Other UK universities

There are several options for students who want to study at different UK universities, or simply wish to keep their options open. If you have a specific university in mind that is not among our core partners, or would like to browse alternatives, you can find other progression options through:

Multi-Progression Pathway courses

If you’re unsure of where you want to go to university, a Multi-Progression Pathway (MPP) is a flexible type of bachelor’s degree preparation course. An MPP gives you the chance to apply to any UK university, and helps you to find the destination that best suits you.

Find out more on the Multi-Progression Pathway courses page.

You can make your decision during your Multi-Progression Pathway course, available at:

MPW group of colleges

If you want a globally recognised qualification accepted by all UK universities, you can study A levels with Kaplan partner MPW. A levels allow you to apply to any suitable UK university. There are 30+ different subjects offered, as well as workshops and activities to help address the needs of international students. GCSEs are also available, which are internationally respected secondary-level qualifications that can help students progress to further education.

MPW also offers University Foundation courses, which are one-year programmes designed to improve your academic skills, subject knowledge and English language ability. These help equip international students with the skills needed for an undergraduate degree. Among these courses are the NCUK Foundation Year, which offers guaranteed progression to a member of the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK) when you pass.

Find out more about studying with MPW.

You can take A levels, GCSEs and University Foundation courses at MPW colleges in:

University Placement Service

Examples of placements
UPS login for current students

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 pathway 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 pathway course at the minimum required level and with good attendance

Network of universities

When you are accepted onto a pathway 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 pathway 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 pathway 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 MEngUniversity 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


UPS for current students

Current students can log into their UPS account here.

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