Clearing 2024

Open July - October 2024

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You can apply for a university course starting this year through UCAS until 6pm on 30 June. But if you miss this deadline, don't panic. There's always Clearing or you can apply directly to us.

On 5 July, Clearing opens and stays open all the way into October, giving you another chance to secure a place on one of our university courses starting in September.

If you'd like to understand more about Clearing and the courses we are offering, you can:

We have also put together a 'What is Clearing?' guide below for you to see why you might choose this route. It's not just about grades. 

Save the date - Clearing is open between July and October 2024


What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service provided by UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) that enables universities to fill any places they still have left on their courses in the final few months before the new academic year starts. You can also apply direct to us through Clearing.

  • Worried about your results and need a back-up plan?
  • Missed out on the entry requirements for conditional offers?
  • Changed your mind about what or where you’d like to study?
  • Applying late?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, UCAS Clearing is your extra opportunity to secure a place on a course for September 2024. If you are only planning to study with us, you can also apply direct any time, you don't need to wait for Clearing to open.

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You can contact us in the following ways:

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Clearing open days

When Clearing opens, we hold Clearing open days where you have the chance to have a campus tour guided by our student ambassadors and explore our cutting-edge facilities. You can also chat with our students and learn all about the vibrant student life at University College Birmingham. Call us on 0121 604 1040 and we can tell you more.

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Clearing success stories

We have many students join us through Clearing every year. Read some of their experiences - and see how Clearing is just the first step to so much more.

  • Meet Said
  • Meet Morgan

"I applied for marketing at a university in Scotland as my firm choice and now I'm in my second year studying for a BA (Hons) degree in Digital Marketing at University College Birmingham.

I had received an offer from my firm choice, my second choice being University College Birmingham. Because I was holding an offer from my firm choice, I had to decline them and apply for my second choice through Clearing.

I did this because I had a change of heart ..."

Read more of Said's story

“I was originally rejected for a degree in nursing from many universities. However, I found that it wasn’t really my passion and soon pulled my UCAS profile. I had been interested in aviation and planes from a young age as my grandad was an aircraft engineer and I lived on army sites as a child.

“I didn’t realise this was a university course opportunity, so when I found out about it, I knew I had to apply and was offered an unconditional offer through Clearing…"

Read more of Morgan's story

Why choose us?

From world-class facilities following a £200 million investment into new campuses, equipment and resources to courses accredited by the University of Warwick, ranked 9th in the UK in The Guardian 2024 league table.

Vibrant nightlife, booming businesses, gorgeous green spaces, a magnificent mix of cultures right on your doorstep and fantastic connections to the rest of the UK and the world. There really is something for everyone here at University College Birmingham.

Find your ideal course and begin your future at the highest-ranking university in Birmingham and the West Midlands, including for student support, international and postgraduate, according to student choice.

University of Warwick accreditation

Many of our degree courses are accredited by the University of Warwick - a leading Russell Group university. This means that these courses are developed by us and delivered in our facilities at University College Birmingham, but graduates will receive their final awards from the University of Warwick.

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Speak to current students

Who better to give you an insight into what it’s like to study here than our current students? If you have a question for them - ask it. They are happy to answer!

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