2020/21 Postgraduate admission statistics

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Dear University College London,

Wish your working is going well.

I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide :
a list of all postgraduate programme for 2020/21, as well as
the data regarding the number of applicants and offers made for each postgraduate programme for 2020/21 admission.

Yours faithfully,


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Thorley, Sarah, University College London

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Dear Mr Marlon


Thank you for your request of 22 April.


You asked for: a list of all postgraduate programme for 2020/21, as well
as the data regarding the number of applicants and offers made for each
postgraduate programme for 2020/21 admission.


Please see the attached spreadsheet for our response.

Where the number is fewer than 5, we have not given the exact figure. This
is because this information when combined with other information available
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