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Public Procurement Law and Strategy

This course aims to build up specialist legal skills and knowledge to equip candidates to operate in the interface between legal principles that apply in the public procurement environment and the strategic objectives of interests to organisations in the public and private sectors.

Entry requirements

We accept applications from graduates of Single or Joint Honours degree in:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Management
  • or a related area (please enquire)

For such graduates, we normally require a minimum of a 2(ii) degree from an approved University.

Alternatively, possession of a relevant professional qualification (e.g. CIPS or IIPMM) and relevant practical experience may be accepted (please enquire).

Applications with degrees in unrelated disciplines will be considered on a case by case basis for candidates with degrees in other subjects.

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.

We have many years experience of making offers of entry based on qualifications awarded worldwide and we welcome applications from international candidates. Entry will require a qualification deemed to be equivalent in level to the UK bachelor degree. For further advice and guidance about your qualification, please contact the International Admissions Officer.

International applicants are normally required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum English language requirements will normally be:

IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each individual component score
Pearson PTE: a score of 62 (with no element lower than 58)
Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 176 (with no element lower than 169)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 

Course modules

Modules include: 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); plus 5 from: 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.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 5,400 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years

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