Graduates: Archaeology

Department for Education written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have graduated with archaeology-based degrees in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes statistics on enrolments and qualifications obtained at UK Higher Education Institutions. Latest statistics refer to the academic year 2017/18. Statistics on qualifications obtained by subject areas are available in Table 19 of their Open Data pages:

https://www.hesa.ac.uk/data-and-analysis/students/table-19.

The number of first-degree qualifiers from archaeology-based subjects has been provided in the table.

Academic year

Forensic & Archaeological Sciences

Archaeology

Combined Total

2008/09

1,710

905

2,615

2009/10

1,710

880

2,590

2010/11

1,755

900

2,655

2011/12

1,940

920

2,860

2012/13

1,890

900

2,790

2013/14

1,920

905

2,825

2014/15

1,570

750

2,320

2015/16

1,640

870

2,510

2016/17

1,645

815

2,460

2017/18

1,650

830

2,480

  1. Counts are on the basis of full-person-equivalents. Where a student is studying more than one subject, they are apportioned between the subjects that make up their course.
  1. Qualifiers in archaeology-based subjects have been defined using the principal categories V4 and F4 of the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS), which are ‘Forensic and Archaeological Sciences’ and ‘Archaeology’. More information on JACS codes can be found at the following link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs.

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