The bar chart given illustrates the percentage of the UK and international learners who acquired second class degrees or higher in 8 courses at a major UK university in 2009. Evidently, the graph shows that the home students did considerably better in humanistic and social-based disciplines, whereas international postgraduates were more successful in programs related to technology.
Every four Britons out of five gained master’s degree or higher in sociology and art history, making these two disciplines reach the highest percentages for them. English came next with roughly 75 per cent of all UK students succeeding in academic study of their native language, followed by international law with approximately 70 per cent (versus fewer than one out of two for students from abroad).
Concerning the scholars from abroad, they reached 85 per cent success ratio in information technology, the highest rate across all fields of the studies given. The majority of International postgraduates (80 per cent) acquired second degree or higher also in electrical engineering; whereas in nursing and accountancy, learners of both categories achieved the same shares (75 per cent and 60 per cent respectively).
In brief, the success rate of both groups of students was 45 per cent or higher in all disciplines in question.