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.
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.
Where is UPS available?
UPS, or an equivalent, is available at all UK pathways study centres so, wherever you choose to study, you’ll be supported.
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|