UCSD Clearing 2020

Welcome to University Centre South Devon (UCSD). Here you can find out all your Clearing options in 2020. Whether you need an alternative option or you’ve just changed your mind, UCSD is here for you.

This page will provide you with all the information you need to help you decide on the right course for you and begin your journey.

To apply for any places in clearing,

Call 08000 21 31 81

On this page you’ll find:

  • A welcome from our Principal and CEO, Laurence Frewin
  • Clearing Vacancies
  • Our Courses
  • How to Apply
  • UCAS and Student Finance
  • Student Life and Study Support
  • About Us and Our Local Area
University Centre South Devon

Our Team are ready and waiting to speak to you about your Clearing options. To apply for places in clearing, please call the below phone number and if you would like to ask any questions then please contact us on any of the below:  

Phone: 08000 21 31 81

Email: [email protected] 

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A welcome from our Principal and CEO, Laurence Frewin

Clearing vacancies

Our Courses

Programme Welcomes

Please see below videos from our curriculum staff introducing the subject areas with Clearing places available and offering some more detail into what it’s like to study with us. You can find details about how to apply for any of our courses at the bottom of this section.

Please note that some of these videos are pre-recorded webinars and may mention things that were only relevant at the time of broadcasting.

Animal Science

The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Animal Science  
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Science  


Business and Management 


Construction and Civil Engineering

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment 
  • Civil and Coastal Engineering  
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering  

Creative Digital Design

Contemporary Arts Practice


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Early Years Care and Education 
  • Teaching and Learning  
  • Working with Children, Young People and Families  
  • BA (Hons) Child Development and Education  


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Electronics and Robotic Control Engineering  
  • Manufacturing and Mechatronic Engineering   

Film and Photography

Games and Interactive Design


  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Assistant Practitioner  
  • Hearing Aid Audiology 

History with English 

Illustration and Graphics with Animation


Leadership and Management/Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

Marine Technologies  

Social Sciences

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Psychology and Counselling  
  • Psychology and Criminology  
  • Psychology and Sociology  
  • BA (Hons) Education, Development and Society  

Sports and Adventure

  The courses covered in this video are: 

  • Adventure Leadership  
  • Sports Coaching and Fitness  
  • BSc (Hons) Coaching  

Tourism, Hospitality and Events


Alternatively, you can view and download our digital prospectuses for both 2020 and 2021 below:

UCSD Prospectus 2020

UCSD Prospectus 2021

How to apply

Once you’ve found the right course for you, get in touch as soon as possible with the Team at UCSD by calling them on:

08000 21 31 81

UCAS and Student Finance


If you would like to find out more about applying to study Higher Education, we would recommend you visit the UCAS website for more information.

Finance Support

You may qualify for a range of financial support options to help support you with your studies. You can apply for a student loan to help pay tuition fees and a Maintenance Loan to help with living expenses.

UCSD also offers a bursary of up to £1000 to help you with the costs associated with studying a degree.

If you need more information on student finance and the other financial support schemes in place at UCSD, please visit our Funding, Finance and Bursaries page.

Applying for student finance

Student Life and Study Support

Student life

Hear what our current students have to say about their experience here at UCSD:


Here at UCSD we pride ourselves on the high level of Academic and Personal support we offer our student community. You can watch our video here to find out more about how we can help you to achieve your Higher Education and Career goals. 


UCSD also offer fantastic support and opportunities for employability in particular with many industry links. Find out more in the video below about what we can do to help you on your way with a thriving career.

Step up to Higher Education

Starting in Higher Education
Independent learning
Study Skills for Higher Education
Computer Skills for Higher Education

How to Apply

It’s not too late to apply… and here’s how!

About Us and Our Local Area


At UCSD, you will have access to a wide range of high quality facilities, including those in the South Devon College building. To find out more, visit the Facilities page.

The new and innovative £17 million Hi Tech & Digital Centre is also open to UCSD students. It provides a visionary facility for higher education and training support towards ever-expanding hi tech, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors across Torbay, South Devon and wider regions.

Class-leading research

The staff at UCSD are actively shaping the industries they are part of with pioneering research. You can find out more about what our staff are discovering on the Research Activity and Research Showcase pages.


We know that moving away to university and sometimes to a new location it can be difficult to go about finding the right accommodation. As a small, local institution we pride ourselves on supporting every new and existing student to find accommodation that is suitable for them. Watch our accommodation video here to find out more.

Getting to UCSD

With high-capacity on-site car parking, a train station opposite Paignton’s main bus station, and an exclusive student bus pass offer with Stagecoach, getting to UCSD shouldn’t be a problem.

At UCSD, we are surrounded with beautiful coasts and countryside that make up The English Rivieria. In between your studies, there are plenty of places to see and things you can do.

Thank you for considering UCSD as the place to reach your goals. We hope you found out everything you needed to know. Please don’t forget to contact us if you have any questions.

Phone: 08000 21 31 81

Email: [email protected] 

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