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MSC Social Anthropology (PGT) admissions statistics 2016-2021

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Dear University College London,

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) Subjects studied
(and if possible previous institution)

Please group these statistics by academic year.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Emma Wilkinson

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Dear Emma,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request of 20^th October 2021. 

 

We have completed the compilation of information in response to your
request regarding admission statistics for MSC Social Anthropology for the
years 2016-2021.

 

We can confirm that we do hold information of the description specified in
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number lower than 2.5 is rounded to zero.

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