Study & Training

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society offers a number of opportunities to study contemporary social and political issues, policies and institutions in Wales, as well as providing training and capacity building workshops and courses for academic researchers and professionals in the public and third sectors.

MA in Welsh Politics and Society

This innovative scheme provides a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding contemporary Wales. The degree equips students with an advanced level understanding of contemporary political, economic and social trends in the devolved Wales in which the National Assembly for Wales has been established, as well as a strong grounding in the historical context, the making of contemporary Wales and a critical engagement with key intellectual debates regarding Wales’ politics, society and history.

Click for more information about the MA Welsh Politics & Society

For more information about the MA in Welsh Politics and Society  – Specialist course visit and for the Research Training course visit

PhD Study

The Centre for Welsh Politics and Society hosts a number of postgraduate students researching PhD theses related to the centre’s themes or research projects, with funding from sources including the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, the European Research Council, and the Aberystwyth University ABERDOC studentships.
Current PhD Funding Opportunities:
Applications are invited for 3 and 4 (1+3) year studentships from the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnerships in either Human Geography or Politics, on topics concerning contemporary politics and society in Wales; governance and participation; civil society; language, culture and identity; and Wales’s global connections. Click for more information about human geography or politics PhD opportunities.

The closing date for applications for PhD funding starting in October 2017 is 31 January 2017.

Training and Capacity Building

Workshops and Courses:
Tuesday 24th January 2017
Research Impact in the Social Sciences and Humanities
IBERS Penglais Building, Aberystwyth University, 9.30am – 4pm
A one-day symposium organized by WISERD and the Aberystwyth University Transformative Social Science Programme to discuss how to maximise the impact of research in the social sciences and humanities with non-academic audiences including policy-makers, business, civil society, communities and the media. Guest speakers include Dr Richard Watermayer (Bath University) and Dr Sioned Pearce (WISERD, Cardiff University) and a panel of research users. E-mail to book a place.