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Nuclear Engineering: Higher Education

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 2nd April 2009.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1902W, on engineering: higher education, how many (a) masters level students and (b) doctoral students received funding for nuclear engineering courses in each of the last five years.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Minister of State (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Higher Education & Intellectual Property)

Data at the level of detail requested by this question are not collected centrally. The following table sets out the overall numbers of chemical, process and energy engineering students at English higher education institutions over the last five years which would include nuclear engineering students.

Academic year Masters Doctorates
2003/04 935 605
2004/05 865 645
2005/06 870 630
2006/07 920 665
2007/08 725 865

1. Figures are based on a HESA standard registration population and have been rounded to the nearest five.

2. Covers enrolments of all domiciles to both full-time and part-time courses.

3. Excludes the Open University due to inconsistencies in their coding of subject over the time series.


Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA)

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