Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Political Science

Document Type



Four years after the United Kingdom’s (UK) referendum to leave the European Union (EU), many questions remain, especially about the mechanics of the so-called “Brexit.” However, there is a general lack of media discussion about the effects of the Brexit on Scotland, who voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU, and two years prior to the EU referendum, Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom by a small margin. One of the main arguments for remaining in the UK was that there was doubt that Scotland could join the EU after leaving the UK. The research question for this project is, “What are the possible paths forward for Scotland in a post-Brexit future? And how likely are these options?”

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Timothy Rich, Ph.D.


International Relations | Political Science