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Undergraduate Study


Subject Masterclasses are aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college. They are subject-specific events, which offer students a true flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.

What are they?

The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus, and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

A range of subjects are offered each year, which in the past have included Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music and Psychology.

Each Masterclass includes:

  • two taster lectures delivered by leading academic members of staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

When are they?

Subject Masterclasses take place on selected days throughout the year. The majority of Masterclasses start at 11.00am and finish at 3.30pm.

Booking is essential. Please see below for venue and booking status for forthcoming Masterclasses.

How do I book?

Bookings are open to individuals and there is a charge of £20 for places to cover event costs.

Funded places are available for:

  • anyone eligible for the 16-19 Bursary
  • anyone eligible for Discretionary Learner Support
  • children in care
  • any families in receipt of Income Support

If you're eligible, and would like to apply for a funded place, please submit your details on the funded place section of our website.

Please note: due to high demand, attendance is limited to a maximum of two different subject Masterclasses per individual on different dates. We're unable to accept bookings from parents or teachers. Whilst staff and current students are available throughout the event, we're not responsible for students beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.


2016 Subject Booking
8 July History and Modern Languages FULLY BOOKED
8 July History and Politics FULLY BOOKED
8 July Mathematics FULLY BOOKED

Please note that bookings are non-transferable. Refund requests can only be accepted up to 10 days prior to the event start date.

Full joining instructions and travel information will be sent out to delegates approximately two weeks before each Masterclass. Please check your inbox and spam/junk mail folders regularly around this time. If you haven't received the joining instructions by two days prior to the event, please email the Masterclass Team.

New subjects and dates will be listed when booking is available – register your interest to be notified when future bookings open.

Related Documents

Subject Masterclasses Funded Place Verification Form

Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514