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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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Professor John Peterson

The School of Social and Political Science and the University of Edinburgh are greatly saddened by the death of Professor John Peterson at the weekend.

Professor Luke March's Inaugural Video Now Available!

Professor Luke March gave his inaugural lecture on 3rd April at King Khalid Lecture Theatre.

PIR Tutor Award- Winner

Rebecca Smyth has been awarded the 2018/2019 best tutor prize in Politics and IR, with Judith Sijstermans and Deanna Solonika as joint runner ups.

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