Key Information Set (KIS)
The Key Information Set, or KIS, is an important publication providing information for applicants to help them make informed choices about what and where to study. All institutions that participate provide information for the same data fields so that potential applicants can make comparisons between courses and course providers.
The KIS data is published on the Unistats website on an annual basis. It is also referenced on our external website where programme information is provided. For example, when looking at the programme for BA (Hons) Accounting, at the bottom of the page there is a red widget of information relating to the KIS data along with a link to the Unistats website.
What information is included in the KIS?
The information included in the KIS comes from the National Student Survey (NSS), the Destination of Leavers from High Education (DLHE), UCAS, and Universities/Colleges themselves. You can find a full list of the KIS data fields and its source on the Unistats website here.
The information we provide only relates to undergraduate courses and we do not provide information on short courses (one year full time equivalent or less), post-graduate courses, courses delivered overseas, or closed courses.
We provide approximately 50 fields of data for each undergraduate programme. Some of the information we provide includes:
Expected tuition fees
Sandwich and year abroad opportunities
Percentage of time spend in scheduled teaching activities vs. independent study
Percentage type of assessment such as written examples vs. course work.
Our role with KIS
The SS&PI team are responsible for gathering and processing the required data from each school before providing to Unistats on an annual basis.
If you have any questions please contact Carina Sutherland.