Political Economy and Public Policy Workshop

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Mark Thatcher CON 4.17, Dr Mareike Kleine COW 1.01 and Dr Sandy Hager CLM 4.10


This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in European Studies, MPhil/ PhD in Government (Joint) and MPhil/ PhD in International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

This workshop is jointly organised by the European Institute, the Government Department and the International Relations Department for research students of these departments working in the general area of political economy and public policy and who have usually passed their first year. Research students from other departments wishing to attend should contact the teachers responsible. It should be noted that the course has three codes- EU555, GV555 and IR555.

Course content

Presentation and intense discussion of thesis chapters and related work. A detailed syllabus is fixed at the start of the year. Seminar presentations by outside speakers may be added.


Ten one and-a-half hour fortnightly meetings in MT and LT, commencing in week 1 of MT. A mini-conference in the ST, organised by the students themselves.


There is no examination for this course. Regular attendance and active participation by all students is required. Each attending student has to give at least one presentation.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2015/16: 1

Average class size 2015/16: 2

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Specialist skills