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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

Apr 06 Speaker: Marc Geddes # University of Edinburgh CANCELLED Book Launch: Dramas at Westminster: Select committees and the quest for accountability 18:00 (2 hours) TBC

Apr 15 Speaker: Camilo Arévalo # University of Edinburgh *Cancelled due to COVID-19* Making Peace Through Democratic Means: Limitations of Normative Literature on the Analysis of Public Participation at the End of War 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Room 3.15, 18 Buccleuch Place, University of Edinburgh

Apr 27 Speaker: Andy Hom # University of Edinburgh *Cancelled due to COVID-19* Victory and the Politics of American Wartime 13:00 (1 hour) Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD