The number of people taking up the study of scientifically-based subjects at University has been on a steady decline now for a number of years. Indeed, this is now such a significant problem, the government has intervened and attempted to make these subjects more appealing to school leavers.
This means that there are more grants available to potential students in science-based subjects, than there are for the subjects that still tend to be over-subscribed (e.g. law).
Whether you have an interest in research in the applied life, earth and health sciences , the competition to study such a course is likely to be considerably less fierce than if you opt for other undergraduate subjects. (more...)