Politics and International Relations (PIR)

Welcome Message

    Welcome to Politics & International Relations (PIR) in Edinburgh.

    We are vibrant subject area, with over 35 permanent members of staff and a dynamic group of post-doctoral research, and visiting fellows. We are based in a lively capital city, with an internationally esteemed list of faculty. In the last research assessment exercise 45 per cent of our research in Politics and International Studies was rated internationally excellent, with a further 10 per cent rated as world-leading, placing us in the UK top 10.

    Staff in PIR have always sought to reach audiences beyond academia, to facilitate dialogue, inform public debate...


Meryl Kenny and Fiona Mackay to speak at Women5050 Conference

12 November 2015

Model United Nations Conference Opened

Model United Nations Conference Opened

PIR Staff Receive CHSS Recognition Awards 2015

PIR Staff Receive CHSS Recognition Awards 2015

Dec 03 Seminar: Careers in the Private Sector 16:00 (1 hour) , 6th floor staff room, Chrystal Macmillan Building

PIR Careers Events

Dec 07 Conference: Speaker: Melani Schroter # University of Reading Call for Papers: Political Silence -- One Day Conference 09:00 (8 hours) , Ground floor, Academy of Government, 21 George Square

Politics mini conference

PIR Video