School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Clearing information

Choosing your programme

Choosing the right programme is important because you are considering studying this subject for three to four years.

  • It is important that you are happy with the content of the degree you apply for. You can read more about the modules you will study by selecting a degree programme from our undergraduate directory.
  • Clearing can be a hectic time but it’s important you make the right decision when accepting a place on a degree programme because it is not usually possible to change programmes once you arrive.


Anyone applying must:

  • Turn 18 before 31st August 2019. Admissions Policy for students under the age of 18 years.
  • If your grades were achieved prior to 2019, inform us if you have commenced studies at another higher education institution, either in the UK or elsewhere. If you have, you will need to provide a reference and transcript from your current institution.
  • Have at least a grade C/4 in GCSE Mathematics and English or an acceptable qualification.

Supplying false information will result in non-admittance to the School. 

Information we will need from you when you call

We can only deal with clearing applications by telephone and we will need to speak with the applicant. Our admissions team will ask you for the following information:

  • Are you in clearing or still holding an offer with another institution?
  • Adjustment - We can consider your application if you are applying for adjustment and have exceeded your conditional firm place.
  • Your UCAS number
  • Your full name
  • The programme you are interested in.
 Take a look at our undergraduate programmes.
  • Your qualifications
  • Your UCAS history.
For example: have you applied for courses at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences before? Which other university/universities have you accepted offers from?
  • Your fee status (whether you are a home or overseas student for fee purposes)
  • Contact telephone number(s) and an email address
  • Any special needs or disabilities 

What will happen next?

Based on this information our admissions team will assess whether we can offer you a place. 

You will be given a QM tracking number, Please make sure you write this down in a safe place as you will be asked for it in later communications with the School.

Confirming your place

1. Submit your clearing choice to UCAS

If we have made you a provisional offer in clearing, you will need to enter the details of this offer on UCAS track in order to be formally considered for a place. You can do this by logging into Track (after 3pm on Thursday 15 August 2019) and selecting the option to ‘Add Clearing choice’. You should then enter the details of the programme we have offered you.

2. Submit your clearing choice within the deadline given

You will be given a deadline by which you will need to enter the details of your provisional offer. If you have not done this by the deadline given, your offer will expire and your place will be made available to other interested applicants.

3. Confirmation of your place with us

Once you have entered the details of your provisional offer, we will verify the information you have provided and complete some checks on your application (your application must be complete with references). If we are satisfied with your application, we will confirm to UCAS that we would like to make you a formal offer, and your UCAS track will be updated accordingly (please note it may take up to two working days before your offer is confirmed). 

You should only enter a clearing choice if we have provisionally offered you a place on a programme and you would like to accept it. If you enter a clearing choice without discussing it with us you will be rejected and it may not be possible for you to make an alternative clearing choice for several days.

For further information

If you would like more information, or have any questions about admissions, please contact us on:


Postal address:

Undergraduate Admissions

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Queen Mary University of London

Mile End Road

London E1 4NS