Clearing 2021
Clearing 2021

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Clearing courses

Clearing and adjustment now closed for September 2021.


University Clearing is simply a way to secure a place at university to start this academic year. If you haven't met the entry requirements for your course or haven't received an offer, you are automatically entered into Clearing through UCAS.

If you have only just decided to go to university, waited to apply later in the year, or simply changed your mind, you can do this during Clearing. You can apply for courses as soon as you receive your exam results.

Explore our Clearing course A-Z to find your place. Discover alternative subject areas, exciting new pathways, and kick start your career at the University of Cumbria.

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Virtual Open Day - Online Now

Our popular virtual Open Day experience is back for Clearing, bringing our five unique campuses and abundance of degree options directly to you from the comfort of your sofa.

Missed our last Open Day? Check out our On-Demand Open Day content to find out everything you need to know about joining the University of Cumbria. Achieve your career goals and join the 96% of graduates who find employment or further study within 15 months of graduating (GOS 2020).

We can’t wait to welcome you to the University of Cumbria. So, what are you waiting for?

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Choose Cumbria in Clearing

We don’t just prepare you for the working world. We help you experience it. We are amongst the best in the UK and top in the North West for employment or further education after graduating (HESA 2020).

You'll be taught by industry-leading experts who are passionate about their field and join a network of community partnerships including hospitals, schools, trusts, and local projects so that you can find the right path for you.

We offer the resources of a large university, but in an intimate, highly personalised setting to help you to always be your best and achieve more.

96% of our graduates find employment or further education within 15 months.

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Choose Cumbria in Clearing

Discover a different path

We all face times in our lives where we have to make challenging, sometimes life-altering decisions. You might be choosing or switching careers, don't know which degree is right for you or don't have the right qualifications to take the next step.

Our range of integrated foundation degrees give you an extra year of study to enable you to explore a broad range of subjects. By the end of your first year, you will have a new understanding of yourself, and your unique talents, skills and gifts. You will know what your ideal job looks like, to you.

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