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 (approximately 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.

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