University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Public Procurement Law and Policy

This programme has been developed in recognition of the growing importance of legal regulation in controlling public procurement. Although it is intended to provide a gold standard in legal training in public procurement, the programme is aimed both at those with a legal background and those without and does not require that applicants possess a law degree. Those taking the programme will obtain a thorough understanding of: the nature of law and the legal process; the principles and rules of public procurement law; the application of these rules in key national and international systems/models including those of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the EU and the UK; how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework. The programme is designed, in particular, for: policy makers responsible for designing and implementing legal rules on public procurement; procurement officers whose roles demand an understanding of the legal rules; lawyers advising on public procurement; those seeking to undertake research or teaching in public procurement.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in law, humanities or social sciences. Allowance may, however, be made for special qualifications, experience and background. In particular, we welcome applications from those who possess the CIPS Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (Level 6 of the CIPS qualification framework) and from others with relevant qualifications of experience from the purchasing and supply field. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening).

Course modules

Core modules: Introduction to Public Procurement Regulation: Basic Principles and Concepts; European Union (EU) procurement law 1; EU procurement law 2; corruption and collusion in public procurement; government procurement in the world trade organisation (WTO); legal research methods in public procurement.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,770 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,770 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,770 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,770 per Whole course (England) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,930 per Whole course (England) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,930 per Whole course (International) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,930 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,930 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,930 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,860 per Whole course (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,860 per Whole course (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,860 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,860 per Whole course (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,860 per Whole course (Wales) 21 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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