LSE MSc admissions statistics

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Dear London School of Economics,

I would like to know the admissions statistics for the courses below:

MSc Finance
MSc Finance and Economics
MSc Finance and Private Equity
MSc Financial Mathematics
MSc Applicable Mathematics
MSc Data Science

entries include:
number of applications received & offer made for applicants with a cumulative grade of 1st/2:1/2:2/3rd and below by the time when the application is made.

Yours faithfully,

Lizzy Wong

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

Dear Lizzy,


With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find attached the information you requested.


Please note, we have included the total number of applications and offers
(the numbers of students who register on the programmes will be smaller).
Any numbers less than 5 have been changed to ‘<5’ in order to protect the
identities of those individuals.


When it comes to the second part of the question we have taken only those
offer holders who had already achieved their final mark at the time of
application (and therefore received unconditional offers), since that is
what is mentioned in the question. We have also restricted it to those who
studied at UK universities, since there is no globally recognisable
equivalence which can be applied across the board for honours


We have only included figures for first and 2:1 degrees as no offers were
made to people with marks below that level. <5 in this instance includes
zero in a number of cases.


These data are all from the 2017/8 (2018 entry) application cycle.


Programme Total Total Unconditional offers Unconditional
applications offers made to candidates with offers made to
a 1^st (UK universities candidates with
only) a 2:1 (UK
MSc Finance 1554 221 7 <5
MSc Finance 1107 110 5 <5
and Economics
MSc Finance 723 68 7 <5
and Private
MSc Financial 564 76 <5 <5
MSc Applicable 207 78 5 <5
MSc Data 638 43 <5 <5



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