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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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Upcoming Events

Mar 01 Speaker: Shaina Western # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Henry Lovat # University of Glasgow; Speaker: Lindsay Garner-Knapp # University of Glasgow The US and the WTO Appellate Body: It Takes Two to Tango 13:00 (1 hour) This event will take place online

Mar 08 Speaker: Carol Cohn # Director, Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights; Speaker: Claire Duncanson # University of Edinburgh Feminist "Just Transitions" and the Sustainability of Peace 13:00 (1 hour) This event will take place online

Mar 08 Speaker: Laleh Khalili # Queen Mary, University of London; Speaker: Kevin Donovan # University of Edinburgh Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) This event will take place online