School of Social and Political Science

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The School of Social and Political Science is part of the College of Humanities and Social Science. The School embraces the Subject Areas of Politics and International Relations, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. It also includes the Institute of Governance, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN), and the Centres of African Studies, Canadian Studies and South Asian Studies. The Head of School is Professor Charlie Jeffery.

The School has a long-standing commitment to original empirical and theoretical research on society, politics, culture and public policy sustained by a cosmopolitan community of over 180 staff which is highly active in national and international research networks as well as being involved in knowledge transfer activities.

The School houses and number of research centres and clusters, which include:

  • Institute of Governance
  • Institute for the Study of Science and Technology (ISSTI)
  • ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Genomics)
  • Social Studies of Finance
  • Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland
  • Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)
  • Migration and Citizenship Research Group
  • Centre for Narratives and Auto/Biographical Studies
  • Europa Institute
  • Centre for African Studies (CAS)
  • Centre for South Asian Studies
  • Centre of Canadian Studies

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