UCAS figures reveal drop in applications for planning degrees

The number of students applying to study undergraduate planning degrees in the next academic year is down by more than 14 per cent, according to figures released today.

Students: planning degree numbers down
Students: planning degree numbers down
The figures, published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), show that 2,438 people applied to start urban, rural and regional planning degrees in September 2012 – down 14.2 per cent on the previous year.

According to 2012 applications data published today by UCAS, the fall in number of people applying to start planning degrees is greater than the 8.9 per cent drop in applications for undergraduate degrees in any subject from September.

There was an 11.9 per cent drop in number of applications for architecture degrees over the same period, the figures show.

UCAS figures show that the number of students applying to take undergraduate planning degrees has fallen steadily since 2007, when there were 4,656 applications.

jamie.carpenter@haymarket.com

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