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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 Tutor Award

Nominations are now open for best postgraduate tutor.

PIR work on stage at Celtic Connections Fest

Oliver Escobar's collaborative album to be performed live

Class trip to the Scottish Parliament

Professor Nicola McEwen, took this year's Comparing Scottish Devolution class to the Scottish Parliament to meet Deputy Presiding Officer, Linda Fabiani.

Upcoming Events

Feb 01 Introduced by: Dr Mihaela Mihai # University of Edinburgh Complicity 2: Film Series 18:00 (21 days) Grassmarket Community Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh EH1 2QA

Feb 15 Speaker: Ethics Forum – Philip Cook # Edinburgh Pols/IR Why Child Labour is a Good Thing 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Transatlantic Seminar Series

Feb 20 Speaker: Catherine Rottenberg # Nottingham University The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism 16:00 (1 hour) 6th Floor Staff Room, CMB