School of Law

Executive Programme in Public Procurement Law and Policy

This innovative part-time programme is provided under the school’s world-renowned Public Procurement Research Group (PPRG).

Recognising the growing importance of legal regulation in controlling public procurement, the programme offers a comprehensive grounding in the legal aspects of the subject.

We are now accepting applications for September 2016 entry.

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Who can take the programme?

No law degree or legal training is required. The programme is designed for:

  • policy makers responsible for designing and implementing legal rules on public procurement
  • procurement officers who require an understanding of the legal rules 
  • lawyers advising on public procurement and those undertaking research or teaching in the area

It can be studied to Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or LLM level.


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The programme surpassed my expectations. It broadened and deepened my understanding of the aspects of procurement law I thought I knew well. 

Caroline Nicholas, Senior Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, and Secretary, UNCITRAL Working Group I (Procurement)



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 (including UNCITRAL, the WTO, the EU and the UK)
  • how to implement best practice in the context of a legal framework

Key staff

Honorary Professors

The Group also benefits from the input of three Honorary Professors:

  • Peter Kunzlik
  • Susie Smith 
  • Robert Anderson


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