Public Procurement Law and Policy PGCert


Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.


Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

The programme is open both 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 EU and the UK)
  • how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework.

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Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

Study mode

Part time


21 months

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

EU Procurement Law 2 - Core

This module examines various specific topics in EU public procurement, building on the foundations provided by the module EU Procurement Law 1, and provides a critical assessment of the relevant EU rules against the background of sound procurement practice.

EU Procurement Law 1 - Core

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.

Legal Research Methods in Public Procurement - Core

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.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, April 2016.

A degree (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).