Rohan Jha made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University College London
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Dear University College London,
under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know for Civil Engineering (with Fluids) MSc for the 2022/23, 2021/22 and 2020/21 admission cycles:
- the number of applications,
- the number of offers made,
- the number of acceptances.
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Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 11^th November 2022.
We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about UCL’s MSc Civil Engineering (with Fluids)
programme for the 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 admission cycles.
We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided below.
2020 2021 2022
Number of applications, 21 10 21
Number of offers made, 10 ˜5 11
Number of acceptances. ˜5 ˜5 10
As you will see within the table above, where the number of applications,
offers and acceptances is five or fewer, the information has been withheld
(represented as ˜5). The information has been withheld because, with such
low numbers, even providing this information on an anonymised basis there
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Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).
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