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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 competitive subject areas in the University, home to over 600 top undergraduates and 100 international postgraduate students every year. 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 across several areas. That research informs our teaching but also the wider academic discipline. In the last UK-wide assessment of research we were... Read rest of text

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PIR Welcomes New Lecturers

We are pleased to welcome both Dr Kasia Kaczmarska and Dr Benjamin Martill who join us this semester as Lecturers in Politics and International Relations.

Upcoming Events

Jan 13 Introduced by: Elinor Mason # Philosophy; Hosted by: Mihaela Mihai # PIR Shatema Threadcraft (Dartmouth), Redistributing Narrative Capital: Lynching, Rape and Stories of Black Peoplehood 15:00 (2 hours) Violet Laidlaw, CMB