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University Placement Service 

Guaranteed progression to a UK university 

The University Placement Service (UPS) acts as a safety net, giving you peace of mind when studying with Kaplan. If you pass your degree preparation course, but don’t quite meet the required results to progress to your university of choice, you are still guaranteed a place at a UK university.* 

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the minimum required level and with good attendance.

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Network of universities 

When you are accepted onto a degree preparation course, you’ll receive an offer of guaranteed admission to your chosen university, as long as you obtain certain grades.

Some students may pass their degree preparation course without achieving the grades that the university requires; UPS ensures they can still find a place at a UK university. UPS is linked to a wide network of universities, helping students to secure a suitable university place. 

Part of the package

The University Placement Service is free of charge, and included as part of your pathway package at our UK colleges.  

We also offer UPS Clearing for students who miss their university application deadlines, don’t achieve the grades needed for their guaranteed or backup offers, or change their mind about accepting an offer. In these scenarios, you can still get a university place through UPS Clearing. Universities will be able to review your profile and make you an offer if you meet their requirements. 

Examples of placements at UK universities 

UPS has successfully placed undergraduate students on bachelor’s degree courses that include: 

Business Management BA (Hons) Coventry University 
Civil Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Dundee 
Law LLB (Hons) Swansea University 
Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) University of Liverpool 
Media and Communication BA (Hons) Glasgow Caledonian University 
Software Engineering BSc (Hons) Bournemouth University 

UPS has successfully placed postgraduate students on master’s degree courses such as: 

Accounting and Finance MSc Sheffield Hallam University 
Computer Science and Electronics MEng University of Bristol 
International Law MA Bangor University 
International Marketing MSc University of Strathclyde 
International Transport, Trade and Logistics MSc Liverpool John Moores University 
Landscape Architecture MA Manchester Metropolitan University