The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) collects and publishes data on students enrolled in higher education. HESA categorise subjects using the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS). More information on JACS codes can be found on the HESA website here: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs.
Latest available data show that 6,680 full-person-equivalents entered full-time first degrees in the subjects A1) Pre-Clinical Medicine and A3) Clinical Medicine at English Higher Education Institutions in the academic year 2017/18. Of these, 1,390 (21%) held a highest qualification on entry of first degree or higher.
The department does not hold information on the grants or financial support applied for by these students during their different study instances.
 Counts are based on full-person-equivalents; where a student is studying more than one subject they are apportioned between the subjects that make up their course.