MRC Life and Biomedical Sciences PhD Programme
Data shown above is for the academic year 2020/21 (sources).
Why are there more offers than interviews?
Some programmes, for example many undergraduate programmes at UCL, interview only a small number of applicants, while giving out most offers without interview.
Why are there inexact numbers?
For data protection reasons, when the number of applications, offers, or admissions is low for a given course (or in some cases, regardless of the numbers), some universities report only approximate numbers. Based on these, we have computed the range of possible values.
- FOI Request by Albert Warren.
- FOI Request by Mr Burano. September 2015.
- FOI Request by John Kay. February 2019.
- FOI Request by KAI CHEN. January 2020.
- FOI Request by Marlon Clarke. May 2020.
The acceptance rate, or offer rate, represents the fraction of applicants who received an offer. Note that unlike some other sources, we do not distinguish between the offer rate and acceptance rate.
The acceptances generally indicate the number of offer holders who accepted the offer and fulfilled its conditions. For some universities, however, it denotes the number of applicants who accepted the offer, regardless of whether they subsequently met its conditions.
Unless otherwise noted, the data presented comes from the universities and is generally reliable. However, some of the differences between years and/or courses may be due to different counting methodologies or data gathering errors. This may especially be the case if there is a sharp difference from year to year. If the data does not look right, click the "Report" button located near the top of the page.