We accept applications from graduates of Single or Joint Honours degree (minimum second class degree from approved University normally required) in law, business, finance, management or a related area. Alternatively, possession of a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CIPS or IIPMM) and relevant practical experience may be accepted. Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines considered on a case by case basis. In general, all applicants are judged on their individual merits. Work experience and other factors are also taken into consideration. Candidates without a relevant degree or professional qualification should however have a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience.
Months of entry
Compulsory modules: public procurement research and writing skills; national and european public procurement law, applied procurement research projects work placement and research project(s) on any topic within the programme. Optional modules (choose 5): risk management in public procurement; sustainable and social procurement; contract design and management; innovation in public procurement; litigation strategies and the remedies regime; international procurement regimes; procurement relationships and ethics; strategic procurement and leadership; European internal market law. Structure: Part 1: taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. Teaching will mostly be seminar based which will promote group and individual interaction, which also ensures that every individual candidate is encouraged to contribute to discussions. Part 2: The Applied Procurement Research Projects (APRP) which is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken on successful completion of Part 1. Candidates undertake their project during the period of June to September. The research project comprises a two week work placement in a procurement function and the submission by candidates of either: One essay with a maximum length of between 18,000 and 20,000 words OR two essays not exceeding 10,000-words per essay OR four essays not exceeding 5,000-words per essay.
Information for international students
Qualification deemed to be equivalent to the UK bachelor degree. Normally, the minimum English language requirements will be: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each individual component score); TOEFL: 600 with a TWE of 4.5 or Computer-Based TOEFL / CBT: 250 or Internet-Based TOEFL / IBT: 92.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Debbie Pritchard
- +44 (0)1248 383023