MSc Strategic Procurement Management

In partnership with Plymouth University

  • Flexible weekend study, CIPS accreditation, professionalism and the networking opportunities are just some of the strengths of this innovative masters...

Next start date

To be confirmed


Three intakes a year February, June and October.

Study options

2 years part time




This part-time programme will help you meet the challenges of modern procurement, with its growing emphasis on sustainability and changing concerns.

Please note: This course is subject to a minimum number to run

  • Flexible weekend study, CIPS accreditation, professionalism and the networking opportunities are just some of the strengths of this innovative masters...

Why study with GSM London?

Supply chain management is becoming increasingly complex and the UK Government has recognised this with a new drive to increase the number of highly skilled professionals working in the field.

With a practical focus on legal and business concerns, this programme will help you develop a greater understanding of the issues affecting the design and operation of logistics systems today.

If you are a purchasing and supply practitioner from the public or private sector – or if you are aiming to move into the sector – it will help you further your career in procurement.

How will this course support my professional development?

If you’re looking to progress within the procurement industry, MSc Strategic Procurement Management is the programme for you.

It has been designed to give you the knowledge you need to play a more strategic role in the procurement industry.

You will develop an understanding of leadership methods and understand the link between leadership and organisational objectives, while modules on law and finance will enhance your knowledge and improve your decision-making skills within these areas.

Taught part-time at the weekends, this course will allow you to conduct your studies alongside your professional commitments.

How is the course structured?

The part time MSc consists of 6 weekend modules delivered flexibly over 2 years, plus a dissertation or consultancy project to be completed by distant supervision from your supervisor.

The modules you will study are:

Leadership and Change Management in Purchasing and Supply
Strategic Procurement Management
Financial Management for Purchasers
Sustainable Procurement
Legal and Contractual Arrangements in Purchasing and Supply
Logistics Project
Research Skills and Dissertation Planning

You can enrol on the course on any given module weekend throughout the year, meaning we have start dates throughout the year.

This flexible structure is carefully designed to fit around your professional schedule, and allow UK and International students to pursue their MBA with minimal impact on existing commitments.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be 18 years of age* on registration and one of the following (or international equivalents):

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) at 2:2 or above, (or an equivalent qualification from a recognised UK or overseas institution)
  • An NQF Level 6 qualification (including the CIPS Graduate Diploma)
  • GSM London Diploma in Management Studies (Access to Masters programme)

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide proof of fluency prior to the start of the course, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification. We accept:

  • IELTS - minimum overall score of 6.0
  • Pearson’s PTE Academic – 51
  • GSM London’s English Proficiency test – 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT – 76-77

*Candidates who are under 18 on registration will need to review our policy on under 18’s:

Non-standard entry:

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, listed above, exceptionally you may be able to be considered via our non-standard entry process.

Applications from candidates who lack the normal course entry requirements are positively encouraged. In such cases, the Admissions Tutors must be satisfied that the applicant has the necessary potential, knowledge or experience and motivation to follow the course successfully.

To be considered you will need to be able to demonstrate/pass:

  • Evidence of full-time work experience (minimum three years managerial experience)
  • An employer reference
  •  Interview
  • Academic interview (if required)
  • Written essay (if required)

Candidates who apply via non-standard entry are considered on individual merits.

Accreditation of prior learning:

Partial exemptions from a postgraduate programme may be obtained in accordance with the Academic Regulations dependent on the compatibility of previous study. Each case is considered on its own merit and will be, subject to the approval by Plymouth University.

Candidates may gain exemptions from a module or modules on the programme up to a maximum of 120 credits through Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). He/she must demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with the relevant modules through previous studies or work experience. APCL and APEL cannot be applied to the Master’s project.

You may be required to provide an academic reference and/or personal statement.

We will not normally consider APL’s older than 3 years unless the applicant has a recent experiential learning.


UK/EU Fees

£3,450 per year   

GSM London Alumni only

£2,415 per year

International student fee


How to apply

To speak to a Course Advisor, about the MSc Strategic Procurement Management, please email  or phone +44 (0)20 8516 7850