Not available in 2020/21
Political Economy and Public Policy Workshop

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Sara Hagemann, Prof Mark Thatcher, Dr Stephen Woolcock and Dr James Morrison


This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in European Studies. 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 outlines, chapters and related work. A detailed programme is fixed at the start of the year. Seminar presentations by outside speakers may be added.


7 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the MT. 7 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the LT.

Seminars take place every other week throughout MT and LT. There is also 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 of their thesis research.

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: Unavailable

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Value: Non-credit bearing

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