The Student Experience: Student statistics

Student experience

Introduction

This web page contains statistics about English studies and Creative Writing students compiled by official sources, notably the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). They are made available here should members of the community need to refer to them. Jane Gawthrope, the English Subject Centre Manager, is happy to try to answer any statistical enquiries that you may have.

Student numbers 2003-2008 showing subject of study, mode and level of study, domicile and gender

The tables below were commissioned by the English Subject Centre from HESA in 2010 in order to provide a breakdown of all English subjects using JACS codes. (In the publicly available HESA data only the single heading ‘English studies’ is used.) The tables below also give the figures for creative writing (JACS code W8 ‘Imaginative Writing’ which includes script, poetry and prose writing).

There are six tables, each giving the data for a different year, preceded by a summary table showing the growth in student numbers from 2003/04 to 2008/09.

Notes:

1. The following abbreviations are used: FT=full time; PT=part time; PG=postgraduate; UG=undergraduate

2. ‘Postgraduate’ (PG) includes both taught and research postgraduate students.

3. HESA warns that it is possible for some institutions to code certain subjects generically at this level of detail e.g. some students studying Q321 ‘English literature by period‘, may actually be classified as Q300 ‘English studies‘.

4.HESA Student Record 2003/04 – 2008/09 HESA does not accept any liability for any inferences or conclusions derived from the Data by the Client or any third party. Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency 2010.

Growth in Student Numbers 2003/04 to 2008/09 (Data extracted from tables below)
Year total HE students Q300 English Studies Q310 Language Q320 Literature W8 Imag. Writing Total HE FT PGs Total HE PT PGs Total HE FT UGs Total HE PT UGs
2008/09 66158 37958 4124 13104 6149 4309 3522 44369 13959
2007/08 67323 42608 3753 12032 5415 4121 3302 43524 16374
2006/07 65637 43049 3161 10522 6465 4163 3272 41503 16703
2005/06 63224 42999 2915 9398 5825 4059 2920 40685 15564
2004/05 62619 43626 2693 8957 5145 3701 2885 39523 16509
2003/04 61385 44135 2234 8105 3985 3572 2900 39996 14916
increase between
2003/4 &
2008/09
8% -14% 85% 62% 54% 21% 21% 11% -6%

Source: HESA Student Record 2003/04 – 2008/09 HESA does not accept any liability for any inferences or conclusions derived from the Data by the Client or any third party. Copyright Higher Education Statistics Agency 2010

Note: It is possible for some institutions to code certain subjects generically at this level of detail e.g. some students studying Q321 ‘English literature by period‘, may actually be classified as Q300 ‘English Studies’.

 

All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2008/09
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 37958 2243 28292 1554 5869 33465 23967 9498 1590 960 630 2903 1657 1246
(Q310) English language 4124 246 3312 121 446 3221 2351 870 359 226 133 545 285 260
(Q320) English literature 13104 574 7654 465 4412 12624 9339 3285 199 146 53 282 206 76
(Q321) English literature
by period
593 287 1 82 223 484 350 134 28 22 6 81 58 23
(Q322) English literature 
by author
100 22 0 15 63 89 69 20 2 2 0 9 6 3
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
265 91 2 121 52 226 181 45 8 7 1 32 28 4
(Q330) English as 
a second language
3721 83 1783 13 1841 225 137 88 609 337 273 2886 1301 1585
(Q340) English literature written as
a second language
1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 143 60 56 10 17 128 91 37 4 3 1 12 8 4
(W8) Imaginative writing 6149 705 3268 1142 1035 5776 3391 2385 155 112 44 217 161 57
2007/8
Total
66158 4309 44369 3522 13959 56239 39877 16362 2954 1814 1140 6966 3708 3258
All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2007/08
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 42608.2 2546.9 29183.8 1413.8 9463.8 37074.6 26205.2 10869.4 1687.1 1066.5 620.5 3846.5 2289.9 1556.7
(Q310) English language 3753.7 227.1 2968.2 122.8 435.6 2976.4 2126.0 850.5 324.9 207.4 117.5 452.4 198.7 253.7
(Q320) English literature 12032.9 434.5 7361.0 543.3 3694.1 11624.7 8598.0 3026.7 169.6 131.1 38.5 238.5 178.5 60.0
(Q321) English literature
by period
296.3 154.8 3.0 72.0 66.5 242.1 189.3 52.8 21.1 19.1 2.0 33.1 24.1 9.0
(Q322) English literature 
by author
103.0 24.0 0.0 18.0 61.0 96.0 64.0 32.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 4.0 3.0 1.0
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
584.3 80.5 14.7 126.0 363.2 533.8 387.5 146.3 17.0 15.0 2.0 33.5 27.0 6.5
(Q330) English as 
a second language
2336.4 54.0 1112.9 23.5 1146.0 197.1 140.5 56.7 525.0 305.4 219.6 1614.3 718.6 895.7
(Q340) English literature written as
a second language
9.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 4.0 9.0 7.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 184.2 54.5 96.2 23.0 10.5 131.8 94.3 37.6 9.0 8.0 1.0 43.4 32.0 11.4
(W8) Imaginative writing 5415 545 2780 960 1130 5035 3020 2015 135 90 45 240 180 65
2007/8
Total
67323.0 4121.3 43524.7 3302.4 16374.6 57920.6 40831.7 17088.9 2891.7 1845.6 1046.1 6505.7 3651.8 2858.9
All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2006/07
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 43049.7 2609.3 30142.1 1535.8 8762.4 36811.0 26331.9 10479.1 1915.5 1256.3 659.2 4323.2 2518.7 1804.5
(Q310) English language 3161.5 145.0 2408.8 65.0 542.7 2469.3 1787.2 682.2 248.8 171.3 77.5 443.3 244.3 199.0
(Q320) English literature 10522.0 470.5 5745.7 520.5 3785.3 10162.7 7573.5 2589.2 151.0 118.8 32.2 208.3 155.2 53.2
(Q321) English literature 
by period
258.0 162.5 5.5 87.0 3.0 201.0 135.0 66.0 24.0 20.0 4.0 33.0 23.0 10.0
(Q322) English literature 
by author
183.0 13.0 0.0 8.0 162.0 177.0 149.0 28.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 4.0 2.0 2.0
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
202.2 51.5 2.7 91.0 57.0 161.7 138.3 23.3 13.7 11.7 2.0 26.8 20.8 6.0
(Q330) English as 
a second language
1605.2 147.0 615.0 10.0 833.2 147.3 89.2 58.2 432.3 239.0 193.3 1025.5 474.8 550.7
(Q340) English literature written as 
a second language
55.0 0.0 52.0 0.0 3.0 55.0 43.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 136.2 59.5 26.7 35.0 15.0 95.3 67.2 28.2 6.0 3.0 3.0 34.8 26.3 8.5
(W8) Imaginative writing 6465 505.0 2505 920 2540.0 6135 3765 2375 120 80 40 210 135 75
2006/07 Total 65637.7 4163.3 41503.4 3272.3 16703.6 56415.3 40079.3 16341.1 2913.3 1902.2 1011.2 6309.0 3600.2 2708.8
All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2005/06
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 42999.0 2769.5 30419.8 1788.5 8021.2 37631.0 27078.1 10552.9 1800.3 1206.3 594.0 3567.7 2130.8 1436.8
(Q310) English language 2915.8 123.5 2250.8 47.5 494.0 2276.2 1655.5 620.7 201.5 126.2 75.3 438.2 245.2 193.0
(Q320) English literature 9398.2 361.5 4975.0 166.0 3895.7 9091.5 6864.7 2226.8 130.7 103.2 27.5 176.0 128.7 47.3
(Q321) English literature 
by period
287.3 134.0 7.5 86.0 59.8 246.8 169.3 77.5 10.5 9.0 1.5 30.0 24.0 6.0
(Q322) English literature 
by author
169.0 11.0 0.0 18.0 140.0 164.0 128.0 36.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 4.0 3.0 1.0
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
207.3 34.0 3.3 66.0 104.0 184.3 158.0 26.3 10.7 7.7 3.0 12.3 10.3 2.0
(Q330) English as 
a second language
1252.0 112.5 724.2 5.5 409.8 133.8 86.0 47.8 190.2 99.7 90.5 928.0 488.8 439.2
(Q340) English literature written as 
a second language
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 170.8 53.0 54.8 38.0 25.0 128.8 82.3 46.5 7.0 6.0 1.0 35.0 28.0 7.0
(W8) Imaginative writing 5825 460.0 2250 705.0 2415 5580 3480 2095 100 60 40 145 105 45
2005/06 Total 63224.5 4059.0 40685.5 2920.5 15564.5 55436.5 39701.9 15729.6 2451.8 1619.0 832.8 5336.2 3163.8 2177.3
All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2004/05
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 43626.5 2526.2 30621.9 1852.3 8626.1 38275.6 27706.1 10569.5 1508.3 1042.4 465.8 3842.7 2178.2 1664.5
(Q310) English language 2639.7 110.5 1948.2 44.5 536.5 1918.2 1426.3 491.8 193.3 104.5 88.8 528.2 284.3 243.8
(Q320) English literature 8957.3 337.0 4385.7 166.0 4068.7 8682.0 6666.8 2015.2 112.8 93.5 19.3 162.5 118.8 43.7
(Q321) English literature 
by period
370.2 192.5 9.2 87.0 81.5 293.2 212.7 80.5 24.0 18.5 5.5 53.0 36.5 16.5
(Q322) English literature 
by author
204.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 177.0 199.0 157.0 42.0 2.0 2.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.0
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
166.0 35.0 4.0 57.0 70.0 135.0 119.7 15.3 10.0 7.0 3.0 21.0 18.0 3.0
(Q330) English as 
a second language
1373.0 51.0 740.7 1.5 579.8 121.0 81.0 40.0 150.2 72.8 77.3 1101.8 558.7 543.2
(Q340) English literature written as
a second language
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 138.0 70.0 24.0 29.0 15.0 69.0 44.0 25.0 6.0 4.0 2.0 63.0 51.0 12.0
(W8) Imaginative writing 5145 370.0 1790 630.0 2355 4945 3095 1850 85 55 35 115 80 30
2004/05 Total 62619.7 3701.2 39523.6 2885.3 16509.6 54637.9 39508.6 15129.3 2091.6 1399.7 696.8 5890.2 3327.5 2557.7
All HE Students with a specified 4 digit JACS subject of study by Academic year, subject of study, mode of study, level of study, domicile and gender 2003/04
4 digit subject of study Total HE
Students
FT- PG FT-
UG
PT- PG PT-
UG
UK  Total UK 
Female
UK
Male
EU  Total EU
Female
EU
Male
Non EU Total Non EU
Female
Non EU
Male
(Q300) English studies 44135.6 2464.8 31680.1 2016.0 7974.7 38963.7 28490.9 10472.8 1193.7 833.8 359.8 3978.2 2288.0 1690.2
(Q310) English language 2234.5 66.5 1800.0 30.5 337.5 1691.5 1262.8 428.7 128.3 86.2 42.2 414.7 224.7 190.0
(Q320) English literature 8105.5 348.5 4150.7 129.5 3476.8 7856.8 6000.0 1856.8 115.0 92.0 23.0 133.7 94.0 39.7
(Q321) English literature 
by period
467.8 226.0 5.8 142.0 94.0 384.0 264.8 119.2 18.3 13.8 4.5 65.5 44.5 21.0
(Q322) English literature 
by author
339.3 16.0 0.0 26.0 297.3 327.3 279.0 48.3 6.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 4.0 2.0
(Q323) English literature 
by topic
176.0 20.0 0.0 88.0 68.0 150.0 138.0 12.0 7.0 6.0 1.0 19.0 16.0 3.0
(Q330) English as 
a second language
1590.2 80.0 1060.0 1.0 449.2 118.5 71.0 47.5 110.8 83.0 27.8 1360.8 749.7 611.2
(Q340) English literature written as
a second language
174.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 174.0 5.5 2.0 3.5 41.5 22.5 19.0 127.0 42.0 85.0
(Q390) English studies not elsewhere classified 178.0 41.0 100.0 7.0 30.0 64.0 48.0 16.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 114.0 58.0 56.0
(W8) Imaginative writing 3985 310.0 1200 460.0 2015 3840 2430 1405 55 30 25 90 70 20
2003/04 Total 61385.9 3572.8 39996.6 2900.0 14916.5 53401.4 38986.6 14409.8 1675.7 1173.3 502.3 6308.8 3590.8 2718.0