Curriculum Overview

The course load of an MCL student during the nine-month duration of the course will be:

  • The 'Deals Course', a full-year paper open only to MCL students that focuses on the legal and economic structuring of corporate transactions
  • A full-year lecture-based corporate-oriented course open to both MCL and LLM students
  • Four one-term lecture-based elective courses ('academic-modules') open only to MCL students

A typical MCL student’s schedule

Michaelmas Term
(Term 1, Oct-Dec)
Lent Term
(Term 2, Jan-Mar)
Easter Term
(Term 3, Apr-Jun)
MCL/LLM full-year course
Deals Course
Module 1 Module 3  
Module 2 Module 4  

2017-18: Aspects of Financial Regulation

We are delighted to announce the introduction of a new MCL module for the 17-18 academic year. Read more

MCL Reservation Fee Refund Policy updated

Those offered a place on the MCL have to pay a reservation fee of £3,000. Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills African-Asian Bursary

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

MCL Student Profiles

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

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