Transitions to higher degrees across the UK

  • Publication Date: 25-04-2013
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This report, funded by the HEA, investigates patterns of transition to postgraduate degrees in the UK and looks at differences in relation to three areas: the individual characteristics of graduates, such as gender and ethnic group; the type of higher education institution, and the four UK home nations. Its findings help us to understand where further work is needed to ensure that the postgraduate cohort is more representative of our society as a whole.

Transition to higher degrees across the UK: An analysis of national, international and individual differences focuses on full-time UK and EU domiciled first degree graduates who successfully completed their studies in the 2009/10 and 2010/11 academic years, using data about their studies, their background characteristics and their activity after graduation provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. With this data it is possible to identify which kinds of graduates entered higher degrees, in which institutions, how they funded their studies and how they differ from their peers who did not begin a higher degree.

Publisher: The Higher Education Academy
Type: Report (research)
  • Dr Paul Wakeling; Dr Gillian Hampden-Thompson