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Graduate admissions statistics

Applications for graduate study have increased by 140% since 2005.

Our graduate students represent many countries and cultures, and are from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Graduate headline figures

  • The total number of applications in the 2016-17 entry year was 25,994, compared to 24,645 for 2015-16 entry
  • 8,887 applications (34.2%) were for graduate research degrees and 17,057 were for graduate taught degrees (65.8%)
  • The total number of acceptances in the 2016-17 admissions year was 5,548
  • 6,385 applications (24.6%) came from UK citizens; 5,126 (19.7%) from EU (non-UK) citizens and 14,433 (55.7%) from Non-EU citizens
  • 1,976 acceptances (36%) were from UK citizens, 1,125 (21%) from EU (non-UK) citizens and 2,347 (43%) from Non-EU citizens

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2016-17 admission cycle, are available to download here

Graduate Admissions statistics for previous years

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2015-16 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2014-15 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2013-14 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2012-13 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2011-12 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2010-11 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2009-10 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2008-09 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2007-08 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2006-07 admission cycle

Graduate admissions statistics for the 2005-06 admission cycle

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