School of Social and Political Science

Studying Scotland


Our research reaches across the planet but it’s also helping us understand society and influence change right here in Scotland. 

Throughout all our social sciences, researchers are studying our nation’s structures, systems and people. Collaborating with and advising partners from national and local government to businesses and the third sector, our School’s research is influencing many of the decisions shaping the future of Scotland. 

Our research on Scotland also finds its way into the classroom, where students can learn first-hand from academics’ work.

Learn more about how our researchers are helping shape a successful Scotland, across these areas of national life: