The School of Social and Political Science is one of the largest Schools within the University of Edinburghg. Our international community of students and staff undertake a wide variety of learning, teaching, research and engagement activities. Our interdisciplinary focus cuts across traditional social scientific boundaries, creating a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to work and study.
The School of Social and Political Science is one of the leading schools of social science in the UK, our success reflects excellence across teaching, research and impact.
Our member subjects include Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology and Science, Technology & Innovation Studies. We also host a number of centres and units as well as the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science.
We have over 1000 UG students, over 500 PGT students, and over 300 PGR students currently on our programmes of study. We provide an outstanding educational environment and support the highest quality research. In REF 2014, 77% of our research performance was categorised as 4 or 3.
Our academic staff profile is cross-disciplinary, with a strong and growing international orientation. Building upon established strengths in International Development, we are centrally involved in the University's Global Development Academy, and work closely with the Global Justice Academy, the Global Health Academy and the Global Environment & Society Academy.
Our policies are in place to help us function cohesively as a school whilst ensuring that all students, employees and visitors receive the highest possible standard of service.
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