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Departmental Higher Education

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department undertook courses funded by the Department for (a) undergraduate degrees, (b) postgraduate degrees or diplomas, (c) Masters degrees, (d) MBA degrees and (e) PhD degrees in the last 12 months, broken down by pay band. (242139)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) funded the following numbers of staff to undertake courses in the last 12 months:

(a) Undergraduate degrees

A total of 2 staff at Grade B—civil service equivalent SEO/HEO pay band.

(b) Postgraduate degrees or diplomas

A total of three staff (excluding Masters degrees):

one staff at Grade A—Grade 6/7 equivalent pay band;

one staff at Grade B—SEO/HEO equivalent pay band;

one staff at Grade C—EO equivalent pay band.

(c) Masters degrees

A total of 11 staff undertaking MSc or MA degrees:

four staff at Grade A/A(U)—Grade 6/7 equivalent pay band;

five staff at Grade B—SEO/HEO equivalent pay band;

one staff at Grade C—EO equivalent pay band;

one staff at Grade D—AO/AA equivalent pay band.

(d) MBA degrees

A total of one staff at Grade A/A(U)—Grade 6/7 equivalent pay band.

(e) PhD degrees

None undertaken in the last 12 months.