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Subject Masterclasses

Our 2022 Subject Masterclasses have already taken place. Sign up to the student newsletter to be notified when bookings open for the next series. 

What are they?

Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer high-achieving students in Year 12 (S5 for Scotland, Year 13 for NI, 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 virtual Masterclass includes:

  • two live taster sessions delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  • the opportunity to ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • the chance to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

When are they?

Subject Masterclasses take place throughout the academic year. Our 2022 series has finished for this year. If you'd like to be notified when the new series of Masterclasses are available to book, you can sign up to our student newsletter.

How do I book?

The events are open to individuals at a cost of £12.50 (to cover event costs). 

Booking is essential and must be made in advance of the live Masterclass through our online store (links in the table above). Bookings will close two days prior to each Masterclass. You can book to attend as many virtual Subject Masterclasses as you like.

Funded places are available for eligible students and must be booked in advance. Please find our eligibility criteria, application form, and application deadlines on our Funded Place webpage.

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Please note: 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

Joining instructions will be sent to attendees via email the day before the live Masterclass. Please check your inbox and spam/junk mail folders regularly around this time. If you haven't received the joining instructions by 15:00 (UK time) the day before the live Masterclass, please email the Masterclass Team (

If you are unable to attend the live Masterclass: Booked attendees will receive a recorded version of the session, which will be available to view until Tuesday, 30 August 2022. This recording will only be available to those who have booked the Masterclass, and bookings must be made in advance of the live session.

Cancellation by attendees: If you no longer wish to attend the session, 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. Refunds will take approximately two weeks to process. To cancel your place please email with the following details:

  • Event name and date
  • Order number (not applicable to funded places)
  • 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 a Masterclass, all booking costs will be returned in full.

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Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514