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Medical School Places (Applications)

Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many applications there were for places in medical schools in each of the last five years and how many of these failed to secure a place; and if he will give similar figures for the faculties of arts and the natural and social sciences.

Based on applications through the Universities Central Council on Admissions (UCCA) the information required is as follows:

Academic year of admissionTotal applicants for medical schoolsApplicants not securing a place
1970–717,5775,011
1971–728,9716,276
1972–7311,1778,254
1973–7412,9159,857
1974–7513,00310,044

The only figures available for other subject groups on a comparable basis

Academic year of admission 1973–74

Academic year of admission 1974–75

Home applicants

Home applicants not securing a place*

Home applicants

Home applicants not securing a place*

Medicine10,7597,80910,7467,875

Subject Groups†

Medicine, Dentistry and Health15,61410,68416,57811,693
Science21,1678,11920,1477,169
Social Administrative and Business Studies31,47618,03831,37916,970
Language and other Arts25,96112,39825,39211,480

* Not securing a place in the subject or subject groups specified if this contained the subject of first choice.

† Groups as defined in the UCCA classification.

Some additional United Kingdom applicants may have applied outside the UCCA scheme direct to Aberdeen and Glasgow Medical Schools.