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Below are the 25 categories of The Global Undergraduate Awards 2020 Programme. These categories have been designed to allow students from a broad range of disciplines to submit their academic coursework to the Programme.

Please read the information below carefully, noting the maximum word count for your category.

Architecture & Design

This category is for students of Architecture, Construction, Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Product Design, etc.

This is a portfolio-based category. Analytical or critical coursework on the subject of architecture or design should be submitted to the Art History & Theory category.

Entrants may submit a maximum of 10 images and a Statement between 300 - 1,500 words, explaining their work.

Entrants to Architecture & Design DO NOT submit an Abstract.

Art History & Theory

This category is for students of Art History, History of Architecture, Theory of Art, etc.

Entrants with practical artistic coursework should submit to the Visual Arts category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000 words

Business

This category is for Business students, including students of related disciplines such as Marketing, Accounting, Hospitality, Organisational Behaviour, Project Management, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences

This category is for students of Chemical Sciences and Pharmacy, including Pharmacodynamics, and Toxicology.

Students of Biology or Biochemistry please submit to the Life Sciences category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

Classical Studies & Archaeology

This category is for students of Archaeology and Classical Studies, including students of Ancient History, Ancient Civilisations, Celtic Studies etc.

Students of History who wish to submit coursework on Ancient History should also submit to this category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Computer Science

This category is for students of Computer Science, including Computer Systems, Coding Languages, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

The Computer Science category will be accepting group work in the 2020 Awards Programme.

A piece of group work must meet the following criteria to be eligible to submit:

  • A maximum of 5 contributing authors
  • All contributing authors need to meet the eligibility requirements
  • All contributing authors must consent to the entry being submitted
  • One contributing author is nominated by the group to submit the entry and represent the group if their entry is awarded

Group work is subject to the same submission criteria, word count and anonymity requirements as all entries into the Computer Science category.

Earth & Environmental Sciences

This category is for students of the natural environment and ecosystems, including students of Earth Science, Agriculture, Geography, Geology, etc.

Students of Human Geography, please submit to the Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

Economics

This category is for students of Economics, including Econometrics, Urban Economics, Labour Economics etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Education

This category is for students training to become primary, post-primary and preschool teachers, as well as all students of Education Theory and Practice, including Early Childhood Education, Adult Education, Philosophy of Education, History of Education etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000.

Engineering

This category is 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.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

History

This category is for students of History, including International, Modern and Contemporary History. Coursework on Ancient History should be submitted to the Classical Studies & Archeology category and coursework on Art History should be submitted to the Art History & Theory category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Law

This category is for undergraduate students of Law and Pre-Law.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Life Sciences

This category is for students of the Biological Sciences, including Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Virology, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

Linguistics

This category is for students of Languages and Linguistics, including Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, and Pedagogy. All entries must be written in English or translated to English.

Entries which discuss literature should be submitted to the Literature category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Literature

This category is for students of English literature as well as literature written in languages other than English.

All papers must be translated to the English language.

Quotes in languages other than English can be included but must be accompanied by an English translation.

We DO NOT accept pieces of creative writing, such as short stories, poems, screenplays etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Mathematics & Physics

This category is for students of Mathematics and all areas of Physics, including Astrophysics, Geophysics, Theoretical Physics, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

Medical Sciences

This category is for undergraduate medical students, including health-related disciplines such as Dentistry, Veterinary, etc.

Pre-Med students should also submit to this category.

Pharmacy students should submit to the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 12,000

Music, Film & Theatre

This category is 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

We DO NOT accept pieces of creative writing, musical composition or films i.e. songs, scores, screenplays, short films etc. This category is for analytical and critical coursework.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare

This category is for students of Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport Science, etc.

Medical students should submit to the Medical Sciences category and students of Pharmacy should submit to the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences category.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Philosophy

This category is for students of Philosophy and Theology, including Ethics, Metaphysics, etc.

Students of Religious Studies may also submit to the Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies category, depending on the focus of their coursework.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Politics & International Relations

This category is for students of Politics, Government, and International Relations.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Psychology

This category is for students of Psychology, including Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Neuroscience, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies

This category is for students of Anthropology and Gender Studies, including Religious Studies, Human Geography, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Ethnography, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy

This category is for students of Sociology and Society, including Criminology, Social Policy, Social Care, etc.

Entrants must submit an abstract of between 100-300 words long.

Word Count: 2,500 - 5,000

Visual Arts

This category is for students of all practical art subjects, including Photography, Textiles, Sculpture, Fashion Design, etc.

This is a portfolio-based category. Analytical or critical coursework on the subject of art should be submitted to the Art History & Theory category.

Students of Product Design should submit to the Architecture & Design category.

Entrants may submit a maximum of 10 images and an Artist's Statement between 200-300 words, explaining their work.

Entrants to Visual Arts DO NOT submit an Abstract.