Career Outcomes for Sociology Degree Holders

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Dear University of Oxford,

This is an FOI request concerning employment data you may collect regarding your sociology / social sciences programmes' alumni.

Please provide (if available):

1. A complete list of all degree programmes you provide that fall within the discipline of sociology / social sciences. If this request is too vague, or if your institution does not classify degrees in this way, please instead provide a list of all degree programmes you provide that reference either "sociology" or "social science" in their titles.

2. A list breaking down the career outcomes for the last 3 graduating classes of each degree programme from request 1, specifically noting the positions and industries the students entered after graduating. Please separate this information according to whether they found employment in the United Kingdom, the United States, the People's Republic of China, or "other." For students who reported changing employment, please just refer to their 1st position, industry, and country of employment.

Regarding request 2 for a breakdown of career outcomes for each degree programme in request 1, please provide a complete (and anonymous) list of all students for each of the last 3 graduating classes (separated by country of employment), noting each individual's 1st position & industry. If this is not feasible, please instead provide statistics on the industries and positions the students entered (e.g. of the 100 students from our MSc Sociology who found employment in the United Kingdom, 20% entered the finance industry; 15% found positions as researchers).

Please provide all information in Excel, if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Edgar Wu

FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Mr Wu,

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
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Yours sincerely,
Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
University Offices | Wellington Square | Oxford | OX1 2JD
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FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Edgar Wu.

To ensure we provide the correct information, I would be grateful if you could clarify the following:

Please confirm which courses you would like to receive information for. You can find an A-Z list of our postgraduate courses on our website here: https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate...

If we do not receive a response within two months, we shall regard the request as closed.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
https://compliance.admin.ox.ac.uk/

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Dear Information Compliance Team,

Please provide information for the following courses:

Sociology MSc (full time)
Sociology and Demography MSc (full time)
Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation MSc (full time)
Social Anthropology MSc (full time)
Social Data Science MSc (full time)
Social Science of the Internet MSc (full time)

Yours sincerely,

Edgar Wu

Dear University of Oxford,

This is a friendly reminder that I submitted a FOI request concerning employment data you may collect regarding your sociology / social sciences programmes' alumni, specifically those from the Sociology MSc (full time), Sociology and Demography MSc (full time), Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation MSc (full time), Social Anthropology MSc (full time), Social Data Science MSc (full time), and Social Science of the Internet MSc (full time).

I understand that COVID 19 has caused delays, and just wanted to check in on the status of my request.

Yours sincerely,

Edgar Wu

FOI, University of Oxford

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Dear Edgar,

 

I apologise for the delay in replying to your request. The case officer
responsible for your request is currently on leave but I will ask her to
look into this matter on her return next week.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Max Todd

Deputy Data Protection Officer/Deputy Head of
Information Compliance

Information Compliance Team

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FOI, University of Oxford

Dear Edgar,

I write to apologise for the delay in responding to your request.

We will aim to respond within 3 weeks, by Monday 10 August.

Thank you for your patience, and apologies again for the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Information Compliance Team
Vice Chancellor’s and Registrar’s Office | University of Oxford
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD
https://compliance.admin.ox.ac.uk/

The contents of this email and any attachments may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, please do not copy, print, store or forward this email or any attachments, but please notify the sender immediately and then permanently delete the contents.

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Dear Information Compliance Team,

I'd like to check in on the status of my FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

Edgar Wu