Admission statistics

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Dear University College London,

under the Freedom of Information act, I would like to know for Civil Engineering (with Fluids) MSc for the 2022/23, 2021/22 and 2020/21 admission cycles:

- the number of applications,
- the number of offers made,
- the number of acceptances.

Yours faithfully,
Rohan Jha

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

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Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

Dear Rohan


Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 11^th November 2022.


We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for information about UCL’s MSc Civil Engineering (with Fluids)
programme for the 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 admission cycles.


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


Our Response:


2020 2021 2022
Number of applications, 21 10 21
Number of offers made, 10 ˜5 11
Number of acceptances. ˜5 ˜5 10


As you will see within the table above, where the number of applications,
offers and acceptances is five or fewer, the information has been withheld
(represented as ˜5).  The information has been withheld because, with such
low numbers, even providing this information on an anonymised basis there
is a risk the individuals may be identifiable which means that these are
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
Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) by virtue of Section 40(3A)(i).


Section 40(2) of the FOIA allows a public authority to withhold
information under the FOIA where (i) the requested information is personal
data relating to someone other than the requester, and (ii) its disclosure
would breach any of the Data Protection principles.  In this case, we
believe that the requested information could relate to and identify
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.


As the Section 40(2 exemption is an absolute one, there is no need to
conduct a public interest test.



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