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389 v2.0 Field of study supplementary code


A code which identifies the supplementary field of study to which a Combined Course is classified.


First year:1996
Last year:2000
Field name:FOS-SUPP
Element name:Field of study supplementary code

Code format:

Data Type:Character
Units:Code (alphanumeric)


000000 or all spacesCourse is not a combined course, or is an OLAA unit
010000 to 999999Field of study code

Coding notes

Refer to Appendix E ‑ Field of Study Classification.

Combined courses must be assigned a substantive field of study (i.e. spaces or all zeros are not valid).

Field to be filled with spaces or zeroes for courses other than combined courses, even though some single‑award courses may have dual strands.

Element 311 (Field of study code) is to be used to indicate the primary field of study for the course and will be the element used in tables where continuity of statistical reporting is essential.

Input files

​Past Element

Change History

​11 September 1995