Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Welsh Government and Politics

This taught programme of study is designed to develop a comprehensive understanding of the institutions and practices of governance in the devolved Wales. In addition to focusing on politics and governance in Wales, the programme locates developments in Wales in a broader UK and European context, providing also an overview of relationships between the various levels of governance. The course is taught by the leading experts in Welsh politics and government and benefits from the close links that exist between Cardiff University and the institutions of devolved government in Wales.

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in politics, international relations, law, sociology and disciplines broadly conceived to have a social sciences or humanities focus. Students are normally required to have a 2.1 Honours degree classification or equivalent qualification. In addition, applicants whose 1st language is not English must obtain a British Council IELTS score of at least 6.5, or an equivalent English language qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Contemporary Welsh politics; European governance and public policy; governing and policy making in Britain; research methods: approaches to knowledge. Optional modules include: Constitutionalism and governance; devolution and public policy in Wales; European economic governance and policies; nationalism in Europe; the law and devolution in Wales.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc (Econ) Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc (Econ) Full-time £ 14,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Econ) Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc (Econ) Part-time £ 7,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Officer (POLITICS)
Telephone number: 
029 2087 0824