Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Since the founding of the department in 1966, we offer a unique interdisciplinary environment in which we address vital questions about the world we live in.
We offer a diverse, innovative and exciting range of undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught and research opportunities.
We produce innovative and interdisciplinary research and deliver public policy advice and consultancy on the socio-economic implications of technology and innovation.
Find out more about the whole team: 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.
SPS researchers release new report on the rise of ‘influence policing’
A new report says the use by police of targeted digital communications for crime prevention can have benefits but has risk of ‘serious harm and ethical breaches’.
UK Government is making inadequate progress on digitising the NHS, according to new report using evidence from SPS expert
The UK Government is making inadequate progress on vital commitments to digitise the NHS, an independent panel of experts – using evidence from an academic at the School of Social and Political Science - has found.
Publishing for Academics - Event Series
Come and meet an exciting range of external speakers involved in writing and publishing academic material incuding books, journal articles and monographs.
The Lives and Afterlives of Labels: Reconstructing Historical Labelling Practices at the National Museum of Scotland
RTC Talking Methods - Mixed Methods & Policy Analysis in Education Research
Reflecting on inclusion and belonging among migrant pupils in Sweden, Finland and Scotland, by Dr Nataša Pantić and Dr Cecilia Gialdini.
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...