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

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

Advanced Legislative Studies

The programme offers an 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. 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. Legislative drafting is often perceived as a technical skill, which one learns on the job; the view of the Sir William Dale Centre has always been that legislative drafting is a phronetic discipline requiring awareness of the theoretical principles of drafting along with experience on the job. Legislative drafting has evolved to become the bedrock of political, economic and social transformation. It is still, however, relatively unexplored as an academic discipline.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a university in the UK, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; students whose 1st language is not English must provide recent evidence that their written and spoken English is adequate for postgraduate study.

Course modules

The LLM is divided into 2 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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, namely by two written essays of 3,500 words each for each of the courses of the LLM. For the 2 modules students are assessed by one essay of 5,000 words. The pass mark for all examinations and the dissertation will be fifty per cent (50 per cent), the Merit Award will be between 65 and 69 per cent and the mark for Distinction will be seventy per cent (70 per cent), as required by Regulation 10.25 of the Regulations for Taught Masters Degrees.

Sponsorship information

Students accepted at the Institute for MA and MPhil/PhD degree study may apply for bursaries offered by the Institute.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,400 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 8,400 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Distance learning September 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
LLM Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 8,400 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,675 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
LLM Distance learning October 2016 GBP 4,462 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Camden WC1B 5DR South East

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