UCFB Clearing hotline 03332417409

Clearing is an opportunity for you to make sure that you get a place on a degree programme that excites you at an institution that will help you to achieve all of your goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

Below is a guide to UCFB and the variety of unique degree courses we offer at both of our iconic campuses in and around Wembley Stadium, London, and the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Please remember to check the UCFB Clearing Guide and FAQ section of the website for general advice and tips on the big day.


About UCFB

We offer university degrees in the football, sports and events industries, with iconic campuses based in and around Wembley Stadium, London, and Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

A world first in higher education, UCFB delivers undergraduate degrees in the administrative, management and operational business facets of the global multi-billion-pound football, sport and events industries. You will study in teaching facilities that include two world-class stadiums at their heart, allowing you to live, learn and work within the machinery of the sport industry.

At UCFB we offer you degrees, lecture series, workshops and executive industry guest speakers as part of our carefully crafted approach to higher education. Our active involvement in these industries provides you with a unique and exclusive undergraduate experience.


Degrees available through UCAS Clearing

There are still places available for the following unique undergraduate degree programmes:

BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance*

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing*

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law

BA (Hons) International Football Business*

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

BA (Hons) Physical Education*

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting*

BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism*

BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management*

*Foundation year available

For more information, please contact our dedicated Student Recruitment & Admissions Team by calling 03332417409.


Complementary Curriculum

In addition to the degree programmes, UCFB’s trademark Complementary CurriculumTM programme of best-in-class executive guest speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities ensure UCFB students graduate as empowered individuals ready for the unique challenges these industries present. Previous guest speakers have included former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, award-winning BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan, and England manager Gareth Southgate.

Our links and partnerships, and the network of contacts students are able to build while studying at UCFB, has seen students secure exceptional work experience opportunities with the likes of The FA, UEFA, and at events including the US Open, Six Nations Rugby and Champions League finals.

Read more about the unrivalled UCFB Complementary Curriculum


Employability and career prospects

UCFB are proud to announce that an incredible 92% of current graduates are in employment and two in three of those are working within the sport industry.

Here at UCFB, we and our industry partners believe there are three key ingredients for a successful career. These are a degree, good references and networking, and a proven track record with work experience. At UCFB, you will have the opportunity to achieve all three components.

Read more about employability at UCFB


Clearing profiles

Read advice from four UCFB students who applied to study at UCFB via UCAS Clearing.

ArianaTan_2 _79A4591 1 copy - Copy

Ariana Tan, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

Sam Smith clearing guide

Sam Smith, BA (Hons) Football Business & Media

Sarah Makki, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism

Ryan Channer, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing


Useful links+

UCFB Clearing guide, FAQs and podcast

UCFB accommodation facilities

Living in London

Living in Manchester

For more information, please contact our dedicated Student Recruitment & Admissions Team by calling 03332417409.

UCFB Clearing hotline opening hours+

Call us on 03332417409

Weekdays until 17th August : 9am – 5pm

Thursday 17th August : 7am – 9pm

Friday 18th August : 7am – 8pm

Saturday 19th August : 10am – 6pm

Sunday 20th August : 10am – 6pm

Monday 21st August : 8am – 6pm

Tuesday 22nd August : 8am – 6pm

Wednesday 23rd August : 8am – 6pm

Thursday 24th August : 8am – 6pm

Friday 25th August : 8am – 6pm

Saturday 26th August : 10am – 6pm

Sunday 27th August : 10am – 6pm

Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday) : Closed

Tuesday 29th August : 8am – 6pm

Wednesday 30th August : 8am – 6pm

Thursday 31st August : 8am – 6pm

Friday 1st September :  8am – 6pm

Student Finance+

Going through Clearing?

Have you already applied for Student Finance but now changed your course, your institution or college through Clearing? You need to update Student Finance England as soon as possible as this could affect your Student Finance. It’s easy to update your details online, simply log into your Student Finance account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance and change your application.

If you’ve not yet applied for Student Finance, you should do it now! It takes at least six weeks to process your application, so apply as soon as possible. You might not get all your money in time for the start of your course, but Student Finance England will make an initial assessment so you have some money as close to the start of your course as possible.

Are you an EU student? Have you applied for Student Finance but have now changed your course through Clearing? Then you need to let Student Finance England know. Download an EUCO1 form here.

Questions about Clearing?

To help you sort out your Student Finance, Student Finance England experts will be available online Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, and Saturday from 9am-4pm, to answer your questions:

• Tweet them @SF_England;
• Post your question on Facebook;
• Ask them in the Student Finance England forum.

You don’t need to wait until you’ve got your results if you’ve got a question!

Helpful tools and resources

For more information, including a range of helpful tools and guidance, visit Student Finance England’s Clearing page on the Student Finance zone here.

You can also watch Student Finance England‘s Going through Clearing video playlist, available here.

Find out how to apply and what Student Finance you can get by reading Student Finance England’s interactive quick start guides here.