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

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SPS PhD students move into new George Square home this week

The School of Social and Political Science PhD community starts moving into its new home at 27-28 George Square this week, now that extensive renovation of the two five-storey Georgian townhouses is complete.

Scotland's workforce may reduce under UK immigration proposals, says expert group chaired by SPS professor

The UK Government’s immigration plans could reduce the number of workers in Scotland by up to five per cent over the next two decades, found an expert panel chaired by Professor Christina Boswell.

Financial Times focuses on high-frequency trading research by Professor Donald Mackenzie

Research by the School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Donald MacKenzie into the escalating speed of high-frequency financial trading features in the Financial Times online this week.

Hebrides fishing doc nets top Gaelic-language film award

A documentary about the Outer Hebrides fishing industry made by the University of Edinburgh's Dr Magnus Course won a top prize at the FilmG Awards, which honour the year’s best Gaelic-language films.