These were officially the 50 whitest uni subjects in 2020

If there was a BA in limp pesto pasta it’d be top of this list and you know it


Plenty of things at uni are incredibly white – most notably cringe wall hangings, overcooked pasta, and turning up to halls in a Range Rover.

But it won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that a lot of lectures are too. In fact, some subjects are having a huge struggle with diversity, according to new stats released by UCAS.

Agriculture takes the top of the list, as one of six subjects where over 90 per cent of applicants were white.

Archaeology, drama, and dance all feature highly in the list – based on people who applied to do those courses in 2020.

These were officially the 50 whitest uni subjects in 2020:

1. Agriculture: 95.26 per cent
2. Combinations within Vet Sci: 95.05 per cent
3. Animal Science: 91.66 per cent
4. Archaeology: 91.59 per cent
5. Combinations within Education: 91.48 per cent
6. Zoology: 91.14 per cent
7. Physical geographical sciences: 89.40 per cent
8. Pre-clinical Veterinary Medicine: 88.35 per cent
9. Drama: 87.18 per cent
10. Training Teachers: 87.15 per cent
11. Dance: 87.12 per cent
12. Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments: 87.10 per cent
13. European languages joint: 86.66 per cent
14. Art/design joint: 86.59 per cent
15. Human and Social Geography: 86.13 per cent
16. Spanish studies: 85.59 per cent
17. Imaginative Writing: 85.10 per cent
18. American studies: 85.03 per cent
19. History by Period: 84.97 per cent
20. Music: 84.75 per cent
21. Science/humanities joint: 84.57 per cent
22. Languages/humanities joint: 84.47 per cent
23. Fine Art: 84.44 per cent
24. Arts/humanities joint: 84.29 per cent
25. Geology: 83.09 per cent
26. History/philosophy joint: 82.85 per cent
27. French studies: 82.63 per cent
28. Others in European Langs: 82.48 per cent
29. Classical studies: 82.22 per cent
30. History by Topic: 82.07 per cent
31. Others in Law: 81.90 per cent
32. Others in Technology: 81.78 per cent
33. Sport and Exercise Science: 81.55 per cent
34. Social Policy: 80.67 per cent
35. Games: 80.55 per cent
36. Cinematics and Photography: 80.39 per cent
37. Engineering/technology joint: 80.36 per cent
38. Journalism: 80.35 per cent
39. Linguistics: 80.05 per cent
40. English studies: 79.82 per cent
41. Anthropology: 79.80 per cent
42. Media studies: 79.56 per cent
43. Astronomy: 79.48 per cent
44. Linguistics/classics joint: 78.82 per cent
45. Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport: 78.68 per cent
46. Forensic and Archaeological Science: 78.67 per cent
47. Others in Creative Arts and Design: 78.46 per cent
48. Complementary Medicine: 78.39 per cent
49. Maths/humanities joint: 78.36 per cent
50. Biology: 78.29 per cent

Statistics are taken from UCAS data on applicants for 2020, and calculated as white applicants as a percentage of total applicants for subjects with over 500 applications.

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