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 a career in the academic or regulatory sectors 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.

Due to COVID-19 the manner in which the MCL is operating in 2020-21 is different than normal in material respects. The main body of this website has not been amended substantively to reflect COVID-19-specific adjustments. Our hope is that for 2021-22 the MCL will operate in much same manner it traditionally has. To the extent that adjustments are necessary, those to whom offers of admission are extended will be kept fully up-to-date.

Building

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.

Postgraduate Open Day MCL presentation

Professor Brian Cheffins, Director of the MCL, gives an overview of the MCL programme. Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills Bursaries awarded

Three MCL students were awarded bursaries for their studies. Read more

New Practitioners Advisory Board members

The MCL Academic Team is delighted to announce that Emma Louise Jarvis and Sarah Smith have joined the MCL Practitioners Advisory Board. Read more

MCL 2021-22 Bursaries

The Law Faculty is pleased to announce that three bursaries are available to be awarded to applicants for the MCL in 2021-22. Read more

MCL Student Profiles

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

Prev

Next