This section contains archival information that was archived on 17 May 2021.
February 2021: courses resuming in-person teaching from 8 March
Recent government guidance has allowed for a small number of practical or practice-based courses to resume in-person teaching from 8 March. These courses are listed below. If your course is not one of those listed below, your teaching will continue to be delivered as it is currently (whether that is online or in-person) and you should remain where you are (whether at home or in Cambridge). Please see our guidance on the rest of Lent Term, the Easter vacation and Easter Term 2021.
The following courses at Cambridge are planning for some in-person teaching to resume after 8 March:
Last updated 16 March
|Architecture||Tripos – third year only||From 8 March|
|Master of Architectural and Urban Design – second year only||From 8 March|
|Tripos – first and second year||Start of Easter Term|
|Master of Architectural and Urban Design – first year||Start of Easter Term|
|Chemical Engineering||MPhil in Advance Chemical Engineering||From 8 March|
|Clinical Medicine||Individual masters students for research purposes||From 8 March|
|Criminology||MSt in Applied Criminology & Police Management||From 6 April|
|Earth Sciences||Part IA, ESA and ESB||Scheduled practical sessions from the beginning of Easter Term|
|Part II & Part III (inc M.St)||Scheduled revision sessions from the beginning of Easter Term|
|Education||PGCE Secondary (all courses)||8 March|
|PGCE Primary (all courses)||22 March|
|PG Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling||From 6 April|
|Education Tripos Part IB Drama Production||From the start of Easter Term|
|Engineering||MRes in Future Propulsion and Power (CDT)||8 March|
|MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development||From 12 April|
|MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture, and Management||From 19 April|
|CDT (MRes+PhD) in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment||From 23 April|
|MPhils in: Nuclear Energy; Energy Technologies; Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence; Bioscience Enterprise||From the start of Easter Term|
|CDT (MRes+PhD) in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems||From the start of Easter Term|
|Engineering Tripos Part 1A||Students who have not already built their structure for the Structural Design course are invited to return in Easter Term to do this if they wish|
|Engineering Tripos Part IIB||Some students may return after the exam period to access labs for their project. Permission will be given on a case by case basis. You should not travel back to Cambridge until your supervisor has obtained approval from the Estates office.|
|Manufacturing Engineering Tripos Parts IIA and IIB||Course directors will be in touch|
|MSt in Construction Engineering||5-9 July residential week|
|Judge Business School||MBA, EMBA, MFin||From 6 April|
|Materials Science||Natural Sciences Tripos Part IA and Part II||From the start of Easter Term|
|MPhil in Micro- and Nanotechnology Enterprise||From the start of Easter Term|
|Medical Sciences||First year Tripos students||From the start of Easter Term|
|Music||Students who require access to practice rooms, recording facilities and instruments||From 8 March|
|All students||From the start of Easter Term|
|Veterinary Sciences||First and second year Tripos students||From the start of Easter Term|
Students should expect to hear directly from their Faculty or Department about what is being offered and when. You will need to liaise with your College about when you can return to College accommodation, and should note that, once you are in Cambridge, you may have to remain here over the Easter vacation – the government has not currently made provision for students to travel, except for legally permitted reasons such as illness or mental health. If this changes, we will let you know.
We realise that it may be difficult for some students to return to Cambridge (particularly international students who would need to quarantine for ten days). Students on the above courses who face such difficulties in returning should contact their College to discuss continuing with remote study.
You should plan your return to Cambridge in time to take part in the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Screening Programme before attending any in-person classes. Depending on the swab day for your college, this may be up to one week before your first scheduled in-person class. For example, if you are to take part in face-to-face teaching on Monday 8 March, and the swab day for your College is Monday, you would need to return on 28 February for testing on 1 March. If this is not possible (for example, because you are not eligible for the screening programme), or if there will be an unavoidable delay between your return and next swab day, you can access a ‘Return to Cambridge’ test. Please note that, if you have had positive test for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, you should not take part in asymptomatic screening. See more information about the arrangements for testing during the Lent Term.