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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 34. Qualifiers from higher education courses at Scottish institutions by subject of study: 2000-01 to 2009-10

Subject of Study

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

% change
over last year

% change
since 2000-01

All Subjects

70,865

74,395

72,575

75,470

81,045

81,165

82,920

83,335

84,030

83,395

-0.8

17.7

Medical Studies

Allied Medicine

5,830

7,130

7,885

7,210

8,770

8,710

8,720

8,755

8,480

7,630

-10.0

30.9

Medicine and Dentistry

1,220

1,395

1,300

1,450

1,470

1,475

1,490

1,530

1,600

1,660

3.8

36.1

Total

7,050

8,525

9,185

8,660

10,245

10,185

10,210

10,285

10,080

9,285

-7.9

31.7

Science and Engineering

Agriculture

860

725

685

730

730

630

590

625

660

690

4.5

-19.8

Biological Sciences

2,980

3,030

3,600

3,875

4,300

4,295

4,585

4,550

4,825

4,705

-2.5

57.9

Engineering and Technology

6,855

6,600

5,955

6,310

6,510

6,585

6,755

6,830

7,255

7,440

2.5

8.5

Information Technology

4,635

5,550

5,150

5,350

5,510

4,645

4,920

4,660

4,470

4,540

1.6

-2.0

Mathematical Sciences

790

655

735

915

1,100

945

990

1,060

890

995

11.8

25.9

Physical Sciences

2,010

1,775

1,890

1,905

2,175

2,160

2,340

2,520

2,895

2,810

-2.9

39.8

Veterinary Science

275

400

290

385

370

370

385

425

390

415

6.4

50.9

Total

18,410

18,730

18,300

19,475

20,695

19,625

20,565

20,665

21,390

21,585

0.9

17.2

Business and Social Studies

Architecture

2,490

2,105

2,175

2,410

2,670

2,810

3,160

3,530

3,645

3,675

0.8

47.6

Business Administration

15,580

15,585

15,140

15,980

15,905

15,810

15,170

15,595

15,845

16,175

2.1

3.8

Law

1,985

1,875

2,065

2,455

2,580

2,765

3,015

3,195

3,290

3,115

-5.3

56.9

Mass Communication

1,325

1,425

1,395

1,810

1,735

1,645

1,455

1,365

1,310

1,285

-1.9

-3.0

Social Studies

5,885

6,125

6,265

7,530

8,630

8,600

8,920

8,775

8,660

8,510

-1.7

44.6

Total

27,265

27,115

27,040

30,185

31,520

31,625

31,720

32,455

32,750

32,755

0.0

20.1

Education and the Arts

Creative Arts

3,750

4,690

4,690

5,645

5,780

5,950

6,325

6,275

6,430

6,850

6.5

82.7

Education

4,220

5,345

5,050

4,910

5,980

6,945

6,890

6,365

6,340

6,420

1.3

52.1

Historical and Philosophical Studies

1,375

1,475

1,885

1,860

2,255

2,000

2,180

2,355

2,350

2,180

-7.2

58.5

Languages

1,775

1,670

1,990

2,050

2,225

2,780

2,860

3,260

2,935

2,545

-13.3

43.4

Total

11,125

13,175

13,615

14,465

16,240

17,675

18,255

18,255

18,055

18,000

-0.3

61.8

Combined

7,015

6,845

4,435

2,695

2,340

2,055

2,175

1,675

1,755

1,765

0.6

-74.8

Supplementary subjects contained in the above

Economics and Politics

570

565

1,190

1,415

1,520

1,575

1,770

1,770

1,705

1,810

6.2

217.5

English

810

655

775

900

945

1,195

1,100

1,350

1,230

1,125

-8.5

38.9

Geography 1

465

315

830

895

985

925

940

740

720

745

3.5

60.2

Psychology

790

700

1,130

1,270

1,435

1,455

1,495

1,550

1,610

1,515

-5.9

91.8

Sources: Higher Education Statistics Agency ( HESA) and Scottish Funding Council ( SFC).
1. Prior to 2007-08, Environmental Science was included under the heading Geography. In 2007-08 a new classification system was introduced ( JACS 2.0) and Environmental Science was no longer classified as Geography. The values associated with Geography for 2007-08 and 2008-09 do not therefore include Environmental science qualifiers.
The 'combined' subject grouping is used in recognition of programmes of study which cut across different subject areas.
Percentages have been calculated from rounded values.
Please also see relevant sections of ' Notes to Tables'.

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