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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Destination of qualifiers from Welsh HEIs by subject studied, level of study, gender and current activity
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AllMedicine & dentistry2,130
Subjects allied to medicine8,700
Biological sciences11,155
Veterinary science.
Agriculture & related subjects1,060
Physical sciences4,395
Mathematical sciences1,035
Computer science2,960
Engineering and technology5,670
Architecture, building & planning1,530
Social studies7,480
Business & administrative studies9,060
Mass communications and documentation1,900
Historical & philosophical studies3,240
Creative arts & design7,445


Destination of Qualifiers from Welsh HEIs by subject studied, level of study, gender and current activity

Last update
July 2018 July 2018

Next update
Following a major review, HESA anticipate this will be the final year of DLHE outputs. A new Graduate Outcomes survey is being implemented and will survey graduates approximately 15 months after completing their studies. The first Graduate Outcomes data is due to be published in spring 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Destination of leavers survey, Higher Education Statistics Agency

Contact email

National Statistics

Languages covered
English only

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Following a review of the DLHE survey and consultation with government departments, the HE sector and users of the data, the DLHE survey was re-designed for 2011/12 to collect richer information from leavers particularly regarding their activities on the survey date. Leavers now report all the activities that they are undertaking on the census date and then indicate which one they consider to be most important to them. From these responses, destination categories are derived taking into account the most important activity and, in some instances, other activities the leaver is involved in.

Data collection and calculation
Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Student Record.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
This table provides information on the destinations of UK domiciled students six months after gaining higher education qualifications from Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK.

Rounding applied
The presentation of figures in this table follows the principals of the HESA rounding strategy. The strategy is intended to prevent the disclosure of personal information about any individual. This strategy involves rounding all numbers to the nearest 5. A summary of this strategy is as follows:
• 0, 1, 2 are rounded to 0 and represented as '*'.
• All other numbers are rounded to the nearest 5

Statistical quality
The coverage of the 2011/12 survey was expanded to include additional HE qualifications and now includes Non-EU domiciled leavers where it was previously restricted to UK and European Union domiciled leavers only. The target population in 2011/12 was 703,615 leavers of which 133,175 were Non-EU leavers. Surveying these leavers was undertaken as a pilot for 2011/12 with a clear distinction that the information collected should not be published until carefully reviewed. These leavers are therefore excluded from the HESA SFR and from this statistical bulletin. Additionally, there were 2,960 leavers who obtained postgraduate research qualifications from dormant status. The destination outcomes of these leavers are considered to be materially different in nature to the outcomes of the other postgraduate research leavers included in the survey so these leavers have been excluded