Trends in uptake of Linguistics
Undergraduates starting a degree in linguistics, 1995-2019
The following data come from HESA, and include all UK universities (including Scotland). Chart by Visualizer
- The big jump between 2014 and 2015 presumably reflects a change in the way in which students are counted or classified, but isn’t explained by HESA.
- The overall trend is a persistent rise in undergraduate linguistics numbers, but the fall in 2018 and 2019 may signal a change in this trend.
BA Linguistics application 2003-15
- BA Linguistics applications, 2003-2015
- source: UCAS, but two different sets of figures seem to have been calculated. It is unclear why they are so different for 2007 and 2008, but thereafter they’re almost identical: