The proportion of graduates to progress to postgraduate study has fallen in the past decade, a report has said.
The report, published on 15 July, said that some 11.5 per cent of graduates stayed on at university in 2013-2014, down from 13 per cent 10 years earlier. Postgraduate taught courses saw a small increase in popularity in the same period, with 6.5 per cent of graduates enrolling up from 6.1 per cent in that period. Postgraduate research programmes held steady at 1.5 per cent, while other courses such as postgraduate certificates and dipolmas.
Students from neighbourhoods in which few people went to university were less likely than those from more affluent areas to enter postgraduate education, the report said. The report, Transitions into Postgraduate Study, was published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It extends the council’s Trends in Transition from First Degree to Postgraduate Study report, released in 2013, by analysing entry rates over one-year, three-year and five-year periods.