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Business Assurance 
5th Floor 
Information Compliance 
James Clerk Maxwell Building 
57 Waterloo Road 
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Tel:   020 7848 7816 
Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xx.xx     
Michael Davis 
By email only to: 
19th May 2020 
Dear Michael, 
Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”) 
Further to your recent request for information held by King’s Col ege London, I am 
writing to confirm that the requested information is held by the university. 
Your request 
We received your information request on 28th April 2020 and have treated it as a 
request for information made under section 1(1) of the Act. 
You requested the fol owing information: 
I request the fol owing. For the PhD programs in Department of Geography for the year 2017 to 
2020 (or 2019 is 2020 results are not available) please could you provide: 
1) The total number of submitted proposals to upgrade from MPhil to PhD (brokedown by PhD 
programs in the Department) that took place for that department's students for these years. 
2) The total number of Upgrade proposal to PhD that got accepted (unconditional pass and refer 
for further review that led within the same academic year to a successful upgrade) 
3) The Total that failed to upgrade and had to remain at MPhil level 

Our response 
Please find attached an excel spreadsheet containing the information you have 
This completes the university’s response to your information request. 
Your right to complain 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your 
information request or feel that it has not been properly handled you have the right 
to complain or request a review of our decision by contacting the Assistant Director 
of Business Assurance (Information Compliance) within 60 days of the date of this 
Further information about our internal complaints procedure is available at the link 
below: ege/policyzone/assets/files/governance_and_legal/Freed
In the event that you are not content with the outcome of your complaint you may 
apply to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally the Information 
Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the internal 
complaints procedure provided by King’s College London. 
The Information Commissioner can be contacted at the fol owing address: 
The Information Commissioner’s Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
SK9 5AF 
Yours sincerely 
Katie Poole 
Information Compliance 

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