2020/21 Postgraduate programmes admission statistics

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Dear University College London,

I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide following data for 2020/21 admission cycles until now:
1. List of all postgraduate taught programmes
2. Numbers of all applicantions (each specific programme)
3. Numbers of all offers made (each specific programme)
4. Numbers of Chinese nationality applications (each specific programme)
5. Numbers of Chinese nationality offers made (each specific programme)

Yours faithfully,

Austin Li

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Dear Austin

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 30^th April 2020. 
Apologies for the delay in responding to your request.

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information on admission statistics for UCL’s postgraduate
programmes for the 2020/21 admission cycles to date.

 

We can confirm that we do hold some information of the description
specified in your request and this information is provided embedded in
your request below and attached.

 

1.            List of all postgraduate taught programmes

-       This information can be found at:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen...

 

2.            Numbers of all applications (each specific programme)

3.            Numbers of all offers made (each specific programme)

4.            Numbers of Chinese nationality applications (each specific
programme)

5.            Numbers of Chinese nationality offers made (each specific
programme)

 

-       Please find the answers to questions 2-5 in the attached
spreadsheet.

 

As you will see in the attached spreadsheet, exact counts of five or less
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Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

Thanks for your reply.

I just noticed that some data in the sheet may required be explained. Precisely, as for some specific programmes like MA Education, the amount of ALL applicants is LESS than the amount of CHINESE applicants. I feel kind of confused so could you please clarify it for me?

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

Austin Li

Dear Finance.FOI Requests,

I just noticed that some data in the sheet may required be explained. Precisely, as for some specific programmes like MA Education, the amount of ALL applicants is LESS than the amount of CHINESE applicants. I feel kind of confused so could you please clarify it for me?

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely,

Austin Li

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Austin

Many apologies for the confusion - the sheets were labelled incorrectly.

Please find attached an amended version of the spreadsheet previously provided to you.

Kind regards
Janine

Janine Small
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser
University College London
Legal Services
Data Protection: [email address] FOI: [UCL request email]

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