Taught course

Public Procurement Law and Policy

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Law
Qualifications
PGDipLLMPGCert

Entry requirements

2:1 or high 2:2 (or international equivalent); applicants with alternative academic backgrounds also considered where they have relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications such as a MCIPS.

Months of entry

September

Course content

To meet the need for in-depth training in this area, this unique, part-time programme provides a 'gold standard' for education in this field.

Developments over the last two decades have made public procurement law one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of law. Given the extent to which legal rules now govern the day to-day conduct of most procurement activity, knowledge of procurement law has become vital for anyone working in public sector procurement.

This programme is open to those with a legal background and those without, and does not require a law degree. It is designed in particular for:

  • procurement officers whose role demands an understanding of the legal rules
  • policy makers responsible for designing and implementing legal rules on procurement
  • lawyers advising on public procurement
  • those seeking to undertake research or teaching in public procurement

It provides a thorough understanding of:

  • the nature of law and legal process
  • the principles and rules of public procurement law
  • the application of these rules in key national and international systems/models, including UNCITRAL, the WTO, the World Bank, the EU and the UK
  • how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.5 in writing and reading, and 6.0 in speaking and listening)


Fees and funding

Please see the University's online funding information for sources of postgraduate funding.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
21 months

LLM

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
10-21 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Support Hub
Email
socsci-gr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559