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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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Welcome postgraduate (PG) students!

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

Welcome to our new undergraduate (UG) students!

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

PIR UG student wins prestigious PSA prize

Congratulations to Philosophy and Politics graduate Isabel Abbs, who was won joint first prize in the 2017 Political Studies Association’s Women and Politics Undergraduate Essay

Upcoming Events

Sep 26 Hosted by: Professor James Mitchell # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Dr Lynn Bennie # Aberdeen University Who are the SNP? Who are the Scottish Greens? 14:00 (3 hours) University of Edinburgh, Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Public seminar presenting data from surveys of the two independence supporting parties in Scotland.

Sep 28 Political Analysis in the Private Sector (UG) 16:30 (1 hour) CMB SR 1

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