impact assessment
101048environmental risk
100551geotechnical engineering
100156highways engineering
100565public health engineering
100157railway engineering
100153structural engineering
100219surveying
100154transport engineering
101399analogue circuit engineering
100539broadcast engineering
100162computer systems engineering
100166control systems
101355cybernetics
100546digital circuit engineering
100163electrical and electronic engineering
100164electrical engineering
100581electrical power
101354electrical power distribution
101353electrical power generation
100165electronic engineering
100553integrated circuit design
100168microelectronic engineering
100177microwave engineering
101234nanotechnology
100169optoelectronic engineering
100118satellite engineering
100188systems engineering
100159telecommunications engineering
100141biochemical engineering
100135bioprocessing
100143chemical engineering
100175energy engineering
100176gas engineering
100172nuclear engineering
100178petroleum engineering
100144pharmaceutical engineering
100183fire safety engineering
100204mining engineering
100185safety engineering
101013timber engineering
100573water quality control
100550gemmology
100212minerals processing
100155minerals technology
100566quarrying
101217composite materials
100545corrosion technology
100203materials engineering
100033metallurgy
100210leather technology
100145polymer science and technology
100214textiles technology
100544marine engineering
100194marine technology
100134biotechnology
100136environmental biotechnology
100137industrial biotechnology
100139plant biotechnology
100222audio technology
100186emergency and disaster technologies
100093logistics
100560musical instrument manufacture
100230navigation
101356paper technology
100734computer architectures
100365computer networks
100366computer science
100741high performance computing
100736human-computer interaction
100737multimedia computing science
100735operating systems
101400parallel computing
100367computing and information technology
100372information technology
100373internet technologies
100869bioinformatics
100755data management
100754databases
100994health informatics
100751information modelling
100371information systems
100757intelligent systems
100963knowledge and information systems
100753systems analysis and design
100756systems auditing
100376computer and information security
100960object-oriented programming
100956programming
100821requirements engineering
100374software engineering
100359artificial intelligence
100989cognitive modelling
100968computer vision
100992machine learning
100961natural language processing
100966neural computing
100363computer animation and visual effects
101267computer games
101268computer games design
101019computer games graphics
101020computer games programming
100360business computing
100361business information systems
100362business information technology
100738e-business
100358applied computing
100385computer forensics
100368creative computing
100409geography
101352biogeography
101070climate change
100408environmental geography
101064geomorphology
101394glaciology and cryospheric systems
101079hydrology
101058mapping science
101065maritime geography
100410physical geography
101091quaternary studies
101067soil science
101407agricultural geography
100671cultural geography
100665economic geography
100469environmental management
101408human demography
100478human geography
100668political geography
100669transport geography
100666urban geography
101078applied environmental sciences
100381environmental sciences
101072pollution control
100986water resource management
100369geographical information systems
101056remote sensing
100583architectural design
100121architectural technology
100122architecture
100147building services engineering
100216building surveying
100584building technology
100585conservation of buildings
100149construction
100150construction and the built environment
100151construction management
100586property development
100825property valuation and auctioneering
100217quantity surveying
100590garden design
100124landscape architecture and design
100588landscape studies
100196housing
100197planning
100593rural planning
100198transport planning
100199urban and regional planning
100594urban studies
100314humanities
100065liberal arts
101307applied social science
100471social sciences
100619applied sociology
100484criminology
100625disability studies
100624ethnicity
100621gender studies
101326gerontology
100623men's studies
100629political sociology
100626religion in society
100628social theory
100627socio-economics
100505sociology
101465sociology of law
100631sociology of science and technology
101405victimology
100622women's studies
100483criminal justice
100651education policy
100648health policy
100645international social policy
100647public policy
100652security policy
100502social policy
101406transport policy
100649welfare policy
100436anthropology
101218forensic anthropology
100663physical and biological anthropology
100437social anthropology
101358development in Africa
101359development in the Americas
100488international development
101233cultural studies
100600agricultural economics
100597applied economics
100449business economics
100604econometrics
100601economic policy
100606economic systems
100450economics
100451financial economics
100452international economics
101402macroeconomics
101401microeconomics
101404anarchism
100618comparative politics
101507conservatism
100609democracy
101510environmentalism
100612European Union politics
101509fascism
101403feminism
100489international politics
100490international relations
101288international studies
101506liberalism
101357nationalism
100491politics
100090public administration
100091public services
101508socialism
100616strategic studies
100610UK government/parliamentary studies
100617war and peace studies
100659community justice
100655community work
100662probation/after-care
100501social care
100503social work
100466youth and community work
100654child care
100455childhood and youth studies
100456childhood studies
100457early childhood studies
100476health and social care
100653health and welfare
100473health studies
100482business law
100683comparative law
100685criminal law
101323dispute resolution
100676English law
100680European Union law
100691jurisprudence
100485law
100692legal practice
100693medical law
100677Northern Irish law
100486policing
100686private law
100689property law
100681public international law
100684public law
100678Scots law
100690torts
100078business and management
100079business studies
100808European business studies
100080international business
100218real estate
100074advertising
100856corporate image
101215food marketing
100853international marketing
100846market research
100075marketing
100644music marketing
100855promotion and advertising
100851sales management
100813change management
100811creative management
100823emergency and disaster management
101308facilities management
100815institutional management
100819land management
100088leadership
100817management and organisation of education
100089management studies
100814organisational development
100812project management
100820property management
100092retail management
101040risk management
100896salon management
100810strategic management
100866health and safety management
101049health risk
100085human resource management
100861staff development
100083event management
100891hospitality
100084hospitality management
100087international hospitality management
100893recreation and leisure studies
100894spa management
100097sports management
100875tourism
100100tourism management
100101travel and tourism
100102travel management
100106actuarial science
100827banking
100107finance
100832financial management
100835financial risk
100830insurance
100828investment
100831taxation
100104accountancy
100105accounting
100840audit management
100838book-keeping
100845financial reporting
100836management accountancy
100837public accountancy
100868office administration
101409shorthand and shorthand transcription
100743systems thinking
100915archives and records management
100914curatorial studies
100370information management
100916information services
100913librarianship
100918museum studies
100076public relations
100919publicity studies
100926electronic publishing
100927online publishing
100925publishing
100439broadcast journalism
100442journalism
100445multimedia journalism
100440digital media
100058film studies
100444media and communication studies
100443media production
100922paper-based media studies
100921radio studies
100920television studies
100320English studies
101109English as a second language
100318English language
101108colonial and post-colonial literature
100319English literature
101094English literature 1200 - 1700
101095English literature 1700 - 1900
101111Scottish literature
101492Bob Dylan studies
101473Brontës studies
101483Byron studies
101477Charles Dickens studies
101472Chaucer studies
101487Christopher Marlowe studies
101476D.H. Lawrence studies
101493Dylan Thomas studies
101486J. M. Coetzee studies
101479James Joyce studies
101478Jane Austen studies
101468John Donne studies
101495Joseph Conrad studies
101480Margaret Atwood studies
101485Milton studies
101471Oscar Wilde studies
101475Philip Larkin studies
101490Robert Burns studies
101489Robert Louis Stevenson studies
101467Ruskin studies
101496Salman Rushdie studies
101481Samuel Beckett studies
101107Shakespeare studies
101484Shelley studies
101469T.S. Eliot studies
101470Thomas Hardy studies
101474Thomas Pynchon studies
101491Virginia Woolf studies
101494W. B. Yeats studies
101488Walter Scott studies
101482Wilkie Collins studies
100046creative writing
100730poetry writing
100731professional writing
100729scriptwriting
100317British Sign Language studies
101412Scots language
101118Celtic studies
101120Gaelic language
101497Gaelic literature
100333Welsh language
101163Welsh literature
100335Welsh studies
101419Breton language
101121Irish language
101413Irish language literature
101315Irish studies
100321French language
101132French literature
101133French society and culture
100322French studies
101424Danish language
101161Dutch studies
100323German language
101134German literature
101135German society and culture
100324German studies
101149Norwegian language
101425Scandinavian literature
101145Scandinavian studies
101148Swedish language
100326Italian language
101137Italian literature
101136Italian society and culture
100327Italian studies
101143Brazilian studies
100765Iberian studies
101142Portuguese language
101144Portuguese society and culture
101141Portuguese studies
100332Spanish language
101139Spanish literature
101138Spanish society and culture
100325Spanish studies
101155Czech language
101501Czech society and culture
101312Czech studies
101153Polish language
101500Polish society and culture
101152Polish studies
101158Russian and East European society and culture
100331Russian and East European studies
100330Russian languages
101157Russian literature
101499Russian society and culture
101151Russian studies
101428south Slavonic languages
101429Ukrainian language
101180Asian studies
101177Bengali language
101165Chinese languages
101166Chinese literature
101167Chinese society and culture studies
101164Chinese studies
101271East Asian studies
101174Hindi language
101430Indian literature studies
101179Indian society and culture studies
101368Indonesian language
101169Japanese languages
101170Japanese literature
101171Japanese society and culture studies
101168Japanese studies
101212Korean studies
101371Nepali language
101172South Asian studies
101372South East Asian studies
101258Thai language
101175Urdu language
101369Vietnamese language
101185African languages
101188African literature
101189African society and culture studies
101184African studies
101198Arab society and culture studies
101192Arabic languages
101432Arabic literature
101367Hausa language
101194Israeli studies
101269modern Hebrew language
101191modern Middle Eastern languages
101196modern Middle Eastern literature
101197modern Middle Eastern society and culture studies
101190modern Middle Eastern studies
101193Persian languages
101433Persian literature studies
101503Persian society and culture studies
101366Swahili and other Bantu languages
101431Turkish languages
101434Turkish literature
101504Turkish society and culture studies
101195Turkish studies
100316American studies
101206Australasian studies
101205Canadian studies
101207Caribbean studies
101201Latin American literature
101202Latin American society and culture studies
101199Latin American studies
101203North American literature studies
101204North American society and culture studies
101422classical church Greek
101423classical Greek literature
101126classical Greek studies
101129classical reception
100300classical studies
101420Latin language
101125Latin literature
101124Latin studies
101421medieval Latin language
100970applied linguistics
101410historical linguistics
100328linguistics
100972phonetics
100971phonetics and phonology
100973phonology
101035psycholinguistics
101016sociolinguistics
101415Akkadian language
101113ancient Egyptian studies
101117ancient Hebrew language
101112ancient Middle Eastern languages
101417Aramaic language
101114classical Arabic
101037comparative literary studies
101414Coptic language
101426Estonian language
101159European studies
101150Finnish language
101427Hungarian language
101311Hungarian studies
100329modern languages
101115Sanskrit studies
101416Sumerian language
101130translation studies
101360African history
100767American history
100298ancient history
100758British history
100774Byzantine studies
100771Chinese history
101436crime history
100301economic history
100761English history
100670environmental history
100762European history
100779family history
101248French history
100763German history
100302history
100784history of mathematics
100785history of medicine
100664history of music
100714history of photography
100780history of religions
100307history of science
100781intellectual history
100778international history
100759Irish history
100764Italian history
100769Latin American history
100308local history
100309medieval history
100786military history
100310modern history
101435oral history
100766Russian history
101498Scandinavian history
100311Scottish history
100312social history
100772South Asian history
100773South East Asian history
100768USA history
100760Welsh history
100777world history
100782history of architecture
100306history of art
100783history of design
100299archaeology
101438bronze age
101440classical art and archaeology
100787Egyptology
101439Iron Age
101261maritime archaeology
101437Stone Age
100599fine art conservation
100807heritage management
100805heritage studies
101442epistemology
100793ethics
100791mental philosophy
101441metaphysics
100337philosophy
100338philosophy of science
101443scholastic philosophy
100792social philosophy
100801biblical studies
100798buddhism
100795Christian studies
100803comparative religious studies
100799divinity
101444hinduism
100796Islamic studies
100797Judaism
100802pastoral studies
100339religious studies
100800religious writings
101445the Qur'an and Islamic texts
101446the Torah and Judaic texts
100340theology
100794theology and religious studies
101361creative arts and design
101362calligraphy
100587drawing
100059fine art
100589painting
100595printmaking
100592sculpture
100003ceramics
100048design
100052ergonomics
100054fashion
100055fashion design
100633furniture design and making
100060graphic arts
100061graphic design
100062illustration
100636interactive and electronic design
101316interior design and architecture
100050product design
100051textile design
100630typography
100632visual communication
100375web and multimedia design
100071performing arts
101450applied music and musicianship
100854community music
100650conducting
100867electronic music
100674ethnomusicology and world music
100842film music and screen music
101447folk music
100661historical performance practice
100639instrumental or vocal performance
100843jazz
100870jazz composition
100656jazz performance
100070music
100643music and arts management
100695music composition
100642music education and teaching
100223music production
100221music technology
101449music theory and analysis
100035musical theatre
100637musicianship and performance studies
100667musicology
101448opera
100841popular music
101451popular music composition
100657popular music performance
100844sacred music
100862sonic arts
100067acting
100707circus arts
100710community theatre
100697directing for theatre
100069drama
100708stage design
100703stage management
100704technical stage management
100702technical theatre studies
100700theatre production
100698theatre studies
100705theatrical wardrobe design
100885ballet
101452body awareness
100711choreography
101454community dance
100886contemporary dance
100068dance
101453dance and culture
100712dance performance
100057animation
101214cinematics
100716cinematography
100890film and sound recording
100888film directing
100441film production
100887moving image techniques
100063photography
100924radio production
100923television production
100717visual and audio effects
101505carpentry and joinery
100726clock and watchmaking
100895crafts
100724glass crafts
100706hair and make-up
101374hair services
100721metal work
100725silversmithing and goldsmithing
101455stone crafts
100728surface decoration
100454adult education
100463early years education
100459education studies
100460further education
100461higher education
100462learning support
101322mentorship
100508post compulsory education and training
100464primary education
101088research and study skills in education
100465secondary education
100507adult education teaching
100510early years teaching
100509higher education teaching
100511primary teaching
101246professional practice in education
100512secondary teaching
101087special needs teaching
101085specialist teaching
100513teaching English as a foreign language
101273combined studies
101274general studies
101275negotiated studies
101279advice and guidance (personal learning)
100658careers guidance
101278employability skills (personal learning)
101221enterprise and entrepreneurship
100962research skills
101090study skills
101276work placement experience (personal learning)
101277work-based learning
Notes

The Higher Education Classification of Subject (HECoS) coding frame is a single flat list of subjects that ensures the categorisation of courses and modules is always performed at a consistent level. The subject code identifiers are randomly generated to avoid the coding frame running out of space. The HECoS Vocabulary document provides definitions for each HECoS subject to assist in coding.

Providers are required to code to the most detailed HECOS code available. 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 a broader 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 100346, but a specific course/module in Biodiversity would be coded 101318. Similarly, a generic Religious Studies course would be 100794, but a specific Islamic Studies course would be 100796.

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

Dental courses

Codes 100275 and 100266 must only be used for pre-clinical and clinical dentists: other courses must use either 100268 (dentistry), 100128 Dental technology, or 100283 Dental nursing.

Medical, Dental and Veterinary students:

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 100276 and 100267 or both 100275 and 100266. 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.

Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Reason required To allow analysis and monitoring of the student population by detailed subject of qualification aim including monitoring shortage or important subjects.
Part of
Field length6
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: SBJCA
Related fields
OwnerHESA/UCAS
Version1.0
Change management notesThe coding frame has been updated to use HECoS rather than JACS codes. Field length has been increased to 6 from 4.

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