Corporate Law (MCL) at University of Cambridge - UCAS

Course summary

The Cambridge MCL is a nine-month taught master's programme commencing at the beginning of October each year and ending in June 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 courses and one-term modules during the academic year. 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 on offer to MCL students (possible examples include Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance and International Financial Law). In conjunction with the full-year papers, students take four one-term MCL-specific 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, than a general master's degree can offer. Learning Outcomes Prior to starting the course, MCL students are expected to be familiar with corporate law and to be motivated to develop their expertise in this challenging area. Students who take the MCL should leave with a much-enriched understanding of the topic. They will learn about areas of corporate law with which they were not previously familiar, will have an opportunity to reflect upon the theoretical and policy implications of the topic and will be challenged to think about the practical aspects of the subject in an academically rigorous manner.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree. If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. MCL enrolment is restricted to no more than 25 students, meaning competition for places is intense. The normal minimum academic entry requirement for law graduates seeking admission to the Cambridge MCL is a top 5-10% ranking in their class. In a UK university, this may equate to a First class degree. Extra weight may be given to the performance in courses related to corporate law. Applicants will normally have a law degree, but those qualified to practice law who have a degree in another subject are welcome to apply. Students who are currently undertaking legal studies who will graduate soon can apply before completing their degree. Successful applicants in this category are likely to have academic conditions attached to their offer. If an offer is subject to academic conditions, to join the MCL in October 2023 the Postgraduate Admissions Office (PAO) must receive final evidence of the applicant having met the academic condition by 31 July 2023. If potentially relevant academic results only become available after that date, it will not be possible for the applicant to be admitted to the MCL programme.

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Corporate Law (MCL) at University of Cambridge - UCAS