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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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Viva Success

Congratulations to Ingmar Versolmann, who has successfully passed his viva!

Upcoming Events

Jan 27 Speaker: Kevin Donovan # University of Edinburgh 'Corporate-state' and digital capitalism in Kenya 13:00 (1 hour) Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Jan 30 Hosted by: ERC GREYZONE # PIR Memories of Loss, Dreams of Solidarity 13:00 (2 days and 4 hours) Violet Laidlaw, CMB

Jan 31 Speaker: Victor Pickard # Annenberg School for Communication After Net Neutrality: A New Deal for the Digital Age 12:00 (2 hours) Digital Scholarship Room, Library