Taught course

Advanced Legislative Studies

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

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for all degrees is a first or upper second class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with relevant experience and skill may also be considered. All applicants must demonstrate a high level of competence in written and spoken English.

The Common Law Direction & The EU Direction

Months of entry

October, September

Course content

The LLM in Advanced Legislative Studies builds upon the existing resources and staff experience in postgraduate tuition in the field of legislative drafting, at the Sir William Dale Centre.
This course examines issues related to the legislative process; constitutional law; the methods of drafting in a modern democratic context; legislative ethics; and law reform. The programme is also offered via distant learning.

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

The Common Law direction core modules:

  • Comparative Legislative Studies 1 and 2
  • Legislative Drafting 1 and 2
  • Themes of Legislative Studies 1 and 2

The EU direction core modules:

  • EU Legislative Studies 1 and 2
  • The Jean Monnet Module ‘Legislating for EU Membership and Accession’
  • The Jean Monnet module ‘Theories of European Integration’
  • Themes of Legislative Studies 1 and 2

Plus a dissertation of 10,000-15,000 words

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


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


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (15000 words)

Course contact details

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