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Durham University

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Postgraduate recruitment by gender

Postgraduate taught applications by gender

The number of applications for postgraduate taught courses has remained at the same level from male applicants, however, we have received a sustained and consistent growth in female applications since 2011/12. This, combined with a higher rate of offers to female applicants, has led to a large growth in females enrolled on postgraduate taught courses by 2011/12 - 2019/20.

Postgraduate taught applications by gender 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate taught applications by gender 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate research applications by gender

For postgraduate research applications, we have received a sustained growth in application numbers from both male and female applicants in the period 2011/12 - 2019/20. Female applicants have had a consistently higher offer rate, and a slightly higher take up rate for final acceptances.

Postgraduate research applications to Durham University by gender 2010 to 2019

Postgraduate research applications to Durham University by gender 2010 to 2019

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