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Postgraduate Students

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many and what percentage of postgraduate students studying in British universities are (a) United Kingdom home students and (b) from outside the United Kingdom; and what these figures have been in each of the past 10 years.

Information on full-time and sandwich postgraduate students studying in British universities is shown in the following table. The total numbers each year of part-time postgraduates, including those in the Open University, are also included.Numbers in each of the last 10 Years are as follows:

Number
1985–862,409
1984–852,495
1983–842,496
1982–832,498
1981–822,589
1980–812,750

Number

1979–802,992
1978–793,158
1977–783,655
1976–773,530