Annual Review 2017/18

Student numbers 2017/18

The make-up of our student body, plus numbers of applicants and acceptances.

This page shows how our student body is comprised, and how the numbers of undergraduate applications and acceptances have varied over the past decade.

UG: undergraduate

PGT: postgraduate taught

PGR: postgraduate research

 

Level of study by College

  UG PGT PGR Total
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

16,133

5,949 2,119 24,201
Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

3,061

2,449

1,211

6,721

Science & Engineering

6,757

1,383 2,250 10,390
 

25,951

9,781 5,580 41,312

Student body by level of study and gender 

  UG PGT PGR Total
Female 15,924 6,131 2,727 24,782
Male 10,005 3,629 2,841 16,475
Non-disclosed gender 22 21 12 55
Total 25,951 9,781 5,580 41,312

Student body by level of study and mode

  UG PGT PGR Total
Full time 22,250 5,086 3,183 30,519
Part time 3,701 4,695 2,397 10,793
Total 25,951 9,781 5,580 41,312

Student body by domicile region on entry

Domicile region on entry Number of students
Scotland 11,991
International 13,353
Oher UK 10,710
Other EU 5,258

Please note: Channel Islands and Isle of Man students have been categorised as international students.

Top 20 non-UK domicile on entry

Country Number of students
China 3,624
United States of America 2,964
Germany 676
Canada 637
Hong Kong 487
Italy 482
Australia 473
France 467
Spain 455
Malaysia 451
India 434
Greece 403
Ireland 376
Singapore 338
Netherlands 255
Norway 219
Poland 218
Switzerland 206
Sweden 196
Cyprus (European Union) 186

Please note: The figures above represent all students matriculated during the session, with the exception of those exiting or interrupting their studies within five weeks of the first semester start date. Visiting students, part-time and distance learning students and students on collaborative programmes are included. Domicile on entry is declared by the student when first matriculating onto their programme.

Undergraduate applications and acceptances

2009   Men Women Total
Applications*   22,523 25,299 47,822
Acceptances   2,479 2,870 5,349
2010   Men Women Total
Applications*   21,601 25,657 47,258
Acceptances   1,631 2,190 3,821
2011   Men Women Total
Applications*   18,549 22,189 40,738
Acceptances   1,981 2,895 4,876
2012   Men Women Total
Applications*   20,371 27,188 47,559
Acceptances   2,281 3,224 5,505
2013   Men Women Total
Applications*   21,707 29,227 50,934
Acceptances   2,286 3,177 5,463
2014   Men Women Total
Applications*   22,984 32,353 55,337
Acceptances   2,365 3,385 5,750
2015   Men Women Total
Applications*   24,563 34,898 59,461
Acceptances   2,395 3,714 6,109
2016   Men Women Total
Applications*   25,345 36,755 62,100
Acceptances   2,452 3,745 6,197
2017 Non-disclosed gender Men Women Total
Applications* 8 25,735 37,218 62,961
Acceptances <5 2,594 4,161 6,759
2018 Non-disclosed gender Men Women Total
Applications** <5 24,263 36,271 60,535
Acceptances <5 2,458 3,944 6,402

Please note:

*Number of applications received in each cycle for entry in the same year or deferred entry the following year.

**According to UCAS, there was a 2.5% drop in the 18-year-old population in the UK compared to 2017.