Dear University College London,

I would like to request admissions statistics for UCL's two Educational Psychology taught doctorate degrees. These degrees are:

° Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, DECPsy - offered by PALs, UCL
° Educational Psychology (Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology), DEdPsy - offered by IOE, UCL

I would like to request the following admissions statistics, covering the period from 2014-2015 academic year to present:

° How many students applied?
° How many students were accepted?
° How many self-funded students applied?
° How many self-funded students were accepted?

Yours faithfully,

M. B. Floyd

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Dear M B Flloyd

 

Thank you for your request of 18 October and apologies for the delay in
responding to your request.

 

You asked for the following admission statistics for DEdPsy Educational
and Child Psychology, DEdPsy Educational Psychology and DPsychotherapy
Child and Adolescent Psych:

 

 1. How many students applied
 2. How many students were accepted
 3. How many self-funded students applied
 4. How many self-funded students were accepted.

 

I confirm that we hold part of the information you requested and it is set
out in the table below. The information for parts 3 and 4 of the request
above is not held as UCL does not record funding arrangements of
applicants.

 

Applications
by year and
course
Course 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
DEdPsy
Educational
and Child
Psychology 17 15 15 18 17 18 19
DEdPsy
Educational
Psychology 12 12 12 13 12 9 <5
DPsychotherapy
Child &
Adolescent
Psych. 9 10 9 13 13 12 21
Acceptances by
year and
course
Course 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
DEdPsy
Educational
and Child
Psychology 16 15 14 18 16 16 18
DEdPsy
Educational
Psychology 12 12 12 12 12 9 <5
DPsychotherapy
Child &
Adolescent
Psych. 9 8 7 9 11 8 15

 

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Dear University College London,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of University College London's handling of my FOI request 'Admissions Statistics for Educational Psychology'.

I was not given the admissions statistics for the IOE's DEdPsy in Educational Psychology (Professional Educational, Child and Adolescent Psychology). I was also given the admissions statistics for two courses that I did not request. I would like to request the admissions statistics I originally enquired about.

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,

m.b.floyd

Finance.FOI Requests, University College London

 Dear M B Floyd

 

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept my apologies for the error in the response to your request.
I set out below the information you requested in relation to the course
DEdPsy Education Psychology (Professional Educational, Child and
Adolescent Psychology.

 

Applications
by year and
course
Course 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Doctor In
Educational
Psychology
(DEdPsy) In
Professional
Educational,
Child and
Adolescent
Psychology 23 31 36 31 28
Acceptances
by year and
course
Course 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
Doctor In
Educational
Psychology
(DEdPsy) In
Professional
Educational,
Child and
Adolescent
Psychology 16 23 21 20 19

 

I would be grateful if you could please confirm if you would like to
proceed with your internal review.

 

Kind regards

 

Rosie Lucas

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Adviser University College
London Legal Services Data Protection: [1][email address] FOI:
[2][UCL request email]

 

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