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PhD Studentship: Research Studentship on FinTech

University of Westminster - School of Finance and Accounting

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: full fee waiver at the Home Fee Rate of £5500 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th March 2019
Closes: 24th May 2019
Reference: P052525

A full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentship is available in the School of Finance and Accounting for September 2019. This PhD studentship is part of a strategic support to meet the changing needs of the Financial Services sector and to build the school’s research capability and environment.

In today’s digital age, people are seeking easy access, convenience, efficiency, and speed. As a result, the Financial Services sector is increasingly undergoing tremendous changes with the on-set of advancements in technology. FinTech or financial technology is the new innovation that is set to disrupt the entire financial services sector. Thus, to remain competitive in an increasingly demanding and innovative era, as a school, we are offering this PhD research studentship in this exciting area of FinTech. The applicant is expected to have some knowledge of the field and some experience of quantitative and qualitative research.

Eligible candidates will hold at least an upper second class honours degree and preferably a Master’s degree (or are currently studying towards a master’s degree and will have completed it by September 2019). Candidates whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency, normally defined as 6.5 in IELTS (with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).

The Studentship consists of a full fee waiver at the Home Fee Rate of £5500 per annum over three years of PhD study. The Studentship is only open to applicants assessed as home students for fee paying purposes.

Prospective candidates wishing to discuss an application informally should contact the head of school, Dr. Harry Thapar in the first instance -

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 24th May 2019.

For further information on how to apply, please visit:

Applications should be submitted for MPhil/PhD Finance degree:

When applying please ensure that you quote ‘SFAStudentship’ on your application form.

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