HC Deb 18 November 1985 vol 87 cc6-7W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of science students who were awarded a first degree in 1979 and each of the subsequent years for which statistics are available (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of all students awarded a first degree.

Mr. Brooke

The information is as follows

Great Britain—Thousands
1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
Science first degree graduates* 17.0 17.5 19.0 19.7 20.4

Great Britain—Thousands
1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
As a percentage of all first degree graduates 20 19 20 20 20
* Excluding engineering; technology; agriculture and medicine.


DES estimates based on data from the Universities Statistical Record and the CNAA.

Degrees awarded in public sector institutions but validated by Universities are excluded.