What is Clearing?

So, what is Clearing? And how does Clearing work? Clearing 2021 is how universities fill any remaining places they have on their courses. From July to October 2021, you can apply for a course via the UCAS Clearing process if you’re not already holding an offer from a university and if the course still has places.

If you've met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice and you've changed your mind about where or what you want to study, you can also apply for a new course through a process called Adjustment.

Am I eligible for university Clearing 2021?

You can apply for UCAS Clearing courses if:

  • You’re applying after 30 June 2021
  • You didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • You’ve changed your mind about where and what you want to study

If you've met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice and you're thinking about an alternative course or university, you can also apply through Adjustment.

If you're eligible to apply through Clearing, we recommend starting your Clearing search early. To find out more about the programmes of study we offer here at Salford, search our courses. You can also read our guide to Clearing for useful tips on the UCAS Clearing process.

Clearing 2021 events

We understand that choosing the right place to study is the most important part of the UCAS Clearing process, which is why we’ll give you the opportunity to find out more about us when you apply. We'll update this page in summer 2021 with more information about our Clearing events. In the meantime, learn more about our upcoming open days for September 2021 entry.


Why choose Salford for university Clearing 2021?

When it comes to your future, it’s experience that counts – and at the University of Salford, we like to put you in real life situations that give you a taste of what your future career will be like.

Industry at Salford underpins everything we do, and many of our UCAS Clearing courses are created with industry wrapped around them.

Our world-leading research advances industry knowledge, and whether it’s the opportunity to study abroad or to showcase your talents during a work placement or internship, our courses and student experience can provide you with an edge that is sought after by employers in many sectors across the world.

Student Placement Stories

Many of our students go on placements while they're studying here. Watch the video to hear from Broadcast Journalism student Tom, and Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student Laura, whose placements involved working at BBC Radio 5 Live, and spending time in Spain and Malawi.

Get industry ready

Zahra's story

University of Salford student

Zahra, who's studying Biomedical Science, tells us about her placement and how it's giving her crucial experience for her career:

“I’m on placement at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, where I’m working as a Biomedical Science Trainee. I’m now responsible for processing patient samples, carrying out different diagnostic techniques and doing quality control checks. I’m very excited for my career; there are so many options open to me. I could become a clinical scientist, complete research, become a physician associate, or specialise in haematology or immunology as a biomedical scientist.”

Our courses

We offer a wide range of UCAS Clearing courses here at Salford. Expand the accordion below to learn more about some of our popular programmes, or search our courses today.

Our location

Salford is in the heart of Greater Manchester, with our main campus just 2km from Manchester city centre – an internationally recognised city with a wealth of job opportunities in growing industries.

Whether you’re looking for buzzing nightlife, world-class sport, arts and culture or a thriving food and drink scene, Salford is a fantastic place to be a student.

Commuting to university?

If accepting one of our UCAS Clearing vacancies means you’ll need to commute to university, traveling here couldn’t be easier. We have a train station, on-campus parking and a regular bus service.

We've also recently introduced two brand new common rooms to our thriving campus. These have been created and designed for students who commute to university.

The common rooms feature chill-out spaces; areas suitable for solo and group study; a lounge area with a TV; a kitchenette with microwaves, fridges and hot water; charging points; gender-neutral, accessible toilets; and lockers. Find out more in this video.

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