Political Science and Political Economy Doctoral Workshop

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Mathilde Emeriau


This course is available on the MRes/PhD in Political Science. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

Mainly for second and subsequent year research students and staff in Government and elsewhere in the School involved in research in political science and/or political economy. First year MRes and research students are welcome to attend.

Course content

The PSPE Doctoral Workshop/Work in Progress Seminar is intended as a setting in which Research Students from the Government Department present and receive feedback on early stage and ongoing research projects. In weeks when research students do not present, LSE PhD students, LSE staff, and visiting scholars from other departments will present. The Seminar aims to foster a strong and lively research community and as such, welcome empirical or theoretical work linked in any way to politics or political economy.


The workshop will meet every week, totalling a minimum of 40 hours' meeting time across the Michaelmas, Lent and Summer Terms. This year, some or all of these workshops will be delivered through a combination of online and on-campus meetings.


Not assessed.

Course selection videos

Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.

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: Government

Total students 2020/21: 2

Average class size 2020/21: 2

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills