University of Cambridge



Subject Masterclasses 2014

Subject Masterclasses are aimed at academically able Year 12 students from any school/college. They are subject-specific events, which offer students a true flavour of undergraduate study and an introduction to the University of Cambridge.

What are they?

The Masterclasses aim to provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of interest beyond what is covered within the A Level syllabus, and to offer the chance to experience typical first-year undergraduate teaching at Cambridge.

A range of subjects are offered each year, which can vary but in the past have included Chemistry, Engineering, Genetics, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Music, Politics and Psychology.

Each masterclass includes:

  • two or three taster lectures delivered by leading academic members of staff from the University
  • the opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • an introduction to the Cambridge admissions process by a University Admissions Tutor
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student, from current undergraduates

There are an average of 200 places per Masterclass, open to both individual students and small school/college groups.

When are they?

Subject Masterclass take place on a selection of Saturdays between February and April each year. All Masterclasses start at 11am and finish at 3.30pm.

Booking is essential and locations vary for each date – please see the table below for venue and booking status for forthcoming Masterclasses.

How do I book?

Bookings are made by following the relevant link in the table below to the online booking form.

There is a small charge for standard places, and a lunch ticket can also be purchased in advance during the booking processif you would like a packed lunch to be provided on the day.

There are a limited number of free places available for those in receipt of 16-19 Bursary / Discretionary Learner Support / Children in Care / from families in receipt of Income Support. Please see the individual Masterclass information for further details.

Please Note: Due to high demand, attendance is limited to a maximum of two Masterclasses per individual. School groups are limited to five students per school per masterclass.

Date Masterclass Location Booking link
Saturday 26 April 2014 Chemistry Law Faculty Please contact Helen Dingwall to be added to waiting list.
Saturday 26 April 2014 Engineering Law Faculty Please contact Helen Dingwall to be added to waiting list.
Saturday 26 April 2014 Languages & Linguistics Law Faculty Please contact Helen Dingwall to be added to waiting list.

Sutton Trust logoThe Subject Masterclasses are funded with support from the Sutton Trust

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