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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.

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PIR expert delivers keynote to the International Iberoamerican Congress on Government and Public Administration

Oliver Escobar addressed key group of Iberoamerican stakeholders

Call for applications to the Navigating the Grey Zone Summer School

Three intense days learning about complicity, resistance, and solidarity - Application deadline 15 Dec 2017

Welcome postgraduate (PG) students!

Here's a handy page with all your Welcome Week PIR events and details.

Upcoming Events

Oct 19 Postgraduate Studies as the Next Step (Final Year UG Careers Series) 16:30 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Lister Learning and Teaching Centre - 5.3 - Lister

Final Year Careers Series

Oct 23 Sissela Matzner - IR Research Paper (title TBC) (IRRG) 13:00 (1 hour) CMB 2.15


Oct 25 Gender Reading: Feminism and Neoliberalism 16:30 (1 hour) CMB Meeting Rm. 5

Gender Politics Research Group