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Undergraduate Study


What are they?

Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer students a flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.

Our summer masterclasses are aimed at academically able students who have just completed Year 11 or 12 (or equivalent). The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within school curriculum and offer the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

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

Each Masterclass includes:

  • two taster lectures delivered by leading academic 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 (see table below).

How do I book?

Booking is essential. Booking is open to individuals and costs £20, to cover event costs. Funded places are available for some students – details are given on the booking page for each Masterclass. Links to booking forms for each event are given in the table below.

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. Bookings are non-transferable. Refund requests can only be accepted up to 10 days prior to the event start date. Whilst staff and current students are available throughout the event, we're not responsible for students beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.

2017 Subject Booking
27 June Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic Book Online
14 July Physics Book Online
14 July Politics and International Relations (HSPS) Book Online
14 July Linguistics Book Online
14 July English  Book Online
14 July Physiology and Neuroscience  Book Online
15 July History  Book Online
15 July Music Book Online
15 July Medicine  Book Online
15 July Chemistry  Book Online
15 July Sociology (HSPS) Book Online
18 July Veterinary Medicine  Book Online

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 becomes available – register your interest using the form in the sidebar, to be notified when future bookings open.

Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514