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Data & Surveys
ABS analyses a number of data sources to provide the latest market intelligence to our members. Slides and data on the latest information are available through the below links. Passwords for the 'members only' spreadsheets have been emailed to our contacts at member institutions.
We are now also able to offer bespoke data analysis for members - please get in touch for more details.
For any queries relating to data or surveys please contact Joe Clark on email@example.com or 020 7388 0007.
ABS HESA student data analysis (members only)
ABS HESA student data analysis - overseas domicile (members only)
ABS HESA student data analysis - B&M subject (members only)
ABS HESA staff data analysis (members only)
ABS HESA research income data analysis (members only)
ABS HESA data analysis by UK country (members only)
ABS HESA data by institution (members only)
ABS quick student number survey - Oct 2012 (members only)
ABS QR funding survey - Oct 2009 (members only)
UK business education - the facts and figures
One in eight undergraduates
One in five postgraduates
One in four international students
£2bn estimated contribution to UK export earnings
£7.5bn estimated contribution to regional economies
Business and Management continues to be the most popular subject area of study for
undergraduates and continues to increase at a faster rate than the sector as a whole.
The double digit annual growth in postgraduate taught student numbers continues the
trend of recent years, predominantly driven by increases in overseas student numbers
on full-time programmes.
There seems to be a shift in part-time UK postgraduate taught study from part-time
on-site programmes to distance learning.
Postgraduate research numbers continue to increase from a low base, again mostly
due to overseas students.
Finance and Hospitality are two particular growth areas at all levels of study, with
Marketing and Management both proving increasingly popular at the postgraduate level.
Business schools employ 10,500 FTE academic staff. This is 7% of the sector and
they teach 14% of the students. The number of business academics has increased
slowly year on year for more than a decade. At the same time student numbers have
increased at a much faster rate.
Data Source: HESA Student/Staff/Finance Records 1994/95 - 2009/10
& ABS / Nottingham Economics report 'The Impact of Business Schools in the UK'
HESA cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived from the data by third parties.