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University of Bristol partners with Kaplan Pathways

We are excited to showcase our partnership with the University of Bristol! You can study a pathway course at Kaplan International College (KIC) London, our state-of-the-art study centre, and enjoy guaranteed progression to this leading UK university when you pass your course at the required level with good attendance.

Alternatively, you can study on campus in Bristol through the International Foundation Programme.

About the University of Bristol

Founded in 1876 as University College, Bristol, the University of Bristol enjoys a reputation as one of the UK’s most popular and highly ranked universities.

As a UK top 15 university (QS World University Rankings 2023) and the 4th most-targeted UK university by leading recruiters (High Fliers Research 2023), it attracts students from more than 150 countries around the world.

The University of Bristol is a member of the Russell Group, so you’ll benefit from teaching that is informed by world-class research into areas ranging from climate change to information security.

You’ll also be in great company; with 13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the University, some of the best minds in the world have been part of this impressive academic community!

Study at the University of Bristol

If you’d like to study at the University of Bristol, but you don’t meet the entry requirements for year 1 entry, you can gain entry to an undergraduate degree through one of these pathway courses at Kaplan International College (KIC) London:

  • Foundation Certificate for Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Foundation Certificate for Science and Engineering

Foundation Certificate at KIC London will give you the English and academic skills, and subject knowledge that you’ll need to succeed on your chosen degree at the University of Bristol.

You also have the option to study on campus in Bristol with the International Foundation Programme. This is a University-delivered course that prepares international students for an undergraduate degree at the University of Bristol, and you can apply to this course with Kaplan Pathways.

Choose from a wide range of degrees

With over 200 progression degrees available, you have plenty of choice when it comes to your studies. You could choose to study subjects ranging from Engineering to Philosophy, so you are sure to find a degree to suit your interests and career goals.

In addition, your Bristol degree will be hugely impressive to future employers, as the University enjoys fantastic subject rankings in many areas of study.

3rd in the UK for Civil Engineering

Guardian University Guide 2023

19th in the UK for Business Management

Complete University Guide 2023

8th in the UK for Law 

Complete University Guide 2023

24th in the UK for Pharmacy

Complete University Guide 2023

14th in the world for Social Policy

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

16th in the world for Veterinary Science

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Enjoy life in Bristol

It’s not just the University that is world-class, the city of Bristol itself is a wonderful place to live. In fact, The Sunday Times named it the Best Place To Live in the UK in 2017, and it was the 11th coolest city in the world in 2018, according to National Geographic Traveller’s ‘Cool List’.

Bristol is the largest city in the south-west of England, and is home to a vibrant community of friendly people. The city is well known as a dynamic centre for creativity, with art on almost every corner and a thriving economy built on creative industries, such as digital media, technology, electronics and aerospace engineering.

With an exciting, urban atmosphere and nature right on your doorstep, in Bristol you can enjoy the best of both worlds. For example, you can easily visit nearby nature reserves like Chew Valley, or even rock climb in the Avon Gorge! Bristol is also just a 90-minute train journey from London, so it’s very well connected to other great UK destinations.

Shape your future at the University of Bristol

If you’d like to find out more about the degrees available at the University of Bristol, and the pathway courses that can help you gain entry to this prestigious university, you can use our handy degree finder or explore the links below.

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