School of Social and Political Science
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Our researchers are tackling some of the biggest issues facing society today, aiming to understand a world that’s changing more rapidly than ever.
Our subject areas are the heartbeat of our School, with communities of staff and students working together across the social sciences to explore, challenge and identify how to create better societies.
SPS Winter Graduations honour our Class of 2023
Congratulations to our 2023 School of Social and Political Science (SPS) graduates!
SPS academic involved in new £10 million hub for behavioural research
A School of Social and Political Science (SPS) team led by Professor Oliver Escobar is involved in a new UK hub for behavioural research, which aims to help tackle societal and economic challenges.
SPS academic receives ERC Consolidator Grant for work examining the role of the arts in the production of public policy
School of Social and Political Science (SPS) academic Professor Sotiria Grek has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant of two million euro for a new project examining the relationship between art and policy.
SPS student wins prestigious Political Studies Association essay prize
School of Social and Political Science (SPS) student Phoebe Lagard has won the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Parliaments annual Undergraduate Essay Competition.
Advocacy: Reflecting on Skills for a Career in International Development
The first event in the Professional Development Series for MSc Africa and International Development students.
The Lives and Afterlives of Labels: Reconstructing Historical Labelling Practices at the National Museum of Scotland
Consultancy and Beyond: Working with Private and Third Sectors
Edinburgh Innovations is dedicated to "making ideas work for a better world". Whether you're interested in undertaking research work on a consultancy basis...