Admission Statistics for MA Educational Leadership (Pre-service)

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Dear University College London,
I was wondering if it would be possible to produce a breakdown of admissions statistics for the MA Educational Leadership (Pre-service) Education postgraduate taught course for every year from 2016 onwards. In the breakdown of statistics, I would really appreciate the following details for each of the courses-

- Number of Applicants (Total, Domestic, International and Indian)
- Number of Offers (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)
- Number of Acceptances (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)
- Number of Enrollments (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)

By Indian, I mean applicants that are a Citizen of the Republic of India.

This distinction does refer to applicants whose nationality is not listed as a country from within the UK and applicants whose nationality is listed as a country from within the UK. And as for international, I would like the total of all international students (including Indian students) as a count for Indian students is separately being provided already.

I apologize for the inconvenience that my request would inevitably bring and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,
Aadish Bakliwal

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Dear Aadish

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 23^rd February 2022. 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request for the following information about admission statistics for UCL’s
MA Educational Leadership (Pre-service) Education postgraduate taught
programme from 2016 onwards:

 

o Number of Applicants (Total, Domestic, International and Indian)
o Number of Offers (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)
o Number of Acceptances (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)
o Number of Enrolments (Total, Domestic, International, Indian)

 

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

 

Please note: 

o This programme-route was first run in the 2021/22 academic year,
therefore there is not data available for the earlier years.
o The numbers given for ‘International’ include those who are citizens
of the Republic of India.

 

Total 2021
Number of Applicants 137
Number of Offers 42
Number of Acceptances 33
Number of Enrolments 31

 

UK 2021
Number of Applicants 9
Number of Offers 6
Number of Acceptances 6
Number of Enrolments 6

 

International 2021
Number of Applicants 128
Number of Offers 36
Number of Acceptances 27
Number of Enrolments 25

 

Citizen of the Republic of India. 2021
Number of Applicants <5
Number of Offers <5
Number of Acceptances <5
Number of Enrolments <5

 

As you will see within the tables above, where the number of individuals
is fewer than 5, this information has been withheld because, with such low
numbers, providing this information on an anonymised basis could allow the
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