Public Procurement Research Group

Degrees by Research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) by Research

Supervision is available for those who wish to undertake research in public procurement law towards the degrees of MPhil or PhD.

Students can obtain the benefits of registering in one of the United Kingdom's largest research programmes in law - at any one time there are around 50 research students from across the globe working in the school - and from the excellent facilities offered by the University.

Scholarships are sometimes available from the generous funds provided by the Group's sponsors and from other University and external sources.

Students in the school benefit from the input of external speakers organised by the Group, and the Group's extensive contacts with international organisations and private business are used to help students find placements.

Recent and current projects on the MPhil and PhD include:

  • the impact of EC procurement rules on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the utilities sector
  • the influence of EC public procurement law on the procurement system of Member States
  • the adequacy of the EC rules on the use of electronic reverse auctions in public procurement
  • the application of competitive dialogue to projects tendered under the Private Finance Initiative
  • regulation of the activities of commercial entities through rules on procurement and state trading
  • the use of soft law as a method for regulating procurement from a trade perspective
  • an assessment of the impact of competitive dialogue in Portugal and Spain
  • the adequacy of the supplier review system in China
  • the impact of EU law on the procurement rules of international organisations operating in the field of defence
  • the effectiveness of mandatory supplier exclusion as a mechanism to address corruption in public procurement
  • remedies in public procurement law

Useful information


Public Procurement Research Group

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5700