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STEM Subjects

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 220412, tabled on 12 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students are studying STEM subjects at UK universities in the 2014-15 academic year; and if he will estimate the number of such students in each of the next five academic years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 January 2015

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes data on student enrolments at UK Higher Education Providers. Statistics on enrolments by mode, level and subject of study at UK Universities are published in Table 4 of their annual Statistical First Release, “Higher Education Student Enrolments and Qualifications obtained at Higher Education Providers in the United Kingdom”. The latest available statistics refer to the 2013/14 Academic Year and are available at the link:

The Government does not forecast the number of students studying particular subjects, as those numbers are dependent on decisions taken by individuals and universities.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency will publish statistics for the 2014/15 academic year in January 2016.

Answered by

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
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