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Undergraduate Study


Subject Masterclasses

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 between February and June each year. The majority of Masterclasses start at 11am 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 £10 for places to cover event costs. Free places are available for those in receipt of 16-19 Bursary, Discretionary Learner Support, Children in Care or from families in receipt of Income Support.  If you are eligible for a free place please make an online booking and then complete the verification form.

Please Note: Due to high demand, attendance is limited to a maximum of two Masterclasses per individual.


Date Subject Location Booking
25 April Genetics and Biochemistry  Law Faculty FULLY BOOKED
25 April Law Law Faculty Make a booking
25 April Physics Law Faculty FULLY BOOKED

Waiting lists are available for some sessions.  To be added to a waiting list please complete your details here.  You will only be contacted should a place become available

Full joining instructions and travel information will be sent out to delegates approximately two weeks before each Masterclass.

Booking information for additional Masterclasses in the following subjects will be available in late March/Early April, AMES, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, English, Geography & Land Economy, History.

Please continue to register your interest and you will receive an email once bookings open.

Related Documents

Subject Masterclasses Funded Place Verification Form

Register Interest

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with The Subject Masterclass events and be alerted of upcoming event dates please complete the expression of interest form.

Register Interest

Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Coordinator
T 01223 765514