Highest-ranked universities in Clearing

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Top universities with places still available

More than 60,000 students found a university place through Clearing last year. This year, there are once again scores of universities to choose from in Clearing, including some of the most prestigious. 

Here are the 10 highest-ranked universities that are offering undergraduate places in Clearing this year.

All university rankings on this page are sourced from Times Higher Education's 'Table of Tables' which is based on the combined results of the UK’s three main domestic university league tables - Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian university guide and The Complete University Guide.

We've also listed each university's rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) - a system that rates the teaching quality of universities as either gold, silver or bronze.

 

Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Uni ranking | 6th
TEF rating | Gold

Based on the UK's largest campus, Loughborough University is known in particular for engineering and technology, as well as its sport-related courses and achievements. 

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Aeronautical Engineering 
  • Chemistry
  • Sport Management

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Uni ranking | 7th
TEF rating | Gold

A research-intensive institution established in 1964, Lancaster University is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. 

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Business management
  • Law
  • English literature 

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University of Bath

University of Bath

Uni ranking | 10th
TEF rating | Gold

The University of Bath's countryside campus overlooks the city of Bath. The university is renowned for its research excellence and sporting achievements.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Sociology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics 

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University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Uni ranking | 12th
TEF rating | Gold

A founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Leeds has more than 30,000 students. Former students include politician Jack Straw, astronaut Piers Sellers and triathletes the Brownlee brothers.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Architecture
  • English Literature
  • History

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University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Uni ranking | 13th
TEF rating | Gold

Founded in 1955, the university also has a campus in Cornwall maintained in conjunction with Falmouth University.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Business with International Study
  • English
  • Geography 

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University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Uni ranking | 14th
TEF rating | Gold

Based in Guildford, Surrey has a large number of departments recognised for research excellence.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Politics
  • Veterinary Biosciences
  • Civil Engineering 

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University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

Uni ranking | 15th
TEF rating | Gold

Highly esteemed for both creative and practical courses, UEA has produced three Booker Prize winners, an Emmy winner, plus a Nobel laureate. 

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Business Management
  • Social Work
  • Law

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University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Uni ranking | 16th
TEF rating | Gold

A large red brick university founded in 1900, that achieves consistently high student satisfaction ratings.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Nursing
  • Social Work


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University of York

University of York

Uni ranking | 17th
TEF rating | Silver

York is one of the newest universities in the UK, but it is also part of the Russell Group. It has heavily invested into its facilities over recent years to ensure that it maintains its impressive reputation.

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Actuarial Science
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

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University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Uni ranking | 18th
TEF rating | Gold

A truly international university, Nottingham has campuses in both Malaysia and China. Closer to home, its leafy main campus is set around a lake, and often voted the greenest in the UK. 

Courses in Clearing include: 

  • Midwifery
  • Economics
  • Civil engineering

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