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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

Feb 24 Speaker: Karen Boyle # University of Strathclyde #MeToo, Weinstein and Feminism 10:00 (2 hours) Digital Scholarship Room, Library

Feb 24 Speaker: Julia Calvert # University of Edinburgh Defending Investor Rights: Barriers to reforming investment rules in Australia and Peru 13:00 (1 hour) Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

Feb 28 Speaker: Professor Robert Springborg # TBC Political Economies of the Middle East and North Africa 13:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Seminar Room 2, Chrystal Macmillan Building