HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.
The HEFCE domain - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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.
For individual subject areas the data show:
Each subject area can be reviewed individually, which means the recent and potential flow of graduates in different subject areas can be considered.
The data add the academic year 2012-13 to our existing time series of numbers studying at both A level and in higher education and are presented in a new, interactive format. Also included are data that provide an indication of acceptances into the academic year 2013-14. The tables and charts allow users to easily review time series data against up to two student characteristics, and by whether study is at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
The following conclusions can be drawn from the latest data:
We will be working with professional and subject bodies, universities and colleges, and colleagues across Government and business to probe the reasons behind the observed patterns in order to assist policy development.