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What do LSE European Institute graduates do?

In 2013/14, 96% of leavers from the European Institute were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation.

Graduates from the European Institute have demonstrated their ability to apply the numerous skills developed during their studies at LSE within a wide range of employment sectors, including

  • local, national and EU government
  • charitable and voluntary organisations
  • journalism
  • public relations and affairs
  • research
  • banking and financial services

The average starting salary of graduates from the European Institute in 2013/14 was

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific European Institute degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course.

Graduate profiles

These are detailed profiles exploring why LSE graduates initially chose to study with us as well as giving each graduate the opportunity to relive their LSE experience and fill us in on how their career has developed since graduation. We are grateful to all LSE graduates who have taken the time to complete our Graduate Profile Questionnaire in order to produce these profiles.

Alison Johnston

PhD in European Studies, 2011 Assistant Professor in Political Science, Oregon State University

Andrea Pechova

BSc International Relations, 2008MSc European Political Economy, 2009Research Analyst, Investment Management Association

Annemarie Botzki

MSc Politics and Government of the EU, 2010EU Policy & Regulation Reporter, Interfax Energy

Arman Udumyan

MSc in European Social Policy, 2009 Expert/Facilitator, SACO Consortium

Elona Varfi

MSc in European Political Economy, 2009Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture

Eugen Gossen

MSc European Political Economy, 2009 Senior Consultant, Oliver Wyman

Nick Cherrier

MSc in European Political Economy (Dual Master with Science Po), 2011 Senior Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners

Richard Kaudewitz

MSc European Studies (Ideas and Identities), 2010Press Officer, Federal Association of Family-Owned Businesses

Samuel Ducroquet

MSc Politics and Governments in the European Union, 2007Official representative at the French Permanent Representation to the European Union, Brussels

Stephanie Kendrick

MSc Politics and Government of the EU, 2009Consultant, EY

Thomas Hermans

MSc European Political Economy, 2010Ancillary Commerce Manager, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Thomas Mortier

MSc European Political Economy, 2011 Market Analyst, SWIFT

Valentin Kreilinger

MSc Politics and Government in the European Union, 2011 Research Fellow EU Politics and Institutions, Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute

Victoria Volossov

MSc European Political Economy, 2011 Policy Manager, UK Civil Service (Ofgem)

Weixin Li

MSc in European Political Economy, 2010Business Data Analyst, Prudential

Employability skills

Studying within the European Institute you will have the opportunity to develop specific subject knowledge of government and the economy within a European setting, alongside a set of highly valuable and transferable employability skills, including:

  • Political awareness: using specialist subject knowledge to identify and investigate problems arising in European public policy and political economy
  • Excellent communication skills: effective communication in speech and writing and experience of presenting projects verbally
  • Strong IT skills: using communication and information technology to retrieve and present information, including statistical and numerical information
  • Comprehensive research skills: ability to gather, organise and assess data from a variety of primary and secondary sources
  • Independent thinking and team work: experience of working independently as well as in groups, demonstrating an ability to collaborate with others to achieve common goals
  • Analytical skills: identify, investigate and analyse problems, demonstrating logical thinking and analytical ability
  • Reasoning and problem-solving skills: constructing reasoned arguments, drawing on relevant information and demonstrating an ability to exercise critical judgement in order to assess and deploy evidence to formulate and advocate solutions