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Common Aggregation Hierarchy - list

The Common Aggregation Hierarchy (CAH) provides a standardised hierarchical aggregation of HECoS codes suitable for the majority of uses.

The table below shows the simplified view of the Common Aggregation Hierarchy (version 1.2)

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Common Aggregation Hierarchy (version 1.2)

In version 1.2 of the CAH, level 1 comprises 23 groups; level 2 comprises 35 groups, and; level 3 comprises 167 groups.

CAH level 1 CAH level 2 CAH level 3

(CAH01) medicine and dentistry

(CAH01-01) medicine and dentistry

(CAH01-01-01) medical sciences (non-specific)

(CAH01-01-02) medicine (non-specific)

(CAH01-01-03) medicine by specialism

(CAH01-01-04) dentistry

(CAH02) subjects allied to medicine

(CAH02-01) nursing

(CAH02-01-01) nursing (non-specific)

(CAH02-01-02) adult nursing

(CAH02-01-03) community nursing

(CAH02-01-04) midwifery

(CAH02-01-05) children's nursing

(CAH02-01-06) dental nursing

(CAH02-01-07) mental health nursing

(CAH02-01-08) learning disabilities nursing

(CAH02-01-09) others in nursing

(CAH02-02) pharmacology, toxicology and pharmacy

(CAH02-02-01) pharmacology

(CAH02-02-02) toxicology

(CAH02-02-03) pharmacy

(CAH02-03) subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

(CAH02-03-01) health sciences (non-specific)

(CAH02-03-02) nutrition and dietetics

(CAH02-03-03) ophthalmics

(CAH02-03-04) environmental and public health

(CAH02-03-05) physiotherapy

(CAH02-03-06) complementary and alternative medicine

(CAH02-03-07) medical technology

(CAH02-03-08) counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

(CAH02-03-09) healthcare science (non-specific)

(CAH02-03-10) biomedical sciences (non-specific)

(CAH02-03-11) anatomy, physiology and pathology

(CAH02-03-12) others in subjects allied to medicine

(CAH03) biological and sport sciences

(CAH03-01) biosciences

(CAH03-01-01) biosciences (non-specific)

(CAH03-01-02) biology (non-specific)

(CAH03-01-03) ecology and environmental biology

(CAH03-01-04) microbiology and cell science

(CAH03-01-05) plant sciences

(CAH03-01-06) zoology

(CAH03-01-07) genetics

(CAH03-01-08) molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry

(CAH03-01-09) hair and beauty sciences

(CAH03-01-10) others in biosciences

(CAH03-02) sport and exercise sciences

(CAH03-02-01) sport and exercise sciences

(CAH04) psychology

(CAH04-01) psychology

(CAH04-01-01) psychology (non-specific)

(CAH04-01-02) applied psychology

(CAH04-01-03) developmental psychology

(CAH04-01-04) psychology and health

(CAH04-01-05) others in psychology

(CAH05) veterinary sciences

(CAH05-01) veterinary sciences

(CAH05-01-01) veterinary medicine and dentistry

(CAH05-01-02) others in veterinary sciences

(CAH06) agriculture, food and related studies

(CAH06-01) agriculture, food and related studies

(CAH06-01-01) animal science

(CAH06-01-02) agricultural sciences

(CAH06-01-03) agriculture

(CAH06-01-04) rural estate management

(CAH06-01-05) forestry and arboriculture

(CAH06-01-06) food and beverage studies (non-specific)

(CAH06-01-07) food sciences

(CAH06-01-08) food and beverage production

(CAH07) physical sciences

(CAH07-01) physics and astronomy

(CAH07-01-01) physics

(CAH07-01-02) astronomy

(CAH07-02) chemistry

(CAH07-02-01) chemistry

(CAH07-03) physical, material and forensic sciences

(CAH07-03-01) physical sciences (non-specific)

(CAH07-03-02) earth sciences

(CAH07-03-03) materials science

(CAH07-03-04) forensic and archaeological sciences

(CAH08) general and others in sciences

(CAH08-01) general and others in sciences

(CAH08-01-01) sciences (non-specific)

(CAH08-01-02) natural sciences (non-specific)

(CAH09) mathematical sciences

(CAH09-01) mathematical sciences

(CAH09-01-01) mathematics

(CAH09-01-02) operational research

(CAH09-01-03) statistics

(CAH10) engineering and technology

(CAH10-01) engineering

(CAH10-01-01) engineering (non-specific)

(CAH10-01-02) mechanical engineering

(CAH10-01-03) production and manufacturing engineering

(CAH10-01-04) aeronautical and aerospace engineering

(CAH10-01-05) naval architecture

(CAH10-01-06) bioengineering, medical and biomedical engineering

(CAH10-01-07) civil engineering

(CAH10-01-08) electrical and electronic engineering

(CAH10-01-09) chemical, process and energy engineering

(CAH10-01-10) others in engineering

(CAH10-02) technology

(CAH10-02-01) minerals technology

(CAH10-02-02) materials technology

(CAH10-02-03) polymers and textiles

(CAH10-02-04) maritime technology

(CAH10-02-05) biotechnology

(CAH10-02-06) others in technology

(CAH11) computing

(CAH11-01) computing

(CAH11-01-01) computer science

(CAH11-01-02) information technology

(CAH11-01-03) information systems

(CAH11-01-04) software engineering

(CAH11-01-05) artificial intelligence

(CAH11-01-06) computer games and animation

(CAH11-01-07) business computing

(CAH11-01-08) others in computing

(CAH12) geographical and environmental studies

(CAH12-01) geographical and environmental studies

(CAH12-01-01) geography (non-specific)

(CAH12-01-02) physical geographical sciences

(CAH12-01-03) human geography

(CAH12-01-04) environmental sciences

(CAH12-01-05) others in geographical studies

(CAH13) architecture, building and planning

(CAH13-01) architecture, building and planning

(CAH13-01-01) architecture

(CAH13-01-02) building

(CAH13-01-03) landscape design

(CAH13-01-04) planning (urban, rural and regional)

(CAH14) humanities and liberal arts (non-specific)

(CAH14-01) humanities and liberal arts (non-specific)

(CAH14-01-01) humanities (non-specific)

(CAH14-01-02) liberal arts (non-specific)

(CAH15) social sciences

(CAH15-01) sociology, social policy and anthropology

(CAH15-01-01) social sciences (non-specific)

(CAH15-01-02) sociology

(CAH15-01-03) social policy

(CAH15-01-04) anthropology

(CAH15-01-05) development studies

(CAH15-01-06) cultural studies

(CAH15-02) economics

(CAH15-02-01) economics

(CAH15-03) politics

(CAH15-03-01) politics

(CAH15-04) health and social care

(CAH15-04-01) social work

(CAH15-04-02) childhood and youth studies

(CAH15-04-03) health studies

(CAH16) law

(CAH16-01) law

(CAH16-01-01) law

(CAH17) business and management

(CAH17-01) business and management

(CAH17-01-01) business and management (non-specific)

(CAH17-01-02) business studies

(CAH17-01-03) marketing

(CAH17-01-04) management studies

(CAH17-01-05) human resource management

(CAH17-01-06) tourism, transport and travel

(CAH17-01-07) finance

(CAH17-01-08) accounting

(CAH17-01-09) others in business and management

(CAH18) communications and media

(CAH18-01) communications and media

(CAH18-01-01) information services

(CAH18-01-02) publicity studies

(CAH18-01-03) publishing

(CAH18-01-04) journalism

(CAH18-01-05) media studies

(CAH19) language and area studies

(CAH19-01) English studies

(CAH19-01-01) English studies (non-specific)

(CAH19-01-02) English language

(CAH19-01-03) literature in English

(CAH19-01-04) studies of specific authors

(CAH19-01-05) creative writing

(CAH19-01-06) others in English studies

(CAH19-02) Celtic studies

(CAH19-02-01) Celtic studies (non-specific)

(CAH19-02-02) Gaelic studies

(CAH19-02-03) Welsh studies

(CAH19-02-04) others in Celtic studies

(CAH19-03) languages, linguistics and classics

(CAH19-03-01) French studies

(CAH19-03-02) German and Scandinavian studies

(CAH19-03-03) Italian studies

(CAH19-03-04) Iberian studies

(CAH19-03-05) Slavic studies

(CAH19-03-06) Asian studies

(CAH19-03-07) African and modern Middle Eastern studies

(CAH19-03-08) American and Australasian studies

(CAH19-03-09) classics

(CAH19-03-10) linguistics

(CAH19-03-11) others in language and area studies

(CAH20) historical, philosophical and religious studies

(CAH20-01) history and archaeology

(CAH20-01-01) history

(CAH20-01-02) history of art, architecture and design

(CAH20-01-03) archaeology

(CAH20-01-04) heritage studies

(CAH20-02) philosophy and religious studies

(CAH20-02-01) philosophy

(CAH20-02-02) theology and religious studies

(CAH21) creative arts and design

(CAH21-01) creative arts and design

(CAH21-01-01) creative arts and design (non-specific)

(CAH21-01-02) art

(CAH21-01-03) design studies

(CAH21-01-04) performing arts (non-specific)

(CAH21-01-05) music

(CAH21-01-06) drama

(CAH21-01-07) dance

(CAH21-01-08) cinematics and photography

(CAH21-01-09) others in creative arts and design

(CAH22) education and teaching

(CAH22-01) education and teaching

(CAH22-01-01) education

(CAH22-01-02) teacher training

(CAH23) combined and general studies

(CAH23-01) combined and general studies

(CAH23-01-01) combined, general or negotiated studies

(CAH23-01-02) personal development