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School of Social and Political Science: About the school

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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Contact Us

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

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Edinburgh students follow Indian cotton from farm to fashion

Earlier this summer, University of Edinburgh undergraduates, including two students from our School, immersed themselves in India’s $200bn textile industry.

PhD Café

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) and the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) Peer Learning and Support Team are delighted to launch a weekly café session for PhD students later this month.

Voice & Vote book launch and Vote 100 project in general

A century ago this year, Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act 1918, a package of electoral reforms that extended the vote to women for the first time.

STIS lecturers contribute to Frankenbook

STIS lecturers Dr Lawrence Dristas and Dr Pablo Schyfter are amongst the diverse contributors to Frankenbook, a collective reading and collaborative annotation of the original 1818 text of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.