The number of students enrolling on law undergraduate degrees has fallen behind the rate of growth on other courses.
Law student numbers have risen by 7 per cent in the period from 2007/08 to 2013/14, compared to the average rate of 13 per cent across all courses.
The courses which experienced the highest percentage change were medicine related courses (39 per cent growth in enrolment figures), biological sciences (30 per cent) and mathematical sciences (24 per cent) and business studies (24 per cent).
The courses which experienced the least growth were architecture and planning (-21 per cent) and languages (-6 per cent).
Law student numbers in 2013/14, the most recent year for which figures are available, comprised 4.5 per cent of the 515,645 students in the report.
Table showing undergraduate enrolment numbers by subject 2013/14
|Business & administrative studies||78240|
|Subjects allied to medicine||54360|
|Creative arts & design||48880|
|Engineering & technology||34725|
|Historical & philosophical studies||21110|
|Mass communications & documentation||14050|
|Architecture, building & planning||9900|
|Medicine & dentistry||9375|
|Agriculture & related subjects||3230|