What Students Say
Don’t take it from us – hear what current and former students have to say about studying European politics, policy and law at UCL.
The UCL European Institute offers regular masterclasses to students in the Department of Political Science, the Department of European and International Social and Political Studies, and the Faculty of Laws.
These masterclasses offer students the opportunity to explore European policy, political and law questions in first-hand, small-group, interactive settings.
2022-23 Masterclass highlights
The Department of Political Science runs a dedicated seminar series including presentations of scholarly research and talks by high-profile policy makers, practitioners and academics. These are public events and run every Thursday evening during Terms 1 and 2 of the academic year.
Every year, several of the Policy and Practice Seminars focus on European affairs.
→ Explore upcoming events at Policy and Practice Seminar (Dept Political Science)
European Union Careers
The European Institute collates a range of helpful resources on traineeships, permanent and temporary roles across the EU institutions for students to browse.
Students can watch short careers videos made with members of the European Institute Advisory Board from the worlds of diplomacy, advocacy, think tanks and tech, as well as recordings from the 2022 Careers event held with the Department of Political Science – an annual occurrence.
→ Visit EU Careers: Student Resources
→ Meet our current interns
They advise and engage with UCL’s student body.
→ Meet EI Student Ambassadors
There’s a whole number of student societies dealing directly or indirectly with European politics, policy or law at UCL. Discover what they do:
A society for those passionate about the European Union and European affairs, interested in policy incubators, debating and discussing European and transatlantic issues.
The European Society is committed to promoting awareness of and involvement in European culture and issues throughout UCL.
With members studying 10 languages, specializing in 7 majors ranging from law to quantitative social sciences, and hailing from 51 countries, the society wants to forge meaningful interdisciplinary connections at UCL.
UCL's biggest International Relations Society.
UCL’s first student-led think tank, founded in 2020 by an alliance of 5 established UCL societies with the aim of bringing students closer to research and public policy by offering unique opportunities to step into these fields.