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Sandwich day: Students on sandwich courses

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10% of full-time first degree students studied on sandwich courses in 2012/13. However sandwich courses were less popular with female students. 7% of female students studied on sandwich courses compared with 12% of male students.

Full-time first degree students by sex and mode of study 2012/13

Full-time first degree students 2012/13
Sex Female Male Total*
Other full-time 662765 522790 1185620
Sandwich 52450 74260 126710
Total 715215 597050 1312335
*includes unknown and 'other' sex

Subjects

The highest numbers of sandwich students were studying Business & adminstrative studies and Engineering & technology. However Computer science, Agriculture and Architecture had higher proportions of students on sandwich courses.

Sandwich course students by subject 2012/13

Full-time first degree students 2012/13
Subject Other full-time Sandwich % Sandwich Total
Medicine & dentistry 45885 5 0% 45890
Subjects allied to medicine 120795 5045 4% 125845
Biological sciences 125975 9285 7% 135260
Veterinary science 4790 0 0% 4790
Agriculture & related subjects 6260 2435 28% 8695
Physical sciences 58035 4810 8% 62845
Mathematical sciences 26835 2670 9% 29505
Computer science 40475 16230 29% 56705
Engineering & technology 72425 19025 21% 91455
Architecture, building & planning 20990 6595 24% 27580
Social studies 122115 4850 4% 126965
Law 54905 1955 3% 56860
Business & administrative studies 139330 40670 23% 180005
Mass communications & documentation 36085 1350 4% 37435
Languages 75560 3725 5% 79285
Historical & philosophical studies 53990 245 0% 54235
Creative arts & design 128225 7265 5% 135490
Education 49675 95 0% 49775
Combined 3265 455 12% 3715
Total 1185620 126710 10% 1312335

Employment

Graduates who studied on sandwich courses were more likely to be employed than those on other full-time courses. The pie charts exclude leavers from Medicine & dentistry and Veterinary sciences who tend not to do sandwich courses, and tend to have high or full employment after graduating.

Destinations of sandwich course leavers vs other full-time first degree leavers

Full-time first degree leavers 2012/13
Activity Other full-time Sandwich
Working 159885 73% 12820 82%
Further study only 32595 15% 1340 9%
Unemployed 17585 8% 865 6%
Other 10040 5% 680 4%
Total 220105 100% 15710 100%

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