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Qualifications gained at UK higher education institutions : Northern Ireland analysis 2012/13

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Date of Publication: 13 February 2014 Frequency of Publication: Annual Issued by: Tertiary Education Analytical Services Branch (TEASB) Department for Employment and Learning Adelaide House 39-49 Adelaide Street Belfast BT2 8FD Public Enquiries: Tertiary Education Analytical Services Branch (028) 9025 7753 Statistician: David Patton Email: [email protected] Internet: tsandresearch.htm This statistical bulletin has been produced by the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (NI) and provides information on Higher Education (HE) qualifications gained by students at NI Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and by NI domiciled students at UK HEIs. Findings include: • Over the last ten years the number of qualifications gained by NI students at UK HEIs has increased by 13%. However, as chart 1 illustrates, this increase has not been constant, with 2012/13 showing the highest number of qualifications since 2005/06. • In 2012/13, 68% of NI domiciled ‘first degree’ graduates (excluding those attaining an unclassified ‘first degree’) achieved either a first class or upper second class honours degree. • In 2012/13, 43% of qualifications gained by NI students at UK HEIs were in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (Broad STEM) related subject and 19% in a Narrow STEM related subject. 15,000 16,000 17,000 18,000 19,000 20,000 Qu al ifi ca tio ns Chart 1 - NI domiciled students gaining HE qualifications at UK HEIs - 2003/04 to 2012/13 Statistical Bulletin Qualifications gained at UK Higher Education Institutions: Northern Ireland analysis 2012/13 2 INDEX Section Title Page Introduction 3 Key Statistics 5 Section 1 Northern Ireland domiciled students gaining Higher Education qualifications at UK Higher Education Institut

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