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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 forthcoming Masterclasses currently available – details of further events will be added as they are confirmed, so please check this page regularly for other dates and subjects.

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: due to high demand, attendance is limited to a maximum of two different subject Masterclasses per individual on different dates. 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.

2017 Subject Booking
28 October Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Book online
28 October English Book online
28 October History of Art Book online
28 October Politics and International Studies Book online
4 November Archaeology Book online
4 November Engineering Book online
4 November Genetics and Biochemistry Book online
4 November History Book online
4 November Music Book online
11 November Evolutionary Biology Book online
11 November Law Book online
11 November Modern and Medieval Languages Book online
11 November Physics Book online
18 November Chemistry Book online
18 November Land Economy Book online
18 November Linguistics Book online
18 November Sociology Book online

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.

New subjects and dates will be listed when booking becomes available – register your interest using the form in the sidebarto be notified when future bookings open.

Contact Masterclasses

Masterclass Team
T 01223 765514