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Join us for an in-depth look at a range of our courses. Our spring Subject Masterclasses are taking place in March and April 2023 and are available to book below. Both UK and International students are welcome to attend.

What are they?

Subject Masterclasses are subject-specific events that offer 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 learn more about a topic of interest.

The events are designed for students looking to apply in October 2023, including mature students.

Each Masterclass includes:

  • two taster sessions delivered by 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

This series we are trialling a limited number of in-person Masterclasses, providing students with the opportunity to attend the Masterclass live in Cambridge at one of our lecture theatres. For some of these, there will be an accompanying live-stream for online attendees.

All Subject Masterclasses, whether in-person or online, will be recorded and will be available to view for students who have registered in advance. Registered students will be able to access the recorded event until 9 May 2023.

How do I book?

The events are open to individuals at a cost of £12.50 for online Masterclasses and £20 for in-person Masterclasses (to cover event costs). 

Booking is essential and must be made in advance of the Masterclass through our online store (links in the table below). Bookings will close two days prior to each Masterclass to allow sufficient time for attendees to complete preparatory work, so do ensure you book in advance if you wish to attend.

You can book to attend as many Subject Masterclasses as you like. However, please note that for our hybrid events, you should only book to attend either in-person or online, and not both, as they are the same Masterclass. 

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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When are they?

Please note, we are running some hybrid Masterclasses that take place in-person and online. Please choose to attend either online or in-person and not both as they are the same Masterclass. 

Date Subject Masterclass Book now
Saturday 11 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Physics

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 9 March)

Saturday 11 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Modern and Medieval Languages

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 9 March)

Saturday 11 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 9 March)

Wednesday 15 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

Book to attend online

(deadline 13 March)

Wednesday 15 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Architecture

Book to attend online

(deadline 13 March)

Saturday 18 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
English

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 16 March)

Saturday 18 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Music

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 16 March)

Saturday 18 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Medicine

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 16 March)

Saturday 18 March 2023
(10:30-13:15)
Law

Choose one:

Book to attend online

Book to attend in-person

(deadline 16 March)

Wednesday 22 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
History of Art

Book to attend online

(deadline 20 March)

Thursday 23 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Linguistics

Book to attend online

(deadline 21 March)

Tuesday 28 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Sociology

Book to attend online

(deadline 26 March)

Thursday 30 March 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Plant Sciences and Zoology

Book to attend online

(deadline 28 March)

Tuesday 4 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Education

Book to attend online

(deadline 2 April)

Wednesday 5 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Biochemistry and Genetics

Book to attend online

(deadline 3 April)

Tuesday 18 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Pharmacology

Book to attend online

(deadline 16 April)

Wednesday 19 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Cardiovascular Physiology

Book to attend online

(deadline 17 April)

Wednesday 19 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
(Please note: This is the same Masterclass as in the Summer 2022 series.)

Book to attend online

(deadline 17 April)

Thursday 20 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
History

Book to attend online

(deadline 18 April)

Tuesday 25 April 2023
(16:15-18:45)
Economics

Book to attend online

(deadline 23 April)


Cancellations and refunds

Joining instructions for online Masterclasses will be sent to attendees via email the day before the online 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 online Masterclass, please email the Masterclass Team (caoevents@admin.cam.ac.uk).

If you are unable to attend the online Masterclass: booked attendees will receive a recorded version of the session, which will be available to view until Tuesday, 9 May 2023. This recording will only be available to those who have booked the Masterclass in advance of the session.

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.

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 caoevents@admin.cam.ac.uk 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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