The latest official statistics provided to Studying-in-UK.org by the Higher Education Statistics Agency in UK reveal that Business and Administrative Studies continue to be the most popular courses for international students.
But what about other subjects?
Have a look at these numbers.
The Higher Education Statistics Agency in UK has collected data from 163 higher education providers in UK. Until now, just a part of its results have been released to the audience while the full report, which also includes the numbers below, will be published on 30 January 2019.
During the last academic year, a total of 342,970 students were enrolled in a Business and Administration degree course. Statistically, non-UK students accounted for a large portion of this student population.
In absolute numbers, 126,690 overseas students were attending a Business and Administration course more than in any other subject. In other words, 38% of all enrollees in these courses were foreign students.
This popularity of the UK’S Business and Administration degrees among international students is nothing new to us. The UK universities have established a global reputation for their business schools, attracting many talented and ambitious youngsters and these numbers are just a confirmation of this fact.
Due to their outstanding quality of education the British business-related degrees, especially Business Administration degrees, are much sought-after in the national and international higher education market.
Other subjects contained in the list of top five popular degrees for international students were Engineering & Technology, Social Studies, Creative Arts & Design and Biological Studies.
The table below shows the enrollment in UK universities as of 2017/18 by domicile and subject
|Subject area||UK||Other EU||Non-EU||Not known||Total|
|(1) Medicine & dentistry||54615||2605||7895||0||65110|
|(2) Subjects allied to medicine||269320||8660||12780||15||290770|
|(3) Biological sciences||201000||12425||12970||0||226395|
|(4) Veterinary science||5880||260||1005||0||7145|
|(5) Agriculture & related subjects||16430||780||1430||15||18655|
|(6) Physical sciences||79720||6095||9355||0||95170|
|(7) Mathematical sciences||34165||2780||6935||0||43880|
|(8) Computer science||81215||8315||11610||0||101145|
|(9) Engineering & technology||112610||12750||39795||0||165155|
|(A) Architecture, building & planning||38390||3275||9600||0||51265|
|(B) Social studies||179550||13940||28020||210||221710|
|(D) Business & administrative studies||211745||26495||95055||125||333425|
|(E) Mass communications & documentation||38775||4210||7435||0||50420|
|(G) Historical & philosophical studies||75580||3870||6000||0||85455|
|(H) Creative arts & design||145480||11465||18755||0||175700|