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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 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 different subject Masterclasses per individual. We are unable to accept bookings from parents or teachers. Whilst staff and current students are available throughout the event, we are not responsible for students beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.


New subjects and dates will be listed here when available, register your interest to be notified when bookings open.

Please note that all bookings are non-refundable or transferable, however if you can no longer attend your booked subject masterclass please let us know

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

Related Documents

Subject Masterclasses Funded Place Verification Form

Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Coordinator
T 01223 765514

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