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  

Mark Smith to join MCL teaching team in 2018-19

Mark Smith will be joining the programme in the 2018-19 academic year, as co-instructor for the Law Firm as a Business module alongside Tim Bellis. Read more

MCL student-alumni buddy scheme launched

This year the Faculty has launched a new scheme which pairs each MCL student with a suitable 'buddy' from our international alumni network. 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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