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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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Panel Debate: How disruptive will Brexit be to Scotland's Energy Strategy?

ClimateXChange and the University of Edinburgh are pleased to host a distinguished set of speakers from government, industry, academia and law.

Social Work Centenary Event

In conversation with Professor Jane Algate: 'At the heart of child welfare social work policy and practice for 40 years'

ESWRA Conference 2018 at University of Edinburgh

We are delighted to announce that the 8th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH is being hosted by Social Work at the University of Edinburgh on 18th - 20th April 2018.

Professor Fiona Mackay elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has this week announced the election of 66 new Fellows, including PIR's Professor Fiona Mackay.