Dear London School of Economics,
With regard to the Freedom Of Information Act, I request the following information about the MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance course (all for the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 cycles):
1. What courses were the students admitted to this program doing in their undergraduate studies?
2. Number of applicants who did BA/Bsc Geography and were offered a place
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our response during the current pandemic.
Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided below
and in the attached spreadsheet containing a list of the UG degree subject
of all offer holders from the requested cycles.
In terms of the number of applicants who did BA/Bsc Geography and were
offered a place:
o 2017/8: 6 applicants, zero offers
o 2018/9: 2 applicants, 1 offer
o 2019/0: 4 applicants, 1 offer
o 2020/1: 7 applicants, 5 offers
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. Applications are considered on their individual merits, based on a
holistic view of your supporting documents in the context of the current
cohort. Figures from previous years will not offer any insight on your
application. Your best way to find the answer is to apply.
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