Miss Zoe Al wood
25 January 2023
Dear Ms Nilsson,
Your request was received on 30 December 2022 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’).
I would like to request the following admission statistics for the postgraduate MCL programme
in the Faculty of Law from 2018-19 to 2022-23.
- Total number of applications received and number of offers made each year.
- The undergraduate institution they attended.
- Whether or not an offer was made.
- The class rank of the successful applicants for each year, as expressed through percentage of
their batch size, that is, whether the applicants were in the top 5%, top 10%, top 15% of their
Information to answer your first three bullet points is attached. Some suppression has been applied to
prevent the risk of any individual being identified. In presenting the information in this way, the
University is engaging the exemption at section 40(3A)(a) of the Act because the release of the raw
data would breach the first data protection principle (the fair, lawful and transparent processing of
personal data) as set out in the UK General Data Protection Regulation. This part of section 40 confers
absolute exemption under the Act. Please note that the attached document should not be copied,
reproduced or used except in accordance with the law of copyright.
Information to answer your final bullet point is not held.
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complaint or request an internal review of this decision, you should contact us quoting the reference
number above. The University would normally expect to receive your request for an internal review
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within 40 working days of the date of this letter and reserves the right not to review a decision where
there has been undue delay in raising a complaint. If you are not content with the outcome of your
review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the University. The Information Commissioner may be contacted at: The
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Zoe Al wood