Admission Statistics (Postgraduate Masters Taught) - Computing

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Dear University of Cambridge,

I would like to ask for the following information about 1)MPhil in Advanced Computer Science and 2)MPhil in Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence courses for each year in the past 10 years:

- number of places on the course (can be approximate; the guiding figure used during admissions)
- number of international applications
- number of EU applications
- number of UK applications
- number of conditional offers made to international candidates
- number of unconditional offers made to international candidates
- number of unsatisfied conditional offers made to international candidates
- number of enrolled international students
- number of conditional offers made to EU candidates
- number of unconditional offers made to EU candidates
- number of unsatisfied conditional offers made to EU candidates
- number of enrolled EU students
- number of conditional offers made to UK candidates
- number of unconditional offers made to UK candidates
- number of unsatisfied conditional offers made to UK candidates
- number of enrolled UK students

- breakdown of the above information by different colleges (separate sheet for each college, within one document)

- list of applicant's previous course, counts of the applicants from that course and the application outcome
(example)
Year | PG Course | Applicant’s Previous Course | Applications | Offers
——————————————————————————————————
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | Computer Science BSc | 20 | 5
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | Mathematics MSc | 1 | 0
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | Computer Science and Philosophy BA | 4 | 0

14/15 | Advanced Computer Science | Computer Science BSc | 45 | 12

- list of the institution awarding applicant’s undergraduate degree, degree result, counts of the applicants from that institution and the application outcome

(example)
Year | PG Course | Applicant’s UG Institution | Result| Applications | Offers
——————————————————————————————————
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | UCL |1 | 20 | 5
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | UCL | 2:1 |13 | 1
21/22 | Advanced Computer Science | University of Edinburgh | 2:1 |4 | 0

14/15 | Advanced Computer Science | University of Oxford | 1 |45 | 12

Please provide the data in an editable XLSX document.

Thank you in advance.

Yours faithfully,

Ann Smith

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for information. Your reference number is given in the subject line of this email. We will respond on or before 16 August 2021.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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Further to your request for information, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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Dear University of Cambridge,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of University of Cambridge's handling of my FOI request 'Admission Statistics (Postgraduate Masters Taught) - Computing'.

In my request, I asked for an editable Excel document. Instead, I received a PDF document. The document is effectively unusable as it requires hundreds of pages without any way to filter or edit. Please provide the information in an acceptable format.

As the ICO says, the purpose of the FOI Act is to promote open data, and by providing it in a reusable format, you will be making it available not only to me but to many others who may find it useful. [https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisatio....

Please also balance the time you may save by removing the need to reply to future requests for this data, once it has been shared in public on WhatDoTheyKnow.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

Yours faithfully,

Ann Smith

FOI, University of Cambridge

This is to acknowledge receipt of your request for a review of our handling of request number FOI-2021-580. We will respond on or before 29 September 2021.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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FOI, University of Cambridge

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Further to your request for a review, please find attached the University’s response.

Regards,

Information Compliance Office
University of Cambridge
Governance and Compliance Division, The Old Schools
Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TN
E: [University of Cambridge request email]

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