HC Deb 22 December 1983 vol 51 c323W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the average cost to the Government of educating a non-scientific postgraduate research student.

Mr. Brooke

Net institutional expenditure in 1981–82 per advanced non-scientific student is estimated as

Polytechnics—England (financial year) £2,604. Universities—GB (academic year) £3,350

It is not possible to identify the average cost of postgraduate research students separately.

In addition the average DES award (excluding the fees element) for eligible postgraduate students was £2,340.