MA students in front of NATO building

The Master students saw the House of European History and the core institutions of the European Union and received briefings at the European Council and the European Commission.

Beyond the European institutions, they also had the chance to visit NATO Headquarters and the UK Mission to the European Union, where civil servants provided excellent advice about careers in the Foreign Office.

Finally, students learned more about civil society advocacy in Brussels through presentations provided by the European Roma Rights Centre and the International Crisis Group.

The students appreciated the opportunity to bond with fellow MA students, learn more about civil society and government careers post-graduation, and to explore major international institutions.

The trip runs annually. The department subsidises the cost of the study trip so that its cost is considerably reduced for students.