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SET Schools

College of Biomedical and Life Sciences

Biosciences
Dentistry
Healthcare Studies
Medicine
Nursing and Midwifery Studies
Optometry and Vision Sciences
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Psychology

College of Physical Sciences

Architecture
Chemistry
Computer Science & Informatics
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Engineering
Mathematics
Physics & Astronomy

 

SET Definition

The DTI Economics Paper No 16 Science, Engineering and Technology Skills in the UK, March 2006 includes the following in their definition of SET: medicine, dentistry, subjects allied to medicine (eg nursing and pharmacy), biological sciences, veterinary sciences, agricultural sciences, physical sciences (eg physics and chemistry), environmental sciences, mathematical and statistical sciences, computer sciences and ICT, engineering, technology, architecture, and building and planning.

Under the JACS Subject Coding System UKRC uses the following groups:


A            Medicine and Dentistry
B            Subjects allied to medicine (see below)
C            Biological sciences (see below)
D            Veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects
F            Physical sciences
G            Mathematical and computer sciences
H            Engineering
J             Technologies
K            Architecture, Building and Planning

The broad subject groups are further broken down as follows:

Medicine & dentistry
Broadly-based programmes within medicine & dentistry
Pre-clinical medicine
Pre-clinical dentistry
Clinical medicine
Clinical dentistry
Others in medicine & dentistry

Subjects allied to medicine
Broadly-based programmes within subjects allied to medicine
Anatomy, physiology & pathology
Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy
Complementary medicine
Nutrition
Ophthalmics
Aural & oral sciences
Nursing
Medical technology
Others in subjects allied to medicine

Biological sciences
Broadly-based programmes within biological sciences
Biology
Botany
Zoology
Genetics
Microbiology
Sports science
Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry
Psychology
Others in biological sciences

Veterinary science
Pre-clinical veterinary medicine
Clinical veterinary medicine & dentistry

Agriculture & related subjects
Broadly-based programmes within agriculture & related subjects
Animal science
Agriculture
Forestry
Food & beverage studies
Agricultural sciences
Others in veterinary sciences, agriculture & related subjects

Physical sciences
Broadly-based programmes within physical sciences
Chemistry
Materials science
Physics
Forensic & archaeological science
Astronomy
Geology
Ocean sciences
Physical & terrestrial geographical & environmental sciences
Others in physical sciences

Mathematical sciences
Broadly-based programmes within mathematical sciences
Mathematics
Operational research
Statistics
Others in mathematical sciences
Others in mathematical & computing sciences

Computer science
Computer science
Information systems
Software engineering
Artificial intelligence
Others in computing sciences

Engineering & technology
Broadly-based programmes within engineering & technology
General engineering
Civil engineering
Mechanical engineering
Aerospace engineering
Naval architecture
Electronic & electrical engineering
Production & manufacturing engineering
Chemical, process & energy engineering
Others in engineering
Minerals technology
Metallurgy
Ceramics & glasses
Polymers & textiles
Materials technology not otherwise specified
Maritime technology
Industrial biotechnology
Others in technology