Taught course

Corporate Law

University of Cambridge · Faculty of Law

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree or its international equivalent. MCL applications are considered as a gathered field after the closing date.  The Faculty aims to finalise all admissions decisions by 30 April. 

Months of entry


Course content


The Cambridge MCL is a one-year taught masters programme commencing at the beginning of October each year and ending in June of the following year. It is designed for students wanting to pursue further legal studies after completing their first degree in law, both those intending to practise in the area of corporate law and those considering an academic career. The MCL has been structured so as to combine academic rigour with a diverse and flexible curriculum, enabling each student to tailor their MCL course selection to their own specific requirements.

MCL students take a combination of full-year and one-term modules during the course.  All students take the compulsory full-year Deals course, which focuses on the legal and economic structuring of corporate transactions.  They also choose one full-year LLM paper from a selection of corporate papers, including Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance.  In conjunction with the full-year papers, students take four one- term modules, usually two in the Michaelmas Term and two in the Lent Term.  The modules enable students to conduct a more detailed study of certain specialist areas of corporate law, such as shareholder litigation and international merger control.

Fees and funding

Fee Home: GBP27999, EU: GBP27999, Overseas: GBP27999

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months



All students write three assignments during the MCL year as the formal assessment for the Deals course.


All MCL students sit a two-hour examination for each of their four termly modules, and a three-hour examination for their one full-year LLM course.

Practical Assessment

All MCL students give a class presentation as part of a group within the Deals course. This forms part of the assessment for the Deals course, alongside students' individual written assignments.

Course contact details

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