Research Workshop in European Studies

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Waltraud Schelkle CBG.6.01, Prof Simon Glendinning CBG.7.01, Prof Jonathan Hopkin CBG.3.34 and Prof Christopher Anderson CBG.6.05


This course is compulsory 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.

The course is 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 related research, outlines and progression. Discussion of thesis chapters and related doctoral research, with an emphasis on research design and methodology. Practice conference panel sessions. A detailed syllabus is fixed at the start of each term.


This course is delivered through a combination of seminars and lectures totalling a minimum of 30 hours across the Michaelmas and Lent Terms.  It will be delivered through online and/or in-person seminars.


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 read papers in advance of the seminar in which they are discussed.

Course selection videos

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Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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 2020/21: 7

Average class size 2020/21: 7

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

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