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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 15. Entrants to higher education in Scottish HEIs and colleges by level, subject and gender: 2009-10

All levels

Postgraduate

First degree

Sub-degree

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

147,465

44.2

55.8

31,490

47.1

52.9

50,295

44.0

56.0

65,680

43.0

57.0

Medical Studies

Subjects allied to Medicine

15,640

17.7

82.3

3,210

30.7

69.3

6,010

15.4

84.6

6,420

13.3

86.7

Medicine and Dentistry

2,025

43.1

56.9

760

43.5

56.5

1,230

42.5

57.5

35

54.1

45.9

Total

17,665

20.6

79.4

3,970

33.2

66.8

7,240

20.0

80.0

6,455

13.6

86.4

Science and Engineering

Agriculture & related subjects

1,105

57.3

42.7

295

47.1

52.9

190

45.0

55.0

620

66.0

34.0

Architecture, building and planning

4,415

74.7

25.3

1,155

62.9

37.1

1,425

67.8

32.2

1,835

87.6

12.4

Biological Sciences

7,940

36.5

63.5

1,400

34.3

65.7

5,445

35.6

64.4

1,100

44.0

56.0

Engineering and Technology

12,260

86.0

14.0

2,660

79.6

20.4

4,505

86.5

13.5

5,100

88.8

11.2

Computer Science

8,010

80.2

19.8

1,360

76.2

23.8

2,670

83.9

16.1

3,980

79.1

20.9

Mathematical Sciences

1,490

57.2

42.8

270

66.1

33.9

1,000

54.0

46.0

220

60.4

39.6

Physical Sciences

4,095

57.6

42.4

1,100

59.1

40.9

2,605

57.6

42.4

390

53.1

46.9

Veterinary Science

570

19.4

80.6

50

36.1

63.9

295

24.2

75.8

225

9.3

90.7

Total

39,885

68.0

32.0

8,285

64.5

35.5

18,125

62.0

38.0

13,475

78.2

21.8

Business and Social Studies

Business & Administrative studies

27,540

45.4

54.6

6,935

54.5

45.5

7,420

46.6

53.4

13,185

40.0

60.0

Law

4,305

42.2

57.8

1,950

47.9

52.1

1,830

39.5

60.5

525

30.2

69.8

Mass Communication & documentation

2,040

46.3

53.7

480

41.4

58.6

800

42.7

57.3

760

53.1

46.9

Social Studies

12,630

28.0

72.0

2,045

40.7

59.3

4,200

35.9

64.1

6,385

18.8

81.2

Total

46,515

40.4

59.6

11,410

50.3

49.7

14,255

42.3

57.7

20,855

33.8

66.2

Education and the Arts

Creative Arts & Design

10,220

34.9

65.1

900

39.1

60.9

2,915

33.2

66.8

6,400

35.0

65.0

Education

9,185

27.9

72.1

5,070

26.2

73.8

2,045

17.0

83.0

2,070

42.7

57.3

Historical & Philosophical Studies

5,280

42.4

57.6

910

47.7

52.3

2,120

45.8

54.2

2,245

37.1

62.9

Languages

7,065

35.5

64.5

825

32.4

67.6

2,490

29.6

70.4

3,750

40.1

59.9

Total

31,745

34.2

65.8

7,710

30.9

69.1

9,570

31.6

68.4

14,465

37.7

62.3

Combined

11,655

41.3

58.7

115

47.0

53.0

1,110

36.5

63.5

10,430

41.7

58.3

supplementary subjects contained in the above categories

Economics and Politics

2,525

55.9

44.1

875

57.5

42.5

1,565

55.6

44.4

85

36.2

63.8

English

2,190

38.2

61.8

360

27.7

72.3

1,125

32.1

67.9

705

54.3

45.7

Geography

1,140

45.9

54.1

280

49.1

50.9

710

44.9

55.1

150

44.6

55.4

Psychology

3,005

24.2

75.8

500

22.0

78.0

2,265

24.5

75.5

240

26.6

73.4

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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