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Wales Governance Centre

We undertake innovative research into all aspects of the law, politics, government and political economy of Wales, as well the wider UK and European contexts of territorial governance.

Follow @WalesGovernance on Twitter to see our latest research findings, comments on Welsh public policy and live events reporting.

We offer a selection of part-time and full-time postgraduate courses in law, government and politics as well as pathways into undergraduate study.

Our research covers some the most important issues in Wales today - Brexit, devolution, justice and juristiction and fiscal analysis.

Latest news

Covid-19 to cause NHS funding pressures for many years to come, new report finds

9 April 2021

The report finds there is a significant funding gap between projected consequentials stemming from health spending by the UK government in England and total funding pressures for the NHS in Wales, including the legacy costs of the pandemic

Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay

Party manifestos to be analysed ahead of Senedd elections

1 April 2021

Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre will hold an online event and publish an Election Series of reports looking at party manifesto commitments and the anticipated fiscal outlook for Wales

‘Double whammy’ on Rail funding: £500m lost to Wales since 2011 and a future funding squeeze to come, says new report

22 March 2021

The report finds that under a fully devolved system, Wales could have received an extra £514m investment in its rail infrastructure between 2011-12 and 2019-20


Our events bring leading experts and public figures together to discuss public policy, politics, government and the law of Wales.