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Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context MA / PG Dip

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** Applications for the PGDip are made via our experienced distance learning partner, Informa Connect. For additional information and enquiries, find Informa's website link and email address in the Contact Us box below. Applications for the MA are made direct to King's, once the PGDip is achieved, via apply.kcl.ac.uk. ** Our distance-learning Procurement Regulation Postgraduate course has been specifically designed for professionals wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding of EU procurement law and regulation, while also placing that system within its wider international context. The course is particularly suitable for lawyers in private practice or in the public sector, in-house legal advisers and officials dealing with practice or policy in the procurement field as procurement specialists who wish to add further legal experience to their practical experience. This programme is generally studied by professionals alongside their full time work commitments.

Key benefits

  • Gives an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of the EU procurement regime in the public sector.
  • Course materials written by leading professional experts in the field.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • Weekend seminars led by course director.
  • Hard copy study material with online additional support, traditional one year cohort.
  • In the 2019 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 97% of students at the Centre of European Law agreed with the statement: Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course.
  • MA can be started within two years of finishing the Diploma.
  • Guidance through application process from our partner, Informa Connect.
Stefan

I can highly recommend King’s distance learning programme “Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context”, since the in-depth knowledge the programme managed to transfer is amazing. The discussions with highly-renowned tutors and authors as well as with students from all over the world were extremely useful and enjoyable. Even people working with procurement law on a daily basis could learn plenty of new views and relevant facts. I’ve profited from the scientific diversity especially as regards the global context a lot in my regular work.

Stefan, Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context

The Public Procurement Regulation Postgraduate Diploma aims to provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the EU procurement regime in the public sector and in the various other special procurement regimes under EU law. The programme will look not only at the effects of these regimes and their underlying policies but will also look at the wider global context of the EU regime so that students will be able not only to work with confidence in EU procurement law, but also understand how their knowledge can be applied to regimes elsewhere in the world. The MA in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context is only open to students who have successfully completed the Public Procurement Regulation Postgraduate Diploma. Students on the MA are required to write a dissertation under supervision. Study time This is a distance-learning course, delivered via printed course materials and a dedicated website. The PG Dip also features two residential weekends of intensive study in London. The estimated time commitment in Year 1 (PG Dip) is 240 hours of self-study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently. The MA (Year 2) requires at least 110 hours of self-directed study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. The PG Diploma programme is structured into three modules comprising 12 units in total. The units are designed to be largely self-contained, but recommended and further reading will be suggested. Some of the further reading suggestions may not be readily available online, either at King's library or elsewhere, so students may have to source recommended reading themselves. Units A unit will comprise text, copies of relevant Regulations, Commission Decisions and Notices, Judgments of the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Practical examples, questions and model answers will test your knowledge as you progress. Extra time must be set aside in April and May to complete the coursework and to prepare for the written examination in May. KEATS (King's E-learning and Teaching Service) Alongside the paper-based programme material students will also be able to view and download their material from a website specifically designed for their programme. This programme is designed as a traditional paper- based distance learning course that is supported by additional online resources and facilities. Students are required to engage with the online platform during their studies. Units will be uploaded in a pdf format on their despatch date. The programme specific website also offers students the opportunity to interact with each other, post questions to the programme director and view any other information relevant to the course. Support throughout your studies Organisational and administrative support is readily available through the Distance Learning Organiser at Informa Connect and the Senior Programme Officer at King's College London. However this programme is designed and delivered in a format that requires the student to study independently. Although academic staff will be available via the programme website for student queries, they do not normally tutor on a one-to-one basis. Students who enter this programme need to be aware of the commitment required to study for this challenging and rewarding degree course. The distance learning programme offers much freedom to suit professionals, therefore students need to bring self-discipline and self-motivation to be successful. Seminars There will be two intensive weekend seminars. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time). Authors will lecture and revise study material during two full days of teaching on each weekend. Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions.

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

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Teaching methods - what to expect

This is a distance-learning course, delivered via printed course materials and a dedicated website.

The PG Dip also features two residential weekends of intensive study in London.

Study time

The estimated time commitment in Year 1 (PG Dip) is 240 hours of self-study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

The MA (Year 2) requires at least 110 hours of self-directed study.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

Assessment

    PG Dip: You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

    MA: You will be assessed exclusively by marking of your dissertation (100%).

    The follow-up MA is open to students who successfully completed the Diploma. It involves the research for and writing of a dissertation under supervision. You are expected to spend at least 110 hours engaged in self-directed study.

    Structure

    Required modules

    Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • Postgraduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits. • MA – modules totalling 180 credits.

    Postgraduate Diploma You are required to take the following modules:

    Scope of the EU Procurement Law Regimes (30 credits)
    Introduction to EU Procurement Law and the Processes, Principles and Policies underpinning EU Procurement Law (45 credits)
    EU Procurement Law in Context: Flexible Processes, Performance Challenges and Different Procurement Techniques + EU Procurement Law in its Wider International Context (45 credits)

    MA You are required to take the following module:

    Dissertation (60 Credits)

    King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

    Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

    Employability

    Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations. Graduates from this programme typically work for

    • Law firms in London, Brussels and worldwide
    • Public sector legal departments
    • Corporate sector legal advisors
    • European Institutions
    • European Commission
    • Competition commissions worldwide
    • Regulatory bodies worldwide
    • Private legal practice

    Tuition Fees

    UK:

    Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)*

    International:

    Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)*

    *These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

    Deposit

    Only MA students are required to pay a deposit. This is £1000 to be paid at the point of accepting the offer of a place of study.  

    PG Diploma students are invoiced by Informa Connect. 

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

    Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

    Additional Costs

    In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

    • Library fees and fines
    • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
    • Binding of dissertations and postal or courier costs for dispatch to London (MA)
    • Personal photocopies  
    • Stationery  
    • Travel and accommodation for weekend seminars (PG Dip)
    • Travel and accommodation for exams if taken in London or overseas examination fees if requested (PG Dip)
    • Graduation costs

    Funding

    The Public Procurement Regulation Postgraduate Diploma aims to provide you with an up-to-date understanding of the EU procurement regime in the public sector and in the various other special procurement regimes under EU law. The programme will look not only at the effects of these regimes and their underlying policies but will also look at the wider global context of the EU regime so that students will be able not only to work with confidence in EU procurement law, but also understand how their knowledge can be applied to regimes elsewhere in the world. The MA in Public Procurement Regulation in the EU and in its Global Context is only open to students who have successfully completed the Public Procurement Regulation Postgraduate Diploma. Students on the MA are required to write a dissertation under supervision. Study time This is a distance-learning course, delivered via printed course materials and a dedicated website. The PG Dip also features two residential weekends of intensive study in London. The estimated time commitment in Year 1 (PG Dip) is 240 hours of self-study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently. The MA (Year 2) requires at least 110 hours of self-directed study. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. The PG Diploma programme is structured into three modules comprising 12 units in total. The units are designed to be largely self-contained, but recommended and further reading will be suggested. Some of the further reading suggestions may not be readily available online, either at King's library or elsewhere, so students may have to source recommended reading themselves. Units A unit will comprise text, copies of relevant Regulations, Commission Decisions and Notices, Judgments of the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Practical examples, questions and model answers will test your knowledge as you progress. Extra time must be set aside in April and May to complete the coursework and to prepare for the written examination in May. KEATS (King's E-learning and Teaching Service) Alongside the paper-based programme material students will also be able to view and download their material from a website specifically designed for their programme. This programme is designed as a traditional paper- based distance learning course that is supported by additional online resources and facilities. Students are required to engage with the online platform during their studies. Units will be uploaded in a pdf format on their despatch date. The programme specific website also offers students the opportunity to interact with each other, post questions to the programme director and view any other information relevant to the course. Support throughout your studies Organisational and administrative support is readily available through the Distance Learning Organiser at Informa Connect and the Senior Programme Officer at King's College London. However this programme is designed and delivered in a format that requires the student to study independently. Although academic staff will be available via the programme website for student queries, they do not normally tutor on a one-to-one basis. Students who enter this programme need to be aware of the commitment required to study for this challenging and rewarding degree course. The distance learning programme offers much freedom to suit professionals, therefore students need to bring self-discipline and self-motivation to be successful. Seminars There will be two intensive weekend seminars. (The format of the seminars will depend on social distancing measures at the time). Authors will lecture and revise study material during two full days of teaching on each weekend. Seminars are recorded to view for those students who cannot attend the seminars. It is strongly recommended that students benefit from these intensive revision sessions.

    Base campus

    strand-quad
    Strand Campus

    Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

    Regulating bodies

    King's is regulated by the Office for Students

    Loading...

    Teaching methods - what to expect

    This is a distance-learning course, delivered via printed course materials and a dedicated website.

    The PG Dip also features two residential weekends of intensive study in London.

    Study time

    The estimated time commitment in Year 1 (PG Dip) is 240 hours of self-study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

    The MA (Year 2) requires at least 110 hours of self-directed study.

    Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

    Assessment

      PG Dip: You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

      MA: You will be assessed exclusively by marking of your dissertation (100%).

      The follow-up MA is open to students who successfully completed the Diploma. It involves the research for and writing of a dissertation under supervision. You are expected to spend at least 110 hours engaged in self-directed study.

      Structure

      Required modules

      Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take: • Postgraduate Diploma – modules totalling 120 credits. • MA – modules totalling 180 credits.

      Postgraduate Diploma You are required to take the following modules:

      Scope of the EU Procurement Law Regimes (30 credits)
      Introduction to EU Procurement Law and the Processes, Principles and Policies underpinning EU Procurement Law (45 credits)
      EU Procurement Law in Context: Flexible Processes, Performance Challenges and Different Procurement Techniques + EU Procurement Law in its Wider International Context (45 credits)

      MA You are required to take the following module:

      Dissertation (60 Credits)

      King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

      Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

      Employability

      Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations. Graduates from this programme typically work for

      • Law firms in London, Brussels and worldwide
      • Public sector legal departments
      • Corporate sector legal advisors
      • European Institutions
      • European Commission
      • Competition commissions worldwide
      • Regulatory bodies worldwide
      • Private legal practice

      Tuition Fees

      UK:

      Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)*

      International:

      Full time: PG Dip: £7,350 per year (2022/23); MA: £3,675 per year (2022/23)*

      *These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

      Deposit

      Only MA students are required to pay a deposit. This is £1000 to be paid at the point of accepting the offer of a place of study.  

      PG Diploma students are invoiced by Informa Connect. 

      If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

      Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

      Additional Costs

      In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

      • Library fees and fines
      • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
      • Binding of dissertations and postal or courier costs for dispatch to London (MA)
      • Personal photocopies  
      • Stationery  
      • Travel and accommodation for weekend seminars (PG Dip)
      • Travel and accommodation for exams if taken in London or overseas examination fees if requested (PG Dip)
      • Graduation costs

      Funding

      Application closing date guidance

      Postgraduate Diploma: 21 September 2022. Later applications will be considered, but only if full application documents are submitted. The final date a late application can be accepted is 12 October 2022. However, in order to start the programme on time, it is strongly advised you submit your full application by 21 September 2022.

      Please note: For the Postgraduate Diploma (first year), students apply via our experienced Distance Learning partner, Informa Connect, who deliver the Diploma programme in conjunction with King’s. Informa will guide you through the application process.

      MA: Students apply direct to King's on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma.

      Our first application deadline for the MA is on Friday 25 March 2022 (23:59, UK time).

      After this date, the programme will close at any point once it is full. If there are places still available, the programme will remain open until the final application deadline on Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time).

      We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible as we may need to request further information from you to assess your application. This is particularly important if your application is successful and you are required to meet any offer condition, and/or you need a Student Visa to study here at King’s.

      Please note, you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline listed and we are unable to process any further offers because places are filled before the final application deadlines.

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