Infographics Friday: Students in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the UK

This is the first installment of our new series, Infographics Friday, in which we will be publishing a different infographic showing the value of the humanities each Friday. This week’s infographic is taken from a 2010 report by the British Academy entitled, “Past, Present and Future: The Public Value of the Humanities and Social Sciences.” This table, the report reads, “shows something well known – that a majority of UK students choose to study arts, humanities and social science disciplines. But it also shows something less well known, that a large and increasing number of international students come here to study these disciplines, and of course to live – and spend – here in the UK” (3).

2 From the report: “Source: HESA. Figures in the table include both undergraduates and postgraduates, and both full-time and part-time students. All figures have been rounded up or down to the nearest 5. We have excluded from the table students in certain combined programmes which cannot be identified as falling within one of the two disciplinary areas shown in this table: these were more numerous in 2001/02 than in 2008/09. Raw data available at: The first row (AH&SS) includes town and country planning, but not architecture or building related degrees. The second row (S&OD) includes architecture and building related degrees” (4).

One thought on “Infographics Friday: Students in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in the UK

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *