The OfS publishes data on the numbers of students joining medical and dental higher education courses across the UK. Below are the figures for the academic year 2018-19 and the initial intake figures for the academic year 2019-20.
The data is collected through an annual survey which we run on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care, Health Education England, the Scottish Funding Council, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland).
Confirmed total intake of medical and dental students at UK medical and dental schools during the academic year 2018-19:
Initial intake of medical and dental students at UK medical and dental schools during the academic year 2019-20:
The data is used for funding and workforce planning purposes. For universities and colleges in England, the OfS reviews the data against medical and dental intake targets to inform funding allocations.