Average Cost: £12,590 to £25,300
If you don’t yet qualify to start an undergraduate degree from a UK or US university, consider taking a preparation course. An undergraduate preparation course — also known as a pathway, foundation course or pre-bachelor’s — can help you prepare and qualify for entry to your degree.
These courses provide routes to excellent universities and undergraduate degrees for which you might not otherwise meet admission requirements. You can choose from a wide range of degree subjects and progression universities all over the UK and US.
International Year One
Average Cost: £12,350 to £21,960
If you’d like to study an undergraduate degree at a UK university, but don’t quite meet the entry requirements for your preferred choice, you should consider an International Year One (IYO). An IYO — a type of preparation course, or pre-bachelor’s — will allow you to reach the required level in time to start the 2nd year of a degree.
This undergraduate-level course will ease you into studying abroad, and combines academic preparation with the 1st year of a bachelor’s degree. This means that you can progress directly to your 2nd year of university undergraduate study in a range of subjects.
Average Cost: £13,230 to £28,980
If you want to earn a master’s degree from a UK or US university but don’t meet the entry requirements, a master’s preparation programme may be the right choice. A graduate preparation programme (also known as Pre-Master’s pathway) can help you prepare for and gain entry to a master’s degree.
These courses provide routes to excellent universities in the UK and USA that you might not otherwise qualify for entry to. You can choose from a number of degree subjects and universities in great UK and US locations, so you can start your path to degree and career success.
KAPLAN UK UNIVERSITIES
Aston University has a great reputation for the quality of its teaching, and is home to a well-respected business school. It is located in Birmingham, one of the UK’s largest and most exciting cities.
Bournemouth University is a modern, international university, which offers you a work placement as part of your degree. Here you’ll enjoy excellent teaching and a sunny location on England’s beautiful south coast.
CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Located in the heart of London’s thriving business district, City really invests in its students. Graduates typically go on to successful careers, thanks to the University’s excellent connections with businesses.
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university, so it’s the ideal place to study a master’s degree in the UK. Students benefit from industry-standard facilities, and enjoy a peaceful environment at the University’s Cranfield and Shrivenham sites.
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
As one of the UK’s largest universities, Nottingham Trent has a huge international student population. The University offers excellent standards of teaching, and is a leading UK institution for degree work placements.
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Queen Mary is a leading university based in London’s fashionable East End. It’s a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research universities and has a strong focus on diversity and social justice, making it extremely popular with international students.
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
The University of Birmingham is one of the UK’s research-intensive Russell Group universities, and is consistently highly ranked both nationally and worldwide. You can feel at home among the University’s huge international student community, and on its beautiful 250-acre campus.
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
The University of Bristol is a highly ranked Russell Group university in the heart of Bristol. You can enjoy student life in a vibrant city and join the University’s exciting international academic community.
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
The University of Essex is a true innovator among UK universities, pushing boundaries and encouraging creative thinking. With impressive rankings and a large international student population, you’ll receive an exceptional education here.
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
The University of Glasgow is one of the best universities in both Scotland and the UK. This prestigious Russell Group member offers you a wonderful study experience on its beautiful, historical campus, and welcomes students from more than 140 countries worldwide.
UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Join 8,000 international students from over 130 countries at the University of Liverpool. This distinguished red brick university is a member of the Russell Group, and offers you excellent career prospects, along with an exciting city-centre location.
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
The University of Nottingham is one of the best ranked in the UK, and a member of the elite Russell Group. With a large and vibrant community of international students, and a beautiful 300-acre main campus, the University is an exceptional place to study.
UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
Get a head start in your future career at one of London’s most commercially well-connected universities. The University of Westminster is truly cosmopolitan, with students from over 160 countries, and offers an incredible location in central London.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Join students from across the world at one of the UK’s most ambitious and dynamic universities. The University of York is a Russell Group member, and a superb destination for international students, with 145 nationalities represented on campus.
UWE Bristol offers you the chance to prepare for a successful career, thanks to its excellent facilities and great teaching. The city of Bristol itself is a fantastic environment for students, and is frequently named as one of the UK’s best cities in which to live.
KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE LONDON
Build your future by studying in the UK, with a pathway course at Kaplan International College (KIC) London. Situated in the world’s top academic city (QS Best Student Cities 2019), the College will prepare you for a university degree, and for a successful career. Study at one of the most respected international colleges in London, and progress to one of 8 universities, including 3 universities in London.
Summary of Kaplan UK Options
Complete Programme and automatically progress into First Year of Bachelor's Degree at the partner University.
Available at All Kaplan Partner Universities except Cranfield University.
Complete programme and automatically progress into Second Year of Bachelor's Degree at the partner University. Available at :
- BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY (Business, Hospitality & Tourism, )
- NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY (Business, Computing, Engineering)
- UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON (Architecture, Business, Hospitality & Tourism)
- UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX (Business, Hospitality & Tourism, Law, Life Sciences, Politics, Psychology)
- UNIVERSITY OF WETMINSTER (Business)
- UWE BRISTOL (Business, Computing, Engineering, Environment & Agriculture)
Complete Programme and automatically progress into 1st year of your Master's or Doctorate Degree. Available at all Kaplan UK Partner Universities.
Complete this programme successfully and automatically progress into year one of your chosen UK University, even if not a Kaplan partner University. Programme offered at Bournemouth University International College.
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- Aston University
- Bournemouth University
- City University of London
- Cranfield University
- Nottingham Trent University
- Queen Mary University Of London
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
- University of Essex
- University of Glasgow
- University of Liverpool
- University of Nottingham
- University of Westminster
- University of York
- UWE Bristol
- Kaplan International College London
KAPLAN USA UNIVERSITIES
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
ASU is a large, diverse, and innovative US university that provides an exceptional education. The USA’s #2 public university choice for international students, ASU welcomes 13,600+ international learners.
Pace University enjoys an incredible location giving you numerous internship opportunities, right in the heart of New York City. Pace is well connected with the city’s big-name employers and provides dedicated international student career opportunities.
Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University offers the many benefits of a women-centered undergraduate education. This nationally ranked small university is the ideal choice for aspiring women leaders around the world.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
The University of Connecticut, or UConn, is spread across 5 campuses in idyllic New England. This leading public university is highly ranked, with excellent modern facilities and a diverse student community.
UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
This well respected US university has a large community of international students enjoying its traditional American campus. The University combines world-class research and academics, with great facilities, particularly for engineering students.
Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the USA, and experience Northeastern’s dynamic research environment, immersive work experiences and vast global network. The University’s main campus in the heart of historic Boston will put you at the center of a vibrant academic and professional community. Campuses in Boston, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto, Canada