Public Procurement Law and Policy

University of Nottingham

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Public Procurement Law and Policy from University of Nottingham is predominantly delivered by distance learning and designed to be studied part-time to fit around your commitments.


Public Procurement Law and Policy from University of Nottingham  is designed in particular for: procurement officers whose role demands an understanding of the legal rules, policymakers responsible for designing and implementing legal rules on procurement, lawyers advising on public procurement, those seeking to undertake research or teaching in public procurement.

Graduates with Public Procurement Law and Policy from University of Nottingham will gain 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 World Bank, the EU and the UK
  • how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework


Achieving this qualification demonstrates knowledge in this specialist field of public procurement regulation that is both high level and spreads across the whole field, as well as advanced skills in the law for those who have no prior legal training.

Most students are already working the field of public procurement, often in a very senior capacity, whether as lawyers (in-house or in private practice), procurement practitioners in the public/utility sectors, consultants, policymakers or (in a few cases) suppliers. For these students, the specialist knowledge and understanding of procurement law gained from the programme greatly enhances their ability to perform their roles.

Students have also used their qualification to move on to more senior roles in their current organisations or other organisations, as well as to move into new sectors - for example, from working in EU procurement law to working in development procurement, or from procurement practice to consultancy. Many students also report that their professional performance has benefited significantly from the contacts made during the programme with other high-level specialists across the field.

Some of our students are new to the field and have used the qualification gained to move into this rapidly growing field. A few have also taken the programme in order to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of public procurement regulation as a background to pursuing a PhD in the field, or have decided to undertake a PhD after completing their study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • EU Procurement Law 
  • Corruption and Collusion in Public Procurement
  • Government Procurement in the WTO
  • Legal Research Methods in Public Procurement
  • Organisation and Management of Procurement Systems
  • Procurement and Development
  • UK Public Procurement Law

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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International students should apply as early as possible. 




180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or high 2:2 (or international equivalent)
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.

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Public Procurement Law and Policy
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