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8 February 2019
Thank you for your email of 15th January 2019 requesting information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. Please see the responses to each of your questions below:
1. Total number of applications received by the UCAS Deadline of 15th January 2019 for
the normal LLB Law with Business for the 2018/19 application cycle (not including
deferred entry applications)
2. Total number of applications received by the UCAS Deadline of 15th January 2019 for
the LLB Law with Business programme including industrial placement and
professional placement options for the 2018/19 application cycle (not including
deferred entry applications).
3. The total number of places available for the normal LLB Law with Business for 2019
entry i.e. how many people are able to study it per year.
4. I would also like to know out of the total applications for 2019 start for the normal LLB
Law with Business how many offers given were unconditional and how many offers
The information you have requested is considered to be commercially sensitive as specified in section
43 of the Freedom of Information Act. As such this information will not be released.
Section 43 is a qualified exemption and so a public interest test has been carried out. In favour of
disclosure we considered the principles of both transparency and accountability in the way a public
authority performs its functions. Opposing this we considered the impact disclosure of this information
could have on the University’s market position, particularly as it may be used for direct comparison with
the sector more broadly.
The University feels that disclosure of information is likely to impact the decisions of potential applicants
and therefore The University’s position in the market. It is the view of the University that this outweighs
the factors in favour of releasing the information at this time. The admissions cycle runs until September
2019 at which point the impact of disclosure would be significantly reduced.
This response has been prepared in accordance with a request received pursuant to the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. The supply of documents under FOI does not give the person who receives the
information an automatic right to re-use the documents without obtaining the consent of the copyright
holder. If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an
internal review. You must submit this to the Information Governance Office in writing within 40 days of
receipt of this notification. Please quote the reference number above.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly to
the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
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