Dear London School of Economics,
I would like to request data for the following master programmes:
1. MSc Finance
2. MSc Finance and Economics
3. MSc Finance and Private Equity
4. MSc Real Estate Economics and Finance
5. MSc Risk and Finance
6. MSc Economics
Queries - for the years 18/19, 19/20 and 20/21
1. Class size.
2. Total Number of applications received, offers given out, acceptances/enrolled.
- Bifurcated by part-time and full-time wherever applicable.
- Students of Indian Nationality.
- Students with a previous masters qualification from the University of London.
Thank you for your email. As you will appreciate, information requests
place additional demands on the School in terms of costs and staff time.
At present we are having to prioritise our finite resources in order to
meet the unprecedented challenges we are facing during the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic. As such, we need to advise you that while we will
continue to process individual requests, you may experience some delay in
our response during the current pandemic.
Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided in
the attached spreadsheet.
The attached spreadsheet contains student numbers for the 6 programmes
requested, divided into students of Indian nationality and part time. The
data we hold for previous qualifications is difficult to reliably report
upon, however, the analysis that was possible within the cost limits set
out in Section 12 of the FoI Act, revealed that there were only three
programme applications from applicants with a master’s degree from the
University of London (this is the external/international programme) as set
out below. None of the applications resulted in an offer.
1. 2020/1 application for MSc Risk and Finance
2. 2018/9 application for MSc Finance
3. 2018/9 application for MSc Finance and Economics
Could I ask you to think about the underlying question that is prompting
your data request. If you are attempting to find out what are your chances
of getting a place, remember that this cannot be answered by reference to
data. Applications are considered on their individual merits, based on a
holistic view of your supporting documents in the context of the current
cohort. Figures from previous years will not offer any insight on your
application. Your best way to find the answer is to apply.
If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact Rachael Maguire on 020 7849 4622 or write to Louise Nadal, School
Secretary, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton
Street, London, WC2A 2AE. We will then review the response to your request
and get back to you within 20 working days. You can also contact the
Information Commissioner's Office http://www.ico.gov.uk/, though they
expect the internal review to be carried out before receiving a complaint
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Dr Paul R. Duller
Data Protection Officer (Interim)
The London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street | London | WC2A 2AE
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