Universities: Admissions

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th December 2011.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new students were enrolled at United Kingdom universities in September 2011 as (1) full-time undergraduate students, (2) part-time undergraduate students, (3) full-time postgraduate students, and (4) part-time postgraduate students.

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The numbers of new students enrolled at United Kingdom (UK) universities in September 2011 are not available. The numbers of new (first year) students enrolled at UK higher education institutions are shown in the table by level of study and mode of study for the 2009-10 academic year as an alternative. Figures for the 2010-11 academic year will become available from January 2012. Further information on student numbers is available at this link to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) website: http://www.hesa.ac.uk/content/view/1897/239/.

First year student enrolments (1) on higher education courses by level of study and mode of study
UK higher education institutions
Academic year 2009-10
Level of study
Mode of study Undergraduate Postgraduate
Full-time 516,480 200,915
Part-time 335,050 132,745
Total 851,530 333,660

Source:Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record

Notes: Figures are on a Standard Registration Population (SRP) basis and are rounded up or down to the nearest five, so components may not sum to totals.

(1) Covers first year student enrolments of all ages and domiciles. Domicile refers to the country of a student's permanent or home address prior to entry to their course.

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