Graduates: Computer Software:Written question - 219318

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Asked by Liam Byrne
(Birmingham, Hodge Hill)
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Asked on: 11 February 2019
Department for Education
Graduates: Computer Software
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have graduated with a degree related to computer games design and programming in each year since 2010.
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Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 14 February 2019

The Higher Education Statistics Agency collects and publishes statistics on enrolments and qualifications obtained at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Latest statistics refer to the academic year 2017/18.

The table below shows the numbers of first degree qualifiers in computer games subjects for each year since 2012/13. Information on the number of qualifiers in these subjects has been available since the introduction of the third version of Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) in 2012/13, hence figures cannot be provided for any year prior to that.

Full-person-equivalent[1] First Degree qualifiers in computer games subjects

UK HEIs

Academic Year

Number of qualifiers in computer games subjects[2]

2012/13

595

2013/14

625

2014/15

690

2015/16

900

2016/17

1,290

2017/18

1,265

[1] Counts are on the basis of full-person-equivalents. Where a student is studying more than one subject, they are apportioned between the subjects that make up their course.

[2] Qualifiers in Games (principal category I6 of JACS), which includes Games, Computer games programming, Computer game design and Computer games graphics. This code is only available since the introduction of the third version of JACS in 2012/13. More information on JACS codes can be found at the following link: https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs.

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