Taught course

Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy

School of Advanced Study · Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard (for example a grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher).

We will consider applications from candidates who do not meet the formal academic requitements but who offer alternative qualifications and/or relevant experience. Applicants are not equired to have a law degree nor a professional qualification in law.

English is the language of instruction and applicants are required to demonstrate an appropriate level of proficiency.

Months of entry


Course content

Who is this course suitable for?

The LLM in Advanced Legislative Studies offers a unique opportunity to drafters, legal officers, policy makers, and those interested in the process of lawmaking and in drafting to study the legislative environment and legislation as a tool for regulation.

What does this programme cover?

The programme aims to promote an understanding of the principles of legislative studies, and an in-depth awareness of what constitutes legislative quality and how this can be achieved. The programme is not prescriptive and allows participants to naturalize their knowledge and apply it in their own national environments. Capped class numbers allow individualized tuition. Alumni are usually employed by governments and international organizations.

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The LLM is divided into two pathways: the Common Law direction and the EU direction. The Common Law direction core modules:

  • LLM Research Methods Training
  • Comparative Legislative Studies 1 and 2
  • Legislative Drafting 1 and 2

The EU direction core modules:

  • LLM Research Methods Training
  • The Jean Monnet Module ‘Legislating for EU Membership and Accession’ 1 and 2
  • The Jean Monnet module ‘Theories of European Integration’

Students take all modules from the selected pathway and the dissertation.

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Mode of study

This course is offered full-time over 12 months, part-time over 24 months, or via distance learning.

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Information for international students

Information for international students can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,570 (2018/19 fees)
International students
£13,660 (2018/19 fees)

The School of Advanced Study has a range of funding opportunities for home, EU and international applicants. Find out more about funding opportunities here. If you're applying for funding, you may be subject to an application deadline.

Qualification and course duration


24 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Advanced Study Enquiries
+44 (0) 207 862 8835