Academic background

Academic background

Date
27 Apr 2016
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One third of mobilities were undertaken by language students, one third by STEM students and one third were neither language nor STEM students (e.g. arts, humanities, business, law). 

The top 10 subject areas across mobile students in 2014/15 were

1.         Languages, linguistics and literature

2.         Business and administrative studies

3.         Medicine and dentistry

4.         Social studies

5.         Creative Arts and design

6.         Biological sciences

7.         Physical Sciences

8.         Historical and Philosophical studies

9.         Subjects allied to medicine

10.       Law

Full list of mobilities by academic backgrounds (subjects)

  • There was a 13.9% decline of mobilities in subjects related to languages, linguistics and literature between 2013/14 and 2014/15, which means 1,270 fewer mobilities.

  • Most other subject areas showed increases, such as business and administrative studies by 13.4% and medicine and dentistry by 20.4%.

  • Overall, there was an increase by 5.2%, meaning 1,225 more mobilities in 2014/15 than in 2013/14

Distribution of mobilities in 2014/15 by academic background

Top STEM subjects

  • Clinical medicine

  • Pre-clinical medicine

  • Nursing
  • Biology

  • Psychology

  • Geology
  • Chemistry

STEM – types of mobility

  • Overall 8,105 mobilities across 7,865 students

  • Study: 74.6%

  • Work: 20.5%

  • Volunteering: 5.0%

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