University Degrees

Education and Skills written question – answered on 25th January 2006.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Shadow Minister (14-19 Reform and Apprenticeships)

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.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education), Department for Education and Skills

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

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