Access and Widening Participation



Every year, UCL hosts a range of subject-specific Masterclasses.

Masterclasses offer you a taste of learning at university, and are designed to help you decide what area of study you would like to pursue at degree level. They give you an insight into your chosen subject, and provide an excellent example to include in your personal statement.

The Masterclasses themselves are entertaining, hands-on sessions run by UCL academics and PhD students. You will get the chance to look around UCL, and you’ll meet current UCL students and other young people from across London. 

In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we are sadly cancelling all Masterclasses at UCL that were due to be held in April and May. We are looking at alternative ways to run them. If you have already submitted an application to the Masterclasses, we will be in touch with more information when possible, via the email you provided. We will also update this webpage with more information later in 2020. 

For more information on coronavirus and UCL’s response, please visit: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/coronavirus


Our events and activities are funded by UCL's Access and Participation Plan and Widening Participation funds. Therefore, there are eligibility criteria that all applicants should consider before applying. Please note, these Masterclasses are only open to students at state-funded UK schools. For full details of our eligibility criteria please follow the link below: