Taught course

Strategic Procurement Management

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or an equivalent qualification, or in exceptional circumstances, three years’ or more significant managerial experience. If you already hold a CIPS qualification, you may be able to gain exemptions from the course. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want a career in procurement management, this specialist masters programme offers high-level strategic teaching in all areas of this growing field.

In an increasingly competitive environment, purchasing and supply chain managers need to develop and demonstrate a variety of key competencies.

Graduates from this Masters course have the specialist knowledge to co-ordinate and adapt their purchasing and supply chain activities, and respond to the dynamic needs of a modern business. This course is accredited by the sector’s professional body – the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Upon successful completion, you will gain the MCIPS (with three years’ work experience)*.

The University has a long and distinguished history of research, training and education in procurement and supply chain management and is one of the largest CIPS Centres of Excellence in the UK.

Working in partnership with procurement professionals, the University has established its very own Procurement Best Practice Academy to identify, develop and disseminate best practice in procurement and supply chain management. This informs our teaching, so you will benefit from a course that embodies the latest industry thinking.

*Subject to approval

Information for international students

International applicants will need a good command of English – the minimum equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5, or IBT TOEFL 86, depending on the course you are studying.

Fees and funding

For full information, please visit www.southwales.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions Unit
03455 76 77 78