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Key Information Sets (KIS)

What is KIS?

Deciding on which course you would like to study at university is a big decision.

To help you to decide on the right course for you, universities are required to provide a set of key information about their undergraduate courses called Key Information Sets (KIS).

KIS contains a number of comparable statistics and information about undergraduate courses. For example, you will be able to compare how you will be taught, how your work will be assessed or if the course is accredited by any Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

KIS contains information such as:

  • How will you be taught on the course, e.g. what is the percentage of time spent in lectures, work placements and independent study?
  • How will your work be assessed, e.g. what percentage of assessment is through written exams, practical exams and coursework?
  • What accommodation options are available and how much will it cost?
  • Is the course accredited by any professional or statutory bodies?
  • Is there the opportunity to study abroad?
  • Is there the opportunity to take a foundation year or placement year?

Information in the KIS is linked to other data collated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) (link opens in new window) so you can see other information on Unistats such as:

  • How do previous students rate the course and teaching staff?
  • What have graduates of the course gone on to do next?
  • What is the average salary six months after graduating?
  • How do current students rate the Students' Union?

Where do I find KIS information?

The information is available on university websites alongside their undergraduate course information. It is also available on the Unistats website (external link).

What does KIS look like?

At the bottom of each of our undergraduate course pages you will see a KIS information box like this:

KIS screenshot.

Key information about each course is contained within the box. If you would like more information you can click through to the Unistats website (external link).

Where does the information come from?

The data and information is collated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) from sources including:

  • National Student Survey (NSS)
  • Destinations of Leavers and Higher Education Survey (DLHE)
  • From the universities themselves

More information

About our courses

One of the best ways to find out about our courses is through a visit to our campus. Find out about our Open Days and other ways to visit the university.

You can also contact our Recruitment Support Team on:

Tel: 0800 073 1225

About KIS