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Total amount of medical and nursing students from 2010-2021: FOI release

Published: 4 Aug 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
4 Aug 2021
Total amount of medical and nursing students from 2010-2021: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100225129
Date received: 22 Jul 2021
Date responded: 3 Aug 2021
Information requested

The capped number of medical and nursing students at Scottish Universities from 2010 to 2021 intake and the nursing students split by speciality course.

Response

The target student intake figures for nursing students at Scottish Universities from 2010 to 2021 by field of study are as follows:

Target intake

Not including

honours*

Including honours

Field

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Adult

2211

1937

1677

1727

2025

2100

2216

2307

2574

2701

2813

2954

Mental Health

404

400

360

360

420

420

443

465

515

602

655

740

Learning Disability

60

60

90

100

100

100

110

110

122

144

151

151

Children

203

203

203

203

245

245

258

267

287

302

317

317

Midwifery

182

100

100

140

160

173

182

191

206

257

270

287

Total

3060

2700

2430

2530

2950

3038

3209

3340

3704

4006

4206

4449

* Prior to 2014, a number of universities offering honours degrees in nursing were not included in the capped numbers.

The target student intake figures for medical students at Scottish universities from 2010 to 2021 are as follows:

 

Medicine

Target intake

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

900

900

845

848

848

848

898

898

953

1013

1038*

1117

*Revised to 1138 due to factors caused by the pandemic.

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