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.
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.
|Chinese(44)||Modern middle eastern studies(45)||Chemistry||Physics||Mathematics|
(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.
Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.