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School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

The School of Social and Political Science is one of the leading schools of social science in the UK, our success reflects excellence across teaching, research and impact. 

Our member subjects include Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology and Science, Technology & Innovation Studies. We also host a number of centres and institutes.

We have over 1000 UG students, over 500 PGT students, and over 300 PGR students currently on our programmes of study. We provide an outstanding educational environment and support the highest quality research. In REF 2014, 77% of our research performance was categorised as 4* or 3*.

Our academic staff profile is cross-disciplinary, with a strong and growing international orientation. Building upon established strengths in International Development, we are centrally involved in the University's Global Development Academy, and work closely with the Global Justice Academy, the Global Health Academy and the Global Environment & Society Academy.

The Head of School is Professor Linda McKie.

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