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

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Private-foundation funding is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports

Journalists change the ways they understand, value and carry out their work when supported by organisations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Ford Foundation. This is according to new research by the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science and partners.

PhD student’s essay the year’s best in ethics and social welfare

School of Social and Political Science (SPS) Social Policy PhD student Ashlee Christoffersen has started 2019 in style by winning a national award for the best postgraduate student essay related to ethics and social welfare.

New study on law enforcement against high-level corruption in Africa

Researchers from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) will carry out the first systematic and comparative study of law enforcement efforts to tackle high-level corruption in Africa.

Professor Frank Bechhofer (1935-2018)

We have received very sad news of the death of Professor Frank Bechhofer, after a brief period of illness.