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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... Read rest of text

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BJPIR Breakthrough Symposia

The 2018 Symposium reflects on Ikenberry's After Victory

UK Foreign Policy after Brexit: Losing Europe and Finding a Role

Written evidence to a parliamentary committee - co-authored by Professor Julie Kaarbo.

PIR's Transatlantic Seminar

2018 Autumn program released

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