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Masterclass Terms and Conditions


Masterclass UCAS points reductions are subject to the following terms and conditions. These conditions are subject to periodic change, for the most up to date terms and conditions please get in touch:

In the academic year 2023/4, Masterclasses will be delivered in two different methods: Virtual and Face-to-Face.

The subject groupings will remain the same, however the offer reduction for each method will differ, to reflect the difference in engagement.


Page last edited 12th October 2023

Terms and Conditions September 2023 to August 2024

  • For Masterclasses delivered in the year 2022/4, all registrants must give details of their year of intended study. The reduction will only be available on applications to begin in September of the stated year. (Accepted applications years: 2024, 2025). Any applications already made for September 2024 start cannot be retrospectively amended.
  • For events in 2023/4 and onwards, UCAS points reductions can only be applied to applications made in the year specified on registration for the event. If a registrant selects an option further than 2 years in the future (2025 or onwards), the reduction cannot be applied.
  • Applicants wishing to make applications for 2026 onwards should look to attend another masterclass or similar event in the future, closer to their application date.
  • For Face to Face Masterclasses attended in the 2023/4 academic year the offer reduction will equate to 16 UCAS points.
  • To account for the differences in engagement and delivery, for Virtual Masterclasses attended in the 2023/4 academic year the offer reduction will equate to 8 UCAS points.
  • The reduced UCAS points offer can only be applied to University of Cumbria courses linked to the masterclass attended. Please see the table below for clarification.
  • The reduced UCAS points offer can only be applied to level 4 undergraduate programmes at the University of Cumbria. This excludes any Integrated Foundation Years, Apprenticeships or Closed Cohort applications, Top Up programmes, CPD modules and programmes, or postgraduate study. 
  • The UCAS points reduction will only be applied if the masterclass is attended prior to submitting an application for the degree programme through UCAS (allowing time for administrative processing of the attendance). Points cannot be redeemed retrospectively if you have already applied for one of the eligible courses at the University.
  • UCAS points will automatically be deducted from the top of the range upon application.

For example: University of Cumbria entry requirements for BSc (Hons) Psychology are 104-128 UCAS points. The standard offer would be at the top of the range, 128 UCAS points. Following attendance at a relevant Face to Face masterclass, an applicant would be made a reduced conditional offer of 112 UCAS points.

  • To receive the reduction in points, it is imperative that the applicant accurately completes all personal details requested at the end of the masterclass, or on registration for the event if being delivered virtually. If incorrect details are provided, the University of Cumbria will not make efforts to contact the attendee for corrected data, and the applicant may be ineligible to receive the reduced offer.
  • Attendees at Virtual Masterclasses must attend and engage with the session fully. Those who leave midway through or join significantly late will not be eligible to receive the reduced offer. The only exceptions to this are circumstances where an attendee has poor internet connection and drops out, this will not count against, as long as they return for the remainder of the session.
  • The UCAS points reduction cannot be redeemed at a different institution or against courses that are not listed in the terms and conditions.
  • Only one UCAS points deduction offer can be redeemed per course upon application - attending multiple masterclasses for the same degree programme will not result in the accumulation of points. If multiple events are attended the University will deduct the relevant points from any relevant course applied for. This UCAS points reduction cannot be applied in conjunction with any future Summer University offers for the same degree programme.
  • Applicants can only have reductions attached to their profile for a maximum of 2 Masterclass subject groupings

For example: A student attends a "Practical Injury Screening and Prevention Techniques" Masterclass (Sport & Rehabilitative Sciences) in September 2023, then attends a "Secrets in the Blood" Masterclass (STEM suite) in November 2023. They will be eligible to receive the relevant reduced points for either set of courses.

Scenario 1: If they go on to attend a "A Day in Social Work" Masterclass (Health & Social Care suite) in January 2024, this will over-ride the first one attended and they will no longer be eligible to receive a reduced offer for applications to Sport and Rehabilitative Sciences courses.

Scenario 2: Alternatively, if they attended "Inclusive Coaching Principles and Practice" Masterclass (Sports and Rehabilitative Sciences) in January 2024, this would NOT override the first event, as the subject groups do not conflict.

  • Where an applicant has attended both a virtual and a face to face Masterclass for the same subject grouping the higher points reduction will be applied.
  • For applicants not domiciled in the UK, attendance at a Masterclass will be used as contextual information and considered as part of an application.



Subject Groupings as of September 2023

Contextual Admissions

For more information about our Contextual Offers and offer making process, see our Entry Requirements page.

For some applicants, a larger reduction may be applied to their offer due to other circumstances outlined on the Entry Requirements section of our website.

For more information about entry requirements, UCAS Tariff points and the Masterclass T&Cs, contact our Course Enquiry team by phone 0808 178 7373 or email

Previous Years

Terms and Conditions for previous years' events can be found below.

Terms and Conditions September 2021 to August 2022

Subject Groupings For Events Between September 2021 and August 2022

Terms and Conditions for Events Between September 2020 and August 2021

Event Groupings and Related Courses for Events Between September 2020 and August 2021

Terms and Conditions September 2022 to August 2023

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