Percentage of male students on law degrees hits new low

The proportion of male students starting undergraduate law degrees has never been lower, new stats from UCAS have revealed.

In 2015, some 23,825 students accepted offers to study law. Of those, just 8,200 or 34.4 per cent, were male.

It continues a creeping decline. In 2007, 38.2 per cent of law students were male. In 2014, the proportion fell below 36 per cent for the first time, while 2015 was the first time that under 35 per cent of law students have been men.

Overall, the number of students studying law is gradually increasing, however, with over 5,000 more law undergraduates starting on courses in 2015 than in 2007. Four-fifths of those extra 5,000 are women.

Source: UCAS
Source: UCAS