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Why Choose Politics at Edinburgh?

Located at the heart of power

Home to the Scottish Parliament, the city of Edinburgh offers the perfect location to study Politics and the University of Edinburgh regularly welcomes international political speakers.

Ranked amongst the UK's top 10

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 45% of our research in this area was ranked 3* internationally excellent and a further 10% rated 4* world-leading, placing the University in the top 10 for Politics and International Studies.

World-renowned academics

You'll have the opportunity to draw upon the expertise of leading academics and researchers in their field who regularly advise, inform and debate public policy at Scottish, UK, European and international levels.

Flexibility and choice

At Edinburgh, we believe that breadth of study is just as important as depth.  Study with us, and you'll have the opportunity to elect courses from across the College of Humanities and Social Science and further afield. You'll gain new skills and develop different ways of thinking.

Study abroad

Take the opportunity to study abroad in your third year through the ERASMUS programme or the University's International Exchange Programme. Studying abroad is an invaluable opportunity to experience a different society, culture and political system while furthering your studies.