Student Insight Hot Topics - US and UK subject specialisms

Student Insight Hot Topics - US and UK subject specialisms
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Publication Date:

March, 2015

Number of pages:

20

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Downloadable PDF

Document ID:
PROD51684
Student Insight Hot Topics - US and UK subject specialisms
Student Insight Hot Topics - US and UK subject specialisms
Student Insight Hot Topics - US and UK subject specialisms

Economic, political and social forces of globalisation have helped contribute to the increasing number of students pursuing education outside their home country. The flow of international students is a reflection of national and institutional strategies developed to benefit from the new global environment, but also a representation of individual student decisions worldwide. When it comes to making a decision about study abroad, many factors influence student perceptions and expectations of study. Research into student applicant behaviour suggests that international students are most likely to decide on which course they want to study first, before considering study destination or institution.

This report identifies trends in study choices by examining how international student subject preference has changed since 2009 in the US and since 2002 in the UK. Using historic data from the UK Higher Education Statistics Agency and the US Institute of International Education, the report identifies US and UK study specialisms based on subject-level mobility flows from the top 25 origin countries for both study destinations.

By highlighting how economic, social, cultural and environmental factors influence subject choices, this report offer insights that will help enable providers and recruiters to plan more effective strategies and marketing programmes.

A highly competitive global economy is driving the rising interest in business and management related studies in both the UK and the US. In a global economy, countries are increasingly dependent on one another for economic growth and these developments require a new generation of skilled technical and professional citizens...

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