M.Sc. Strategic Procurement Management

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR13300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of South Wales | Pontypridd, United Kingdom
If you want a career in procurement and supply management in the private or public sector, this specialist Masters programme offers high-level strategic teaching in all areas of this growing field.

Description of Strategic Procurement Management


If you want a career in procurement and supply management in the private or public sector, this specialist Masters programme offers high-level strategic teaching in all areas of this growing field.

Our graduates can respond to the dynamic needs of 21st century business, using their specialist knowledge to co-ordinate and adapt purchasing and supply chain activities. You will develop a sound grasp of current and emerging theories associated with purchasing and supply chain management, with emphasis on relationships with other corporate functions and activities. During the course, you will expand your knowledge of concepts and practices, which you can apply to the benefit of your own organisation. By graduation, you will be able to pioneer purchasing and supply chain management and fulfil a strategic role in private and/or public sector organisations for a sustainable and rewarding career.

We are one of the top six UK universities in the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Our Division of Supply Network Management is also a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) Centre of Excellence, a CIPS Level 7 Executive Diploma accredited Centre and the preferred supplier of Professional and Masters programmes for the Chartered Institute of Logistics (CILT). This course is accredited to both professional bodies and upon successful completion, you will gain either MCIPS (with three years work experience) or MCILT (with an average of 50% across the course). All full-time students will gain student membership of both CIPS and CILT.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 13300 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4500 Year (EEA)

£3,732 for EU (and home) / £11,000 -Overseas students

Start date September  2015, February  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Modules of study include:

  • Finance and Law
  • Management Theories and Philosophies
  • Dissertation Project
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Operations Management and Operational Research
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing Principles & Management
  • Advanced Procurement
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics

How You Will Study

You can study on a full or part-time basis at the universitys Treforest campus with delivery commencing September 2011 and February 2012.

We offer part-time weekend delivery, where you come to the University for one weekend every six weeks. For those who want to tailor a programme that suits their needs, we can be flexible in terms of when, where and how often lectures take place. This is useful for organisations and associations. There is also the option to study certain modules online.

The teaching approach involves a blend of styles with an emphasis on an interactive environment.

How does this course make me employable?

Students graduating from this programme are able to demonstrate as managers, specialist knowledge to help them co-ordinate and adapt their purchasing and supply chain activities, responding to the dynamic needs of the 21st Century business environment.

Students will also be able to pioneer purchasing and supply chain management in this growing field, develop a strategic role in both private and / or public sector organisations building and transferring their specialist knowledge in a sustainable and rewarding career. Alongside this, our courses are accredited by the professional bodies.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
CAE score
180(Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Strategic Procurement Management

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification, or, in exceptional circumstances, three years or more significant management experience. Students who already hold the CIPS Graduate Diploma, or equivalent, will be eligible for exemptions and entry to a one-year Fast Track programme (weekends).

English language requirement

International applicants will need a good command of English the equivalent of an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 575 or more, or computer-based TOEFL 233, depending on the course you are studying.

Work Experience for Strategic Procurement Management

No work experience is required.

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