Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy

School of Advanced Study, University of London

LL.M. On Campus
12 months
14210 GBP/year
8915 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The LLM in Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy offers a unique opportunity for drafters, legal officers, policy makers, and those interested in the process of law-making and in drafting to study the legislative environment and legislation as a tool for regulation. 


This Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy programme is based at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), a member institute of the School of Advanced Study, University of London. 

Key Features 

  • 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. Legislative drafting is often perceived as a technical skill that one learns on the job. 
  • The view of the Institute’s Sir William Dale Centre for Legislative Studies is that legislative drafting is a practical discipline requiring awareness of the theoretical principles of drafting along with experience on the job. 

Programme Structure

  • Legislative drafting has evolved to become the bedrock of political, economic and social transformation. It is still, however, relatively unexplored as an academic discipline. The LLM examines issues relevant to common law and civil law jurisdictions related to the policy process, the legislative process, and the drafting process
  • The programme is not prescriptive and allows you to naturalise your knowledge and apply it in your own national environment. Capped class numbers allow individualized tuition. Alumni are usually employed by governments and international organizations. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Identify the degree programme at SAS you wish to study: see all our courses
  • Obtain electronic copies of your degree transcripts/certificates
  • Obtain electronic copies of your English language proficiency documents (see requirements)
  • Contact potential referee(s) to ask them to provide a reference to support your application
  • Write your sample essay, if you are applying to the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, MA in Cultural and Intellectual History or MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture
  • Write your research proposal, if you are applying to a MPhil/PhD
  • Prepare your CV (see requirements)
  • Prepare your personal statement
  • Submit your application online

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14210 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14210 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8915 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8915 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Drafting Legislation, Regulation, and Policy
School of Advanced Study, University of London