To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many part-time students are in their (a) first, (b) final and (c) other year of an undergraduate degree course.
In the 2008/09 academic year there were 70,195 part-time first degree students in their first year of study and 135,000 students in any other year of study. It is not possible to accurately identify final year students as course timescales can vary, particularly for part-time students. However 36,855 part-time first degree students qualified in 2008/09. This will discount students who completed their final year, but did not qualify.