Notes on subject data
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey data are categorised into subject areas according to the Joint Academic Coding System (JACS2). Of these we have counted ‘social studies’, ‘business and administrative studies’, law, education, and ‘architecture, building and planning’ as social sciences. Although the Campaign considers psychology a social science, regrettably JACS2 classifies it under the biological sciences, so for the purposes of this analysis it has been unavoidable to group it under STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). For a break-down of individual subjects included within each subject area.
We have omitted subject data for ‘agriculture & related subjects’ and combined subject degrees from our analysis as these were not easily definable as either social sciences, arts-humanities or STEM. Part-time degrees were excluded where sample sizes were too small.
Notes on the report
This report was written by Roses Leech-Wilkinson of the Campaign for Social Science, with support from statisticians, Peter Elias and Ritva Ellison, of the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick.
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