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Table 2.

Broad subject groupings for the 36 REF UoAs

Broad subjectUnit of assessment
Arts Art and Design History, Practice, and Theory 
Music, Drama, Dance, and Performing Arts 
  
Biological and Agricultural Sciences Agriculture, Veterinary, and Food Science 
Biological Sciences 
  
Engineering and Computer Science Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Manufacturing Engineering 
Civil and Construction Engineering 
Computer Science and Informatics 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy, and Materials 
General Engineering 
  
Hard Sciences Chemistry 
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 
Physics 
Mathematical Sciences 
  
Humanities Anthropology and Development Studies 
Area Studies 
Classics 
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management 
English Language and Literature 
History 
Law 
Modern Languages and Linguistics 
Philosophy 
Theology and Religious Studies 
  
Medical Sciences and Healthcare Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy 
Clinical Medicine 
Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience 
Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care 
  
Social Sciences Architecture, Built Environment, and Planning 
Business and Management Studies 
Economics and Econometrics 
Education 
Geography, Environmental Studies, and Archaeology 
Politics and International Studies 
Social Work and Social Policy 
Sociology 
Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure, and Tourism 
Broad subjectUnit of assessment
Arts Art and Design History, Practice, and Theory 
Music, Drama, Dance, and Performing Arts 
  
Biological and Agricultural Sciences Agriculture, Veterinary, and Food Science 
Biological Sciences 
  
Engineering and Computer Science Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical, and Manufacturing Engineering 
Civil and Construction Engineering 
Computer Science and Informatics 
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy, and Materials 
General Engineering 
  
Hard Sciences Chemistry 
Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences 
Physics 
Mathematical Sciences 
  
Humanities Anthropology and Development Studies 
Area Studies 
Classics 
Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management 
English Language and Literature 
History 
Law 
Modern Languages and Linguistics 
Philosophy 
Theology and Religious Studies 
  
Medical Sciences and Healthcare Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy 
Clinical Medicine 
Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience 
Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care 
  
Social Sciences Architecture, Built Environment, and Planning 
Business and Management Studies 
Economics and Econometrics 
Education 
Geography, Environmental Studies, and Archaeology 
Politics and International Studies 
Social Work and Social Policy 
Sociology 
Sport and Exercise Sciences, Leisure, and Tourism 
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