Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills

This information is for the 2018/19 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Julian Hoerner COW 1.02 and Dr Jennifer Jackson Preece COW 2.06


This course is available on the MSc in EU Politics, MSc in EU Politics (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict, MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, 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 innovative programme introduces European Institute students to professional skills  for a successful career that engages with Europe. The course combines guest lectures with hands on skills training workshops. The course helps ensure that European Institute students leave LSE with a competitive CV and connections with alumni and professional colleagues both in Europe and worldwide.


The lecture timetable will be circulated at the start of each term, based on availability of speakers and demand for topics.

Student's are not required to attend every session, they are only required to attend the relevant workshops.

Workshop timetables will vary over both terms.

Formative coursework

Formative work will vary based on the workshops attended.  All students will create a Mahara portfolio, which will be used to display their formative work.


There is no examination for this course.  Students may qualify for a certificate of participation for some workshops upon completion of formative work.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2017/18: 154

Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable

Controlled access 2017/18: No

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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