Saturday, 15 August 2009

Government Approved Subjects...

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) says that they are allowing the extra 10,000 undergraduates to be recruited in subjects important to the economy. They have listed those subjects that they believe 'to be important to the economy':


Anatomy, physiology & pathology

Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy

Medical technology






Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry

Others in biological sciences

Agricultural technology

Forestry technology

Food science

Food & beverage production


Materials science


Forensic & archaeological sciences



Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments

Others in physical sciences

Mathematical and computer sciences


Operational research


Computer science

Information systems

Software engineering

Artificial intelligence

Others in mathematical and computer sciences

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


Ceramics & glass

Polymers & textiles

Materials technology not otherwise specified

Maritime technology


Others in technology

Architectural technology

Building technology


Business studies

Management studies




Human resource management


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Ataul Munim said...

Ataul Munim what's not on that list. as if computer sciences is struggling to find applicants for jobs..
15 August 2009 at 22:23

Adam D'Souza said...

Good to see that Peter Mandelson thinks my businesses is important to the economy. Not so good to see he's so blinkered that I might be a top class young professional in my field without having a mickey-mouse degree in it.
15 August 2009 at 22:33

Nick Dunn said...

Once again, languages aren't on here...despite British linguists being a pretty rare commodity and the translation sector growing...
15 August 2009 at 23:35

Sabrina Bangladesh said...

DAMMIT, I was going to do a metallurgy degree, no lie.
A lot of them are very vague. It reads like a subject list at a poly.
16 August 2009 at 00:15

Nick Dunn said...

When I think of some of the people I know who DO Zoology at Holloway...
16 August 2009 at 00:17

Sabrina Bangladesh said...

Yeah I know someone who does Zoology at Holloway. Let's just say I don't like him. I also knew someone else, he was alrite, tried to save a stag beetle which bit him anyway. That was sad.
16 August 2009 at 00:28

Mario Creatura said...

"I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
John Adams, 2nd US President (1735 - 1826)
16 August 2009 at 00:29

Davis Armitage said...

David Armitage at least john adams thinks i do a worthwhile degree
16 August 2009 at 01:48