2021/22 Postgraduate programmes admission statistics

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Dear University College London,

I would be very grateful if you can kindly provide the following data for 2021/22 admission cycles until the date you reply to me:

1. List of all postgraduate taught programmes
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)

Yours faithfully,

Austin Li

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Dear Mr Li


Thank you for your requests of 17 March 2021 and 1 April 2021. The
requests made by you on these dates were for the same data and therefore
we are providing one response to both requests.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
requests for 2021/22 Postgraduate programmes admission statistics.


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


Technically, the list of all postgraduate taught programmes is exempt
information on the basis of the following FOIA exemptions: s.21 -
information accessible to applicant by other means. You can also find the
information you need by following this link:
[1]https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-studen.... The
information is also contained in the list of the number of applicants to
each postgraduate taught program 2021/2022 (attached).


As you will see within the attached document, where the number of students
is fewer than 5, some of the information has been withheld because this is
sensitive personal data of third parties or, if linked with other personal
identifiers in the public domain, would likely to become personal data.
This information has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA by
virtue of Section 40(3)(a)(i).


Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
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believe that the requested information could identify individuals and on
the basis that this information is very sensitive and the individuals
would have a high expectation of confidentiality we do not think that the
disclosure of the personal data would be within the reasonable
expectations of the individuals concerned and it would be unfair to share
it; this therefore breaches the first Data Protection principle.


As the Section 40(2) exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.


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Tara Ffrench

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser 

University College London 

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