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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 Masterclasses are aimed at academically able students in Year 12 (or equivalent). The Masterclasses provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what's covered within the 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?

The next Subject Masterclasses will take place in the autumn and booking will be open from September 2018.

Please check this page regularly for details of forthcoming events. You can also register your interest using the form in the sidebar, to be notified of future events and when bookings open.

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.

Please note: we're unable to accept bookings from parents or teachers. Bookings are non-transferable. Refund requests can only be accepted up to seven days prior to the event start date. Whilst staff and current students are available throughout the event, we're not responsible for participants beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.

* For students interested in the Natural Sciences course. The masterclass will build on material from A Level Biology and cover topics such as the structure and functions of the central nervous system including nerves and their electrical signals.  

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.

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Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514