What is KIS?
Since October 2012, all UK universities and colleges have been required to display Key Information Sets (KIS) on their undergraduate courses.
The KIS gives you a quick overview of some standard information about a course, and has a link to more detailed information on Unistats.
All universities and colleges display KIS information in a similar way to make it easier for you to compare courses at different institutions.
The KIS covers the following areas:
Student satisfaction: This section covers student satisfaction with various aspects of the course. It is taken from the National Student Survey, which includes questions about teaching, assessment and feedback, learning resources, academic support, personal development and programme organisation.
Graduate employment: This section gives information about what people on this course do after they graduate, and average salaries after six months.
Finances: This section is an overview of financial information including the tuition fee for the course and the average cost of accommodation.
Learning and assessment: This section is a snapshot of some fairly complex data relating to how much time students spend on different types of learning and the proportion of different types of assessment which they experience in each Stage (year) of the programme. Learn more about types of study and types of assessment.
Students’ Union: This section states what percentage of students view the Students’ Union positively. This is also taken from the National Student Survey.
KIS on Combined Subjects courses
The majority of our courses display the KIS directly on the course information page, as an animated image.
Combined Subjects courses are a little different, because we don't have a course listing for each possible Combined Subject combination.
There are around 700 possible combinations of Combined Subjects courses. Rather than listing every possible combination on our website, we list 24 subjects, and explain what courses they can be combined with.
It's not practical to display all 700 KIS images directly on the 24 course pages, so we host the Combined Subjects KIS information elsewhere and link to them from the courses.
Where there is no Unistats data available for a Combined Subject combination, the KIS will link to data for individual subject courses.