Student Numbers

Education and Skills written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students of (a) Chinese, (b) Arabic, (c) chemistry, (d) physics and (e) mathematics there were in higher education institutions in England in each year between 1994 and 2004; and what the projected numbers are for each year from 2005 to 2010.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Universities), Department for Education and Skills

The latest available figures are shown in the table. Figures for 2004/05 will be available in January 2006. The Department does not produce projections of student numbers by subject.

Undergraduate students in higher education institutions in England by subject of study(43)
Chinese(44) Modern middle eastern studies(45) Chemistry Physics Mathematics
1994/95 540 640 13,710 8,010 11,130
1995/96 590 740 12,960 7,870 10,855
1996/97 585 745 12,550 8,550 11,355
1997/98 550 695 12,370 8,320 12,095
1998/99 545 680 12,465 8,170 12,005
1999/2000 510 600 11,900 7,935 12,150
2000/01 465 555 10,965 7,715 12,320
2001/02 510 685 10,695 7,225 12,600
2002/03 650 1,030 10,445 7,670 14,460
2003/04 690 1,115 10,390 8,110 17,670

(43) Figures exclude students on combined science or combined language courses who study the subjects shown in the table as part of these courses.

(44) Covers Chinese languages, literature and culture.

(45) Covers Middle Eastern languages, literature and culture, including Arabic.

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

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