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.