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School of Law and Politics

We are a research-led School with a reputation for internationally excellent research and high quality teaching.


Our interdisciplinary environment offers an exciting and flexible range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Carry out dynamic and forward-looking research in a truly interdisciplinary environment. Learn with internationally recognised academics, embedded in the UN, NATO, G7 and Welsh Government.

Student working on legal cases

Pro bono

Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics Pro Bono Unit provides students with the opportunity to help members of the community with legal matters, completely free of charge.

Law and Politics building


We are situated at the heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff, in the civic and legal centre. Close to the town centre and transport links.

Students in the school of Law and Politics


Utilise the latest e-learning facilities and a library described as 'outstanding' by the Higher Education Funding Council.

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I chose Cardiff as it’s a Russell Group university with great opportunities to develop and learn. I chose law and politics as it is a topic that affects us as individuals on a day-to-day basis and society as whole. It offers an insight into how institutions and power works.

Nirushan Sudarsan Law and Politics (LLB)
Professor Graeme Garrard

Learned Society of Wales elects Cardiff Professor as Fellow

23 May 2024

A Political Theorist from the School of Law and Politics has been elected as a Fellow to the Learned Society of Wales, which represents the best of Wales’ academic, cultural and civic life.