Clearing 2022: UK universities with courses still available

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 15:29

With A-level results day fast approaching in the UK (results are out on 18 August), students will be eager to find out whether they have achieved their first (or second) choice of university.

For those students who might miss their choices, they can go through a process called “clearing” to select a different course or university. Clearing is already open on the Ucas website, and you can search for courses that are still available at UK universities. In advance of results day, students can browse through the clearing courses still available, just to prepare themselves for any outcome. 

The university application process is set to be competitive this year. For many students who were unable to complete exams or who wish to change subjects, clearing can help students understand which courses universities are offering and which universities still have courses available. If you have any specific concerns about how courses will be taught, the best option is to contact your prospective university to find out.


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Some of the top universities in the UK are notably missing from the clearing catalogue, including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London.

Some others, such as the University of Bristol, have now closed their early clearing applications; however, students are able to register their interest before results day and then will be able to browse courses closer towards results day.

Nevertheless, many of the top universities in the UK have plenty of clearing places available for a range of courses including cybersecurity, Korean studies, world literatures and ancient history. Students must contact universities directly in order to secure a place through clearing.

Below are the top universities in the UK (according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings) with clearing places available at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This table was correct at the time of publication; but as things may change, it’s a good idea to check the Ucas clearing selection tool regularly.

This is also based on a general search, so it’s always worth refining the search based on your location and requirements.

UK Rank 2022 World University Rank 2022 University Clearing availability 2022
6 30 University of Edinburgh 14 courses available
7 35 King’s College London 10 courses available including mathematics and nutritional sciences
8 50 University of Manchester 136 courses available including Classics, French studies and mental health nursing
9 78 University of Warwick 44 courses available including chemistry, English literature and sociology
10 86 University of Glasgow 5 courses available including nursing
12 105 University of Birmingham 10 courses available including civil engineering
13 110 University of Sheffield 297 courses available including aerospace engineering, computer science and medical genetics
14 117 Queen Mary University of London 277 courses available including cultural history, liberal arts and neuroscience
15 122 Lancaster University 340 courses available including economics, finance and geography
16 124 University of Southampton 164 courses available including fine art, international relations and podiatry
17 127 University of Leeds 4 courses available including business studies
18 141 University of Nottingham 236 courses available including food science, history and music
19 143 University of Exeter 11 courses available including theology and religion
20 146 Newcastle University 178 courses available including archaeology, earth science and physics
21 151 University of Sussex 191 courses available including geography, law and product design
22 158 University of Aberdeen 412 courses available including environmental science, geology and marine biology
24 169 University of York 49 courses available including electronic engineering, linguistics and philosophy
26 182 University of East Anglia 260 courses available including cognitive psychology, geophysics and sports development
27 185 University of Leicester 154 courses available including business and management, marketing and modern languages
28 189 Cardiff University 191 courses available including ancient history, English literature and music
=29 201-250 University of Dundee 179 courses available including graphic design, social work and textile design
=29 201-250 Queen’s University Belfast 204 courses available including architecture, drama and software engineering
=29 201-250 University of Reading 301 courses available including animal science, medical science and quantity surveying
=29 201-250 St George’s, University of London 1 course available 
=29 201-250 University of Surrey 318 courses available including mechanical engineering, psychology and theatre production
37 251-300 Swansea University 415 courses available including early childhood studies, international relations and medieval studies
=38 301-350 Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) 317 courses available including computer games design, film and media and politics
=38 301-350 University of Essex 841 courses available including art history, data science and analytics and human biology
=40 351-400 Birkbeck, University of London 165 courses available including Classics, geography and Japanese studies
=40 351-400 Bournemouth University 162 courses available including forensic biology, occupational therapy and photography
=40 351-400 Brunel University London 213 courses available including design, life sciences and theatre
=40 351-400 City, University of London 110 courses available including actuarial science, journalism and mental health nursing
=40 351-400 University of Kent 258 courses available including data science, philosophy and wildlife conservation
=40 351-400 Loughborough University 251 courses available including liberal arts, natural sciences and sports technology
=40 351-400 Royal Holloway, University of London 282 courses available including astrophysics, geology and social science
=40 351-400 University of Stirling 144 courses available including cell biology, finance and Scottish history
=48 401-500 Aston University 60 courses available including business analytics, medicine and transport management
=48 401-500 Bangor University 255 courses available including biology, creative studies and forestry
=48 401–500 Goldsmiths, University of London 70 courses available including anthropology, music and sociology
=48 401–500 Liverpool John Moores University 155 courses available including creative writing, events management and public health
=48 401–500 Middlesex University 200 courses available including animation, criminology and information technology
=48 401–500 Northumbria University 129 courses available including architecture, geography and sport coaching
=48 401–500 University of Plymouth 181 courses available including dietetics, film-making and paramedic science
=48 401–500 Royal Veterinary College 20 courses available including biological science and veterinary science
=48 401–500 SOAS University of London 161 courses available including economics, global development and Japanese
=48 401–500 SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) 39 courses available including agriculture and equine studies
=48 401–500 University of Strathclyde 279 courses available including French, immunology and software engineering
=48 401–500 University of the West of England 128 courses available including digital media, optometry and robotics
=60 501–600 Aberystwyth University 373 courses available including animal science, maths and plant biology
=60 501–600 Birmingham City University 311 courses available including computer science, media and communication and sports therapy
=60 501–600 Edinburgh Napier University 81 courses available including civil engineering, graphic design and music
=60 501–600 Heriot-Watt University 122 courses available including brewing and distilling and software engineering
=60 501–600 Keele University 276 courses available including chemistry, education and natural sciences
=60 501–600 University of Lincoln 193 courses available including classical studies, film production and pharmacy
=60 501–600 Nottingham Trent University 330 courses available including climate change, criminology and nursing
=60 501–600 University of Portsmouth 160 courses available including biology, dental hygiene and marine biology
=60 501–600 University of the West of Scotland 74 courses available including midwifery, physics and tourism management
=69 601–800 University of Bradford 124 courses available including clinical sciences, marketing and software engineering
=69 601–800 University of Brighton 163 courses available including education, linguistics and sport studies
=69 601–800 Coventry University 245 courses available including cybersecurity, food science and physiotherapy
=69 601–800 De Montfort University 146 courses available including creative writing, performing arts and textile design
=69 601–800 University of Derby 183 courses available including English, mechanical engineering and zoology
=69 601–800 Glasgow Caledonian University 50 courses available including international business, pharmacology and social sciences
=69 601–800 University of Greenwich 209 courses available including agriculture, history and psychology
=69 601–800 University of Hertfordshire 240 courses available including aerospace engineering, finance and illustration
=69 601–800 University of Huddersfield 234 courses available including digital marketing, film studies and popular music
=69 601–800 University of Hull 199 courses available including game design, marine biology and politics
=69 601–800 Manchester Metropolitan University 132 courses available including fashion, philosophy and interior design
=69 601–800 Oxford Brookes University 185 courses available including Japanese studies, music and nursing
=69 601–800 Ulster University 158 courses available including accounting, marketing and screen production
=83 801–1,000 University of Bedfordshire 319 courses available including computer science, media production and physiotherapy
=83 801–1,000 University of Central Lancashire 405 courses available including business administration, English literature and neuroscience
=83 801–1,000 University of East London 265 courses available including economics, fine art and journalism
=83 801–1,000 Edge Hill University 117 courses available including dance, genetics and media
=83 801–1,000 Kingston University 207 courses available including chemistry, music technology and photography
=83 801–1,000 Leeds Beckett University 136 courses available including architecture, geography and international relations
=83 801–1,000 London South Bank University 123 courses available including computer science, law and product design
=83 801–1,000 University of Roehampton 115 courses available including digital media, international business and sociology
=83 801–1,000 University of Salford 207 courses available including construction, media technology and wildlife conservation
=83 801–1,000 Sheffield Hallam University 253 courses available including economics, international business and sports journalism
=83 801–1,000 University of Westminster 154 courses available including biochemistry, graphic design and translation
=94 1,001–1,200 Canterbury Christ Church University 351 courses available including education studies, film production and human resource management
=94 1,001–1,200 Cardiff Metropolitan University 125 courses available including animation, healthcare science and textile design
=94 1,001–1,200 Robert Gordon University 67 courses available including fashion management, nursing and painting
=94 1,001–1,200 University of South Wales 251 courses available including childhood studies, illustration and legal studies
=94 1,001–1,200 Staffordshire University 195 courses available including games art, psychology and sound design
=94 1,001–1,200 Teesside University 224 courses available including human biology, nutrition and photography
=94 1,001–1,200 University of Wolverhampton 294 courses available including data science, fine art and pharmacology
101 1,201+ University of Chester 262 courses available including French, human nutrition and software engineering

 

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