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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 10b. Students in higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by subject and gender: 2009-10

Subject Area

All Students to Scottish Institutions

All Students to HEIs

All Students to Colleges

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

287,565

44.2

55.8

237,765

43.0

57.0

49,800

49.7

50.3

Medical Studies

Subjects allied to Medicine

33,610

18.4

81.6

31,755

18.4

81.6

1,855

18.8

81.2

Medicine and Dentistry

7,305

41.8

58.2

7,235

41.6

58.4

75

60.3

39.7

Total

40,915

22.6

77.4

38,990

22.7

77.3

1,930

19.3

80.7

Science and Engineering

Agriculture & related subjects

1,860

53.4

46.6

1,455

48.1

51.9

405

72.7

27.3

Architecture, building and planning

9,120

71.0

29.0

7,070

66.1

33.9

2,050

88.0

12.0

Biological Sciences

19,320

34.7

65.3

18,875

34.6

65.4

445

37.5

62.5

Engineering and Technology

24,150

86.3

13.7

17,545

85.2

14.8

6,610

89.4

10.6

Computer Science

13,285

81.5

18.5

9,470

80.9

19.1

3,820

82.9

17.1

Mathematical Sciences

3,840

56.2

43.8

3,785

56.2

43.8

55

54.7

45.3

Physical Sciences

10,835

57.2

42.8

10,695

57.3

42.7

140

51.8

48.2

Veterinary Science

1,655

23.3

76.7

1,400

25.7

74.3

250

9.5

90.5

Total

84,065

64.9

35.1

70,295

61.3

38.7

13,770

82.3

17.7

Business and Social Studies

Business & Administrative studies

47,475

47.1

52.9

33,225

49.6

50.4

14,250

41.1

58.9

Law

8,860

41.7

58.3

8,275

42.7

57.3

590

28.2

71.8

Mass Communication & documentation

3,975

44.2

55.8

3,000

40.5

59.5

975

55.3

44.7

Social Studies

24,470

32.2

67.8

18,360

36.2

63.8

6,115

19.9

80.1

Total

84,785

42.1

57.9

62,855

44.4

55.6

21,930

34.1

65.9

Education and the Arts

Creative Arts & Design

18,320

35.4

64.6

10,150

35.3

64.7

8,170

35.6

64.4

Education

17,395

25.0

75.0

15,920

23.3

76.7

1,475

43.5

56.5

Historical & Philosophical Studies

11,345

44.5

55.5

11,345

44.5

55.5

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Languages

13,745

32.6

67.4

13,635

32.7

67.3

110

29.1

70.9

Total

60,805

33.5

66.5

51,050

32.9

67.1

9,755

35.8

64.2

Combined

16,995

42.0

58.0

14,575

38.7

61.3

2,420

62.4

37.6

supplementary subjects contained in the above categories

Economics and Politics

6,585

56.3

43.7

6,555

56.5

43.5

30

13.3

86.7

English

5,030

34.4

65.6

4,985

34.4

65.6

45

27.9

72.1

Geography

2,855

46.2

53.8

2,775

46.3

53.7

80

42.5

57.5

Psychology

7,335

22.5

77.5

7,285

22.5

77.5

45

26.1

73.9

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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