MSc Social Anthropology (PGT) admission statistics 2016-2021

Emma Wilkinson made this Freedom of Information request to London School of Economics

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Dear London School of Economics,

Could I please have the following admission statistics for years 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 for MSc in Social Anthropology (Postgraduate Taught)

1) Total number of applications
2) Offer made/not made
3) Acceptances
4) Grades achieved (First, 2.1, GPA, etc)
5) Subject studied
(and if possible previous institution)

Please group these statistics by academic year.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Wilkinson

GLPD.Info.Rights, London School of Economics

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Dear Emma

 

Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response regarding the MSc
Social Anthropology is provided below:

 

Q1) Total number of applications

 

Year       Applications

2016/7  133

2017/8  145

2018/9  173

2019/0  155

2020/1  182

2021/2  198

 

Q2) Offer made/not made

 

Year       Offers

2016/7  90

2017/8  74

2018/9  76

2019/0  80

2020/1  116

2021/2  110

 

Q3) Acceptances

 

Year       Acceptances

2016/7  52

2017/8  37

2018/9  40

2019/0  45

2020/1  63

2021/2  47

 

Q4) Grades achieved (First, 2.1, GPA, etc)

 

This information is not recorded in and easily reportable way manner and
the work required to access it from historical records would exceed the
costs limits imposed under FoI Section 12. As such this element of your
request is refused on cost grounds.

 

Q5) Subject studied (and if possible previous institution)

 

This information is not recorded in and easily reportable way manner and
the work required to access it from historical records would exceed the
costs limits imposed under FoI Section 12. As such this element of your
request is refused on cost grounds.

 

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.  At the LSE, each application is viewed holistically; assessing the
merit, potential, motivation, skills and qualities of applicants by
considering all the information presented on the application form. This
includes, but is not limited to, academic achievements and qualifications.
The personal statement, academic reference and additional social and
educational contextual data also form an important part of the selection
process. The Academic Selector will sometimes choose to make an offer to a
student with predicted grades below the standard entry requirements if the
applicant shows the merit and potential to succeed at LSE.  As the figures
from previous years will not offer any insight on the outcome of your
application, the best way to find the answer is to apply.

 

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Best Wishes,

 

Paul

 

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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