Engaging with Europe: Professional Skills

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Mareike Kleine CBG 6.07


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in European and International Public Policy, MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Bocconi), MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy and MSc in The Global Political Economy of China and Europe (LSE and Fudan). 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 consists of a number of workshops, seminar series and interactive simulations from which students can choose. The aim of the course is that European Institute students leave LSE with a competitive CV and connections with alumni and professionals.


EU450 sessions are offered in both the Michaelmas and Lent Terms and will typically be held online. The teaching format and hours for each session will vary across the different workshops and seminars on offer.  Details about how to sign up for a place on sessions of interest will be sent to students’ LSE email accounts on a rolling basis throughout the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.

Students are not required to attend all workshops and seminars on offer.  Students only need to attend those sessions for which they have signed up to attend and for which they have received a confirmed place.

Formative coursework

Formative work will vary based on the workshops attended.  


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

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: European Institute

Total students 2019/20: 212

Average class size 2019/20: 29

Controlled access 2019/20: Yes

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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