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  

Herbert Smith Freehills Bursaries 2020-21

Herbert Smith Freehills to offer two MCL bursaries for 2020-21. Read more

Postgraduate Open Day MCL presentation

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

Travers Smith MCL Bursary Awarded to Maria Markou

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 MCL Travers Smith Bursary has been awarded to Maria Markou. Read more

MCL Student Profiles

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

New additions to MCL teaching team

The MCL Director is delighted to announce the recent appointments to the Faculty of Bobby Reddy and Ann Sofie Cloots. Read more

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