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School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

The School of Social and Political Science (SSPS) is one of the leading schools of social science in the UK; its success reflects excellence in research, education and governance. Its member Subjects include Politics and International Relations; Social Anthropology; Social Policy (including Global Public Health); Social Work; Science, Technology and Innovation Studies [STIS]; and Sociology. The School also includes the Academy of Government and the Institute of Governance, and the Centres of African Studies, of Canadian Studies, and for South Asian Studies. Its academic staff complement currently numbers c. 150. It has c. 1,000 undergraduate students on its programmes of study, over 500 taught postgraduates, and over 300 research postgraduates. It hosts the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) and the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Scotland. The Head of School is Professor Fiona Mackay.