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580 Areas of study


Areas of study included in a Major or Minor as part of a Course of Study.


Version: 2.0
First year: 2015
Last year:
Field name: AREAS-OF-STUDY
Element name: Areas of study

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric)
Width: 5000


Any​ Areas of Study

Coding notes

All characters must be A-Z a-z 0-9 (space) & ' ( ) , - . / [ ] _ : < > ? " ; { } | \ = + * ^ % $ # @ ! ~

Each area of study must be separated by a comma.
e.g. early childhood studies, environmental management, geography

Where a course has no area of study the value reported should be blank (space).

Where a value other than all spaces is entered, the first character MUST NOT be a space.

For more information about the type of information required for this field see: Areas of Study in the Glossary

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

​Higher Education Student:

  • Campus (CM)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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