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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 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:

DegreeUniversity
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:

DegreeUniversity
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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