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Durham University

Respect: creating a place where we can all flourish

Postgraduate recruitment by ethnicity

All postgraduate applications by ethnicity

For all postgraduate applications, we have a notably higher proportion of offers accepted relative to applications made for White students than both AME and Black students. We have seen a large increase in the proportion of postgraduate taught acceptance for White Students, rising from 32.9% in 2009/10 to 61.1% in 2018/19.

All Postgraduate applications by ethnicity 2010 to 2019

All Postgraduate applications by ethnicity 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate taught applications by ethnicity

For postgraduate taught applications, there has been a consistent pattern since 2010/11 through to 2019/20 with a higher acceptance rate of offers from White applicants, followed by AME and a lower acceptance rate for Black applicants.

Postgraduate taught applications by stage and ethnicity 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate taught applications by stage and ethnicity 2010 to 2019

The charts show the values for applications and final acceptances to represent the ratio of applicants who accept places on courses.

Postgraduate research applications by ethnicity

For postgraduate research applications, there has been a consistent pattern since 2010/11 through to 2019/20 with a higher acceptance rate of offers from White applicants, followed by AME and a lower acceptance rate for Black applicants.

Postgraduate research applications by stage and ethnicity 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate research applications by stage and ethnicity 2010 to 2019