The School of Social and Political Science is one of the leading schools of social science in the UK. We provide an outstanding educational environment for our students and support the highest-quality research, tackling some of the world's greatest challenges.
These pages will help you learn more about our School.
Structure and Governance
Our School is made up of seven subject areas, each of which carries out teaching and research, and a range of interdisciplary research centres. Learn more about the structure and governance of the School of Social and Political Science here.
History and Culture
The University of Edinburgh created our School to bring together long-established but separate departments of social and political sciences under one roof. Learn more about our history and culture here.
Our policies are in place to help us function cohesively as a school while ensuring that all students, staff and visitors receive the highest possible standard of service.
Our subject areas are the heartbeat of our School. Find out more about their teaching and research activities across our range of social sciences.
We host many centres and institutes at the School, where academics from across the social sciences collaborate on interdisciplinary research to explore and address some of society's greatest challenges.
Find out more about our people: the academic staff and their research interests, PhD students and their thesis subjects and the professional services colleagues who keep it all in working order.