Strategic Procurement Management at University of South Wales - UCAS

University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Strategic Procurement Management (Taught)

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Course summary

If you want a career in procurement management, the specialist MSc Strategic Procurement Management offers high-level strategic teaching in all areas of this growing field. In an increasingly competitive environment, purchasing and supply chain managers need to develop and demonstrate a variety of key competencies. Our graduates have the specialist knowledge to co-ordinate and adapt their purchasing and supply chain activities, and respond to the dynamic needs of a modern business. The MSc Strategic Procurement Management is accredited by a number of professional bodies, which means you can be sure you’re working towards a qualification that is closely aligned to the needs of industry. USW’s MSc Strategic Procurement Managements is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), the sector’s professional body. On successful completion, you will gain the MCIPS (with three years’ work experience).*Subject to approval. If you have a relevant professional qualification and have three to five years industry experience, you may be eligible for exemptions to fast track your studies. We also offer a Fast Track 100 credit course for eligible applicants. You can find out more about this here:


Stage One •Purchasing Principles and Management (20 credits)* Compare and contrast the strategic links between procurement, purchasing and the notion of supply chain management, this module is aimed at developing your ability to effectively and ethically manage supply as a holistic process. •Strategic Operations Management and Operational Research (20 credits)* Develop your ability and skills in strategic operational management tools and techniques with an appreciation of operational processes, planning and control systems. • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)* Explore the strategic need, role and value for logistics, purchasing and supply chain research within organisations in order to achieve sustainable supply chain networks in the future. Stage Two •Commercial Relationships (20 credits)* Gain a critical understanding of the contribution of strategic accounting information to decision making in business. You’ll be introduced to major-themes underlying trading law with commercial and consumer contracts. •Advanced Procurement (20 credits) Examine the strategic internal and external relationships required to manage procurement and purchasing and supply, and the new and innovative cutting-edge procurement and purchasing principles and philosophies. •Research Methods (20 credits) Develop your understanding and research skills in a management and/or professional development context; critically reviewing a range of research methodologies and methods of providing management information for decision making. Stage Three •Dissertation in Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain (60 credits) You’ll be required to produce an extended piece of written postgraduate research, involving a significant piece of student-directed learning, based on a detailed investigation into a key area.

Assessment method

The assessments are currently assignment based with no written exams. Assignment word count may vary but tends to be 2 3,000 word assignments per 20 credit module.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Operations Management, Institute of

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification, or, in exceptional circumstances, 3 years’ or more significant management experience; students who already hold the CIPS graduate diploma, or equivalent, are eligible for exemptions and entry to a 1 year fast track programme (weekends).

Fees and funding

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Strategic Procurement Management at University of South Wales - UCAS