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Clearing

Learn more about Clearing and joining us in September 2021.

We are still open for applications – apply through UCAS today.

If you want to talk to us about our courses, please get in touch with our Student Helpline on 0191 515 3000 or student.helpline@sunderland.ac.uk 

To find out what it's really like to study at the University of Sunderland, chat to our students.

What is Clearing and who is it for?

Clearing is for:

  • Anyone who has not yet applied for university but wants to enrol on a course in September
  • Anyone who hasn’t achieved the grades required and who hasn’t been accepted for their first (firm) or second (insurance) choice university
  • Anyone who has not yet received any offers for a place at a university

If you have achieved better grades than you expected and want to apply for another course and/or university, you can change your choice through Adjustment.

Our courses, your future

Whether you want to join the next generation of key workers, contribute to world-leading research, or create a new vision for the future, we have a course that's right for you.

We offer a range of courses across our five unique faculties. Many offer cross-faculty collaborative working and interprofessional learning, as well as placement and work experience opportunities that give you the edge employers are looking for. We also offer flexible learning opportunities across many of our courses, enabling you to balance your university studies with your personal life.

Explore our subject areas and courses.

Learning, teaching and assessment in 2021/22

Although it is impossible to predict the status of the Covid-19 pandemic in September, we're aiming to combine online lectures, seminars and workshops with timetabled teaching and other activities on campus.

We are closely following the advice from the Department for Education and Public Health England and will keep all new students up to date with any impact Covid-related restrictions might have on your experience from September 2021.

Hear from our current students as they share their experiences of learning, teaching and assessment in 2021. For further information, please see our help and advice section.

Online Open Days

Come and join us at our next Online Open Day and see for yourself what Sunderland really has to offer. You'll hear from students and staff, discover more about your chosen course and get the chance to ask our experts any questions you may have - all from the comfort of your own home.

Can't make it to an Online Open Day? Check out our Virtual Campus Tour and discover more about life at Sunderland and what we can offer you. Explore our campuses, course facilities, cafés and restaurants, the city of Sunderland itself and its attractions. Learn about our student support, sport and recreation facilities and accommodation on offer.

Integrated Foundation Year

If you've missed out on achieving the entry qualifications for your chosen university or course, or are considering coming back into education after time away, why not consider an Integrated Foundation Year course.

An Integrated Foundation Year is a four-year degree route that incorporates a special Foundation Year to help you gain the essential study skills and subject knowledge needed for an honours degree.

Explore our Integrated Foundation Year courses

Information for parents and supporters

We pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive nature, so as a parent or supporter you can rest assured your child will be well looked after here at the University of Sunderland. 

From scholarships and bursaries, equality and diversity considerations, health, wellbeing and various other student services, we have plenty of support in place to make sure your child feels happy and healthy and able to fulfil their potential while studying with us.

Find out more information for parents and supporters.

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