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 academic contributes to WHO guide on citizen engagement
School of Social and Political Science (SPS) academic Professor Oliver Escobar has co-written a new World Health Organisation (WHO) guide on how to engage citizens in policy making.
SPS Social Work student wins international Best Student award
Social Work student Ivellisse Velez has won the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD) Best Student award.
SPS academics receive prestigious RSE Research Awards
Four academics from the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Research Awards.
Festival of Creative Methods
Find out more on this brilliant 3-week festival of all-things-methods
Unissued Diplomas Exhibition
This free digital exhibition marks the two-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and honours the memory of students who will now never graduate because of it.
Contested Knowledge on Migrant Disappearances–Maurice Stierl–26 February 2024
Fireside chat with Xiangxian Wang on fatherhood and changing masculinities in China
In the fireside chat, Xiangxian Wang will discuss the social change in fathers’ involvement in parenting in China, including the exploration on the prototype of Confucian fatherhood, the modern fatherhood constructed by the factory law during 1930s and the current transformation of fatherhood from the absent to caring in the 21st century.