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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Postgraduate entrants to English HEFCE-funded HEIs between 2005-06 and 2015-16


About the charts (Long-term trends)

The time series and table show data from 2005-06 to 2015-16 for postgraduate entrants at English HEFCE-funded HEIs. The specific coverage of data shown on the chart is decided by the selections made in the dropdown boxes.

Characteristic selects the characteristic the user is interested in and the chart will display data split into categories relevant to this characteristic e.g. if sex is selected then the chart will display entrant numbers for male and female postgraduate students.

Level allows the user to focus on PGR or PGT students. However, there is also an ‘Overall’ option which will combine these two levels.

Mode allows the user to select full-time (FT) or part-time (PT) students and again contains an ‘Overall’ option.

Get the data

Download the Overview of postgraduate education - long-term trends as CSV (251 KB)

Contact us 

For any queries about the graphs or any feedback, please email Rhiannon Hawkins in the Analysis for Policy team at

Page last updated 7 November 2017