K053 - physical sciences

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K0530 - physical sciences not further defined

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    K0531 - chemistry

    Chemistry is the study of substances and their elements and how they react when combined. Programmes and qualifications with the following main content are classified here: Inorganic chemistry Organic chemistry Physical chemistry === Exclusions Biochemistry is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0512 ‘Biochemistry’.
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      K0532 - earth sciences

      Description Earth sciences is the study of the composition and structure of earth including the hydrosphere and the atmosphere. Programmes and qualifications with the following main content are classified here: Climate research Earth science Geodesy Geography (physical) Geology Geomatics Geospatial technology Meteorology Oceanography Seismology === Exclusions Social geography is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0314 ‘Sociology and cultural studies’. Soil science is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0811 ‘Crop and livestock production’.
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        K0533 - physics

        Physics is the study of properties and interactions of matter and energy. It includes the study of astronomy and space science. Programmes and qualifications with the following main content are classified here: Astronomy Astrophysics Chemical physics Medical physics Optics Physics Space science === Exclusions Opticians’ practice is excluded from this detailed field and included in detailed field 0914 ‘Medical diagnostic and treatment technology’.
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          K0539 - physical sciences not elsewhere classified

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