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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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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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Top Political Science Award for CCC Fellow

Professor Nicola McEwen has been awarded the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) prestigious Public Understanding of Politics Award.

EUSA Teaching Awards - 2017 Shortlist

SPS staff and students shortlisted in three categories at this year’s EUSA Teaching Awards.

Social Policy PALS Wins EUSA Impact Award

Student-run Social Policy PALS, which aims to develop peer-learning opportunities for students, has won the EUSA Impact Award for the best new Peer Learning and Support scheme at the University.

New Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Nasar Meer (Sociology), newly elected to the Academy of Social Sciences. Nasar is Professor of Race, Identity and Citizenship.