It’s been a busy few months for English majors, but the number of students going on to master’s and doctorate programmes has grown significantly.
The proportion of students applying for master’s degree programmes increased from 11.5 per cent in May 2017 to 17.1 per cent this year.
The figure for doctorate degree programmes is up from 10.3 per cent to 15.3, according to the National Centre for Teaching in Higher Education (NCTEH).
However, the percentage of English students entering university to study English has been falling since 2014, when the proportion of applicants with English as a second language (ESL) was 12.6 per cent.
That dropped to 8.6 percent in 2016.
The number of candidates in the 2017 UK General Elections has been rising.
In October, there were 7.3 million candidates, up from 6.6 million in November 2017.
That’s a drop of nearly 30 per cent compared with the same month last year.
However the percentage seeking a place in a postgraduate course in the UK is still well above the OECD average of 5.6 to 6.4 per cent, which is well below the UK average of 15.4 to 17 per cent.(Reuters)The UK’s government has announced a new strategy to boost the numbers of students who are able to study and succeed in English in a competitive, inclusive and high-quality environment.
This new strategy includes new schemes and policies aimed at ensuring that those who do not qualify for English as an essential language are provided with support.
It also includes a new English Language Assessment (ELA) for university entrance, which will replace the current assessment.
More students are applying to English degree programmes.
According to the NCEE, the proportion applying for English degree courses rose from 12.1 percent in May to 15 percent in July.
The percentage of students admitted to English university rose from 2.1 in 2017 to 3.2 in 2018, with a rise in the number applying to a post-graduate degree programme of 1.9 to 1.10.
Since 2014, the number seeking a post graduate degree has risen by an average of 12 per cent per year.