2016-2018 Admission statistics (Postgraduate Taught)

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Dear University College London,

I am requesting for the following information. Please kindly provide data for 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 admission cycles separately, for each of them.

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2016/2017,2017/2018, 2018/2019
2. Number of applicants
3. Number of interviews ( if applicable)
4. Number of offers made
5. Number of Chinese applications and offers made (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)
6. Percentage of international applicants interviewed that were made an offer (Business Programs , Mathematics Programs, separately)
7. Percentage of Chinese applicants interviewed and were made an offer (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)
8. Offer holders' bachelor degree main subject area (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)
9. Offer holders' bachelor degree average academic performance(Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)
10.Offer holders' minimum entry grades in terms of academic performance (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)
11. Offer holders' universities attended for bachelor degree (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

Yours faithfully,

KAI CHEN

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Dear Kai Chen,

Thank you for your below request for information.

Could you please provide the following clarification:-

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2016/2017,2017/2018, 2018/2019

The list of programmes currently offered is on the UCL website. We don’t record the programmes that have been offered in previous years. We can provide the list of programmes which received applications in any given year - is this what you are looking for?

2. Number of applicants

Do you mean in total? – or just for PGT? – do you need this broken down by programme?

4. Number of offers made

See (2) above

5. Number of Chinese applications and offers made (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

What do you mean by Chinese? Is China PR domiciled acceptable?

10. Offer holders' minimum entry grades in terms of academic performance (Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

Could you let me know whether you just want to know what the offers would be? If so, each programme has a webpage listing the entry requirements. Additionally we cannot know what the you mean by “Business”, “Mathematics” etc., unless you can be course specific, we will work with the hierarchies we have internally.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Mehwish Sultan
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thanks for your email. I am sorry for making you confused about the request. I would like to explain it in terms of the point you mentioned above.

1, 2 and 4: Yes, I hope to see the list of applications and offers received for the breakdown of all PGT from 2016-2019.

5: Yes, I am looking for the data specifically for China PR domiciled

10: In terms of the minimum entry grades, I refer to the offer made with the lowest academic performance based on the UK academic transcript standard. e.g. 60 or 62.

To avoid the misunderstanding of programmes, could you please provide the data for all MSc and MA courses by breakdown from 2016-2018? Thank you very much!

Yours sincerely,

KAI CHEN

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Kai Chen,

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information, where it is held and is
not exempt, is provided attached.

 

1. List of all postgraduate taught courses for 2016/2017,2017/2018,
2018/2019

2. Number of applicants

3. Number of interviews ( if applicable)

4. Number of offers made

5. Number of Chinese applications and offers made (Business Programs,
Mathematics Programs, separately)

6. Percentage of international applicants interviewed that were made an
offer (Business Programs , Mathematics Programs, separately)

7. Percentage of Chinese applicants interviewed and were made an offer
(Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

8. Offer holders' bachelor degree main subject area (Business Programs,
Mathematics Programs, separately)

9. Offer holders' bachelor degree average academic performance(Business
Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

10.Offer holders' minimum entry grades in terms of academic performance
(Business Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

11. Offer holders' universities attended for bachelor degree (Business
Programs, Mathematics Programs, separately)

 

Clarification received:

 

1, 2 and 4: Yes, I hope to see the list of applications and offers
received for the breakdown of all PGT from 2016-2019.

 

5: Yes, I am looking for the data specifically for China PR domiciled

 

10: In terms of the minimum entry grades, I refer to the offer made with
the lowest academic performance based on the UK academic transcript
standard. e.g. 60 or 62.

 

To avoid the misunderstanding of programmes, could you please provide the
data for all MSc and MA courses by breakdown from 2016-2018

 

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