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Student 2018/19 - Intended level of MPhil/PhD studies

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Student 2018/19

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Intended level of MPhil/PhD studies

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This field records the study intentions of students on MPhil/PhD programmes.

Applicable toEngland

All instances where Course.COURSEAIM = L99 and Instance.REDUCEDI = 00, 01, 03 or 04.

Valid entries and labels
01Student has indicated an intention to study at level D
02Student has indicated an intention to study at level L
03Student has not given any indication of their final intentions

This field should be completed with the student’s study intentions on initial registration.

It is not anticipated that this field would be updated during the life cycle of the instance except in cases where data was previously unknown and becomes known or was returned in error in a previous year.

Currently Office for Students do not intend to use this field directly in research degree qualification rates (RDQRs) although it is likely that these data will be used to provide additional context to those figures.

Research England do intend to use this field for future analysis.

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Reason required To allow analysis of students actual study patterns compared to their initial intentions where they have been registered on programmes where the final outcome is unclear. It is common practice in UK higher education for research students to initially be registered on research masters programmes with the intention to transfer to a doctoral programme. This field will allow analysis against the student's intentions rather than their formal registration status.
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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
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Date modified2019-07-09
Change management notesGuidance added to note that Research England intend to use this field for future analysis.

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