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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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SPS Embraces MOOC Learning

Our Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Wellbeing ran for the second time in May.

SPS Students Reach 3 Minute Thesis Final

SPS was represented by Tim Squirrell, first year PhD, and William Kerr, fourth year PhD, at the CAHSS Heat of the International 3 Minute Thesis competition.

EUSA Teaching Awards - 2017 Winners

SPS colleagues pick up two prizes at this year's Teaching Awards.