We are one of the UK's leading centres for research and teaching in Sociology. One of our major strengths is diversity, both in who we are and what we do.
On our single and joint undergraduate degree programmes we place a strong emphasis on doing rather than just reading about sociology.
Our work is at the crossroads of professional, critical, public and user-oriented policy sociology and focuses on the interweaving of individual lives, social processes and historical change.
SPS honoured at CAHSS Recognition Awards 2021
Colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science have won a number of awards at the College’s Colleague Recognition Awards this afternoon, including the Adaptation to Change Award, the Excellent Newcomer Award, the Outstanding Team Award, and a highly commended in the Community Engagement Champion Award.
SPS staff recognised for outstanding teaching at the EUSA Teaching Awards 2021
Edinburgh University Students' Association announced the winners of its 2021 Teaching Awards yesterday, with colleagues at the School of Social and Political Science (SPS) picking up awards for Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Course, for the course Race and Ethnicity.
Experts highlight need for devolved climate plan
The Scottish Government must work more effectively with regional and local authorities if it is to meet its climate change targets, research suggests.
New UK Gov funding for SPS researchers to take on global sustainable development challenges
Experts at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science (SPS) have received a slice of a new £147million investment package from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for various projects.
The Place of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
In this seminar, Dr Charlotte Brookfield will discuss the identity and learning journey of quantitative social scientists in the UK.