Prospective creative arts students may have to compete for fewer places as Government ministers consider capping admissions.
The Department for Education (DfE) plans to “curb costs and channel students towards courses ministers favour,” according to the i newspaper.
The policy could limit the number of students a university can enrol, or cap enrolments for subjects deemed low value.
“Changes are coming [and] we certainly don’t expect everyone to like them,” a DfE source added.
The proposal is part of a consultation on post-18 education, which also considers raising minimum entry requirements and lowering maximum tuition fees.
The DfE says it continues to consider the recommendations made by the Augar panel carefully.
Released in 2019, the Augar review suggested capping admissions on courses that “manifest poor value for money for students and the public”.