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Our masterclasses will be conducted in line with the latest official guidance from the UK Government and other relevant authorities, we will therefore offer these as either virtual or face-to-face events and as always we will continue to ensure your health, safety and well being while delivering a first-class educational experience.

Our masterclasses are designed to give your students an insight into what university is really like. They are made up of half- or full-day mini lectures and interactive workshops that are linked to the national curriculum. 

What is a masterclass?

Masterclasses are comprised of half or full day mini lectures and interactive workshops that are linked to the national curriculum. These are contextualised programmes, which can be delivered both on and off campus, with clear links to the wide range of careers in these areas.

All of the Masterclasses begin with a clear overview of the session to provide the context to the learning in the Masterclass. The learning and employability skills outlined below along with career pathways and employment options that use these skills will be continually reviewed and reinforced throughout the Masterclasses.

Effective Learning and Teaching strategies that will be employed include the use of case studies and problem based learning; peer and collaborative learning; reflective practice, laboratory and field work; interactive sessions and debating; learning networks.

Masterclasses will support the development of graduate entry level skills.

Subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding

The Masterclasses are developed across a range of subject areas to broaden and deepen knowledge and understanding, providing skills for future learning and employment. The rich diversity of the curricula allows for core subject knowledge and skills alongside engagement in current development with the ethical and philosophical issues this might raise.

Intellectual Skills

Several of the Masterclasses focus on students applying skills in data and evidence analysis and manipulation, critical thinking and reasoning and problem solving. Taking account of complexity and diversity and using reasoned arguments.

Transferable Skills

Skills essential for future learning and employability such as communication to a range of audiences, presentation, organisation skills, technology, numeracy, IT skills and the ability to use these skills critically.

Practical/ Experimental Skills

Opportunity to develop and practice key experimental techniques. To obtain, record and analyse data. To gain an understanding of good laboratory practice and working in both a safe and ethical manner in the laboratory/field setting (science-based masterclasses only).

Personal and Professional Development

In addition to gaining knowledge, the Masterclasses will require active participation, students can be motivated to engage in new ways of thinking and acting. Students can increase self-awareness, reflect, adapt and do things differently. Opportunities to work collaboratively in learning networks with peers and to interacting with professionals delivering the Masterclasses.

Our masterclasses

Business, Marketing and Finance

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance

Computing and Games

Creative Arts and Media

Health, Sport and Exercise

Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Law, Policing, Forensics and Criminology

Science and Engineering

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in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021