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Increase in Agriculture Students in the UK

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) revealed postgraduate ‘Agriculture and related subjects’ saw the biggest increase in UK university enrolment over the last year. 

Between 2010/11 and 2011/12 the number of postgraduate students studying agriculture rose from 1,970 to 2,170 - a 10 per cent rise, while computer science, which saw the biggest decline, dropped by 15 per cent.

To access the HESA report, click here.

 

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