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).
What you will study
- Purchasing Principles and Management (20 credits)
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
- Global Strategy and Emerging Markets (20 credits)
- Commercial Relationships (20 credits)
- Operations and Project Management (20 credits)
- Contemporary Procurement (20 credits)
- Research Methods (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
The teaching approach involves a blend of styles with an emphasis on an interactive environment. You will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, case studies, and analyses of contemporary issues in strategic procurement management. Part-time delivery is designed around the needs of practising industry professionals and takes place at weekends, where you come to the University’s Treforest Campus for one weekend every six weeks.
Students who already hold the CIPS Graduate Diploma, or equivalent, will be eligible for exemptions and entry to an 18-month fast-track programme (weekends) which starts in September.
All full-time members of staff in the purchasing and supply team are fellows or senior fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
The assessments are currently assignment based with no written exams. Assignment word count may vary but tends to be two 3,000 word assignments per 20 credit module.
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