Europe: Contemporary Issues

This information is for the 2015/16 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Maurice Fraser COW 2.12


This course is compulsory on the MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

This is a ten week programme of guest lectures from top policymakers in the European institutions and the British government, along with analysts and commentators from think tanks, academia, embassies, the media and the private sector. The course helps ensure that European Institute students are able to assess the significance of the latest European developments, and put questions directly to opinion formers and decision makers. 


5 hours of lectures and 5 hours of workshops in the MT. 5 hours of lectures in the LT.


There is no examination for this course.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2014/15: 158

Average class size 2014/15: Unavailable

Controlled access 2014/15: No

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Specialist skills