Dear London School of Economics,
I would like to request information regarding the Human Rights MA.
What are the most common undergraduate degrees completed before gaining an offer/place on the programme?
How many students with an undergraduate degree of International Development or Development studies have applied, and gained a place on the programme.
My query is regarding years of entry 2016/17; 2017/18, and 2018/19.
[Name Removed] [Name Removed]
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Dear [Name Removed]
Further to your recent FoI request, the Schools response is provided as
follows. The (self-reported) degree subjects for applicants in the three
years in question are presented below.
Please note: We have included any subject where at least 5 applicants
recorded degree level study. Some applicants have more than one previous
International Relations 68
Human Rights 10
International Relations 54
Human Rights 12
International Relations 77
Social Science 11
Communication Studies 5
Many applicants have more than one programme choice when they apply, and
if they receive offers for their first choices, we don’t then consider
their second choices unless they specifically request it.
In 2016/7 there were 5 applicants who specified previous study in
Development, of which 3 received an offer or reserve offer (1 no decision)
In 2017/8 there were 8 applicants who specified previous study in
Development, of which 2 received an offer or reserve offer (6 no decision)
In 2018/9 there were 3 applicants who specified previous study in
Development, of which 1 received an offer or reserve offer (2 no decision)
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