Public Procurement Law and Policy PgCert

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Key information

Qualification type

PgCert

Subject areas

Procurement & Sourcing (General) Policy Studies Constitutional / Public Law

Course type

Taught

Course summary

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 Organistaion (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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

12 - 21 months

Start date

SEP-16

Modules

Introduction to Public Procurement Regulation: Basic Principles and Concepts - Core

This module examines basic concepts in procurement regulation. It considers first the different objectives of regulatory provisions (value for money, integrity, environmental/social development etc.), and the key principles of transparency and competition through which these objectives are implemented. 

Legal Research Methods in Public Procurement - Optional

This module examines the different methods relevant for research in public procurement regulation, including the objectives, benefits and limitations of each, and their inter-relationship.

EU Procurement Law 1 - Optional

This module examines the basic rules and policies of the EU regime on public procurement and their implications for procurement strategy, and also provides a critical assessment of those rules against the background of sound procurement practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)

£1,517

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees

For this course

£1,517

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or international equivalent; additional experience/qualifications may also be considered; applications are welcome from those who possess the CIPS Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (Level 6 of the CIPS qualification framework) and others with relevant qualifications or experience from the purchasing and supply field; a qualification or background in law is not required; Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in writing, 6.5 in reading and 6.0 in speaking and listening), TOEFL paper-based 600 with 5.0 in the TWE, TOEFL IBT 100 with no less than 21 in any element.