The Centre for Social Policy is Wales’s leading hub for social and public policy analysis and equal to the best in the UK. The centre offers policymakers and professionals fresh thinking, new evidence and, above all, innovative solutions to the challenges they face in effecting change and improvement in public service organisation and delivery.

Excellence in research In the most recent review of our research, the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) found that:

Almost two thirds of our research is recognised as either world-leading or internationally excellent overall;

80 percent of our research is recognised as world-leading in terms of its impact;

The University of South Wales is 8th in the UK for world leading research in social policy and criminology – and top in Wales.


Visit the Centre for Criminology for further information about the University’s research in criminology.


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