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Physics: Higher Education

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding from the public purse per physics undergraduate was allocated to universities in each of the last five years. (321825)

This information is not held in the form requested. The Higher Education Funding Council for England's (HEFCE) teaching grant to institutions reflects the additional costs associated with particular subjects. It places each subject into four price bands from A to D, with A attracting the highest level of grant. Physics along with other laboratory-based subjects is in price group B. The rate of grant per full-time equivalent undergraduate in this price group was as follows:

£

2005/06

4,959

2006/07

5,126

2007/08

5,291

2008/09

5,484

2009/10

5,425

It should be noted that these figures do not equate to the total public contribution to each student.