2016-2018 Admission statistics (Postgraduate Taught)

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Dear University of Warwick,

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

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

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Dear University of Warwick,

A reply from you was due by yesterday at the latest. Please can you respond to my request ASAP as, in failing to respond, you are breaking the law.

Yours faithfully,

KAI CHEN

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

Good Afternoon,

The University apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Due to the nature of your request, it has taken some time to gather and consolidate the information you have requested, but we hope to be able to provide you with a response soon and will be in touch in due course.

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Dear infocompliance, Resource,

Just kindly remind you that your did not respond to my request which was due on April 11th. If there is anything you want me to clarify, please contact me. Otherwise, I hope you can provide the information for my request as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

KAI CHEN

infocompliance, Resource, University of Warwick

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Dear Kai Chen,

Thank you for your emails dated 13 March 2019 and 11 April 2019 requesting
information from the University of Warwick.  Your request has been
considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  Please find below
your request and our response.

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

 

We do not hold a record of which programmes were open by year.  We have,
however, attached a list of all of the postgraduate programmes that
received an application for the years requested (Question 1 - Courses by
Year.xlsx).

 

2.       Number of applicants

 

We received 33,985 full time postgraduate applications in 2018/19, 29,944
in 2017/18 and 25,806 in 2016/17.

 

3.       Number of interviews ( if applicable)

 

Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes a duty on
public authorities to inform the requester whether or not the information
requested is held.  The University can confirm that it does not hold the
requested information.

 

4.       Number of offers made

 

We made 12,181 offers for full time postgraduate study in 2018/19, 11,668
in 2017/18 and 10,659 in 2016/17.

 

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

 

The following data relates to Chinese nationals:

 

  All Programmes Warwick Mathematics Warwick Business
Institute Programmes School Programmes
Applications Offers Applications Offers Applications Offers
2016/17 12,577 6,003 48 18 5,907 2,671
2017/18 15,922 6,788 58 18 7,208 2,546
2018/19 20,439 7,496 65 16 8,601 2,412

 

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

 

Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes a duty on
public authorities to inform the requester whether or not the information
requested is held.  The University can confirm that it does not hold the
requested information.

 

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

 

Section 1(1) (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 imposes a duty on
public authorities to inform the requester whether or not the information
requested is held.  The University can confirm that it does not hold the
requested information.

 

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

 

Attached is a list of degree subjects that our offer holders studied for
each of the years requested, with separate tabs showing just the degree
subjects for programmes in Warwick Mathematics Institute (WMI) and Warwick
Business School (WBS) (Question 8 - Subjects by Year.xlsx).

 

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

 

We receive applications from individuals who have studied at institutions
in various countries, which use different grading systems/scales such as
GPAs on a scale of 4, 7 or 10, percentages, or letter/numeric grades. At
the point we are coding offers, we will record our assessment of how the
applicant’s grades equate to the UK classification system – the average
classification achieved by our offer holders is shown in the table below.
Please note that individual offer holders may hold multiple previous
qualifications.

 

  All Programmes Warwick Mathematics Warwick Business
Institute Programmes School Programmes
2016/17 Upper Second Class First Class Honours Degree Upper Second Class
Honours Degree Honours Degree
2017/18 Upper Second Class First Class Honours Degree Upper Second Class
Honours Degree Honours Degree
2018/19 Upper Second Class First Class Honours Degree Upper Second Class
Honours Degree Honours Degree

 

 

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

 

Warwick’s minimum academic standard for taught postgraduate courses is a
lower second class honours degree (or equivalent). For research programmes
it is an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent). Course
specific entry requirements are published on our study pages annually.
Where course-specific entry requirements are higher than Warwick’s minimum
standard, the course-specific requirement must be achieved. Applicants who
do not possess an academic qualification which meets or exceeds the
standard required for their chosen course of study may, in some
disciplines, still be considered for admission on the basis of
substantial, relevant work experience, professional training or mitigating
circumstances affecting their performance in previous qualifications. The
admission of such candidates is subject to the approval of the Chair of
the Board of Graduate Studies upon the recommendation of the appropriate
Course Selector.

 

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

 

Attached is a list of institutions attended by our offer holders for each
of the years requested, with separate tabs showing just the degree
subjects for programmes in Warwick Mathematics Institute (WMI) and Warwick
Business School (WBS) (Question 11 - Institutions by Year.xlsx). Please
note that individual offer holders may have attended multiple previous
institutions, and multiple offer holders may have attended each of the
institutions listed.

 

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