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  

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

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