Veterinary science is the most expensive subject to teach, with costs reaching almost £20,000 per full-time student, according to the Financial Sustainability Strategy Group’s report The Sustainability of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in England.
Clinical medicine and dentistry cost about £15,000 and £16,000 respectively. Meanwhile, laboratory-based subjects including physics, engineering and chemistry are around the £10,000 mark.
Social studies, humanities and language-based studies, education, and business and management are among the cheapest subjects to teach, with an average annual cost to universities for each full-time student of about £6,000 to £7,000.
The average fee for a bachelor’s degree, after all financial support from universities is included, was just under £8,000 in 2013-14.