Below are the 25 categories of  The Undergraduate Awards 2017 programme. These umbrella categories may include a variety of fields. There is a separate judging panel for every category, composed of experts from the various topics within each field.

Unsure which category is for you? Here’s a simple guide:

  1. Refer to the title of your degree. For example, if you’re studying law, and your essay focuses on corporate law, it should be submitted to law rather than business.
  2. If you’re still confused, go by the department in which you study, or by the department of the lecturer who oversaw the assignment.
  3. If you’re submitting work from a broad curriculum, chose the category that best fits the department of that course.
  4. Still not sure? Email us with the name of your degree course and the title of the work in question.

Category List:

Architecture & Design

For students of Architecture, Construction, Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Product Design etc.
This is a portfolio-based category with an accompanying statement.
Statement word count: 1,500
Images: Maximum 10

Art History & Theory

For students of Art History.
Max word count: 5,000


For Business students, including students of related disciplines such as Marketing, Accounting, Hospitality, Organisational Behaviour, Project Management etc.
Max word count: 5,000.

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

For students of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, including Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology
(note: students of Biochemistry please submit to Life Sciences).
Max word count: 12,000.

Classical Studies & Archaeology

For students of Archaeology and Classical Studies, including students of Ancient History, Ancient Civilisations, Celtic Studies etc.
Max word count: 5,000.

Computer Sciences

For students of Computer Science, including Computer Systems, Coding Languages, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence etc.
Max word count: 12,000.

Earth & Environmental Sciences

For students of the natural environment and ecosystems, including students of Earth Science, Agriculture, Geography, Geology, etc.
(Note: students of Human Geography, please submit to Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category.)
Max word count: 12,000.


For students of Economics, including Econometrics, Urban Economics, Labour Economics etc.
Max word count: 5,000.


For students of Education Theory and Practice, including Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Philosophy of Education, History of Education etc.
Max word count: 5,000.


For students of Engineering, including Computer and Systems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction, Built Environment etc.
Max word count: 12,000.


For students of History, including International, Modern and Contemporary History.
(Note: Students of Ancient History should submit to Classical Studies & Archeology)
Max word count: 5,000.

Language & Linguistics

For students of Languages and Linguistics, including Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax and Pedagogy.
(Note: All papers must be written in English)
Max word count: 5,000.


For students of all areas of Law, including Environmental Law, Medical law and IT law.
Max word count: 5,000.

Life Sciences

For students of the Biological Sciences, including Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Virology, etc.
Max word count: 12,000.


For students of English literature as well as Literature written in languages other than English.
All papers must be translated to the English language.
(Note: quotations must be translated to English also)
Max word count: 5,000.

Mathematics & Physics

For students of Mathematics and all areas of Physics, including Astrophysics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics etc.
Max word count: 12,000.

Medical Sciences

For students of Medicine & Medical Sciences, including health-related disciplines such as dentistry, veterinary, etc.
(Note: Pharmacy students should submit to Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences.)
Max word count: 12,000.

Music, Film & Theatre

For students of Music (including Musical Theory, Musicology, History of Music, Music Technology etc. ), Drama (including Theatre, Dramatic Theory, Performance, Stage Management, Theatre History, Script Analysis etc.) & Film Studies. 
Max word count: 5,000.

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare

For students of Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport Sciences etc.
(Note: Medicine students should submit to Medical Sciences).
Max word count: 5,000.


For students of Philosophy and Theology, including Ethics, Metaphysics, etc.
(Note: Students of Religious Studies may submit to Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies)
Max word count: 5,000.

Politics & International Relations

For students of Politics and International Relations.
Max word count: 5,000.


For Students of Psychology, including Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuroscience, etc.
Max word count: 5,000.

Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies

For students of Anthropology and Gender Studies, including Religious Studies, Human Geography, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Ethnography etc.
Max word count: 5,000.

Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy

For students of Sociology and Society, including Criminology, Social policy, Social care, etc.
Max word count: 5,000.

Visual Arts

For Art students, including students of photography, textiles, sculpture etc.
(Note: Students of Product Design should submit to the Architecture & Design category)
Artist Statement word count: 500 words
Images: Maximum 10

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