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
(C) Law 66640 6220 16870 0 89730
(D) Business & administrative studies 211745 26495 95055 125 333425
(E) Mass communications & documentation 38775 4210 7435 0 50420
(F) Languages 87530 7205 12305 5 107040
(G) Historical & philosophical studies 75580 3870 6000 0 85455
(H) Creative arts & design 145480 11465 18755 0 175700
(I) Education 140615 2910 7535 0 151060
(J) Combined 35870 580 2190 0 38640