Pretty interesting trends identified in stats from the ESRC on what topics our best and brightest choose to write their PhDs (we will need an algorithm correcting for nerdiness of course).
Seems there has been a big drop in these areas:
a number of disciplines fell below the target to a greater or lesser extent. These disciplines were: anthropology, area and development studies, education, human geography, science and technology studies, social policy, social work and sociology.
While there were massive increases in the areas of Economic and Social History, Environmental Planning, and Politics and International Relations.
Just saying – sign o the times.
See the general breakdown here.