HL Deb 20 April 2004 vol 660 cc21-2WA
Lord Chan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What courses in schools, colleges and universities in England are the most popular among students from China. [HL2255]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

The latest available information is shown in the tables. Comparable information for schools is not available centrally.

Students from China studying in England by subject of study 2001–02
HE institutions1
Business and administrative studies 5,600
Computer science 2,000
Engineering and technology 1,800
Languages 1,800
Combined courses 1,700
Social, economic and political studies 800
Law 500
Creative art and design 300
Physical sciences 300
Biological sciences 200
Mathematical sciences 200
Librarianship and information science 200
Education 200
Subjects allied to medicine 100
Humanities 100
Architecture, building and planning 100
Medicine and dentistry
Veterinary science
Agriculture and related subjects
Total 15,900
FE sector institutions2
Humanities 3,800
Basic education 800
Sciences 500
Business 400
Hotel and catering 200
Engineering 100
Art and design 100
Health and community care
Total 5,900
1 Covers all HE and FE students in institutions funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
2 Covers all HE and FE students in institutions funded by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).


Learning and Skills Council; Higher Education Statistics Agency. Numbers have been rounded to nearest 100.