Top Ten Most Popular Courses for Overseas Students

Every year, thousands of students from overseas enroll at universities throughout the UK. If you're tempted to join the crowd, but are undecided on what course to study, our top ten most popular subject areas for overseas students* may just help.

*Based on data supplied by Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited (HESA), 2014–2015. To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Human Rights Acts 1998, all student numbers are rounded to the nearest five.


10. Physical Sciences

Total number of overseas students: 6,335

Physical sciences students are any who study non-living systems. Branches of physical sciences include physics, astronomy, chemistry and earth science, giving you plenty of choice. With so much yet to discover, your skills are sure to be in demand.