Since the range and depth of subjects available for study in higher education is not static, we regularly review JACS to ensure that it is current and comprehensive.
We have conducted major reviews of JACS twice: once to create JACS 2.0 (introduced in 2007/08) and once to create JACS 3.0 (2012/13).
In the most recent consultation, a number of subject areas were identified as needing review. The review also paid particular attention to ensuring that JACS was suitable for coding foundation degree provision. Another strand of the review investigated whether JACS could also be used to classify research.
Reviewed subject areas
The links below are to background papers setting out the detail underpinning the changes in each area: