Students who study film

Jenna Rosmarin made this Freedom of Information request to The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

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Dear The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service,

Please could you provide me with the following information:

1. How many people completed a film/film related degree in 2018?
2. How many people enrolled in film degrees/film related degrees in 2019?
3. How many people have applied for film degrees/film related degrees in 2020?
4. How many universities offer film degrees?

Jenna Rosmarin

FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Ms Rosmarin

FOI-2019-10-09-001

Thank you for requesting information from UCAS under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

UCAS will respond on or before 6 November 2019, the date on which the 20 working day response period permitted by FOIA ends.

I, or one of my colleagues, may need to contact you again if the request needs to be clarified. If this happens, UCAS may respond later than the date indicated above as permitted by FOIA.

Kind regards

Mark

Mark Knight
Information Governance Manager

www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.

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FOI, The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service

Dear Ms Rosmarin,

Re: FOI-2019-10-09-001

Further to your request for information please find below a copy of the response form UCAS in regard to the specific information you have requested.

1. How many people completed a film/film related degree in 2018?
We do not hold any data regarding numbers of students completing a degree as this information is not held by UCAS. We can provide the number of acceptances to film / film related degree course but this does not mean that an individual took up that place or completed the course. Such data would be held by individual providers and the potentially the Higher Education Statistics Authority (www.hesa.ac.uk), who may be able to assist with your enquiries.

2. How many people enrolled in film degrees/film related degrees in 2019?
We currently have Day 28 data for 2019 and can provide the number of acceptances to film/ film related degrees although we cannot confirm that they enrolled. This data is not currently published by UCAS but can be purchased via our EXACT service. As this information is accessible by other means (via the paid for EXACT service) it is exempt from disclosure under Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

3. How many people have applied for film degrees/film related degrees in 2020?
The most recent applications cycle we have data to report on is 2019. At the time of your request we are not reporting on 2020 applications but this would again be available via the EXACT service later in the year. Please note that the start date for the majority of degree courses will be in Autumn 2020 and therefore full 2020 entry statistics will not be available until later that year.

4. How many universities offer film degrees?
We are unable to provide Provider data for any cycle after 2018 until the end of cycle data is released usually in January. A breakdown of course by provider up to and including 2018 is available to purchase. This can be filtered to Film/Film related courses. Alternatively, a course data extract is available to purchase from UCAS media.

As an alternative approach you can use the data available on the UCAS website (UCAS.com) to review the providers that offer film related degrees; or via research on individual provider websites.

Further to the note above: EXACT is a charged service and is supplied with terms and conditions that define the extent to which the results can be reproduced in publications. Further details on the service can be found via: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-....

In UCAS data releases, disclosure controls are applied to the data to reduce the risk of disclosing personal data about identifiable individuals. For counts, the controls include reporting each cell count to the nearest five. In particular cell counts of 1 and 2 are reported as 0. Rows that only report 0 are omitted from the output. These controls are applied to each cell independently so this may result in instances where totals do not equal the sum of the components. For derived statistics (e.g. means), to ensure these disclosure controls are not undone, a minor adjustment is applied, if necessary, such that the set of records contributing to each cell matches the reported cell count (to the nearest five). This involves either removing 1 or 2 records at random, or adding in 1 or 2 duplicates at random. If the number of values contributing to a cell is 1, 2 or 0 then it is displayed as 'N'. Rows that only report 'N' are omitted from the output.

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Kind regards

Mark

Mark Knight
Information Governance Manager
 
www.ucas.com
Rosehill | New Barn Lane | Cheltenham | GL52 3LZ

Registered office as above. Registered company No 2839815.
Registered charity No. (England and Wales) 1024741 and (Scotland) SCO38598.

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