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Degree Courses

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many students of the Polytechnic of Wales received first-class honours, 2A, 2B or third in accountancy in 1975, 1980 and 1984.

The Polytechnic of Wales began offering an honours degree course in accountancy and finance in 1980. In 1984 the results were:

Number
First Class0
2(i)3
2(ii)4
Third0

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many students of the Polytechnic of Wales received first-class honours, 2A, 2B or third in research and development in engineering in 1975, 1980 and 1984.

The Polytechnic of Wales does not offer degree courses which specialise in research and development in engineering. Its honours degree courses in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering contain elements of research and development work. Results from these courses for the years in question were as follows:

First Class2(i)2(ii)Third
197571493
1980813228
19848283410

asked the Secretary of State for Wales which universities or colleges in Wales, other than the Polytechnic of Wales, offer courses in marketing, marketing and research, accountancy, and research and development in engineering.

The University College at Aberystwyth offers a BSc in agricultural and food marketing. No other university colleges or higher education colleges in Wales provide degree courses specifically in marketing or market research, or in research and development in engineering. There are degree courses offered at the University Colleges at Cardiff and Swansea and at UWIST which include an element of marketing and market research; and engineering degree courses which include some research and development work are offered at the University Colleges at Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea, at UWIST and at the Gwent college of higher education. Degree courses in accountancy are offered at the University Colleges at Aberystwyth, Bangor and Cardiff and at UWIST.