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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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New Fellows Elected to the Academy of Social Sciences

Congratulations to our colleagues who have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of Social Sciences.

SPS Success in 2017 College Recognition Awards

SPS staff have been honoured in the 2017 College Recognition Awards, where prizes recognised the outstanding work of staff throughout the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Science.

Jamie Cross Invited to Join RSA

Congratulations to Jamie Cross who has been invited to join the fellowship of the RSA.

Nishad Sanzagiri Wins Sir William Darling Memorial Prize

Nishad Sanzagiri, a 2017 graduate in Politics & International Relations, has been awarded this year’s Sir William Darling Memorial Prize.