Research Workshop in European Studies

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis COW 2.05, Dr Waltraud Schelkle COW 1.06, Dr Jonathan White COW 1.09 and Dr Sara Hagemann COW 1.05


This course is compulsory for all first, second and third year European Institute MPhil/PhD students. The course is also recommended for those second and third year PhD students in the Government Department whose research focuses on European topics.

Course content

Presentation and detailed discussion of PhD theses, outlines and progression. Discussion of thesis chapters and related doctoral research. Discussion of research design and methodology. Practice conference panel sessions. A detailed syllabus is fixed at the start of each term.


15 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.


There is no examination for this course. Regular attendance and active participation is required. All students are required: to present at least one substantial chapter/paper draft; to act as a discussant on another paper; and to make a contribution to a conference panel session.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2016/17: 12

Average class size 2016/17: 13

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills