...to study Business, Accounting, Law or Marketing.

If you’re looking for a degree this September or considering your options – welcome to Pearson Business School.

Choosing a degree and planning for your career is a big task and there is even more to weigh up in the current climate, but we’re here to help. This September, we will be welcoming students to Pearson Business School and have places available on our Business Management, Accounting, Law and Marketing degrees.

Further to the UK government announcement on 17th August, we want to reassure all applicants that we are waiting for UCAS to send the new centre assessed grades. If you already have a confirmed offer from us, your place is safe, whatever your final results. Please call our hotline to speak to one of our friendly team if you have any questions.

To apply or speak to an advisor, call our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

Phone lines and live chat opening times:

  • Friday 14th August - 8am to 7pm
  • Saturday 15th August - 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 16th August - 10am to 2pm
  • From Monday 17th August - 9am to 5pm (Mon to Fri)

We’re a small supportive community, aiming to transform higher education. We’re part of a FTSE 100 company, and that means we’re immersed in real business. Industry engagement is at the core of everything we do. We’re on campus and getting ready for the new term. We have a full programme of teaching, talent development and student experience - everything that makes Pearson Business School unique plus extra support to help you settle in. Every student will have the option to attend face-to-face classes every week and there will be a full online provision for those who are not able to travel to campus. (see our plans for teaching in September). You can find out about us here, but we also know that flexibility and support are more important than ever, that’s why we offer:

  • Academic support
  • Technical support
  • Your own personal tutor
  • Student Services team and student counselling service
  • Small class sizes (seminar groups of up to 30 students)
  • Student experience events and activities
  • A comprehensive talent development programme (industry workshops, CV clinics…)

Clearing entry tariff

Our Clearing entry tariff is 96 UCAS points (CCC at A level or equivalent) plus a telephone interview. However, If you do not have the UCAS tariff points you need, you can still apply through our assessment-based entry route. See more information about our entry requirements further down the page.

A message from our Dean, Will Holt – Welcoming you to campus in September

...on a friendly and supportive community.

We’re a small and agile institution with only around 1,300 students, meaning that whatever the circumstances, we are flexible enough to adapt our teaching methods. From your studying experience and your wellbeing, to your student life and professional development, we constantly look for new ways to provide support for our students.

Decide if we're the right choice for you by calling our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

You can also join our online Clearing Open Day (Saturday 15th August).

Student support

Whether it's technical, academic, administrative or to do with your health or wellbeing, we have a team on hand to help and support you to make the most of your studies.

Lockdown success stories

Our students got really busy during lockdown as some of them got to start on remote internships or even new jobs and other worked with our start-ups in residence or started their own business!

Talent development

From business challenges set by professionals to industry conferences, we offer plenty of ways to help you build your network and get ready for your first job.

We’re part of a FTSE 100 company, and that means we’re immersed in real business. Industry engagement is at the core of everything we do, and it’s what sets us apart.

Industry-led events

Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do. We welcome a wide range of speakers to share their experiences and expertise with the students.

Guaranteed internships*

Getting real experience is important, that’s why we offer guaranteed internships (subject to eligibility criteria*).

Over 150+ industry partners

We work with a range of employers so everything you learn is full of real-world insight.

...start your career this September. 

Each year, thousands of students find the right university course through Clearing, so don’t feel like you’re alone in this. Here’s the essential information you need to help you make a decision that’s right for you. If you have any questions, please get in touch - we’re always here to help. 

Call our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

Who can apply?

If you are exploring your options around results day this year, you can still make an application in time to start this September.

Entry requirements

We have two routes to entry, one based on UCAS tariff points and an interview, and the other on an assessment workshop and an interview.

1. UCAS tariff points and interview

Our Clearing entry tariff is 96 UCAS points (CCC at A level or equivalent) plus a telephone interview.

If you meet our Clearing entry tariff and complete a telephone or online interview, we can offer you a place right there and then.

2. Assessment-based entry route: Professional Workshop and interview

If you do not meet our Clearing entry tariff, you can still apply through our assessment-based entry route. You’ll be invited to an online Professional Workshop, where you’ll take part in some tasks to help us assess your suitability for the course. It’s also an opportunity for you to show us what you’re made of.

The crucial thing for us is that you have the potential to succeed and thrive on your chosen course, which is why we interview all our students.

The application process:

Your UCAS application – if you already have a UCAS application, your status will appear in your UCAS Track page with your Clearing number, which you need when calling us. Once we have confirmed we can make you an offer, you can add us as a choice in Clearing. If you are applying for the first time, you will still need to register and make an application on UCAS. 

Call – call us on 0203 9445 213 and check our Clearing 2020 availability. If you’re interested in applying to one of our courses, we’ll transfer you (or plan a time that suits you) to one of our tutors for a short interview.

Interview – in order to get a place on one of our courses, you must go through a short telephone or online interview. Don’t worry! It’s only a 15-minute chat with one of our tutors to make sure that you’re making the right choice and get a chance to ask them your questions.

Online Professional Workshop – if you don’t meet our Clearing entry tariff, we’ll invite you to an online workshop. It is an introductory session that will give you a taste of what studying at Pearson Business School is like. It’s also an opportunity for you to show us what you’re made of.

Get in touch

If you need more information about us, the best way to see if we’re the right choice for you is to get in touch with one of our admissions advisors or chat with our current students. We have online open events throughout June-September for Clearing students, or we can arrange a one-to-one call at a time that suits you.

If you're holding an offer and want some information about what's next, please check our advice to 2020 applicants.

We're running events which are designed to help you learn more about Clearing and what it's like to study with us.

Clearing Open Day

Gain an insight into what it's like to study at Pearson Business School, hear from our current students and our expert tutors, who have a wealth of industry experience.

Date: Saturday 15th August

Time: 10:30 AM

Location Online (we'll be sending you through a link)


Book now

Here's how to get the most out of clearing:

Research, research and more research

Clearing is a bit like going shopping in a busy supermarket that only sells potential career directions. It's best to do your research first! Check out the clearing lists on UCAS Search.

Speak to your teachers, family and friends (they may have bright ideas you hadn't thought of).

Visit university websites and check out their social media, consider what is an important factor for you. Do they look like the place you could be living and studying?

Be bold and pick up the phone

Once you're happy with your research, make the all-important phone calls to universities. Be bold; this is your chance to ask the well-researched questions that give you a better understanding about what the degree can offer you. Ask the university what modules, projects and industry connections are available? Why not see if you can have a chat with their current students to have a better idea of what it’s really like to study there? Set a good impression and be ready to answer any questions they may ask you (have all your details to hand). Enthusiasm sells. Approach universities and colleges with a positive and confident approach: you’re also selling your potential to be their next top-notch student. 

Start your path to success

Clearing gives you another chance to find a new route that may suit you better! Always remember your motivations, question whether the degree will set you on your career path. Degrees are launch pads into your future career, make sure your chosen degree will give you everything you need to reach your aspirations.

A few student accommodation providers are popular with our students, including Tufnell House in Tufnell Park and Grand Felda House in Wembley. These are great options for students going through Clearing and looking to live in student accommodation.

We have also enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) who run a private housing service for students in London.

We also try to ensure that Pearson College London students are placed together at their chosen accommodation provider where possible, so you'll get to know your peers before you start your course. 

Check out our accommodation page

Messages from our students

Clearing viewed by our students 

Entering Clearing was a very stressful time so it was extremely beneficial to have help and support. I was able to turn to my head of sixth form who offered her advice during this time, as well as being able to speak to the registry team at Pearson College London which made the process less stressful and seamless.

Firyal Lodhi, current student

I had my interview for Pearson Business School over the phone on results day, which meant that although it was a scary thing to deal with on such short notice, it was over quickly and I could hear back about whether I'd been accepted sooner than other institutions. The Professional Workshop was a great way to be introduced to PCL, the building and other prospective students. It was a smooth and welcoming process!

Amber Brooks (3rd year MLaw student)

Internships and high-quality industry-focused education are some reasons why you should consider applying to Pearson College London through UCAS Clearing, as this is what makes studying here so unique!

Mark Concepcion (3rd year Business Management student), Pearson Business School graduate.

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