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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 were... Read rest of text

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PIR researcher launches Disant Voices Album

ESRC and Creative Scotland funded project bears melodic fruit

PIR judges

Participatory democracy expert to serve as judge at Debating Matters Scotland Championship

PIR in the Times and BBC

Staff and PhD student's research on food waste makes waves

Upcoming Events

Oct 24 Hosted by: Oliver Escobar # Edinburgh Webinar: Participatory budgeting and its potential for community empowerment and social justice 15:00 (1 hour and 15 minutes) Online

Oct 24 Speaker: Judith Sijstermans # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Dr Dani Cetra # University of Edinburgh Catalonia and Europe: Taking stock of the political situation 16:00 (1 hour) Centre on Constitutional Change, St John’s Land

Nov 06 Hosted by: Oliver Escobar # Edinburgh Conference: Empowering People and Places 09:45 (6 hours and 15 minutes) Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh