Full-time postgraduate HE student enrolments UK 2017/18, by subject & gender

This statistic shows the number of students enrolling in full-time postgraduate courses in higher education (HE) institutions in the United Kingdom (UK) in academic year 2017/18, by subject area and gender. In this academic year, there were 26,360 female students enrolling in engineering and technology postgraduate courses, four times less than the number of male students.

Number of students enrolling in full-time postgraduate courses in higher education (HE) institutions in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18, by subject area and gender

FemaleMale
Medicine & dentistry 32,72523,235
Subjects allied to medicine 148,43038,635
Biological sciences 120,05571,490
Veterinary science 4,9151,270
Agriculture & related subjects 9,3554,425
Physical sciences 36,80549,955
Mathematical sciences 14,09524,335
Computer science 15,02072,690
Engineering & technology 26,350110,035
Architecture, building & planning 16,14022,625
Social studies 117,75072,980
Law 49,06527,335
Business & administrative studies 142,865142,710
Mass communications & documentation 28,18019,620
Languages 60,07023,100
Historical & philosophical studies 37,08030,665
Creative arts & design 105,27557,075
Education 66,40515,975
Combined 2,5852,060
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Source

Release date

January 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

September 2017 to August 2018

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