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.

Please note that applications for the 2015 cohort have now closed.  Applications for 2016 will open in January 2016. Further details will be available this October. 

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


PGCert Public Procurement Law and Policy

teachingThis course is offered over 12-24 months and you will complete four modules.

PGDip Public Procurement Law and Policy

PGDip208x90This course requires you to complete eight modules over 21 months.

LLM Public Procurement Law and Policy

LLM208x90This course requires you to complete eight modules and a dissertation over 24 months.



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


School of Law

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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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