MasterclassesOur Masterclass programme is designed to ease students' academic transition between sixth form and university. 

The Masterclass lectures offer students the opportunity to take part in a learning experience within a higher education setting. Lectures topics are either be based around their current post-16 cirriculum or allow students to discover a new subject they may be interested in studying. The University of Birmingham host around 40 Masterclass sessions per year. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

To view the 2018 range of Masterclass lectures, view our online brochure. Please use our  booking form to book places. Both group and individual booking are welcome. 

We have also added NEW LECTURES to the 2018 Masterclass programme, see below:

Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Solutions

This class is designed to give a broad introduction to some key science ideas related to climate and enhanced global warming.

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018

Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm

Subject area: Geography

Year group: Year 12/13


A session packed full of ideas and activities, during which students will learn about the key spectroscopic techniques used in chemistry and see the instruments in action. There will also be an opportunity to run your own spectra and experience the state-of-the-art facilities in our brand new Collaborative Teaching Laboratory. Please note this session is for Year 13 students only.

Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018

Time: 1.00 – 3.00pm

Subject area: Chemistry

Year group: Year 13 only

Please note that whilst there is no charge for masterclass places, however  terms and conditions do apply - please refer to the brochure for full terms and conditions.

To find out more about the programme, contact the masterclass team or call 0121 414 8489/0121 414 8332.