A green flame in a Physics experiment


Our Physics Masterclasses are events specifically set up to broaden Year 12 and 13 students' knowledge and experience.

Our masterclasses are targeted at Year 12 and 13 students studying Physics at A-Level. The aim of masterclasses is to help students to develop their physics knowledge, and to provide a taste of studying physics at university. Masterclasses are all-day events hosted in the Lancaster Physics Department and they consist of lectures and hands-on lab activities delivered by our researchers and PhD students. Each masterclass has a different research them, based on our own programme of research.

In addition to the research-themed masterclasses that we organise through the year, we also host one of the STFC National Particle Physics Masterclasses.

How to attend a masterclass

Students must apply individually to attend our masterclasses. All you have to do is complete our booking form, indicating which masterclasses you would like to attend. We will then contact you to confirm your place. We have limited funding to cover your travel costs. Please enquire for further details.

Topics and Dates for 2019/20

Dark Matter Day Wednesday 30th October 2019
Relativity Day Wednesday 11th December 2019
Particle Physics

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Low Temperature Physics & Quantum Computing

Wednesday 18th March 2020

Astrophysics & Space Science

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Wednesday 27th May 2020

Biomedical Physics

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Our Masterclasses feature

  • Talks from our researchers on cutting-edge science
  • Hands-on sessions in our laboratories demonstrated by our PhD students
  • Small group sizes which encourage a relaxed and supportive atmosphere
  • Based on the A-level specification
  • Real research

Benefits of our Masterclasses

  • Experience university life for a full day
  • Enhance your understanding of A-level concepts
  • Helps you decide if you want to study physics at university
  • No need to come with a teacher
  • Looks great on your UCAS form

To apply for a Physics Masterclass in your school or college, follow the link. Fill out all fields of the form to apply to any of the Physics Masterclasses. The dates are given on the form.

Meet the Team

Andrew Blake

Dr Andrew Blake

Lecturer in Experimental Neutrino Physics

Experimental Particle Physics

+44 (0)1524 595060 B032, B - Floor, Physics Building