PhD student viva pass/fail rate

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Dear University of Aberdeen,

I request the following. For each school within the university and for each academic year from 2008 to 2018 please provide:

1) The total number of viva examinations that took place for that school's students for that year.
2) The total number of viva examinations in which a student successfully passed.
3) Total that failed (please count conversion to MSc as a failure).

Yours faithfully,


Foi, University of Aberdeen

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