Saturday, June 02, 2007
More Students Want to Study Politics
We keep hearing about how young people are not interested in politics, yet today there is a little proof that this is far from the case. The latest Political Studies Association Newsletter has some figures which show that the numbr of applications for politics courses has shot up over the last six years. In 2000 only 14,946 students applied to study politics at university. Last year, 2006, the number had risen to 25,212. The number of acceptances has also risen from 2,641 to 4,180 - this means only 1 in 6 applicants is actually successful. Politic sis now the 37th most popular out of 82 recorded disciplines. I wonder if the same trend is apparent at 'A' Level?