Dear London School of Economics,
I would like to know how many people applied for Data Science for 2021 entry (or 2022 entry) split by home, EU and international applicants. I would then like to know how many got offers split by home, EU and international offer-holders.
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our response during the current pandemic.
Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided in the attached spreadsheet.
Could I ask you to think about the underlying question that is prompting your data request. If you are attempting to find out what are your chances of getting a place, remember that this cannot be answered by reference to data. At the LSE, each application is viewed holistically; assessing the merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by considering all the information presented on the application form. This includes, but is not limited to, academic achievements and qualifications. The personal statement, academic reference and additional social and educational contextual data also form an important part of the selection process. The Academic Selector will sometimes choose to make an offer to a student with predicted grades below the standard entry requirements if the applicant shows the merit and potential to succeed at LSE. As the figures from previous years will not offer any insight on the outcome of your application, the best way to find the answer is to apply.
If you think that the information provided does not meet your request, contact Rachael Maguire at [email address] or write to Louise Nadal, School Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the Information Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint directly.
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Dr Paul R. Duller
Data Protection Officer (Interim)
The London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE
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