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Immigration Rules Appendix 6: academic subjects that need a certificate

Academic subjects that need a certificate from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

1. Doctorate or Masters by research:

Subjects allied to Medicine:

JACs codes beginning B1 - Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology B2 - Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy B9 - Others in subjects allied to Medicine

Biological Sciences:

JACs codes beginning C1 - Biology C2 - Botany C4 - Genetics C5 - Microbiology C7 - Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry C9 - Others in Biological Sciences

JACs codes beginning D3 - Animal Science D9 - Others in Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects

Physical Sciences:

JACs codes beginning F1 - Chemistry F2 - Materials Science F3 - Physics F5 - Astronomy F8 - Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences F9 - Others in Physical Sciences

Mathematical and Computer Sciences:

JACs codes beginning G1 - Mathematics G2 - Operational Research G4 - Computer Science G7 - Artificial Intelligence G9 - Others in Mathematical and Computing Sciences

Engineering:

JACs codes beginning H1 - General Engineering H2 - Civil Engineering H3 - Mechanical Engineering H4 - Aerospace Engineering H5 - Naval Architecture H6 - Electronic and Electrical Engineering H7 - Production and Manufacturing Engineering H8 - Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering H9 - Others in Engineering

Technologies:

JACs codes beginning J2 - Metallurgy J4 - Polymers and Textiles J5 - Materials Technology not otherwise specified J7 - Industrial Biotechnology J9 - Others in Technology

2. Taught Masters:

F2 - Materials Science F3 - Physics (including Nuclear Physics) H3 - Mechanical Engineering H4 - Aerospace Engineering J5 - Materials Technology/Materials Science not otherwise specified

For courses commencing on or after 1 January 2012

1. Doctorate or Masters by Research:

JACs codes beginning: G0 - Mathematical and Computer Sciences I1 - Computer Science I4 - Artificial Intelligence I9 - Others in Computer Science

2. Taught Masters:

H8 - Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering