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Medicine: Higher Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 47445, tabled on 7 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications for medicine courses were (a) received and (b) accepted at higher education institutions in England in each of the last five years.

Answered on

18 October 2016

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publishes data on applications and acceptances to full-time undergraduate courses. The table below shows the number of main scheme applications (applications submitted by 30 June each year) and the number of acceptances for ‘pre-clinical medicine’ for applicants domiciled in England.

Table: applications and acceptances to pre-clinical medicine1

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Number of acceptances

5,525

5,705

5,510

5,630

5,515

Number of main scheme applications

55,280

53,740

54,710

55,065

48,525

Notes:

1. Pre-clinical medicine is based on Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) code A1

The figures were extracted from the UCAS 2015 end of cycle data resources (tables DR3_017_01 and DR3_017_03) available via the following weblink:

https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-analysis/ucas-undergraduate-releases/ucas-undergraduate-end-cycle-data-resource-5