To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total cost is of educating a university student through a degree course in the 30 most popular subjects.
DfES provides funding for HE institutions through annual grants to the Higher Education funding council (HEFCE). In allocating grant to institutions, HEFCE reflect the fact that different levels of resource per student are required for different subject groups. The table shows the unit of resource per full-time equivalent student per year. Figures relate to grant for teaching plus assumed tuition fee income only.
|Subject group||Assumed unit of resource per FTE student per year (2005–06) (£)|
|The clinical stages of medicine and dentistry and veterinary science||14,432|
|Laboratory based subjects (science, pre-clinical stages of medicine and dentistry, engineering and technology)||6,134|
|Subjects with a studio, laboratory or fieldwork element||4,690|
|All other subjects||3,608|