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Graduate Outcomes Survey Results 2020/21 - Type of qualification

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Graduate Outcomes Survey Results 2020/21

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Type of qualification

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valid entries
Short nameTYPEQUAL

This data item records the type of qualification the graduate was aiming for in their study on the census week

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

Graduate.ALLACT06 = 1

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

The information captured relates to what the graduate considers to be their MAIN study in the study section. This question is mandatory to answer if ALLACT06 = 1 is selected.


Which of the following best describes the type of qualification you were aiming for on [census week]?

Required for valid responseYes
To be asked of third partyYes
Quality rules
Quality rules to follow
Part of
Field length2
Minimum occurrences1
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
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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