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

All Entrants at Scottish Institutions

All Entrants at HEIs

All Entrants at Colleges

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

Male (%)

Female (%)

Total

147,465

44.2

55.8

108,840

42.9

57.1

38,625

48.1

51.9

Medical Studies

Subjects allied to Medicine

15,640

17.7

82.3

13,940

17.5

82.5

1,695

19.2

80.8

Medicine and Dentistry

2,025

43.1

56.9

1,995

42.9

57.1

35

54.5

45.5

Total

17,665

20.6

79.4

15,935

20.7

79.3

1,730

19.8

80.2

Science and Engineering

Agriculture & related subjects

1,105

57.3

42.7

775

50.6

49.4

330

73.0

27.0

Architecture, building and planning

4,415

74.7

25.3

2,865

67.2

32.8

1,550

88.5

11.5

Biological Sciences

7,940

36.5

63.5

7,575

36.4

63.6

365

38.4

61.6

Engineering and Technology

12,260

86.0

14.0

7,740

84.4

15.6

4,520

88.8

11.2

Computer Science

8,010

80.2

19.8

4,855

78.6

21.4

3,150

82.6

17.4

Mathematical Sciences

1,490

57.2

42.8

1,435

57.3

42.7

55

54.7

45.3

Physical Sciences

4,095

57.6

42.4

3,975

57.8

42.2

120

49.6

50.4

Veterinary Science

570

19.4

80.6

350

26.0

74.0

220

9.0

91.0

Total

39,885

68.0

32.0

29,575

63.0

37.0

10,310

82.2

17.8

Business and Social Studies

Business & Administrative studies

27,540

45.4

54.6

16,135

49.5

50.5

11,405

39.6

60.4

Law

4,305

42.2

57.8

3,840

43.9

56.1

460

27.9

72.1

Mass Communication & documentation

2,040

46.3

53.7

1,315

41.2

58.8

725

55.4

44.6

Social Studies

12,630

28.0

72.0

7,730

34.1

65.9

4,900

18.4

81.6

Total

46,515

40.4

59.6

29,015

44.3

55.7

17,500

34.0

66.0

Education and the Arts

Creative Arts & Design

10,220

34.9

65.1

4,385

34.6

65.4

5,835

35.1

64.9

Education

9,185

27.9

72.1

7,815

25.0

75.0

1,370

44.1

55.9

Historical & Philosophical Studies

5,280

42.4

57.6

5,280

42.4

57.6

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Languages

7,065

35.5

64.5

6,955

35.6

64.4

110

29.1

70.9

Total

31,745

34.2

65.8

24,430

33.5

66.5

7,315

36.7

63.3

Combined

11,655

41.3

58.7

9,885

37.5

62.5

1,770

62.6

37.4

supplementary subjects contained in the above categories

Economics and Politics

2,525

55.9

44.1

2,465

56.4

43.6

60

13.3

86.7

English

2,190

38.2

61.8

2,100

38.4

61.6

85

27.9

72.1

Geography

1,140

45.9

54.1

1,005

46.2

53.8

135

42.6

57.4

Psychology

3,005

24.2

75.8

2,910

24.2

75.8

90

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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