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Statistics Publication Notice: Lifelong Learning Series: Higher Education Students and Qualifiers at Scottish Institutions 2009-10

Statistical information on students and qualifiers from higher education courses at Scottish institutions.


Table 10a. Students in higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by subject and level of study: 2009-10

Subject Area

All Levels

Postgraduate

First Degree

Sub-degree

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

287,565

44.2

55.8

54,950

48.0

52.0

146,175

43.0

57.0

86,435

43.7

56.3

Medical Studies

Subjects allied to Medicine

33,610

18.4

81.6

7,015

34.3

65.7

17,340

14.9

85.1

9,250

12.9

87.1

Medicine and Dentistry

7,305

41.8

58.2

1,740

41.4

58.6

5,490

41.6

58.4

75

59.7

40.3

Total

40,915

22.6

77.4

8,755

35.7

64.3

22,835

21.3

78.7

9,330

13.3

86.7

Science and Engineering

Agriculture & related subjects

1,860

53.4

46.6

490

48.2

51.8

500

48.3

51.7

870

59.3

40.7

Architecture, building and planning

9,120

71.0

29.0

1,805

60.9

39.1

4,845

66.6

33.4

2,470

86.9

13.1

Biological Sciences

19,320

34.7

65.3

2,570

34.9

65.1

15,255

33.8

66.2

1,495

43.0

57.0

Engineering and Technology

24,150

86.3

13.7

4,440

80.2

19.8

12,120

86.7

13.3

7,590

89.2

10.8

Computer Science

13,285

81.5

18.5

2,070

76.9

23.1

6,230

85.0

15.0

4,990

79.0

21.0

Mathematical Sciences

3,840

56.2

43.8

460

65.2

34.8

3,035

54.1

45.9

345

63.0

37.0

Physical Sciences

10,835

57.2

42.8

2,180

61.3

38.7

8,080

56.5

43.5

575

51.6

48.4

Veterinary Science

1,655

23.3

76.7

145

40.1

59.9

1,250

24.0

76.0

255

9.8

90.2

Total

84,065

64.9

35.1

14,160

64.1

35.9

51,310

60.3

39.7

18,595

78.3

21.7

Business and Social Studies

Business & Administrative studies

47,475

47.1

52.9

12,260

57.3

42.7

18,430

45.6

54.4

16,785

41.2

58.8

Law

8,860

41.7

58.3

2,550

50.5

49.5

5,645

39.1

60.9

665

30.0

70.0

Mass Communication & documentation

3,975

44.2

55.8

830

37.5

62.5

2,155

42.3

57.7

990

53.9

46.1

Social Studies

24,470

32.2

67.8

3,295

42.2

57.8

12,965

37.2

62.8

8,210

20.1

79.9

Total

84,785

42.1

57.9

18,935

52.9

47.1

39,200

41.7

58.3

26,650

34.9

65.1

Education and the Arts

Creative Arts & Design

18,320

35.4

64.6

1,295

39.0

61.0

8,125

34.8

65.2

8,900

35.5

64.5

Education

17,395

25.0

75.0

8,840

26.5

73.5

6,085

15.9

84.1

2,470

41.9

58.1

Historical & Philosophical Studies

11,345

44.5

55.5

1,565

50.8

49.2

7,295

45.4

54.6

2,480

37.9

62.1

Languages

13,745

32.6

67.4

1,270

34.1

65.9

8,330

29.0

71.0

4,145

39.4

60.6

Total

60,805

33.5

66.5

12,970

31.4

68.6

29,835

31.9

68.1

17,995

37.6

62.4

Combined

16,995

42.0

58.0

130

48.5

51.5

3,000

39.0

61.0

13,865

42.6

57.4

supplementary subjects contained in the above categories

Economics and Politics

6,585

56.3

43.7

1,260

59.8

40.2

5,240

55.7

44.3

85

37.9

62.1

English

5,030

34.4

65.6

570

31.2

68.8

3,730

31.3

68.7

730

52.6

47.4

Geography

2,855

46.2

53.8

465

50.8

49.2

2,280

45.5

54.5

110

41.7

58.3

Psychology

7,335

22.5

77.5

885

22.3

77.7

6,210

22.4

77.6

235

25.8

74.2

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA) and Scottish Funding Council ( SFC).
The 'combined' subject grouping is used in recognition of programmes of study which cut across different subject areas.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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