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.
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.
Representing social science on the Scottish Science Advisory Council
The School of Social and Political Science’s Professor Janette Webb will advise the Scottish Government on climate change policy and governance, as a new member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council.
Computational Text Analysis
This asynchronous workshop will provide hands-on experience in the use of R for conducting computational text analyses.
RACE.ED and CAS Seminar: How to Write about Race When You’re White? Shifting Blind Spots, Changing Audiences
Join us on Wednesday 21 April for the next event in our RACE.ED Seminar Series.
Who Defines Childhood Innocence? Anti-Racist Practice, White Fragility and Effective Allyship in Early Childhood Webinar
Webinar event co-hosted by the Anti-Racist Early Years Collective (AREYC), the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) and RACE.ED.