Businesses are becoming fully dependent on technology day by day. The digital era needs more experts to explore the online competitive world. So, Interest of Students in technical subjects is growing with time.
The latest subject data of UCAS also indicates the same. It can be noticed from the last ten years that Interest of Students in preferring engineering and computer science courses more than other subjects. According to the UCAS figure-
- Computer science courses have climbed up to almost 50% from 2011 to 2020 acc. to Interest of Students.
- Engineering courses have climbed up 21% from 2011 to 2020.
- A 400% rise comparing to 2011 in acceptances to artificial intelligence (AI) courses in 2020.
On the other hand, Interest of Students in language-related subjects have lost the demands nowadays comparing with previous years. The declining percentage is 36% from 2011 to 2020.
Moreover, Psychology, Law, Humanities, Nursing, and other subjects are also on the high priority list. But, among all of them, the demand for AI is noticeable. To keep pace with the competitive world specialist in these subjects are required. Director of Education at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Julia Adamson believes that skilled people are needed of Computer Science and AI for UKs’ economic development. She also believes that the initiation of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is providing more young people a positive experience of computing at school and helping to raise the subject demand acc. to Interest of Students at degree level and beyond.