Slump in built environment degree applications

The number of students applying to study architecture, building and planning degrees has fallen by around one-sixth, according to figures published today by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

The figures, released this morning, give the numbers of applications institutions received by 15 January 2011 – the official deadline.

They reveal that 35,825 students applied ahead of the 15 January deadline to study architecture, building and planning degrees in 2012.

This figure is down 16.3 per cent compared to the same point in 2011, when 42,810 prospective students applied to study architecture, building and planning degrees, according to the statistics.

Overall, the number of students applying to start university this autumn – when fees rise to up to £9,000 a year – has slumped by 8.7 per cent, UCAS said.

Figures published by UCAS in December showed that the number of applications for architecture, building and planning degrees last autumn were down 17.2 per cent on the same period in 2010.

The figures are available here.


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