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OfS Transparency Return 2021

The information published relates to the number of students who attained a particular degree or other academic award in 2019/20, or a particular level of such an award, on completion of their course with us.

It shows these numbers by reference to:

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

Key

Numerators and denominators have been rounded to the nearest 10. Where the numerator or denominator rounds to 20 or less, the data are suppressed with an "N".

Percentages are rounded according to the smallest, unsuppressed denominator in a given mode and characteristic. If the denominator rounds to:

  • 50 or less: percentages are rounded to 5%
  • 1000 or less: percentages are rounded to 1%
  • more than 1000: percentages are rounded to 0.1%.

"N/A" is displayed where there is no provision in a given mode or level.

"DP" indicates suppression for data protection reasons. This is applied where the numerator is two or less, or differs from the denominator by no more than two students.

Percentage of classified first degrees at 2:1 or above by characteristic

Ethnicity

Characteristic splitPercentage
BAME65.0%
White82.3%

EIMD 2019 quintile

Characteristic splitPercentage
1 and 270.8%
3 to 581.6%

Gender

Characteristic splitPercentage
Female81.1%
Male75.6%
OtherN

Detailed information on attainment

Full-time study

Ethnicity

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards

Asian

490 15% 55% 30% 0% N 40
Black 370 10% 45% 40% 5% N 50
Mixed 260 15% 60% 20% 0% N 40
Other 40 10% 55% 35% DP N N
White 4470 25% 60% 15% 0% 40 590
Unknown N N N N N N N

EIMD 2019 quintile

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
1 73014%53%31%2%N130
2 77020%54%24%2%N130
3 107018%60%20%2%N150
4 128024%58%17%1%N150
5 171024%60%15%1%N170
N/A 11018%62%18%

DP

NN
Unknown NNNNNNN

Gender

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
Female 329021.5%59.5%17.7%1.3%30340
Male 237019.8%55.7%22.6%1.9%50390
OtherNNNNNNN

Part-time study

Ethnicity

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards

Asian

NNNNNNN
Black NNNNNNN
Mixed NNNNNNN
Other NNNNNNN
White 11029%54%14%DPN90
Unknown NNNNNNN

EIMD 2019 quintile

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
1 NNNNNNN
2 NNNNNNN
3 3015%60%20%DPNN
4 3040%40%15%DPNN
5 4030%60%15%DPN30
N/A NNNNNNN
Unknown NNNNNNN

Gender

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
Female 5020%60%20%DPN70
Male 7030%50%20%DPN40
OtherNNNNNNN

Apprenticeships

Ethnicity

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards

Asian

NNNNNN/AN
Black NNNNNN/AN
Mixed NNNNNN/AN
Other NNNNNN/AN
White NNNNNN/AN
Unknown NNNNNN/AN

EIMD 2019 quintile

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
1 NNNNNN/AN
2 NNNNNN/AN
3 NNNNNN/AN
4 NNNNNN/AN
5 NNNNNN/AN
N/A NNNNNN/AN
Unknown NNNNNN/AN

Gender

Characteristic split Headcount of classified First Degrees awarded Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as first class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as upper second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as lower second class Percentage of classified First Degrees awarded as third class / pass Headcount of unclassified First Degrees awarded Headcount of other undergraduate awards
Female NNNNNN/AN
Male NNNNNN/AN
OtherNNNNNN/AN

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