Essentials of Procurement (719N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Learn the importance of procurement strategies and techniques in service and manufacturing environments.

You will gain a clear understanding of the importance and scope of the procurement function and explore and critically assess the elements of contracts and contractual obligations.

You also demonstrate how supplier selection and assessment criteria leads to improved procurement performance.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.