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Graduate Outcomes Survey Results 2020/21 - Previous type of qualification

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Graduate Outcomes Survey Results 2020/21

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Previous type of qualification

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This data item records the type of qualification the graduate was aiming for in their previous study since completing their course 15 months ago (excluding census week study)

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

PreviousStudy.FURSTU = 01

Valid entries and labels
01Higher degree, mainly by research (e.g. PhD, DPhil, MPhil, MRes)
02Higher degree, mainly by taught course (e.g. MA, MSc, MBA)
03Postgraduate diploma or certificate (including PGCE/PGDE)
04Other Professional qualification
05Undergraduate degree, including integrated master's degrees (e.g. BA, BSc, MBChB, MEng)
09Foundation degree, HND or other undergraduate diploma (E.g. DipHE)
10HNC, CertEd, or other undergraduate certificate (e.g. Higher Certificate)
11None of the above

This field can be answered up to a maximum of three times by the graduate.


Which of the following best describes the type of qualification you were aiming for in your previous study?

Required for valid responseNo
To be asked of third partyYes
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Field length2
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Maximum occurrences3
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Change management notesValid entries have been updated to remove codes 06, 07 and 08 and replace them with codes 09 and 10 in order to provider greater levels of detail, Code 11, for other, has also been added. The question that previously populated CONSTART fields has been removed from the survey for C20071 / c20072 collections, reference to CONSTART has, therefore, been removed from the coverage of this field.

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