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1 July 2019 
The University of Edinburgh 
File ref:  T3/30/444 
Old College 
South Bridge 
Kaan Kesgin 
Edinburgh EH8 9YL 
Direct Dial  0131 651 4099 
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Dear Mr Kesgin 
Freedom of information request 
Thank you for your email of 11 June 2019 requesting student statistics from all taught 
postgraduate programmes in the Col ege of Science and Engineering in 2017/18. 
The University of Edinburgh is a global university, rooted in Scotland.  We are global y 
recognised for our research, development and innovation and we have provided world-
class teaching to our students for more than 425 years.  We are the largest university in 
Scotland and in 2017/18 our annual revenue was £984 mil ion, of which over £279 mil ion 
was research income.  We have over 41,000 students and more than 15,000 staff.  We 
are a founding member of the UK’s Russel  Group of leading research universities and a 
member of the League of European Research Universities. 
The Col ege of Science and Engineering (CSE) aims to discover, develop and share 
knowledge. As a centre of academic excellence we aim to: provide the highest-quality 
research-led teaching and learning; chal enge the boundaries of knowledge, research 
and disciplines; enable our graduates and staff to be exceptional individuals equipped 
to address global chal enges; promote good health, economic growth, cultural 
understanding and social well-being. 
The CSE offers a ful  range of taught MSc and Diploma programmes which can be taken 
over one year (ful -time) or two years (part-time). Our taught programmes are designed to 
be flexible and responsive to the needs of students, employers and the changing global 
environment. More information can be found on the CSE website.  
Student enrolment and average grade for those graduating in all taught MSc 
programmes in the CSE, 2017/18 
You requested the number of students enrol ed in taught Masters programmes in the 
CSE in 2017/18. 
Student enrolment figures for taught postgraduate programmes in CSE for 2017/18 are 
readily accessible through the University website in the 2017/18 Student Factsheet.  
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336 

You also requested a breakdown of the average graduation grades for these students. 
Please note that not all students who enrol ed in 2017/18 wil  have graduated in that 
academic year. Some may be undertaking programmes on a part-time basis, some may 
have withdrawn, suspended their studies or failed to complete their programme. More 
information about the grading of assessments at the University can be found through the 
Extended Common Marking Scheme page on the University website. 
The information you requested is provided in Table 1 below.  
Table 1: Average grade for graduates of taught postgraduate programmes in the CSE, 
Average grade 
Number of students 








Table notes: 
•  The average mark calculation is credit-weighted, with greater emphasis given to 
marks for courses with more credits assigned. 
Technical exemption 
Please note that as student enrolment figures are available to you through the University 
website, it is technical y exempt from the University’s obligation to answer requests for 
information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The information is 
exempt under section 25 of this Act, because it is available to you by another route. This 
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Dean McAdam 
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