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Admissions transparency

The information published on these pages shows:

  • The number of applications for admission on to recognised, undergraduate higher education courses that we have received from UK domiciled applicants.
  • The number of offers we have made in relation to those applications.
  • The number of those offers accepted and the number of those who have registered with us.
  • The number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It also shows these numbers by reference to:

  • The gender of the individuals to which they relate
  • Their ethnicity
  • Their socio-economic background.

It is important to note that the data presented has not been contextualised. This means, for example, that you will not be able to see from this data how many of those applying to courses met the entry criteria. It is also the case that universities and colleges will often receive many more applications than they have spaces on courses and so offer rates will necessarily be lower than application rates in those circumstances.

Detailed information can be downloaded here. This also includes an explanation of the rounding and suppression that has been applied to the data. The summary data is shown in the tables below.

Applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

Table 1a: Summary of applications, offers, acceptances and registrations for 2018-19 entrants

of study
Characteristic Characteristic split Number of applications Percentage of applications that received an offer Percentage of applications that  accepted an offer  Percentage of applications that led to a registration
Full Time Ethnicity BAME 11010 78.5% 22.1% 20.8%
    White 5520 80.2%  15.5% 14.7%
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 8600 77.5% 20.4% 19.2%
    3 to 5 7920 80.9% 19.3% 18.2%
  Gender Female 7060 82.2% 22.3% 20.8%
    Male 9740 76.8% 18.1% 17.1%
    Other N N N N
Part Time Ethnicity BAME 30 80% 80% 75%
    White 30 85% 80% 80%
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 30 65% 65% 65%
    3 to 5 40 DP 90% 85%
  Gender Female 60 82% 79% 73%
    Male N  N N N
    Other N N N N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity BAME N/A N/A N/A N/A
    White N/A N/A N/A N/A
  EIMD quintile 1 and 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A
    3 to 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A
  Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Male N/A N/A N/A N/A
    Other N/A N/A N/A N/A

Degree attainment for 2017-18 graduates (qualifiers)                                            

Table 2a: Percentage of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2017-18 qualifiers

 Characteristic  Characteristic split Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 73%
White 85%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 71%
3 to 5 83%
Gender Female 81.2%
Male 74.0%
Other N