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Science Students

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of science students who were awarded a first degree in 1979 and each of the subsequent years for which statistics are available (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of all students awarded a first degree.

The information is as follows

Great Britain—Thousands
19791980198119821983
Science first degree graduates*17·017·519·019·720·4

Great Britain—Thousands

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

As a percentage of all first degree graduates2019202020

* Excluding engineering; technology; agriculture and medicine.

Notes

DES estimates based on data from the Universities Statistical Record and the CNAA.

Degrees awarded in public sector institutions but validated by Universities are excluded.