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Further & Higher Education 2014

  • ID: 2754506
  • January 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 52 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

This Market Update covers the UK further education (FE) and higher education (HE) sectors. This includes all types of colleges and universities, including adult education institutions, specialist colleges and business schools.

The UK is widely regarded as one of the leading providers of education in the world. Its university sector in particular draws bright students from all over the globe. Three UK universities (the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE]) have a more or less fixed presence in top ten world rankings, while many others appear in the top 50.

Both sectors have undergone many changes in recent years, including funding cuts and significant hikes in the cost of learning. This includes the capping of the cost of a typical undergraduate degree at £9,000 per year (previously £3,290). The cost of certain FE courses, for students aged 24 and over, has also risen. Most students affected by these changes are eligible for loans, although the prospect of starting working life with a large debt has pushed some students towards other learning options, such as apprenticeships. Distance READ MORE >

Executive Summary

1. Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE
Types of Institution
Qualifications
MARKET SECTORS
Further Education
Higher Education
MARKET TRENDS
Cuts to Funding
Adult Education
University Tuition Fees
Cuts to University Funding in England
MOOCs
Open Educational Resources University Courses
Rankings
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Table 1.1: UK Economic Trends (000, £m, %, million and £), 2008-2012
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Overseas

2. Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET
Number of Students
Table 2.1: Total Number of Students in Further and Higher Education in the UK
(000), 2008/2009-2012/2013
Figure 2.1: Total Number of Students in Further and Higher Education in the UK
(000), 2008/2009-2012/2013
Funding
Table 2.2: Total Education Expenditure for Further and Higher Education in the UK
(£m), 2008/2009-2012/2013
Figure 2.2: Total Education Expenditure for Further and Higher Education in the UK
(£m), 2008/2009-2012/2013
Number and Type of Institution
Table 2.3: Number of Further and Higher Institutions
in the UK, 2008/2009-2012/2013
BY MARKET SECTOR
Further Education
Advanced Learning Loans
More Choice and Variety
Scottish and Welsh Colleges Merge.
Higher Education
FOREIGN STUDENTS AND FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES
Overseas Students in the UK
UK Students Going Overseas

3. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS

4. Current Issues

HIGHER EDUCATION
Rises in Tuition Fees
Table 4.1: Standard Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Degrees (HOME/EU students)
at Selected Universities in the UK (£), 2013 Entry
KEY RECENT TRENDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Who Goes to University?
Future Fee Rises
Funding Issues
Teaching
Poorer Students
Calls for Autonomous Education Council
Gap Between 'Elite' Universities and ‘The Rest'
SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES
UNIVERSITIES INVESTIGATED
APPRENTICESHIPS
CHANGES TO FUNDING FOR FURTHER EDUCATION
Further Education in Scotland.
WELSH MERGERS
DISTANCE LEARNING
CONCERNS OVER ‘DEAD-END' COLLEGE COURSES
CHALLENGE OF REACHING OUT TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
STRIKES AND PROTESTS
POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
OVERSEAS STUDIES AND LANGUAGES
PART-TIME STUDENTS
PRIVATISATION OF STUDENT LOANS

5. Forecasts

INTRODUCTION
General Economic Forecasts
Table 5.1: Economic Forecasts (000, % and million), 2013-2017
FORECASTS 2013/2014 TO 2017/2018.
Number of Students
Table 5.2: Forecast Total Number of Students in Further
and Higher Education in the UK (000), 2013/2014-2017/2018
Funding
Table 5.3: Forecast Total Education Expenditure for Further
and Higher Education in the UK (£m), 2013/2014-2017/2018
MARKET GROWTH
Number of Students
Figure 5.1: Growth in the Total Number of Students in Further and Higher Education
in the UK (000), 2008/2009-2017/2018.
Expenditure
Figure 5.2: Growth in Total Education Expenditure for Further and Higher
Education in the UK (£m), 2008/2009-2017/2018
FUTURE TRENDS
Possible Rises in University Fees
UK and International Students Looking Outside of the UK
Distance Learning

6. Company Profiles

7. Further Sources

Associations
Publications
Government Publications
Other Sources

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