Research and analysis

Postgraduate study in England: exploring student demand

Summary of the trends in English postgraduate applications from 2005 to 2006 onwards. BIS research paper number 154.


Exploring student demand for postgraduate study


This report brings together information on postgraduate applications to English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from the academic years 2005 to 2006 through to 2011 to 2012. HEIs provided data on postgraduate applications broken down by demographic factors, type and level of course studied, subject, domicile, previous HEI attended and offers.

The report examines how student demand has changed and how it may have been affected by levels of student debt.

Published 9 December 2013