Research Excellence

As recognised research leaders, the six institutions that comprise the Wales DTP have a strong track record in advancing knowledge through high quality research and teaching, offering postgraduate research students the opportunity to become part of a vibrant community that thrives on exploration and discovery. Research training is provided through one of our accredited pathways.

Research centres and the Wales DTP

Many of the DTP Pathways are enhanced by the cutting edge work of established research centres. These have a track record of collaborating and pooling of research expertise to tackle the most difficult social and economic issues in Wales and beyond. They include WISERD (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea), the Wales Governance Centre (Cardiff), the  (Aberystwyth), the Welsh Institute for Social and Cultural Affairs (Bangor), the Welsh Economy and Labour Market Evaluation and Research Centre (Swansea), the Welsh Economy Research Unit (Cardiff), and the Climate Change Consortium of Wales (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff and Swansea), the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cardiff and Lancaster), DECIPHer (Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol) and the European Research Council-funded programme in Global Health Governance (Aberystwyth).