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Our Masterclasses give you the opportunity to explore subjects you're passionate about before you start university, or even before you apply.

Specifically designed for anyone thinking of studying at university, these live lectures and webinars are hosted by experts in their field. Gain insight into university study, with real lessons, case studies, and topical debates. 

Explore an exciting range of subjects, from law to education, literature to sciences. Places are limited and booking up fast, so make sure to book now for online and in-person masterclasses.

Attend a LIVE virtual Masterclass and receive an automatic reduction of up to 16 UCAS points in your offer* 

Download our full list of titles for 2021/2 here: Masterclasses 2021-22.

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Bespoke Masterclasses

Are you a Teacher or School Advisor?

Did you know we can deliver our masterclasses at a time and date that suite you and your students? To explore our Bespoke Masterclass offering, click below.

Bespoke Masterclasses

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Making a Difference to Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing

08 Jun 2022-08 Jun 2022 |1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

The mental health crisis in the UK and globally is ever increasing, with increased stress on young people, a more prevalent awareness of global events, and the long-lasting effects of having lived through a global pandemic.

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Nature as a Health Service

06 Jun 2022-06 Jun 2022 |1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Increasingly health practitioners are recognising the value of nature-based activity in promoting health and wellbeing outcomes for people with specific medical conditions, but also as a preventative measure for the general population.

A group of young people take part in a Boxercise class in a sports hall.

Youth Crime Prevention Through Sports

13 Jun 2022-13 Jun 2022 |2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Youth crime represents a damaging cost to society: not just to the young people themselves, with lives blighted for their future prospects, but also to communities and the economy as a whole.

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Spinning the Wheel - Police Decision Making

16 Jun 2022-16 Jun 2022 |10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Masterclasses | Online

Explore how the Police use information and intelligence, take a variety of circumstances and risks into account, implement points of policy and legislation, and build in contingencies into the option selected to deal with any given situation.

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Fake News

25 May 2022-25 May 2022 |10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Masterclasses | Online

Fake News as a term has risen in popularity over the last 5 years, though the art of creating factitious statements and propaganda has been around for a lot longer.

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Battle of the Beasts

09 Jun 2022-09 Jun 2022 |2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

From worms to wildebeest, we all have our favourite animals but, as Zoologists, we often specialise in vertebrate or invertebrates creating experts convinced that their group is the best!

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Secrets in the Blood- Diagnosing Disease

23 Jun 2022-23 Jun 2022 |2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Join us to shine a light on one of the roles of a biomedical scientists, a vital but often hidden hero of medicine.

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Watching the Dead

21 Jun 2022-21 Jun 2022 |2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science has long been the subject of popular, mainstream fictional media. Join us to bust some myths surrounding Forensic Science and hopefully show you that the real thing is even more fascinating!

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Photography: Back to the Future

29 Jun 2022-29 Jun 2022 |1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

Utilising and analysing instant print making and studio lighting techniques this workshop invites you to enjoy and learn two distinctly different techniques old and new.

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Observational sketching

25 May 2022-25 May 2022 |12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

Working in a small A5 sketchbook and with a range of pencils, this workshop introduces prospective students of Art & Design to the effective use of a sketchbook as a means to test new materials and techniques.

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TV Documentary Filmmaking: Inside Nature's Giant

13 Jun 2022-13 Jun 2022 |1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

Documentary Filmmaking in our times is a diverse and exciting profession, relating to concepts of truth, realism, objectivity, history and knowledge but how does it all fit together?

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Is Rewilding a reality for the UK?

17 Jun 2022-17 Jun 2022 |12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Rewilding is big news at present, with several large projects in the UK, such as the Affric Highlands, stating their aim to rewild tracks of land. These headlines help increase public awareness, but also raise a lot of questions.

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