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Politics and International Relations (PIR)


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... Read rest of text

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Congratulations to Politics PhD Student, Victor Gigleux, on his scholarship award.

Congratulations to Victor for being awarded with the Consular Corps in Edinburgh and Leith and University of Edinburgh Scholarship.

Commission on Parliamentary Reform Report features SPS experts

PIR and Public Policy experts contributed research to the report and expertise and to key meetings

PSA Edinburgh Applying to Study Politics

For the sixth consecutive year The Political Studies Association (PSA) will be holding a series of Applying to Study Politics Workshops across the country over

Upcoming Events

Jun 22 Hosted by: Dr Andrew Neal # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Professor Juliet Kaarbo # University of Edinburgh International Security After Brexit and Trump Conference 09:00 (10 hours and 30 minutes) Project Room, 50 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JU


Jun 28 Speaker: Brent Steele # University of Utah Sleeping Ugly in Global Politics 16:00 (1 hour) CMB 2.15

International Relations Research Group

Jul 05 Speaker: Alia Al-Saji # McGill University Glued to the Image: A phenomenology of racialization through works of art 14:00 (2 hours) CMB Staff Room 6th floor

Joint Event PTRG, Philosophy and Centre for Cultural Relations