Find your breakthrough moment

Clearing at
Bath Spa University

Clearing hotline: 01225 875 550

Finding your Clearing place at Bath Spa University can be the start of something special. From meeting new people, doing great things on your course, gaining recognition to building your career; all of these will be your breakthrough moments at Bath Spa University.

Bath Spa University Clearing hotline

Phone: 01225 875 550

Call our hotline if you would like to talk through your options and prepare yourself for Clearing.

Friday 18 August:  8.00 am to 4.00 pm

Alternatively, you can request a call back from one of our friendly call centre staff.

Don't forget to download our Clearing top tips guide -  which offers helpful advice on how to thrive in Clearing.

How to apply

Step 1 Choose your preferred course

We have clearing places available across a wide range of our courses. Many of our courses are also available as combined awards, which means you can choose to study two subjects that you love, whilst positioning you perfectly for your chosen career.

Before you call our clearing hotline, do some research and have an idea of which of our available courses you would like to study.

Step 2 Know your numbers

Before you call our clearing hotline, make sure you have your:

  • UCAS ID number
  • clearing number
  • exam results with your achieved grades
  • email address
  • contact telephone number.

Step 3 Call our clearing hotline 01225 875 550

You may be nervous about calling us. Don’t be. Our friendly clearing team is here to help you find the best course for you. We'll answer any questions you may have and work out whether we are able to offer you a place. Please remember that we need to speak to you, rather than your parents or teachers.

Step 4 Prepare your portfolio

Find out if you need a portfolio for your chosen course, as well as what it should contain and how it should be submitted:

Undergraduate courses and combinations


Art courses and combinations


Art is taken in combination with another discipline, as part of the Creative Arts programme (above):

Business and Management


Ceramics is taken in combination with another discipline, as part of the Creative Arts programme.

Creative Media Practice

Creative Music Technology



Combinations are no longer available.

Clearing hotline: 01225 875 550


Environmental Science

Fine Art

Global Development and Sustainability



Mixed media textiles

See Textiles, below...




Mixed Media Textiles is taken in combination with another discipline, as part of the Creative Arts programme.

Theatre Production

Clearing hotline: 01225 875 550

Student funding

If you have already applied for student finance but are going through clearing, chances are you will need to let Student Funding England know that your details have changed. We recommend you do this as soon as possible, as delay could affect the amount of student finance you can get.

Updating your details couldn’t be easier. Simply log in to your student finance account and go to Your Account > Change Your Application > University/College Course.

If you haven’t applied for student finance yet, you need to apply now. The sooner you apply, the sooner your application will be dealt with, maximising your chance to have all the money available to you at the start of your course.

There’s lots of support available. The dedicated Student Finance Zone on The Student Room has helpful tools and guidance to walk you through what you need to do and when to do it.

Why Bath Spa?


TEF results

We were awarded silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Top five for creativity

We were voted one of the top five creative universities by Which? University Student Survey 2016.

Great graduate prospects

93.7% of Bath Spa graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.  HESA: 2014/15 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, published 2016.

You'll feel safe here

We’re the second safest university in the South West and ranked sixth from nearly 130 other Universities and Higher Education institutions across England and Wales. Complete University Guide 2015.

Message from Bath Spa University’s Chancellor Jeremy Irons 

Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons, who was installed as Bath Spa University’s Chancellor in 2016, sums up the essence of the University.

“Bath Spa University is a very special place. Its heritage spans diverse institutions and it has several beautiful locations around Bath and beyond. But creativity unites it at its core. In their many different ways, students, staff and alumni are able to combine to form a constellation of brilliance! And we need to celebrate that.”

Jeremy Irons

Deferring your entry

If you've secured a place at Bath Spa to start this year, but now wish to take a year out and start your course next year, you'll need to complete and submit this form to defer your entry.

Applying to be released from Bath Spa

If you've secured a place at Bath Spa but have now decided that you would like to be released into Clearing so you can seek a place at another institution, then you will need to complete and submit this form.


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