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Our Structure

The School of Social and Political Science embraces the subject areas of Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies.

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Our Policies

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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Calendar of the events in the School, Subjects, Centres and other units associated with us.

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Chrystal Macmillan

The School of Social and Political Science is housed in the Chrystal Macmillan building, breaking the long tradition of naming buildings in George Square after eminent 18th century men.

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Our News

Our quarterly newsletter provides an overview of school news and events as well as interesting features on research and other academic activities from within the School of Social and Political Science.

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Contact Us

School of Social and Political Science, Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15A George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

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In Memory of Eberhard 'Paddy' Bort (1954 - 2017)

It is with great sadness and regret that the School notes the passing of our colleague Eberhard (Paddy) Bort.

One Day Without Us

Show your support for our international community of staff, students, family and friends by getting involved in the SPS celebration as part of ‘One Day Without Us’. This is a national day of events on 20th February, in support of EU and non-EU nationals living, working, and studying in this country.

PhD Student Wins Lisbon International Film Festival Award & RAI Award

Social Anthropology student, Diego Malara, has been awarded Best Documentary Short Film for his documentary entitled The Devil and the Holy Water.