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Procurement Law, Strategy and Practice by Distance Learning LLM

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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    January

  • Course Duration

    2 years, part-time DL

  • Course Type

    LLM

  • Course Fees

    £13,000 for International (non-European Union) Candidates

    £12,000 for EU Candidates

  • Last Updated

    10 December 2018

Course facts

  • Name: Procurement Law, Strategy and Practice by Distance Learning
  • Qualification: LLM
  • Duration: 2 years, part-time by distance learning. January start date only. For candidates who do not wish to proceed to the Masters level, there are also 2 exit qualifications available: a Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma, depending on the number of modules completed.
  • Download the course prospectus here.

Focusing on procurement law, strategy and practice, this innovative distance learning programme will equip students with the key skills required to occupy senior level positions within public and private sector procurement. You will gain a prestigious Masters-level qualification with a specialisation in procurement law, strategy and practice, which will provide a springboard for those already working in procurement-related professions to accelerate their career progression. Those who desire to pursue a career in this area will be provided with a unique opportunity to rapidly elevate their understanding and to enter the profession at a senior level.

The programme will be delivered by the expert multi-disciplinary team at Bangor University’s internationally recognised Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, and supplemented by expert guest masterclasses.

Delivered on a part-time, distance learning basis, this course will appeal to candidates who wish to remain in full-time work whilst engaging in part-time study, or those who cannot physically move to the UK to engage in postgraduate study.

Course Content

The LLM in Procurement Law, Strategy and Practice will consist of the following modules:

  • Procurement Law and Practice
  • Procurement Relationships & Ethics
  • Contract Design & Management
  • Procuring Innovation
  • Strategic Issues in Procurement
  • International Procurement Regulation
  • Leadership & Risk Management
  • Research Methods & Skills
  • Applied Procurement Research Project

Students who wish to graduate with an LLM will also be required to successfully complete a dissertation / applied procurement research project.

For a detailed account of what you will study on each module, please take a look at the programme’s prospectus.

Module content/availability may be subject to change depending on staff exigencies. Please refer to the website for the latest programme and module information.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this programme candidates will have developed their legal and procurement management expertise, and the qualification will provide a springboard for career progression in Public Procurement, or into public or private bodies, all of whom have procurement functions which need to be serviced.

Candidates who are already working in industry will have developed their expertise in order to advance their career prospects, and upgrade their level of skills.

At the end of this programme, participants will have:

  1. Tackled the complex issues which Public and Private sector Procurement purchasers, suppliers or advisers around the world face when dealing with a procurement exercise;
  2. Become familiar with the latest thinking and practices in the procurement of innovation and smart technology;
  3. Become familiar with techniques to evaluate and manage risk; and to appreciate the distinction between management and leadership in the procurement domain;
  4. Become familiar with the principles of good contract design and management;
  5. Been sensitised to what is good ethical behaviour in the procurement context, and gained an appreciation of what good governance in procurement and effective supplier relationship strategies looks like;
  6. Acquired critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, informed by the latest academic literature, legislation and case law;
  7. Been familiarised with how to interpret domestic, European Court of Justice, and WTO procurement case law and decisions correctly;
  8. Learnt how to interpret Procurement Laws correctly, and whether they have been correctly implemented into domestic laws by domestic implementation measures;
  9. Developed originality in the application of knowledge, together with an understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the area;
  10. Developed their conceptual abilities as the programme will enable students to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in the discipline, as well as evaluate methodologies and critique them, and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses;
  11. Interpret correctly European Union procurement legislation, WTO rules, and UNCITRAL rules.

Distance Learning

Teaching will be in the form of a dynamic combination of pre-recorded lectures available online and live lectures facilitated by our leading experts.

Each module will be driven by class discussions and relevant case study analysis at designated module times.

Study materials will also be made available to participants online. Those participants unable to partake at the time of delivery would be able to download these live lecturers at a convenient time of their choosing.

However, we do recommend that all participants engage with the online delivery schedule in order to advance the level of engagement with fellow virtual class mates.

There will also be ample opportunity to engage with module leaders on a one-to-one basis to ensure that all participants are advancing as expected and keeping up with their study.


Visit the Procurement Law, Strategy and Practice by Distance Learning LLM page on the Bangor University website for more details!

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