I’m making a request under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information as it relates to the admissions statistics for each of the TWO following postgraduate programmes of study: ‘MSc in International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies’ and ‘MSc in Development Management’.
In respect of EACH of the TWO said programmes for admissions to the 16/17, 17/18 and 18/19 academic years (the three most recent admissions cycles) —
1/ What was the number of applications from ‘Home/EU’ applicants and from ‘Overseas’ applicants respectively?
2/ What was the number of offers given to ‘Home/EU’ applicants and to ‘Overseas’ applicants respectively?
3/ Of the applicants with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree awarded / to be awarded by an institution in the UK, how many applicants applied with second-upper class honours, predicted or achieved?
4/ Of the applicants with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree awarded / to be awarded by an institution in the UK, how many applicants received an offer with second-upper class honours, predicted or achieved)?
5/ Of the applicants with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree awarded / to be awarded by an institution in the UK, how many applicants applied with first class honours, predicted or achieved?
6/ Of the applicants with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree awarded / to be awarded by an institution in the UK, how many applicants received an offer with first class honours, predicted or achieved?
Please let me know should you have any questions.
A R Wang
Dear AR Lieu,
With reference to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, please find below the School's response.
Please note: We do not store predicted grades, only the final grades of
unconditional offer holders, so it isn’t possible to answer all elements
of the question. Below are the numbers of unconditional offers made to UK
undergraduate degree holders (ie whose final marks were available at the
point of decision) broken down into first and 2:1 categories. We have
changed any numbers less than 5 to ‘<5’ to protect the identities of those
Programme Year Total Total Total Total Unconditional Unconditional
of applicants applicants offer offer Offer holders Offer holders
entry OS holders holders with UK 1st with UK 2:1
MSc in 2016/7 149 616 47 121 <5 7
2017/8 152 629 46 106 <5 5
2018/9 126 616 40 108 <5 6
MSc in 2016/7 149 326 34 63 <5 8
2017/8 129 257 24 56 <5 5
2018/9 164 238 25 59 <5 9
If you think that the information provided does not meet your request,
contact me 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 directly.
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London School of Economics
Dear Ms Maguire,
Thank you for your message and for releasing the requested information.
The way in which the information has been presented is, however, incomprehensible. I believe this is the result of having pasted information that was originally compiled on another platform.
It would be appreciated if this information could be re-presented, preferably by way of an Excel file where necessary.
A. R. Lieu
Dear AR Lieu,
This was sent to you as a table. It is possible that it is the What Do You Know platform that has stripped the table out as it tends to force everything into plain text.
Although the School believes it has provided you with the information requested, I have attached a Word document with the table included.
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