|Funding element||2017-18 allocations (April 2017): Total (in £M)|
|Main teaching allocation for students in high-cost subjects||652|
High-cost subject funding
This is provided to support the extra costs associated with teaching students in particular subjects (price groups A to C1).
In 2017-18, HEFCE took responsibility for funding students starting pre-registration undergraduate courses in nursing, midwifery and certain allied health professions. A total of £32 million has been provided to support these courses in 2017-18, of which £16 million was included in our main high-cost subject allocation. (The remaining £16 million contributed to various targeted allocations). Read more about this transfer.
For 2017-18, there have been a number of changes to our targeted allocations.
We discontinued the widening access targeted allocations, and instead increased the funding available to the national collaborative outreach programme to £60 million.
We have provided student premiums for full- and part-time students to support successful student outcomes. These replace the precious allocations for improving retention and incorporate the previously separate allocation for part-time undergraduates.
The postgraduate taught supplement was previously part of high-cost subject funding, but is now shown as a separate allocation.
A transitional targeted allocation has been introduced to support the sustainability of certain nursing and health care professions. This supplement is provided to institutions with the condition that they maintain provision in those professions.
Targeted allocations for 2017-18 are:
|Funding element||2017-18 allocations (April 2017): Total (in £ millions)|
|Premium to support successful student outcomes: full‑time||195|
|Premium to support successful student outcomes: part-time||72|
|Disabled students’ premium||40|
|National geographically targeted outreach programme||60|
|Postgraduate taught supplement||47|
|Intensive postgraduate provision||35|
|Accelerated full-time undergraduate provision||2|
|Erasmus+ and overseas study programmes||29|
|Students attending courses in London||65|
|Very high-cost STEM subjects||24|
|HEIs’ costs relating to medical and dental staff (Clinical consultants’ pay, senior academic general practitioners’ pay, NHS pensions scheme compensation)||23|
|Supplement for old-regime students||14|
|Nursing, midwifery and allied health transitional supplement||6|