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Veterinary Studies

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people studied veterinary studies at university in each year since 2000. (96596)

[holding answer 24 October 2006]: The latest information is given in the table. Figures for 2005-06 will be available in January 2007.

Higher Education Students1 on Veterinary Science2 Courses Higher Education Institutions in England

Level of course

Postgraduate

Undergraduate

Total

2000-01

445

2,175

2,625

2001-02

465

2,450

2,915

2002-032

450

2,455

2,905

2003-04

500

2,315

2,815

2004-05

580

2,525

3,105

1 Covers UK domiciled and overseas students on full-time and part-time courses.

2 The methodology used to allocate students to subjects was changed in 2002-03, which means that the figures for this and later years are not directly comparable with those for earlier years. The main effect of the change in methodology was to increase the number of students who are allocated to particular named subjects, and reduce the number who are allocated to "combined subjects" courses.

Source:

Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Numbers have been rounded to the nearest five, so components may not sum to totals