2022/23 Admission statistics for master course

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Dear University College London,

May I please request for the admission statistics for
- Aesthetics (Minimally-invasive Aesthetics) MS

- Aesthetics (Aesthetic Surgery) MS

- Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc

for the 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 admission cycles?

Would you please list, the number of:

- the number of applications,

- the number of offers made,

- the number of acceptances,

- the number of enrolments.

With information of Chinese applicants*:
1) Previous Institution
2) Offer made or not
3) Confirmation made or not
4) If offer is made, the average mark for them to change conditioanl offer to unconditional offer

Note: Chinese apllicants mean who have the Chinese nationalty.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Zihui Xu

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Dear Zihui


Apologies for the delay in responding to your request for information.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your


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


As you will see within the attached spreadsheet, where the number of
applications, offers, acceptances and intake are 5 or fewer (indicated by
the symbol ≤5), the information has been withheld because, with such low
numbers even providing this information on an anonymised basis, it may be
possible to identify the individuals, which would make this personal data
of third parties or, if linked with other personal identifiers in the
public domain, would be likely to become personal data. This information
has been withheld under Section 40(2) of the FOIA by virtue of Section


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individuals and therefore would be personal data. The disclosure of these
personal data would not be within the reasonable expectations of the
individuals concerned and it would be unfair to do so; this therefore
breaches the first Data Protection principle.


Some of the requested information about Chinese applicants’ previous
institution and the ‘average mark for them to change conditional offer to
unconditional offer’ amounts to individualised data which UCL cannot
disclose based on the exemption above. In addition, UCL does not hold data
relating the ‘average mark’, the admission system only records whether an
applicant who had a conditional offer met the condition.  The entry
criteria are set out on the relevant pages of the prospectus, such as:


However, we included in the spreadsheet attached the data for
applications, offers, acceptances and intake relating to Chinese
applicants which we hope you will find useful.


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