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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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Upcoming Events

Jan 20 Speaker: Avia Pasternak # UCL CRITIQUE-PTRG Seminar ‘It’s Good to Do Something with Your Rage’: Violent Protests and Epistemic Injustice 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Virtual Event

Jan 28 CRITIQUE WORKSHOP The Politics and Ethics of Truth Commissions 18:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) This event will take place online