Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Welcome Message

    Welcome to Politics & International Relations (PIR) in Edinburgh.

    We are vibrant subject area, with over 35 permanent members of staff and a dynamic group of post-doctoral research, and visiting fellows. We are based in a lively capital city, with an internationally esteemed list of faculty. In the last research assessment exercise 45 per cent of our research in Politics and International Studies was rated internationally excellent, with a further 10 per cent rated as world-leading, placing us in the UK top 10.

    Staff in PIR have always sought to reach audiences beyond academia, to facilitate dialogue, inform public debate...


Transatlantic Seminar Autumn 2014

New programme now published!

Referendum Vote Choice Report

Risk to currency, EU membership & public spending are key.

PIR at the Festival of Politics

Staff from Politics and International Relations will be sharing insights and ideas from their research at the Edinburgh Festival of Politics, hosted at the Scottish

PIR Video