Cambridge University

Masters degree in Corporate Law (the MCL)

Cambridge University, a world-renowned centre of academic excellence in teaching and research, launched in 2012 an exciting new Masters degree in Corporate Law (the MCL) which offers students the opportunity to engage in detailed study of the legal and regulatory framework within which companies are governed and financed.

The MCL, a full-time nine-month programme, is taught by the Cambridge Law Faculty's team of corporate lawyers, widely recognised as one of the strongest in the corporate law field. The MCL, the first entirely new degree in Law to be established by Cambridge University since the nineteenth century, has been designed to combine practical insights with academic and theoretical rigour and thus constitutes an ideal graduate programme for those wishing to strengthen their credentials as business lawyers and those who have an academic career in mind.

Read on to find out more about the exciting programme Cambridge University’s MCL offers and how you can become part of it.


Rapid changes to the legal world provide the departure point for the launch of MCL. Read more.

The MCL will be a valuable asset for those seeking to differentiate themselves in the rapidly evolving area of corporate-oriented legal practice. Read more.

The University of Cambridge combines a distinguished history with a vibrant, forward-looking educational and research mission. Read more.

Key similarities and differences between the MCL and LLM. Read more.

MCL Student Profiles

Read about some of the MCL graduates and their experiences of studying at Cambridge.   Read more

Apply Now

Applications to the MCL are now welcome online.   Read more

Cheffins and Hooley to Co-Direct MCL

Brian Cheffins and Richard Hooley will serve as co-directors of the MCL 2015-17.   Read more

Practitioners Advisory Board

The MCL Practitioners Advisory Board is a key aspect of the MCL programme  Read more

2015-16 MCL Curriculum Finalised

The MCL curriculum has been finalised for 2015-16.   Read more

Tim Bellis to Join MCL

Tim Bellis will teach a module on law firm organization and governance as part of the Masters in Corporate Law programme in 2015-16  Read more