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Higher Education: Nurses

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 75384, tabled on 16 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been received for traditional higher education self-funding degree programmes for nursing in 2020 to date.

Answered on

4 August 2020

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) publishes information on the number of applications to nursing courses throughout the application cycle.

The latest data as at the 30 June 2020 application deadline shows there were 47,320 unique applicants to the B7 category of courses, which includes both nursing and midwifery, at English providers.

The UCAS figures are published at the following link:

https://www.ucas.com/data-and-analysis/undergraduate-statistics-and-reports/ucas-undergraduate-releases/applicant-releases-2020/2020-cycle-applicant-figures-30-june-deadline

Students on these courses normally finance their studies via the student finance system. Further information is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care