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Number of languages students falls again, Hesa data show

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There has been a year-on-year decline in the number of students in the UK studying languages, history and philosophy, and education, according to data published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

There has also been a drop in the number studying subjects allied to medicine, which includes nursing; and “combined” degrees, which comprise a range of modules from different subject areas.

According to the data, published today, the number of languages students—which includes those studying English— fell by 3 per cent overall to 103,545 between 2016/17 and 2-17/18. 

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