HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 c659W
Mr. David Watkins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the current numbers of full-time students taking sciences, engineering, arts and social science.

Mr. Oakes:

The information for full-time and sandwich course students at universities and at maintained, assisted and grant-aided establishments of further education in Great Britain in the academic year 1977–78 is as follows:

Number of Students (000's)
Sciences 153
Engineering 128
Social science1 254
Other2 286
Total 821

1. Including architecture and vocational subjects.

2. Including arts, teacher training, GCE, CSE and some non-advanced courses with unknown subject groups.