University of Cambridge



Subject Masterclasses 2015

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

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

Each masterclass includes:

  • two 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
  • the opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student, from current undergraduates

When are they?

Subject Masterclasses take place on selected days between February and June each year. The majority of Masterclasses start at 11am and finish at 3.30pm.

Booking is essential. Please see below for venue and booking status for forthcoming Masterclasses.

How do I book?

Bookings are open to individuals and there is a charge of £10 for places to cover event costs. Free places are available for those in receipt of 16-19 Bursary, Discretionary Learner Support, Children in Care or from families in receipt of Income Support.  If you are eligible for a free place please make an online booking and then complete the verification form.

Please Note: Due to high demand, attendance is limited to a maximum of two Masterclasses per individual.


Bookings for the first 9 subject Masterclasses will open w/c 5th January 2015.

Date Masterclass Location Booking link
Saturday 7 February Classics            TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 7 February Linguistics TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 7 February Medicine TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 14 February Chemistry TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 14 February Genetics and Biochemistry TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 14 February Modern and Medieval Languages TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 21 February History TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 21 February Medicine TBC w/c 5th January
Saturday 21 February Philosophy and Theology TBC w/c 5th January

Full joining instructions and travel information will be sent out to delegates approximately two weeks before each Masterclass.

Booking information for additional Masterclasses in the following subjects will be available in the new year. Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic (ASNC); Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Chemistry; Education; Engineering; Genetics & Biochemistry; Geography & Land Economy; History; Law; Physics; Psychology.

Please continue to register your interest and you will receive an email once bookings open.

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

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