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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?

Subject Masterclasses take place on selected days throughout the year. The table below lists the next scheduled Masterclasses. Details of further events will be added as they are confirmed, so please check this page regularly for new dates and subjects. You can also register your interest using the form in the sidebar to be notified of when future 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. Links to booking forms for each event are given in the table below.

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 students beyond our legal responsibilities as event organisers.

2018 Subject Booking
10 February History Book online
10 February Theology and Philosophy of Religion Book online
10 February Modern and Medieval Languages Book online
10 February Architecture Book online
10 February Earth Sciences* Book online
24 February Politics and International Relations Book online
24 February Classics Book online
24 February History of Art Book online
24 February Education, Psychology and Learning Book online
13 April Archaeology Book online
13 April English Book online
13 April Medicine Book online
13 April Sociology Book online
21 April Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Book online
21 April Genetics & Biochemistry Book online
21 April Plant Sciences Book online
21 April Mathematics Book online

* good for those interested in: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Astronomy, Meteoritics, Geology, Materials Science, and Planetary Sciences.

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