HE subject group

Total number of applications (choices) and accepted applicants by JACS subject group and line.

Applicants reported by predominant subject of choices and accepted applicants reported by subject of acceptance. The JACS subject group is used to classify courses into subject groups, and can vary from cycle to cycle.

Subject groups are defined by the JACS 2 classification in 2008 to 2011 and JACS3 in 2012 to 2013.

Applicants
Subject group (JACS) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A Medicine and Dentistry 21,152 21,682 24,354 25,068 24,347 24,765
B Subjects allied to medicine 60,213 71,189 91,569 95,560 92,893 96,015
C Biological sciences 38,109 40,805 46,473 48,165 46,012 50,455
D Veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects 5,598 6,405 7,550 7,982 7,487 8,260
F Physical sciences 16,414 17,458 19,361 20,672 20,465 21,850
G Mathematical sciences 26,500 29,362 32,234 33,407 8,952 9,310
H Engineering 24,736 28,269 30,581 31,202 30,357 32,190
I Computer sciences - - - - 21,823 24,160
J Technologies 2,074 2,373 2,475 2,422 1,891 1,855
K Architecture, building and planning 11,617 12,036 11,705 11,283 9,407 9,195
L Social Studies 42,856 47,511 55,119 55,396 48,787 49,400
M Law 23,252 24,759 26,217 27,074 25,711 27,140
N Business and administrative studies 62,307 67,407 72,067 75,756 71,368 72,670
P Mass communications and documentation 10,674 11,928 12,907 13,580 11,769 13,040
Q Linguistics, classics and related studies 14,139 14,919 15,762 15,046 13,916 13,900
R European languages, literature and related studies 4,938 5,112 5,360 5,309 4,715 4,490
T Non-European languages, litrature and related studies 1,215 1,371 1,453 1,446 1,160 1,150
V Historical and philosophical studies 15,993 17,253 18,133 17,814 16,536 17,150
W Creative arts and design 63,002 68,135 74,993 75,977 64,501 67,105
X Education 19,099 20,700 23,081 23,631 21,605 21,595
Combined sciences 2,951 3,513 3,738 3,486 3,573 3,430
Combined social sciences 3,183 3,436 3,754 3,498 3,055 2,970
Combined arts 10,242 11,139 11,299 10,517 8,854 8,800
Sciences combined with social sciences or arts 11,755 13,829 14,959 13,546 11,361 10,110
Social sciences combined with arts 8,544 9,298 9,553 8,598 7,806 7,605
General, other combined and unknown 1,735 1,985 2,150 1,903 2,861 2,940
No preferred subject group 86,391 87,986 80,504 71,823 72,425 75,825
Total 588,689 639,860 697,351 700,161 653,637 677,375

 

Accepted applicants
Subject group (JACS) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A Medicine and Dentistry 9,258 9,233 9,246 9,067 9,078 8,765
B Subjects allied to medicine 43,275 48,171 49,963 48,023 46,616 49,475
C Biological sciences 35,598 37,049 38,892 40,227 39,625 44,415
D Veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects 4,948 5,542 5,869 6,213 5,779 6,445
F Physical sciences 16,523 17,328 18,041 18,464 18,271 19,325
G Mathematical sciences 26,472 28,538 28,948 29,265 8,098 8,475
H Engineering 23,519 25,452 26,070 26,022 25,293 27,155
I Computer sciences - - - - 19,353 21,710
J Technologies 2,968 3,177 3,244 2,817 2,345 2,560
K Architecture, building and planning 10,333 10,289 9,413 8,956 7,552 7,730
L Social Studies 35,146 36,977 38,841 40,225 37,830 40,930
M Law 21,196 22,059 21,913 22,768 22,080 23,740
N Business and administrative studies 55,892 58,545 59,388 61,484 57,593 60,990
P Mass communications and documentation 10,456 11,057 11,234 11,834 10,596 11,845
Q Linguistics, classics and related studies 12,456 12,910 12,703 12,660 12,032 12,460
R European languages, literature and related studies 4,651 4,618 4,678 4,576 4,065 4,005
T Non-European languages, litrature and related studies 1,558 1,494 1,485 1,434 1,234 1,255
V Historical and philosophical studies 14,464 14,848 15,002 15,092 14,162 14,930
W Creative arts and design 49,188 52,382 51,702 53,258 47,736 51,645
X Education 15,458 16,128 16,455 17,136 16,896 17,860
Combined sciences 7,320 5,617 8,097 8,361 8,176 8,380
Combined social sciences 5,762 7,907 5,754 5,639 5,098 5,180
Combined arts 12,979 13,532 13,172 12,778 11,157 10,925
Sciences combined with social sciences or arts 20,149 21,016 20,872 19,797 17,531 17,410
Social sciences combined with arts 11,713 12,509 12,136 11,962 10,623 11,040
General, other combined and unknown 5,345 5,476 4,211 3,972 6,091 6,955
Total 456,627 481,854 487,329 492,030 464,910 495,595

 

Applicants – expressed as percentages
Subject group (JACS) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A Medicine and Dentistry 3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.7% 3.7%
B Subjects allied to medicine 10.2% 11.1% 13.1% 13.6% 14.2% 14.2%
C Biological sciences 6.5% 6.4% 6.7% 6.9% 7.0% 7.4%
D Veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2%
F Physical sciences 2.8% 2.7% 2.8% 3.0% 3.1% 3.2%
G Mathematical sciences 4.5% 4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 1.4% 1.4%
H Engineering 4.2% 4.4% 4.4% 4.5% 4.6% 4.8%
I Computer sciences - - - - 3.3% 3.6%
J Technologies 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
K Architecture, building and planning 2.0% 1.9% 1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 1.4%
L Social Studies 7.3% 7.4% 7.9% 7.9% 7.5% 7.3%
M Law 3.9% 3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 3.9% 4.0%
N Business and administrative studies 10.6% 10.5% 10.3% 10.8% 10.9% 10.7%
P Mass communications and documentation 1.8% 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 1.9%
Q Linguistics, classics and related studies 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
R European languages, literature and related studies 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.7% 0.7%
T Non-European languages, litrature and related studies 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
V Historical and philosophical studies 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5%
W Creative arts and design 10.7% 10.6% 10.8% 10.9% 9.9% 9.9%
X Education 3.2% 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.3% 3.2%
Combined sciences 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5%
Combined social sciences 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Combined arts 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.5% 1.4% 1.3%
Sciences combined with social sciences or arts 2.0% 2.2% 2.1% 1.9% 1.7% 1.5%
Social sciences combined with arts 1.5% 1.5% 1.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.1%
General, other combined and unknown 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
No preferred subject group 14.7% 13.8% 11.5% 10.3% 11.1% 11.2%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

 

Accepted applicants – expressed as percentages
Subject group (JACS) 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A Medicine and Dentistry 2.0% 1.9% 1.9% 1.8% 2.0% 1.8%
B Subjects allied to medicine 9.5% 10.0% 10.3% 9.8% 10.0% 10.0%
C Biological sciences 7.8% 7.7% 8.0% 8.2% 8.5% 9.0%
D Veterinary sciences, agriculture and related subjects 1.1% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.3%
F Physical sciences 3.6% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 3.9%
G Mathematical sciences 5.8% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 1.7% 1.7%
H Engineering 5.2% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.4% 5.5%
I Computer sciences - - - - 4.2% 4.4%
J Technologies 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
K Architecture, building and planning 2.3% 2.1% 1.9% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6%
L Social Studies 7.7% 7.7% 8.0% 8.2% 8.1% 8.3%
M Law 4.6% 4.6% 4.5% 4.6% 4.7% 4.8%
N Business and administrative studies 12.2% 12.1% 12.2% 12.5% 12.4% 12.3%
P Mass communications and documentation 2.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.4% 2.3% 2.4%
Q Linguistics, classics and related studies 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.5%
R European languages, literature and related studies 1.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8%
T Non-European languages, litrature and related studies 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
V Historical and philosophical studies 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.0% 3.0%
W Creative arts and design 10.8% 10.9% 10.6% 10.8% 10.3% 10.4%
X Education 3.4% 3.3% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6% 3.6%
Combined sciences 1.6% 1.2% 1.7% 1.7% 1.8% 1.7%
Combined social sciences 1.3% 1.6% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1% 1.0%
Combined arts 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.4% 2.2%
Sciences combined with social sciences or arts 4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 4.0% 3.8% 3.5%
Social sciences combined with arts 2.6% 2.6% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3% 2.2%
General, other combined and unknown 1.2% 1.1% 0.9% 0.8% 1.3% 1.4%
Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%