Admissions falls by nearly a fifth in 10 years

The number of undergraduates choosing to study architecture and planning has fallen nearly 19% in a decade, new figures show.

The drop in admissions between 2007/8 and 2016/17 is the second largest by subject area, after education and languages which fell 25% and 21% respectively. History and philosophy have also fallen in popularity.

The biggest growth was in science subjects including engineering, according to analysis by the Knowledge Academy of the latest data from Universities UK.

There has been a 47% increase in the number of people studying veterinary science, albeit up from a low base. The figure for biological sciences is 40%. Maths is up 28% and engineering is up by more than 18%.

The most popular courses over the 10 years remain business and administration followed by medical subjects and biological sciences.