Why the MCL?

Those contemplating undertaking graduate studies in law have a wide range of options from which to choose. The factors dictating your choice will vary considerably depending on individual preferences.

The MCL is ideally suited to those who are seeking a strong corporate orientation within their graduate studies.

Key reasons include:

  • Cambridge's reputation as a world-renowned centre of academic excellence
  • the reputation of the MCL academic team as one of the strongest groups of corporate lawyers in the UK, Europe and beyond
  • the MCL curriculum's purely corporate orientation
  • the wider and more diverse range of corporate law courses offered on the MCL, compared to a typical Masters degree in law
  • the small size of the MCL cohort (25 students per year), which creates opportunities for a classroom environment involving much more student participation and interaction than is possible in many leading Masters courses
  • the fact that admission to the MCL is contingent upon excellent academic performance, meaning that students will be among a cohort of bright, motivated peers sharing similar interests

Please read further for a detailed description of the MCL.

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