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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


Welcome to Politics and International Relations at Edinburgh!

We’re one of the largest and most vibrant subject areas in the University, home to over 600 top undergraduates and 100 postgraduate students from Scotland, UK and around the world. Our alumni include government ministers, members of parliament, policy analysts, broadcasters, business leaders, teachers and an increasing number of social entrepreneurs. If you’re thinking about studying with us click here to find out more.

Our academic staff produce world class research which informs our teaching and also adds significantly to our collective knowledge about Politics and IR. In... Read rest of text

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