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Universities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Universities Market Research Report | SIC P85.421 | Mar 2016

Balancing the books: Robust demand is expected to support growth, despite government funding cuts

IBISWorld’s Universities market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£32bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
408,937
Businesses
163
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Universities provide teaching and facilities that lead to qualifications such as bachelor's degrees, foundation degrees, master's degrees and higher education diplomas. The Universities industry has undergone a period of substantial change over the past five years. Constraints on the government's budget led to cuts in funding, and universities are now relying increasingly on tuition fees and external research grants for their income as a result. Funding from bodies, such as research councils and charities, comprise the bulk of income for most universities.

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Universities industry has a low level of capital intensity. The training and teaching provided by professors and lecturers typically adds the most value to the service provided and the qualification obtained by students. These employees are skilled in their respective teaching areas and often command a higher wage rate. Universities also employ non-academic staff, including administrative staff, finance administrators, caretakers, librarians, and security staff. Wages are estimated to account for 51.6% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Many universities have taken on more staff in recent years as part of expansionary programmes and efforts to justify higher tuition fees. Manchester University employed 23.8% more academic teaching staff in 2014 than in the previous year. Adm.. purchase to read more

 


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What is the Universities Industry?

Operators in the industry provide full and part-time teaching and training that leads to both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Industry Products
First degreesPGCEs and ProfGCEsFoundation degreesHND and DipHEOther undergraduate qualificationsTaught master's degreesDoctorate and research master's degreesOther postgraduate qualifications
 
Industry Activities
Teaching first degreesTeaching taught and research master's degreesTeaching postgraduate certificates in education Teaching foundation degreesTeaching other undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications


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