Postgraduate Research Pulse Update as of Dec 23

Postgraduate Research Pulse Update as of Dec 2023

Our unique Pulse trackers and Share of Search data provide insights on thousands of prospective international students interested in UK PhD opportunities. As of Dec 2023, we’re seeing that:

  • Domestic audiences feel slightly less positive about PhD study, but international confidence is increasing

  • Prospective PhD students are targeting Autumn 2024 (interest in this entry point is about to overtake Spring 2024)

  • India is down slightly within UK Share of Search whilst Pakistan is up. Ethiopia may be an audience to watch

  • Physical Sciences is seeing the steadiest overall growth, whilst AI is the fastest growing specialism

  • Our Spotlight section uses Pulse to model the impact of a potential cut to the Graduate Route
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