Cambridge University

Masters degree in Corporate Law (the MCL)

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

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. It is therefore an ideal graduate programme both for those wishing to strengthen their credentials as business lawyers, and for 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 a 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

MCL applications open

Applications for 2017-18 are open.  Read more

Dr Marc Moore to be MCL Director

Marc Moore will serve as Director of the MCL 2016-17 and 17-18.   Read more

Chris Hale joins Practitioners Board

Chris Hale joins the Practitioners Advisory Board as representative of Travers Smith. Read more

MCL Practitioner seminar series launched

The MCL is delighted to announce a new series of lectures and seminars.   Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills African-Asian Bursary

Herbert Smith Freehills African-Asian Bursary for 2016-17 awarded to Nauriin Ahmed.   Read more