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.

Early-career & postgraduate study group

The centre hosts a thriving early-career & postgraduate study group, who meet virtually every other Friday (10am-12pm) to socialise, discuss articles relating to our research interests, and spend time writing together. We also run separate biweekly virtual coffee mornings for group members who are Welsh learners to practice their language skills. The group is open to any self-defined early-career or postgraduate researchers whose work and/or research interests involve Wales (we’re very open minded!) 

To join, or to get more information, please email Dr Flossie Kingsbury at:

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.