The European Institute is a centre for teaching excellence, as well as a research centre contributing high-impact research to current affairs. As an interdisciplinary centre, students who study at the European Institute benefit from the expertise of academics within the Institute, but also across the School. The LSE currently has over 100 academics working on some aspect of Europe, and teaching is also provided by a number of distinguished visitors and policy-makers.
We offer seven Masters programmes - one of the broadest offerings on Europe in the world. Within each programme, students study a combination of core and optional courses, with around 75 taught courses to choose from.
The European Institute also welcomes applications to the doctoral programme in the areas of our four research themes: Governance and Democracy in the European Union, European Society, Political Economy in Europe and Europe beyond the EU.
Being challenged through formal teaching is only part of the learning process. to complement your studies we encourage students to make the most of our unrivalled programme of Public Lectures and Events. Every year, there are also numerous trips, conferences and events organized by the EI and active student societies. For more information see our Students Activities page, and those of LSE Students' Union Societies. Be sure to keep up to date via the European Institute Facebook page, also.
Former graduates of the European Institute have pursued successful careers in politics, journalism, diplomacy, business, the EU Institutions and in international financial institutions. View a selection of European Institute Graduate profiles.