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Subject Masterclasses will be running virtually in the spring/summer of 2021 and we're currently putting together a timetable of events.

Please note that the information on this webpage (such as the elements included in a Masterclass, booking and cancellation procedure) is specifically for in-person Masterclasses, and will be subject to slight adjustments for our new virtual programme. To receive updates, please complete the register your interest form.

What are they?

Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer academically able students in Year 12 (or equivalent) the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at the University of Cambridge, and to get a flavour of what it's like to be a student here.

The Masterclasses cover a range of subjects and provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what's covered within the school curriculum.

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 usually take place on Saturdays throughout the year. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to postpone in-person Masterclasses in autumn 2020. We are currently planning to run virtual Subject Masterclasses in the spring/summer of 2021 for some subjects. To receive further information, please complete the register your interest form.

How do I book?

Booking is essential and is open to individuals at a cost of £20 (to cover event costs). Funded places are available for anyone eligible for Free School Meals and for children in care. 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. You can book to attend as many Subject Masterclasses as you would like.

Please note: we're unable to accept bookings from parents or teachers. Bookings are non-transferable. Whilst staff and current students are available throughout the event, we're not responsible for participants beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.

Cancellations and refunds

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.

Cancellation by attendees: If you are no longer able to attend the event, you can cancel your booking up to 10 calendar days before the event date and be entitled to a full refund of the ticket price. Please note that the 10 calendar days’ notice is not inclusive of the event date. To cancel your place please email with the following details:

  • Event name and date
  • The name on the booking
  • The email address on the booking

Cancellation by Cambridge Admissions Office: While we make every effort to avoid any changes to our schedule of events, in the unlikely event that we have to cancel an event all booking costs will be returned in full. However we cannot reimburse the cost of any pre-booked travel so you may like to consider travel insurance for this. 

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Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514