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TAKE YOUR FIRST STEP TO A GREAT FUTURE.

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.

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

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Developing an Approach to In Person Auditions for Musical Theatre

10 Nov 2021-10 Nov 2021 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

Explore how to warm up mentally, vocally, physically, preparing you for a variety of repertory styles, whilst centring the mind and body ready for a controlled performance.

A woman in a facemask jogs on a treadmill.

Sport and Health - An Obvious Alliance

15 Nov 2021-15 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Masterclasses | Lancaster

The health of the nation is a topic of continuing concern. We might be living longer, but we are not necessarily living longer in good health.

A woman sits with an old-fashioned camera, looking at some prints.

Back to the Future

16 Nov 2021-16 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:30 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

A masterclass in large format and live-tether photographic capture technique, exploring historic darkroom processing with cutting-edge digital cameras to explore key exposure principles at the heart of good photographic practice.

A woman in biking gear and helmet stands on a mountain top next to her bike.

Nature as a Health Service

22 Nov 2021-22 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 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 woman is shouting on stage

Approaches to Physicalising Characters

24 Nov 2021-24 Nov 2021 | 1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Brampton Road

Explore practical skills in developing a character’s physicality, covering a range of techniques from a range of practitioners including Rudolph Laban, Jacques Lecoq and Eric Franklin.

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An Introduction to Wildlife Documentary Filmmaking

07 Dec 2021-07 Dec 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Wildlife Filmmaking is an ever evolving process combining different disciplines of science, natural world and conservation to create compelling stories about the natural world.

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Observational sketching

10 Dec 2021-10 Dec 2021 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Masterclasses | Online

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 (to support the creation of paintings, sculptures, designs or animations) and as a means

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An Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking

14 Dec 2021-14 Dec 2021 | 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Documentary Filmmaking in our times is a diverse and exciting profession and can be found working for charities and various campaigns, as well as on a broad range of TV and Cinema productions.

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Practical Injury Screening and Prevention Techniques

17 Nov 2021-17 Nov 2021 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

“OUCH, I’ve just twisted my ankle!!”. “Ahhh, I’ve just pulled a muscle!!”. Have you ever heard or felt this before, and wondered how to recover from injury, or even how to stop it happening in the first place?

A group of children begin a race in a wooded area.

Fieldtrips in teaching

11 Nov 2021-11 Nov 2021 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Fieldtrips are an integral part of teaching and learning for children. Through fieldtrips children can have a more authentic experience related to their learning.

A person's foot splashes into lake water as a paddleboard floats in the background.

Storytelling for Environmental Justice

11 Nov 2021-11 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

As public awareness of our influence on the environment grows, so too do activist movements look to influence the future. However, in order to understand the risks of future environmental change it is important to look at the past.

A man in PPE manipulates a patient's leg and knee.

Practical Injury Screening and Prevention Techniques

11 Nov 2021-11 Nov 2021 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Lancaster

“OUCH, I’ve just twisted my ankle!!”. “Ahhh, I’ve just pulled a muscle!!”. Have you ever heard or felt this before, and wondered how to recover from injury, or even how to stop it happening in the first place?

A group of children play and learn on Astroturf.

Developing Young People in Sport

17 Nov 2021-17 Nov 2021 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Lancaster

When working with children and young people it is vital that sport practitioners, whether they are coaches or teachers, consider the long-term impacts of their work.

A person in PPE makes notes as they examine evidence.

Forensic Science at your Fingertips

17 Nov 2021-17 Nov 2021 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Fingerprints remain one of the most important and associated evidence types with criminal forensic investigations. Unlike most other evidence types, an individual's fingerprints are unique to them.

A teacher sits at a table with 4 young students teaching them maths.

The Role of Working Memory in Classroom Learning

22 Nov 2021-22 Nov 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Working Memory influences learning in children and adults. It is an important aspect of our cognitive framework and impacts on ‘how’ we learn as an individual. We cannot see working memory, yet we cannot function without it.

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Group Leading with Children, Young People and Families

23 Nov 2021-23 Nov 2021 | 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Masterclasses | Lancaster

Explore what it takes to run practical and effective team or group sessions that support the needs and aspirations of children, young people and families

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Ethics, Values and Principles in Health and Social Care

23 Nov 2021-23 Nov 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Explore how the coronavirus pandemic has evoked change from health and social care service providers, to endure dangerous and stressful working environments.

A woman in a hijab sits and makes notes on a pad of paper.

The Psychology of Studying

01 Dec 2021-01 Dec 2021 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Critically explore some of the most popular study techniques used by students today in relation to contemporary evidence, educational theory and cognitive science.

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Is Rewilding a Reality for the UK?

07 Dec 2021-07 Dec 2021 | 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Masterclasses | Online

Begin to uncover some of the major issues that need to be addressed surrounding rewilding and discuss regional variations to potential rewilding success, ultimately discussing how wild can we make the UK.

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Gangs and Violence: From the Peaky Blinders to The Krays and Beyond

08 Dec 2021-08 Dec 2021 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Explore the development of gangs across the UK, considering their rise, growth and impact upon society. We will also consider violent personas, themes of violence and the effect the media can have upon ideas of gangs and gang vi

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Criminal Examination

17 Nov 2021-17 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Explore the ways in which Barristers are responsible for representing their clients in Court and examining the witness.

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Media, Manipulation and Misrepresentation of the Law

19 Nov 2021-19 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

With the increase of "Fake News" over the past few years, and the increase in the population getting their information from Social Media, it can be difficult to know what to believe and how to find out the truth.

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Criminology, Policing, Activism and Protest

24 Nov 2021-24 Nov 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Peaceful protest is a vital part of a democratic society. It is a very powerful campaigning tool and a driver of change to eliminate discrimination and create change for the good in our communities.

A person swims across a lake

Controversial Issues in Outdoor Studies

25 Nov 2021-25 Nov 2021 | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

Being in the Great Outdoors is usually associated with holidays and constructive educational experiences, but behind 'holidays' and 'using the outdoors' lie deeper and increasingly important issues.

A sailboat crosses a lake.

Dealing with the 'Wicked' Problem of Climate Change

07 Dec 2021-07 Dec 2021 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Ambleside

Climate change is perhaps the biggest challenge facing humanity and the planet in the 21st Century. It is a subject that will impact all of our lives, and is an issue we all have strong feelings about.

Two people stand in a river, fishing with a small net.

Battle of the Beasts: Vertebrates vs Invertebrates

17 Nov 2021-17 Nov 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:00 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!

A police officer leads a woman away.

Detained in Custody - Making an Arrest

24 Nov 2021-24 Nov 2021 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Whether or not to arrest someone is one of the most important and vital decisions a Police Officer has to make. It can be a very dynamic and confrontational process, and can have a direct impact on the lives of those involved.

A person holds a fieldmouse.

Biodiversity in your Backyard

01 Dec 2021-01 Dec 2021 | 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Masterclasses | Online

One of the most important skills that a good zoologist can develop is the ability to identify the weird and wonderful animals that we have on this planet.

Crime Scene tape hangs across the doorway to a disturbed and messy room.

Investigating Serious Crime

15 Nov 2021-15 Nov 2021 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Criminal investigation regularly features on TV and in films, from The Bay and CSI, to Sherlock and Midsomer Murders.

A police radio sits on a table in front of a line of walkie talkies.

Combatting Terrorism

02 Dec 2021-02 Dec 2021 | 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Masterclasses | Carlisle Fusehill

Explore the origins of terrorism to understand the threat and the counter terrorism measures we all experience.

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