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Acceptance rate for postgraduate from all majors

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Dear University of Edinburgh,

Could you please help me to learn the most recent data of your acceptance rate for taught postgraduate from all majors you have? I suppose they mainly include two figures, the total amount applicators to each major and the number of offers you give.

Yours faithfully,

YIFAN GE

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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Records Management, University of Edinburgh

Dear Yifan Ge

 

Thank you for your email of 9 September requesting information about the
acceptance rate for postgraduate programmes.

 

As explained in our automatic reply message, the University’s working
arrangements are affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Unfortunately, I am
currently unable to tell you exactly when you will receive a response to
your request. However, I can confirm that it is actively being progressed
and that we are making all efforts to respond to your request promptly.
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Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Mark Hepworth

Information Compliance Officer

Records Management Section

The University of Edinburgh | Old College | South Bridge | Edinburgh | EH8
9YL

 

Telephone: 0131 651 4099

Email: [4][University of Edinburgh request email]

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SRA ADMISSIONS Team, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Yifan,

Thank you for your enquiry of 9^th September 2020 requesting information
about the number of taught postgraduate applications we receive and the
numbers of offers made.

The University of Edinburgh is a global university, rooted in Scotland. We
are globally 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 2018/19 our annual
revenue was £1.1 billion, of which £286 million was research income. We
have over 43,000 students and almost 16,000 staff. We are a founding
member of the UK’s Russell Group of leading research universities and a
member of the League of European Research Universities.

We are committed to providing a wealth of resources and opportunities to
enable our postgraduates to benefit from our inspiring research culture.
Our academics are leaders in their fields and the University is also
committed to delivering high-quality, innovative teaching. More
information on our postgraduate degree programmes is available on our
website.

Postgraduate admissions statistics

The University received 83,997 applications to our taught postgraduate
programmes for the 2020/21 academic year. 28,824 of these applications
resulted in an offer being made.

You requested that we provide the number of applications and offers made
for “each major”. The term major has been interpreted as the degree
programme to which an application was made. This information is provided
in the attached Microsoft Excel file.

You will see that I have not provided the exact number where the number is
fewer than five. This is because disclosing these low numbers could enable
individuals to be identified. This would contravene data protection
principles set out in data protection law. The Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 does not require us to provide this sort of
information as it is exempt under section 38(1)(b).

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should describe the original request, explain your grounds for
dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence.  You have 40
working days from receipt of this letter to submit a review request. 

Records Management Section

University of Edinburgh

Old College
South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH8 9YL

Email: [1][University of Edinburgh request email]

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Privacy notice for information request applicants

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how we use the information you have supplied about yourself and your
request, is published on the University website.

 

Sincere regards,

Chris

 

Chris Sim

Admissions Support Officer

Student Recruitment and Admissions

The University of Edinburgh

 

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, admissions staff are now working remotely.
Please be assured that we have everything in place to process applications
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For up-to-date information about the University of Edinburgh’s
arrangements for applicants, please visit our website: 
[4]https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19/prosp...

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
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