Clearing

At Plymouth, you are much more than just your exam results, which is why we treat every application individually.


Call our Clearing hotline:

0333 241 6929

Contact us today to discuss your options and secure your place on one of our courses with vacancies this September.

Please note that BMBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and BDS Dental Surgery are not included in Clearing 2021.

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When is Clearing?

Monday 24 May 2021
Pre-registration for Clearing opens

Monday 5 July 2021
Clearing opens for those who have already had exam results or hold no offers.

Tuesday 10 August 2021
Clearing officially opens on results day.

Tuesday 19 October 2021
Clearing closes.

When can you contact us?

Call our Clearing hotline if you are interested in finding out more about the status of your application, or the Clearing process itself.

+44(0)333 241 6929 

admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

Monday to Friday 8:30–17:00

On the following dates, the call centre will operate an increased service:

  • Tuesday 10 August: 08:30–21:00
  • Wednesday 11 August: 08:00–20:00
  • Thursday 12 August: 09:00–18:00
  • Friday 13 August: 09:00–18:00
  • Saturday 14 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Sunday 15 August: 10:00–14:00

Call centre opening times from 16 August

  • Monday: 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday: 09:00–17:00
  • Friday: 09:00–17.00
Please note, on Friday 17 September we will close at 16:00.

Who can apply through Clearing?

You will be able to apply through Clearing if you:

  • haven’t met the conditions of your offers
  • haven’t made a UCAS application this year
  • haven’t received any offers (or none that you wanted to accept).

UCAS Clearing advice

Change of heart? Consider your options

Take another look at courses

Even though you might be set on applying for a particular course, Clearing provides a great opportunity for those who might want to explore other course options and new subject areas. Whether you have already made an application or not, it’s worth using the extra time to consider the possibilities.


Thought about a foundation year?

If you’re unsure whether a new academic direction is for you, or you don’t quite achieve the grades you expect, we provide a wide range of low-entry-tariff degrees with a foundation year that offer a strong basis to help students to perform to their full potential a during a four-year degree.

Adjustment also offers you the chance to find an alternative course or place to study if you do better than you expected in your exams. You will be eligible for Adjustment if you meet and exceed the conditions of your conditional firm choice offer.

The reality of Clearing as told by you

As September draws near, the prospect of applying to university through Clearing might seem daunting and even stressful to face. Overcoming uncertainty and changing aspirations are just some of the things that students have to tackle during this period.

We’ve interviewed some of our students who secured their place through Clearing – they share how they dealt with the challenges and shed light on the reality of Clearing.


Read our students’ stories

Clearing accommodation 

We understand how important finding the right accommodation is for our students, so we are here to help find the best option for you! 

Get in touch with the accommodation team during clearing to discuss your accommodation options and to learn more about what we have to offer to residents living in University-managed halls. 

Discover your clearing accommodation options